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Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

BMW Steering Wheel

When a Jefferson driver experiences steering wheel shaking, they don’t always know what causes it to shake. Which leads to your question, “Why is my steering wheel shaking?” A steering wheel shaking is most likely due to your tire alignment. When your tires are out of alignment, this causes your steering wheel and possibly the whole car to vibrate. Athens BMW can help you identify more causes so you’re able to visit our service center when needed. 

What Causes Steering Wheels to Shake

If, “my steering wheel shakes” is your concern, there are a few reasons why it might be happening. Here are a few causes of a shaking steering wheel that Greensboro drivers should know about: 

  • Unbalanced wheels: Unbalanced wheels are one of the main causes because weight placement is vital to your BMW. If the weight is not distributed evenly, your vehicle will vibrate. If you have a lightweight suspension system, this could be the cause. If your wheels remain unbalanced, it could lead to struts, shocks, and other steering components. 
  • Misalignment: The position of your vehicle matters, misalignments can lead to a steering wheel shaking. Be sure to avoid railroad tracks and potholes because constant contact with them can lead to damage. You can see the uneven tread on your tires if your vehicle is misaligned.
  • Poor bearings: Poor bearings are typically caused by damage or not enough lubrication. This causes friction and leads to the shaking of your steering wheel. You’ll most likely only feel this shaking when you’re turning. Simply clean your bearings before they need to be replaced! A bearings replacement can cost $430 or more.
  • Suspension issues: A loose or worn suspension can be an issue too. Be sure to fix this issue sooner rather than later to avoid more damage.
  • Brake issues: If your brake pads are worn out or you have defective brake discs, this can lead to steering wheel shaking. Your shocks could need to be replaced too.

Visit our Service Center at Athens BMW Today! 

So, why is my steering wheel shaking? Those top five reasons are most likely the cause! Whether you need to bring your used or new vehicle in for service near Watkinsville, we’re always available at Athens BMW! Just tell us, “my steering wheel shakes” and we will examine all the possible reasons above. Be sure to contact us today to schedule your service appointment and learn how to clean your leather car seats with our team.

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