4 reasons why your car shakes when braking

It's one of the most common issues a vehicle can have, don’t worry, we’re here to help you get your car ready and straight to the road.

In this blog post, we will show you a few reasons why your car could be shaking when braking.

  • Brake pads that are worn out or damaged

This is actually fairly common, because brake pads are supposed to wear down and get replaced. You can also look for signs of damage, such as cracks, splits, or missing chunks of material. Replacing the brake pads is a relatively simple. At Elite Auto Experts we can help you with your Brake Pads and other Automotive needs.


  • A Sticking Brake Calipers 

The brake calipers are responsible for pressing the brake pad against the rotor, which is caused by brake fluid pumping through the lines when you press the pedal, this can make your brakes calipers sticking or not moving freely, they can cause the brakes to vibrate and shake when applied.

Remember to take your car to your trusted Auto Repair to get your brake hoses checked and repaired or replaced.

  • A damaged suspension system

If the suspension is damaged or worn out, it can cause your car to shake and vibrate when you brake, especially at high speeds or on rough roads.

Look for signs of damage, such as bent or broken components, leaks, or loose or missing parts. You can also test the suspension by pushing down on the corners of the vehicle and releasing it to see how it bounces. You will need to have the suspension system repaired at your nearest Auto repair Shop.

  • A problem with the steering system

If the steering system is damaged, it can cause your car to shake and vibrate when you brake, especially at high speeds or when turning. If the problem is not repaired, it could lead to decreased braking performance and potentially even a failure of the brakes, which could be dangerous and put the driver and passengers at risk.


If you’re in need of a brake service or repair, you can book your appointment at Elite Auto Experts. We’re here to make sure your car is ready for you and your family this holiday season.