My car shakes when I accelerate. What’s Wrong?
If your car shudders when accelerating, then you may not want to drive your car until you figure out the issue. Your wheels and axles could be damaged the more that you drive.
The source of the problem could be from tires that are not balanced or a worn-out spark plug. It could also be loose lug nuts.
A car also vibrates for a number of reasons when you accelerate. Typically it’s from a damaged inner CV joint. These are located on the end of each axle. They both have an inner and outer joint that could be damaged and shake when you press the gas pedal.
Another cause could be a broken motor mount. If this part is damaged you can feel a vibration when idle but will increase when you begin to accelerate.
A common issue is unbalanced tires. When your tires are unbalanced or even bubbled, you could also experience shaking when you accelerate.
It could be a bent axle or driveshaft. The driveshaft also connects the engine to the wheels and axles of the rear wheels. When you accelerate at a slower speed, the car may shake if the driveshaft has been damage or bent. This will get even worse if you accelerate at a faster rate.
A stuck brake caliper, or even loose lug nuts can cause this issue.
You have to be careful when driving if you notice your car is shaking. Get it checked out immediately.