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Steering wheel vibration is one of the most common problems that drivers experience and complain about.

This article will help you understand what causes this problem ;

When driving on the road the steering wheel must be smooth and stable and any problems with the steering will could be potentially risk an accident

main cause of steering wheel vibration

wrapped brake rotors

Your brake rotors are the smooth, flat surface that your brake pads press against to slow or stop your movement. The friction between the brake pads and brake rotors generates heat, which makes the metal of your rotors malleable. Over time, this pressure can bend your rotors—especially without maintaining proper brake pad replacements. 

When your rotors become bent, the brake pads will press against an uneven surface when braking, which creates steering wheel shaking. Thankfully, this can be fixed with a set of brake rotor replacements. If you catch this issue early enough, your mechanic may even be able to resurface your rotors to make them smooth and even again. However, if you are already noticing symptoms of bending—such as the steering wheel shaking—this repair is unlikely.

Misaligned tires

This is the most common reason for steering wheel vibration .The symptom of this problem is shaking of the wheels at aroung 80kmh- 100 kmh.However it can decrease when you speed up.The best way to eradicate and avoid this problem is to have your tires checked regularly. for alignment and inflation

unbalanced wheels

This could be another reason your why your steering wheel is vibrating.All of your tires are made to rotate at the same speed hence misaligned,inflation difference,poor road consitions can cause them to be unbalanced hence causing the steeering wheel to shake.\

The issue can be repaired or prevented by regularly taking your tires to a balance service station.

Suspension issues

you can pinpoint the trouble on the suspension when the steering wheel shakes at a high speeds or whn you maintain a particular speed .Shaking normally occurs from corroded parts ,,worn out shocks,loose connnections and imbalance of the driveshaft.

Brake problems

One unusual cause of steering wheel shaking is stuck brake calipers. Your brake calipers hold your brake pads, lowering them each time you slow or stop your vehicle. While it is uncommon, brake calipers can become seized (also called “sticky” or “stuck”). Seized brake calipers can cause handling trouble—often with steering wheel shaking or pulling. Unlike warped rotors, you will notice this issue when you drive rather than when you brake. Sticking brake calipers are commonly caused by worn hoses, debris buildup, and DIY brake installation, among other potential sources. If you suspect you have a stuck brake caliper, take your vehicle to a mechanic as soon as possible.

Always check your:

(i) four tires, make sure they are all balanced and aligned

(ii)Visit your car services always.