Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Steering Wheel

If your formerly smooth Birmingham commute has become a rocky road, you might be wondering, “Why is my steering wheel shaking?” While the specifics are hard to pin down without a full inspection, in general, this indicates an issue with your car’s balance. It could be a matter of aligning your tires, checking your brakes, or a number of other issues. That’s why it’s so important to schedule an appointment with a qualified service center as soon as possible. Investigate some of the most common reasons for shaky steering with Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover.

Reasons My Steering Wheel Shakes

Here are the top five most common reasons why your steering wheel shakes on the Vestavia Hills roads:

  1. Wheel Balance: Your tires and wheels need to be perfectly balanced in order to drive smoothly. If you’re dealing with uneven weight distribution, you’ll notice vibrations with every rotation – which can be common in cars with light suspension systems. Schedule a tire check and balance to avoid issues further down the road with your shocks, struts, and other components.
  2. Misalignment: If you’ve run into a pothole or hit a curb in Bessemer, this can throw your alignment off. When your tires are not in the proper position, your entire car can experience vibrations. A simple tire rotation can often be the fix.
  3. Bad Bearings: Does your steering wheel only shake while turning? Bad bearings may be the issue. You may only need a cleaning, but you might need a full replacement to solve the problem.
  4. Suspension System: The components of your suspension system can wear and loosen over time, which can cause shakiness. The longer these problems continue, the worse your potential repairs – so schedule that appointment asap!
  5. Brake System: What if you only notice the shakiness when you brake? It’s time to schedule a brake inspection. Your brake pads, shocks, or brake discs could need some extra help.

Schedule Your Service with Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover

Now that you have a few possible answers to “Why is my steering wheel shaking?”, let’s get that car back in shape. Schedule your service with Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover today or contact us in Hoover with any questions, and we’ll bring your car back up to speed.


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