What would cause a vehicle to shake while driving?

My car has been shaking pretty badly while I’m driving and I’m a little nervous about it. What could be causing this? Should I take my car to the shop?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
That sounds scary! The most common reason that
a vehicle will shake
while you’re driving is a problem with the tires or wheels. If your tires aren’t properly balanced or aligned, you might feel your car shaking. Uneven wear can also cause this symptom.
Other things that could cause your car to shake include problems with your engine or brakes. It’s a good idea to take your car to the shop when you notice that it’s shaking, since there may be a more serious issue causing this problem.
If you’re worried about the cost of repairs, try to offset part of the cost by finding a better rate on your car insurance. The
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