Why is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

Man Holding Steering Wheel

The answer is not clear cut at the outset but in most cases, if your steering wheel shakes, the fix is a simple and easy one. It can be anything from unbalanced wheels to issues with your brakes. You can count on the Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth Service Department to give you great tips on why your steering wheel is shaking, and how to properly address the issue!


Five Reasons Your Steering Wheel May Be Shaking

While this is not an exhaustive list of what can cause your steering wheel to shake, it is likely to be one of these five issues. If your steering wheel is shaking, that means it’s time to come in and get your car serviced before minor problems with your steering wheel become major ones:

  • Unbalanced Wheels: The way the weight is distributed in your car is important. If you have an improper weight distribution when a new tire is put on, the car will vibrate. Most often, this occurs in vehicles that have suspension systems on the lighter side. Failing to resolve this problem could lead to bigger issues with the shocks and struts later on.
  • Misalignment of Your Wheels: A good way of avoiding wheel misalignment is to avoid potholes and drive over railroad tracks slowly. You can check for wheel misalignment by measuring your tire treads. If the difference between the tread depths is more than 2/32 of an inch, you should get your tires rotated to fix misalignment.
  • Bad Bearings: Your bearings might be damaged or have insufficient lubrication, which causes friction that makes your steering wheel shake. Bad bearings are the culprit when your steering wheel shakes when turning. In most cases, a simple cleaning of your bearings will do, but if they need to be replaced, that will run you about $400 including labor costs.
  • Issues With Your Suspension: Parts that are worn or loose or an unbalanced driveshaft can cause your steering wheel to shake. You want to take your car into the service center immediately if you suspect suspension issues as these issues can get worse over time and lead to massive repair bills.
  • Brake Issues: This is the likely culprit if your steering wheel is shaking when you slow down. This could be worn brake pads, defective brake discs, or wear on your shocks. Brake pads can be replaced easily, but it’ll cost you about $300 per axle.
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Turn to Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth for Land Rover Service

If you’re looking for auto service in DFW, look no further. We’ve been helping folks around Dallas-Fort Worth for years and know exactly what it takes to get a Land Rover from the shop to the road with minimal hassle for you. Contact us to find out more or to schedule a service appointment.


Auto Service Coupons in Fort Worth

Oil & Filter Change

$10.00 Off

Use engine oil and factory-authorized filters made specifically by the manufacturer for your Land Rover. Call us today and we’ll review your records and odometer reading to let you know if it’s time to schedule an appointment.

Wheel Repair

$25.00 Off

Accidentally brush one of your wheels against a curb a little too hard? If it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. It happens all the time – in fact, so much that Autobahn has our own in-house wheel and rim repair facility.

We’ll provide the best options to repair your wheel in the most cost effective way. AND you’ll know everything was done 100% to Land Rover’s specifications since we’re a factory-authorized Land Rover repair facility and have been working with Land Rover wheels, rims and tires since 1994!

Full Detail (Interior & Exterior)

$199.95 $149.95 Special!

Autobahn Land Rover Fort Worth has our own in-house exterior and interior car detailing department, and as a multi-car auto group with several high-line stores we know exactly how to treat and detail your Land Rover in the best way. You’ll have the same team that gets our new and pre-owned Land Rovers ready to put on the showroom floor doing everything by the book.

Just so you know, the head of our detail department has been here since 2002, so your car will be in good hands with someone who knows how to treat it right!

Paintless Dent Repair

$15.00 Off

We know how frustrating it can be to get a dent or ding in your Land Rover, and we’ve got the right team of professionals to take care of it for you. Don’t trust your car to a “here today, gone tomorrow” pop-up shop, bring it to us and we’ll make sure those dents and/or dings get fixed the right way the first time. We’re here today, here tomorrow to make sure you’re happy with the work long-term too! We can say from experience you will be amazed at the dents and dings that can be removed and corrected.

Brake Inspection

$10.00 Off

Next time you’re in let us take a look at your brakes and we’ll let you know if there’s anything you need to be aware of and/or if it’s time to consider a brake service of any kind.

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