Merrillville and Schererville Auto Repair

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Operating Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Operating Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Just imagine yourself driving all cool and casual in traffic and you see the traffic slowing down, naturally, you will tap on the brakes to slow down as well and suddenly you feel your car vibrating as soon as you touch the brakes. This will make anyone nervous because it is not supposed to happen. It can be a very dangerous issue that can put your life and those around you in danger. What can cause this to happen?

Why is my car vibrating when I brake?

There are several causes for a car to vibrate when you are using your brakes to slow down in traffic. You should always take your car to an experienced workshop to get it checked. Here are some of the causes.

It is time to replace your brake pads.

This is a very common sign when you brake and your car vibrates. The brake pads on your car are worn and it needs replacement. Brake pads do get worn and an indication is a vibration to the car when you use the brakes.

The Brake Rotors are uneven.

Over time Brake Rotors will warp from the heat they generate from the friction when in use. Because it is uneven, your brake pads will only get in contact with some parts of the Brake Rotors. Your brake pads need an even surface to brake more accurately. As a result of the uneven Brake Rotors, your car will vibrate when you put pressure on the brakes.

Brake Calipers sticking.

Brake fluid is pumped through lines to your brake callipers to make them expand and to push your brake pads against the Brake Rotors. If your brake calipers are sticking, the brake pads will not press against the Brake Rotors, and you will feel the vibration through your steering wheel.

Your tires can be unbalanced.

Another reason for your car vibrating when you brake is unbalanced tires. Under-inflated tires can also cause a vibration to your car when you apply pressure to the brakes.

As soon as you notice vibrating while braking, it is important to bring your vehicle into our shop for a thorough inspection. Call M&M Car Care Center Inc or schedule an appointment online today!