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Vibrating Steering Wheel – Inspections & Repairs in Hamilton

About steering wheel vibrations:

Have you noticed that your car’s steering wheel is shaking when you accelerate, brake or turn? If so, a repair may be necessary to fix the problem.

When parts such as the steering wheel vibrate, the stability, safety and smoothness of your car’s operation may be compromised. While it may seem like a small annoyance, a vibrating steering wheel can indicate that there is a serious problem with your car’s tyres, bearings, suspension or brakes. When these problems are left for long periods of time, they can become worse, resulting in an expensive repair being needed.

 

Common causes of a vibrating steering wheel:

A worn wheel bearing.

  • Incorrect or unbalanced wheels – Unbalanced wheels are the most common cause of a shaking steering wheel. When a tyre is installed, it should be balanced to ensure that its weight is evenly distributed. If unbalanced wheels are ignored, the tres will wear more quickly and you may experience problems with the steering and suspension system.
    Wheel balancing in Hamilton >
  • Damaged or worn wheel bearings – Wheel bearings distribute weight and promote efficient wheel rotation. The wheel bearings connect to the axle or hub assembly to the wheel, meaning that the drive shaft will be affected if the bearings are damaged or not lubricated. This can lead to a shaking steering wheel and loud noises while you are driving.
  • Suspension problems – Your car’s suspension system consists of many parts such as shocks, springs struts. These parts help your car to absorb bumps and stay in contact with the ground at all times. If a problem arises with any of these components, your car may begin to vibrate while you are driving.

 

Common symptoms & diagnostics

  • Steering wheel shakes while turning – This is usually associated with worn, damaged or unlubricated wheel bearings.
  • Steering wheel shakes while going over bumps – This is usually associated with a faulty suspension component.
  • Steering wheel shakes while accelerating – Uneven or worn tyres can cause the steering wheel to shake while you are accelerating or driving at high speeds.

How to diagnose a shaking steering wheel >

 


Shaking Steering Wheel Repairs & Diagnostics in Hamilton

Is your car’s steering wheel shaking while your drive? If so, we can help!

At Grimmer Motors, our team of highly skilled mechanics can quickly determine the cause of your shaking steering wheel. We can then provide high-quality repairs, allowing your car to drive smoothly again. Whether its a suspension repair, wheel alignment or wheel bearing replacement, we are happy to help.

For shaking/vibrating steering wheel repair and diagnostics in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!

 

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