Why Is My Car Vibrating When I Brake?

Has it happened to you that you are driving and suddenly someone crosses your path, and you are forced to brake quickly? When braking hard, brake vibration is most noticeable. You may notice a vibrating sound that comes from the pedal and sometimes even from the steering wheel.

Brake vibration can be felt in different parts of the car. It can be felt in the steering wheel, the brake pedal and in the suspension when driving at high speed.

Where you feel the vibration generally indicates whether it is the front or rear brakes. When the steering wheel vibrates, the front rotors cause it. But when there is vibration in the brake pedal, the rear rotors cause it.
I will mention some cases in which your car will vibrate when you brake:

• Vibration Because Brake Rotors Show Irregularity

Over time, after so much driving, warping occurs in the brake rotors. When braking, there is friction that generates heat, which causes warping. Generally, when wear occurs, rotors wear unevenly, and brake pads can't make contact. They only come into contact in certain areas, and this causes vibration.

• Vibration by Brake Pads

It is important to make sure that the brake pads are not worn, deformed or damaged. Because that also produces a screeching sound and causes vibrations when braking. In that case, replacement is suggested.

• Vibration due to Alignment or Suspension Problems

When a vehicle is out of alignment, vibration or jolts occurs in the brakes. Therefore, it is necessary to take your vehicle to a shop that will take proper care of it. When alignment is not correct, premature tire wear can occur, and braking can be affected as well.

It is recommended that a technician inspect the vehicle to inform you what is needed. He will tell you if the problem is with the brake pads, rotors, or perhaps your car requires an alignment.

If you need brake repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Grayson Tire & Auto Center today!