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Why Does My Car Shake When Braking?

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Have you noticed that your vehicle shakes when you apply the brakes? It’s not an uncommon problem, and there are a few different reasons why this occurs. At our Honda Service Center near Manahawkin, we often hear the question: “Why does my car shake when braking?” The service team at Honda of Toms River is here to help you learn why your car trembles when braking and what steps you can take to correct the problem.


Warped Brake Rotors

Warped or damaged brake rotors is one of the primary reasons a car shakes when braking. Your car’s brake rotors work in conjunction with the brake pads to stop your wheels from spinning. Over time and with continued usage, the brake pads will wear down and will start to making a grinding sound. Worn out pads can damage the brake rotors. In addition, since braking generates excessive heat, it can cause the rotors to warp and the brake pads to slip. If this is the case with your vehicle, you will most likely notice that most of the shaking is coming from the brake pedal.

It is generally recommended that you have your brake rotors replaced around the 70,000-mile mark. However, your driving habits and the climate you live in could require you to replace the rotors sooner.

Tire Service is Needed

If your tires are not aligned properly or they are simply worn down, you may experience shaking when you apply the brakes. This is due to your vehicle’s suspension system being overtasked. Wheels can get out of alignment when hitting a curb or a pothole on Manahawkin-area streets, and commonly will cause the steering wheel to vibrate when driving.

When you bring your vehicle in for a tire rotation, our service experts will also check the wheel alignment. A tire rotation should be performed every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. However, there may be different service intervals recommended for your particular Honda model, so it’s best to consult your owner’s manual.


Steering & Suspension Issues

If your vehicle shakes during regular driving as well as when you brake, it could be an issue with your steering or suspension systems. A damaged part, such as an axle shaft or another component of your suspension system, can cause the vehicle to shake when coming to a stop.Whenever you set up an appointment for your next oil change or tire rotation, it’s a good idea to also request a vehicle inspection. This will allow our experts to determine whether there are any potential problems with the steering and suspension systems. Identifying potential issues early can help to prevent more costly repairs down the road.

Brake Repair

How to Fix a Shaking Car

To properly take care of this issue, it is best to have your vehicle looked at by a professional. Your brakes are a critical component and vital to the safety of your car, truck, or SUV, so you should not wait to have the problem addressed. We want to ensure that you can take to the roads in and around Berkeley knowing that your vehicle is operating safely.

Keep Your Vehicle in Top Condition with Honda of Toms River

We’ve answered the question: “Why does my car shake when braking?” Now, feel free to bring us any other questions or concerns you may have regarding your Honda maintenance. We will be happy to provide you with information on everything from how long an oil change takes to why you should choose a certified service center. Is your Honda due for its next maintenance service? Make sure to check out our current service coupons, and then schedule an appointment with us online!


Auto Service Coupons in Toms River

VIP Pick Up & Delivery

Call for our Vip Pick up and Delivery..

Stay safe and sound in your own home while we service your car..

Call in for details..

Recall Check

FREE OPEN RECALL CHECKS TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN UPDATE AND FIX UNDER WARRANTY.

Coupon must be presented at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Honda of Toms River.

FREE DIAGNOSTIC AND 27 POINT INSPECTION REPORTS ON EVERY VISIT

Coupon must be presented at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Honda of Toms River.

Breathe fresh air with our two for one price. Cabin and Air Filter replacement $89.95

Replace cabin and air filer for just $89.95 . The Cabin filter traps a whole bunch of things including pollen, dust, mold spores, smoke, soot and smog—none of which belong in your nose.  Also, the engine air filter helps your engine breathe freely and improves your gas mileage.

 

             Keeps the air that you breathe inside the cabin clean !

 

EXPIRES: 11/30/2021
Oil Change Special

Honda 5W/20 Conventional Oil $24.99

Honda 0W/20 Synthetic Oil $39.99 

 

 

Includes:

  • Change engine oil up to 5 quarts (4 Cylinder Engine)
  • Replace engine oil filter with genuine Honda filter
  • Top off all vital fluids
  • Perform a complimentary comprehensive Multi-Point Inspection

 

 

Coupon must be presented at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. Prices exclude hazardous waste fees and shop supplies. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Honda of Toms River. Use Discount Code 5201 for conventional and 0201 for synthetic.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2021
Meet or Beat Special

We will meet or beat most NY & NJ Honda Dealer’s Service Coupons.

Just bring them in, it’s that simple!

Coupon must be presented to service advisor at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. Limit one coupon per person. Not valid on previous repairs, tire sales, batteries or insurance deductibles. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Honda of Toms River. Use discount code WC15.

Wheel Alignment Check

Let the pros at Honda of Toms River get you on the right track with a four wheel alignment check!

Did you know you should have your alignment checked every year. By ensuring your alignment is correctly adjusted you will prolong your tire life and increase fuel economy.

Coupon must be presented at the time of write up and may not be combined with any other offer or discount. Some vehicles may require adjustments that require and additional charge. Price excludes hazardous waste fees and shop supplies. See dealer for complete details and valid only at Honda of Toms River. Use discount code 4WA9

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