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Diagnosing Common Car Problems

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Car Problems - Brake Light Is On or Noisy Brakes

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Car Problems - Oil Light Comes On While Driving

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Car Problems - Temperature Gauge Running Hot

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Car Problems - Steering Wheel Wobbles at High Speeds

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Car Problems - Uneven Tire Wear

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Car Problems - What Do the Different Dashboard Lights Mean?

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Car Problems - What Do the Other Dashboard Lights Mean?

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Car Problems - What Do the Other Dashboard Lights Mean?

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Car Problems - What Do the Different Dashboard Lights Mean?

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Car Problems - Uneven Tire Wear

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Car Problems - Steering Wheel Wobbles at High Speeds

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Car Problems - Temperature Gauge Running Hot

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Car Problems - Oil Light Comes On While Driving

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Car Problems - Brake Light Is On or Noisy Brakes

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Improving Gas Mileage - Things to Do While Driving

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Improving Gas Mileage - Fuel Injection and Spark Plugs

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Improving Gas Mileage - Clean Air Filter

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Improving Gas Mileage - Wheel Alignment

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Improving Gas Mileage - Tires

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Tire Pressure Monitoring Re-learn Procedures

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In April 1956, Midas began life as a groundbreaking auto repair outlet with a reputation for service, quality, and reliability. Now after 50 years, Midas is one of the world's largest providers of automotive service, offering brake, engine diagnostics, scheduled maintenance, tires, alignment, exhaust, steering and suspension services at more than 2,300 franchised, licensed and company-owned Midas shops in 15 countries, including more than 1,500 in the United States and Canada. Midas also owns the SpeeDee Oil Change business, with 171 auto service centers in the United States and Mexico.

Car Problems - Steering Wheel Wobbles at High Speeds

John Linden, Master ASE Certified Technician, and North America Training Manager for Midas, discusses what you should do if your wheel wobbles at high speeds.

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John Linden: Hi! I'm John Linden, Master ASE Certified Technician and North America Training Manager for Midas International Corporation. Today I would like to talk to you about some possible causes for steering wheel wobble.

If the steering wheel shakes or wobbles as you're driving, need to have a check as soon as possible, because it could indicate a serious issue. A shimmy shake or a wobble usually indicates a part is bent, broken or even missing. If the steering will shake when you start to apply the brakes, it usually indicates a break issue.

Most brake problems need to be evaluated by your local mechanic and shouldn't be dealt with by do-it-yourselfers. If the steering wheel wobble happens while you're driving with your foot off the brake pedal, it could be something as minor as a missing wheel weight. This causes the tire to be out of balance.

To fix this, the only thing you can do is to have tire checked and rebalanced. Balancing the tire requires expensive equipment and should only be done at a reliable repair facility. If you notice the shaking just after hitting a pothole or curb is most likely a bent part. No matter what the cause of a shaking steering wheel, you should have it checked as soon as possible to help you stay safe on the road.