Why is my car shaking when I drive?

One of the most common issues that will cause your car to shake while being driven is also one of the easiest to fix. Shaking that is felt in the steering wheel, seat or floorboards when driving at freeway speeds is an indication that your tires are out of balance.

What does this mean, exactly?

This simply means that one section of the tire is slightly heavier than another. Even a small imbalance in weight can cause a tire to wobble slightly. For this reason, technicians add small lead weights to your vehicle’s wheel in order to compensate for any imbalance. Doing so dramatically impacts the smoothness of your drive, and is always recommended when you install new tires.

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