Cars are supposed to run smooth & stable on a flat road, at any speed. And they generally do. It's only when they DON'T drive smoothly, that the owner starts worrying. Once you realize that your car is vibrating, what should you do to troubleshoot?
The first diagnostic step is to identify exactly what's happening. Focus on the driving conditions that accompany the vibration. Does it only occur under certain driving conditions? If so, when? Does it change with vehicle speed? When is the vibration problem most noticeable? Is it a noise (sound only) or vibration, or both? Where does the noise or vibration appear to be coming from? Can you feel it on the steering wheel, brake pedal or seat?
The 5 common culprits that cause your car to vibrate are:
Each of the above problems causes different kinds of vibrations:
Let's look at each of the reasons for vibrations to occur, what kind of vibration may be felt and what can be done to resolve the problem.