There is no way anyone can tell you why your car is *unsteady* without having the vehicle right in front of them to diagnose the problem.
If you are not comfortable with this shops diagnosis of your car*s problem, you could take it somewhere else for a second opinion.
You could also ask the technician to show you what is wrong and explain, while you are looking at the problem, what they want to do to fix it.
〉 Answered on Mar 15th, 2010 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd
Faulty motor mounts can cause excessive vibration at idle and when the vehicle is in motion. You may need to have your tires balanced and rotated which also can cause excessive vibration. Tire rotation should be performed every other oil change or 7500k miles, and balancing should typically performed every 30k miles.
〉 Answered on Mar 15th, 2010 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
Hello Zita- that is a possible scenario- have another shop take a look if you are not convinced that is the problem- hope this helps- thanks Super Girls Auto.
〉 Answered on Mar 15th, 2010 by Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto
First lets* have you check ALL lugs on tires and make sure they're tight, make sure tires are balanced & not out of round, your motor mounts (hard rubber mounts) could be cracked causing shifting in the motor on start and stopping, tie rods could be the culprit...etc. I would have them check all areas of driveability for any missed areas...Please make sure you have a trusted/reliable technician that can show you your worn/broken part! Check your area for an ASKPATTY.COM facility that has passed our standards of quality,reputation & expertise!
〉 Answered on Mar 15th, 2010 by Pat Fleischmann, Director of First Impressions at Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair