2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Why Does My Car Shake When Braking?

If your car trembles when braking, you may be wondering about the root cause of the issue. A common question we hear at the Longwood Mitsubishi service center is, “Why does my car shake when braking?” There are a few possible culprits, which is why we have provided a guide below to help you diagnose the problem. Our service experts cover three of the most common causes.



Warped Brake Rotors

The most common reason a car trembles when braking is warped or damaged brake rotors. Brake rotors work in tandem with your brake pads to prevent your wheels from spinning. Over time, continuous use causes brake rotors to get thinner and thinner. Because of this, they are prone to damage on the roads of Orlando. Excessive heat generated during braking can warp the rotors, which leads to brake pad slippage. This is why you may notice a shaking sensation in the brake pedal. 

For most vehicles, brake rotors are typically replaced around 70,000 miles. Keep in mind that the climate where you live and your driving habits could affect when your brake rotors will need replacement. This service may be needed sooner. 

Worn Tires

Another possible reason your car trembles when braking is worn tires. If you have worn or poorly aligned tires, your vehicle’s suspension system has to work even harder to provide a balanced ride. Tire alignment is usually performed at the same time as a tire rotation, usually every 5,000 to 7,500 miles.Be sure to take a look at your owner’s manual to find the recommended service intervals for your make and model. 

Steering and Suspension Problems

Problems with your steering or suspension systems may cause your car to tremble when braking as well as when you are driving on Deltona roads. When you bring your vehicle to the service center for oil changes or tire rotations, it is a good idea to ask for a general vehicle inspection. This can help you catch issues with your steering or suspension systems before significant damage occurs. 

Keep Your Vehicle Running Smoothly with Longwood Mitsubishi

Have you been asking yourself, “Why does my car shake when braking?” If so, we recommend having your vehicle looked at by a professional. Set up an appointment with Longwood Mitsubishi, and we can promptly diagnose the issue and fix the problem accordingly. We want to help you get back on the roads of Longwood as soon as possible. Contact us for more information. 

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