Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Elizabeth asks: My car has developed a strange vibration that is most obvious when the car is not moving. I can feel it through the steering wheel. It runs and drives just fine but it never used to do this. Have you got any suggestions about what to check?
My reply: The very first thing I’d check – soon – are the engine mounts. What you describe is a symptom of a loose/failing mount. When that happens, the engine is no longer securely held in place – the mounts being bolted to the car’s chassis/frame and those bad vibrations will eventually cause something to break. The good news is that, generally speaking, engine mounts are relatively easy and inexpensive to replace. I’d look into this sooner rather than later!
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