If your steering wheel shakes when you brake, you probably have an issue with your brake rotors. There are many front-end problems that can cause your steering wheel to shake when traveling at certain speeds. However, if the steering wheel shimmy only happens when applying the brake pedal, the possible causes are narrowed down quite a bit!
When you apply the brakes, the brake pads squeeze the spinning rotors to stop the vehicle. If the rotors are warped, have uneven wear, or have been improperly installed, the brake calipers will vibrate while the brakes are applied. This vibration is transferred to the steering column through the front-end components that the brake calipers are bolted to. This is what causes your steering wheel shake when you apply the brakes!
If the rotors are only slightly warped or unevenly worn, it may be possible to have them machined and straightened out. If the rotors are beyond repair, they may have to be replaced. If the rotors are new or have just been machined, it is possible that they were not properly mounted to the axle.
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What we do
We repair transmissions and perform general automotive repair services for all makes and models including: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Geo, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
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Our team members haven't always been employed by City Auto Clinic, but we've been doing business together in the Dallas area for over 20 years. Most of our staff was originally employed by Freddie's Transmission Service at 3234 Samuell Blvd. in Dallas, TX. After many years in the heart of Dallas, Freddie's Transmission Service moved north to 11607 Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas, and took the name Freddie's Transmission Service - FixEuro.com. In 2010, Freddie Free decided to pursue other career opportunities, and he closed his business.
We recognized the value of Freddie's great staff and customer base, so we hired all of his former employees. If you were a previous customer of Freddie's Transmission Service, FixEuro.com, or 1A Body Shop, we want to thank you for your business and we know you'll find the same great service here at City Auto Clinic.