So, you are driving down the road and your car suddenly starts to shake when you hit the brakes to slow down at 60 mph. Everything seems to be fine, so what could be the cause? It is almost certain that the cause of this issue is warped rotors. Your rotor is what your brakes “grab” to slow the car down. They are attached to the wheels. If one is warped, then every time that warped part of the rotor spins around to come in contact with the brake pads, it causes a little “bump.” At slower speeds this is almost imperceptible and doesn’t occur as frequently as when the wheels are spinning two to three times as fast as they would at normal road speeds.
Fortunately, this is an easily fixed problem, so if you notice your vehicle starting shake when you brake, bring it in and let us inspect and repair or replace parts of your braking system. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!