why does my car shake when i apply the brakes

One of the most important parts of any car is the braking system. If you ever sense that something just isnвt right while braking, it is always a good idea to have your car inspected for problems right away. Itвs too dangerous to risk any issues while stopping your car. Sometimes brakes make strange sounds or vibrations during application. It could be nothing major, but itвs usually not worth taking a chance on. If your car shakes when you hit the brakes, it is likely because your rotors have become warped. Rotors can become warped due to general wear and tear on your vehicle. Manufacturers have specifications for how thick your rotors should be and when rotors become too thin, they tend to warp easily. Besides general wear and tear, rotors can become warped if youвve had your brake pads replaced but not the rotors. When new, thick brake pads rub against worn rotors, this can cause the rotors to become warped. Once your rotors become warped, youвll need to have them replaced. To maintain the condition of your brakes, follow these tips:
Have your brake fluid changed every two years or 15,000 milesвwhichever comes first. Consult your ownerвs manual for your carвs specific guidelines.


If you decide to flush your brake fluid on your own, make sure that you use the proper type of fluid. To be certain, check your ownerвs manual. The manufacturer designed your car with a type of brake fluid in mind, so itвs important to adhere to their recommendation. And donвt mix your fluids! Try to apply gentle pressure on your brakes whenever possible. If you find yourself doing a lot of high speed stopping, unfortunately this kind of wear can cause your rotor surfaces to become glazed. When the surfaces are glazed, the brake pads begin to vibrate on the brake rotors and make a squealing sound. At Ward Automotive, we can resurface your rotors with our brake rotor lathe, then clean and lubricate the brake pad shims and abutment clips. Have your rotors either resurfaced or replaced whenever you have your brake pads replaced. Itвs important to remove surface rust and abrasions on healthy rotors when you get new brake pads. If your mechanic informs you that your rotors are thinner than your manufacturer recommends, then be sure to have them replaced. At Ward Automotive in Harford County, Maryland, we can service all of your brake and rotor needs.


If you ever have a question or concern about the condition of your brakes, bring your car in for an examination. We will make sure that your car is safe and healthy to be on the road. And rememberвwe service all of the towns in Harford County, including Aberdeen, Bel Air, Burns Corner, Darlington, Edgewood, Fallston, Havre de Grace, Hickory Hills, Jarrettsville, Joppatowne, Perryman, Pleasant Hills, Pylesville, and Riverside. At Bel Air Autobody and Ward Automotive, we hope to be the shop for all of your auto repair needs. We repair transmissions and perform general automotive repair services for all makes and models including: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Geo, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. We typically serve customers all over the DFW metroplex, including the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, Little Elm, The Colony, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Grapevine, Plano, Allen, Denton, Addison, Irving, Coppell, Richardson, and more!


Because of our reputable expertise in high-end, European transmissions, some of our customers even ship transmissions to us from other states! Our team of independent vehicle repair contractors hasn t always been working at City Auto Clinic, but we ve been networking together in the Dallas area for over 20 years. Most of our team was originally contracting for Freddie s Transmission Service at 3234 Samuell Blvd. in Dallas, TX. After many years in the heart of Dallas, Freddie s Transmission Service moved north to 11607 Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas, and took the name Freddie s Transmission Service - FixEuro. com. In 2010, Freddie Free decided to pursue other career opportunities, and he closed his business. We recognized the value of Freddie s great staff and customer base, so we continued to maintain relationships and agreements with all of his former contractors. If you were a previous customer of Freddie s Transmission Service, FixEuro. com, or 1A Body Shop, we want to thank you for your business and we know you ll find the same great service here at City Auto Clinic.

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