What causes, and how do I fix steering wheel vibration or shimmy.

Vibration and all shimmy at the steering wheel may be commonly traced to wheel or tire conditions.  When diagnosing wheel vibrations we begin by inspecting the condition of the tires looking for excessively warn tread, irregular wear patterns and structural problems. We measure and then adjust air pressure to specifications. We check for abnormal looseness at the wheel bearings,  excessive runout at the rim or tire. We remove the front wheels and then inspect the lug nuts and studs. As well as check the inner mounting surface of the rims and meeting surfaces at the hubs. We also perform an alignment check as part of our diagnosis.

If you are experiencing a vibration in your steering wheel, contact Scott’s today!


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