Toyota Driving

It can be difficult to know what to do if your car suddenly starts to shake while you're driving on the highway. Most people are unaware of what issues cause the vehicle to shake, making it difficult to fix without a certified technician's help. If you want to know the cause of the problem, consult our service team to ensure the issue is properly addressed.

Wheel Issues

Many wheels can cause the car to shake when you drive or slow down. Hire a technician to inspect the wheel bearings, ball joints, and tie rod ends to discover if anything is loose and needs to be tightened. Some of the parts may be damaged and need to be replaced. The wheels are likely the cause of the problem if the steering feels wobbly and hard to maneuver.

Brake Pad Problems

Worn brakes are one of the most common causes of a car that shakes. When the pads are no longer reliable, they can have difficulty slowing the vehicle down and can start to vibrate and make noise as the pads grind against one another. The brake pads on the front tend to wear down more than the back because they bear more of the car's weight. A technician can inspect the parts to discover if the brakes need to be replaced, often every 50,000 miles, depending on how well you drive. It's also essential to consult the owner's manual to determine when to replace the brake pads.

Engine Components

The engine parts can also make the vehicle shake if they need attention, including the air filter. The air filter may cause the car to jolt around if it's clogged and the engine isn't getting enough oxygen. If the filter isn't replaced, it can cause severe issues to develop under the hood.

The spark plugs may also need to be replaced and last 80,000 to 100,000 miles. Read your owner's manual to determine if they're at the end of their lifespan. You can also check the different connections.

Imbalanced Tires

Tires out of balance also affect how well the car operates and can cause it to shake. A technician can inspect the tires to determine if they're out of alignment, making it hard to steer the car. The tires may also be low on air, making it necessary to check the PSI. The tires may also need to be examined by a service team to determine if a leak is present.

You can schedule an appointment with our trusted service team to determine the cause of the shaking on your vehicle to restore its operation at our location in Houston.


Joe Myers Toyota

19010 Northwest Freeway
Directions Houston, TX 77065

  • Sales: 844-877-4855

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