If your car is vibrating, this could be due to several factors depending on whether it is happening while it you are braking or accelerating. The vibrations could be a sign of a big problem with your vehicle. Some causes of the vibrations are obvious, while some are difficult to identify. For that reason, you need professional help to identify the cause of the vibrations and possible solutions as early as possible.
What are the causes for car vibrations at high speed?
- Tyre Problems
Unaligned tyres typically cause car vibrations at high speeds. These tend to happen usually between 50 to 75 mph depending on the car. They often indicate a misalignment with your tyres; generally front but sometimes rear ones as well. Tyre balancing is a bit different from wheel alignment. Wheel alignment refers to the angle at which the wheels hit or make contact with the road. Uneven wear on the tyres from broken belts will cause the car to vibrate as well.
When you step on the brakes and the car vibrates, you should know straight away that this is the main cause and have the problem fixed fast. Warped brakes could be the main issue and this problem can be resolved when you take the vehicle for car servicing in Reading. Failure by the pads and callipers to get adequate grip when stepping on the brakes causes the warping. Failure to resolve warping will in turn make the car to develop the annoying vibrations.
- Worn Parts
The car has several components that suffer the effects of wear and tear with time. Some of these parts include tie rod ends, ball joints, upper strut bearings, shocks and struts. Once you notice that the aforementioned parts have fallen victim to wear and tear, choose to either replace or repair them. A DIY approach will not be a good idea for somebody who has never replaced any of the parts in the past, hence the importance of taking it for professional car servicing in Reading.
- Exhaust Resonance
Changing the tailpipe or muffler in the exhaust system could cause resonance. When a bent pipe gets in contact with the chassis, expect resonance to develop. Removing all original tuning weights will also cause resonance. Missing all original tuning weights will also cause resonance, which would be responsible for any car vibrations that you experience when driving the car at high speeds.
For further advice on car maintenance and servicing, please contact us at NVS. We are experts in car servicing in Surrey, Reading, Bracknell, Ascot and surrounding areas of Berkshire.