A lot of people go through the problem of their car shaking at higher speeds on an everyday basis. When you are traveling at a speed that is as high as 60 mph or more, sometimes your car can start to shake. On the other hand, when you travel below the speed, the cars engines seem to be running smoothly with no shaking at all. In this article, we will be deep diving into some of the reasons why your car vibrates when accelerating, or why it shakes when you are driving at 60mph.
The most common problem that your car might be having if it’s shaking above the speed of 60 mph, is the problem of alignment. You need to get your car to a service center immediately in order for them to check the internal alignments of the car. If you have poor alignments, it can eventually lead to your car being damaged as there are bits and parts of the machinery that keeps banging against each other.
The second reason your car is shaking at high speeds could be because of a misbalance which eventually leads to poor passenger weight to luggage weight distribution, as well as a poor overall weight distribution. You might want to get your wheels, as well as your tires, checked in order to make sure that the wheels are properly balanced and screwed in, and the tires have enough air in them. The other things that you should get checked immediately are the wheel bearings of your car. The wheel bearings are responsible for a smooth functioning that results in a smoother driving experience for you, even at good speeds. If your wheel bearings are worn out, it can result in a lot of shaking which happens because of misbalance and poor functioning. If your steering wheel is shaking, this can be the biggest clue to the tires being imbalanced, or something else being wrong with the tires.
The other reason that is very common in cars that shake above the speeds of 60 mph, is problems in the brakes. In many cases, the brake rotors become ‘out of round,’ and this causes the car to shake at high speeds; especially if and while you are applying brakes. The biggest symptom for this is for the shaking to occur in the brake pedal as well, which can be easily felt by you. The other issue that is related to brakes that contributes to shaking is the brake caliper sticking on instead of working as it should. This is a problem that will get worse as you accelerate, and increase the speed of the car. In many cases, you can also smell a false odor that resembles that of something burning, right after you stop the car. Please note that all of these problems are common, and they can be easily avoided as well as repaired. You should always seek professional help at the first sight of a problem like this in order to avoid any kind of permanent damage to your car. And above all, in order to keep your car in a mint condition with a smooth functioning, you should always service the car in time.