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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking?

Hands on 2022 Kia Stinger Steering wheel


The alignment of your tires being off is one of the predominant causes of steering wheel shaking. Misalignment causes your tires to be unbalanced and can lead to steering wheel vibration. There are a few other issues that could be contributing to your wheel shaking. Read about potential issues, and when you have narrowed it down, schedule a service appointment at our service center in Cary to get it fixed ASAP. 

Five Reasons Your Steering Wheel Shakes

Your steering wheel may be shaking due to one of these five common issues. Each of them is a sign of other potential issues. When you notice any of these, be sure to get your vehicle checked out to prevent any further issues.

  • Your wheels are unbalanced: If the weight placement of your tires isn’t evenly distributed it can cause shaking. This is more common if you have a lightweight suspension system, and if it isn’t fixed it could affect your shocks, struts or steering components. We can reposition your vehicle’s wheels to fix this issue. 
  • Wheel misalignment: Similar to an imbalance, the positioning of your wheels can also cause shaking. It’s important to avoid potholes and drive slowly over railroad tracks to prevent damaging your vehicle. If your tire tread wear is uneven, this is a sign that your wheels are misaligned. 
  • Mind your bearings: If your bearings aren’t lubricated or they are damaged, the friction can cause shaking in your steering wheel. You’ll notice this if your wheel shakes while you are turning. Usually, cleaning can fix this problem, but the damage could cost upwards of $400 with labor. 
  • Suspension system needs attention: Worn or loose parts or an imbalanced driveshaft are other potential causes of a steering wheel shaking and should be addressed without delay.
  • Brake issues: If you feel your vehicle shaking when you are slowing down this is probably your brakes and may be attributed to the brake pads, discs, or shocks. This can cost about $300 per axle to fix, but your tires are a crucial safety implement and should be taken care of immediately. 

Why Is My Steering Wheel Shaking? Get Help at Hendrick Kia of Cary.

If you notice your steering wheel shaking as you run errands around Apex, then it’s time to bring it in for a service at Hendrick Kia of Cary. We will take a look and be able to help you with any of the issues that may be causing your vehicle’s steering wheel to shake. Contact us today to get your new or used vehicle in and out of the shop as soon as possible.

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