Why Does My Car Shake When Braking?

Cars Braking on Highway

There are a few reasons why your vehicle might begin to shake when you press on the brake while driving around Austin. So if you’re wondering, “Why does my car shake when braking?” Sterling Acura of Austin can help. Learn more about what might be causing your car to shake when you brake, and if you have additional questions, give the service department at Sterling Acura of Austin a call.


Why a Car Might Shake

If you’re cruising around Dripping Springs and notice shakiness when you press on the brake pedal, some potential explanations might be:

  • Loose lug nuts
  • Bent rims
  • Bad CV joints
  • Rotors need to be replaced
Remember, If your brakes are making squeaking or grinding noises, it’s probably a different issue. However, a shaking steering wheel or cabin tremble when braking is usually due to problems with the rotors.

Why Do Rotors Fail?

To understand why rotors sometimes fail, it’s essential to first understand how your brakes work. When you press on the brakes of your Acura, your brake pads clamp down on your brake discs (also known as rotors). Ideally, the rotors should be perfectly smooth. If your steering wheel shakes as you brake, it might mean that a rotor is either warped or has worn out unevenly. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to fix.

Disc Brake Rotors Lined Up


Are Worn Out Rotors Dangerous?

Warped rotors are more of an inconvenience than a danger, but just like most issues; if you ignore it too long it can cause serious problems. The shimmy caused by warped rotors can create problems in some other components of your Acura. So, the sooner the issue is resolved, the smaller your cost. Even more dangerous than a high bill is that the vibration could potentially be a hazard by making your vehicle difficult to handle on Bastrop roads. So, why wait? Call the service or parts department at Sterling Acura of Austin today.

If Your Car is Shaking When You Brake, Call Sterling Acura of Austin

If your car trembles when braking or you’re experiencing a shimmy or shaky steering wheel, or any other issues with your vehicle, Sterling Acura of Austin is at your service. We’ll have you back on Oak Hill streets in no time. You can even schedule a service appointment online. Contact us now!


Auto Service Specials

25% OFF ANY REPAIR OR MAINTENANCE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

As part of our commitment to support the men and women who serve our communities during these trying times, Sterling Acura of Austin is offering a 25% discount on any repair or maintenance needed to all active first responders and healthcare workers.

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
Oil and Filter Service Special

$44.95

  • Includes regular, synthetic and synthetic blend oils
  • Complimentary Car Wash and Vacuum
  • Complimentary multi-point inspection performed
  • Complimentary battery inspection
  • Have service done while you wait in our modern, state-of-the-art executive service center lounge

Offer cannot be combined with any other special, discount or offers. Does not include sales tax, shop supplies or hazardous waste disposal. Not valid on past purchases. Must present coupon at the time of service write up. Some restrictions apply. See Service Advisor for details. Valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
Brake Pad Special

$199.95 Per Axle, including rotor resurface!  

You get competitive prices and same day service performed by our award-winning service department.

Includes:

  • Rotor resurface
  • Complimentary multi-point inspection
  • Complimentary car wash and vacuum
  • Complimentary battery inspection

Offer valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin. Not valid on past services. Offer cannot be combined with other service specials/coupons. See Service Manger for details.

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020
Tire Price Match Guarantee

WE WILL MEET OR BEAT ANY COMPETITORS TIRE PRICE!

Offer applies to In stock tires only with purchase of a set of 4 tires. Offer cannot be combined with any other special, discount or offers. Does not include sales tax, shop supplies or hazardous waste disposal. Not valid on past purchases. Must present coupon at the time of service write up. Some restrictions apply. See Service Advisor for details. Valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin

EXPIRES: 12/31/2020
Repairs

Get 15% Off Any Repair Over $150!

Allow our team to show you our constant commitment to exceptional service. Our well-trained, hardworking service experts are here to make sure you get the kind of stellar service that you need in a timely manner. From oil changes to transmission replacements and every single type of service in between, we will stay committed to bringing you top-of-the-line customer service on any vehicle model, whether it is new or pre-owned.

 

Offer valid only at Sterling Acura of Austin Service & Parts Center. Limited discount up to $350. See dealer for details. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

EXPIRES: 05/30/2020

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