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Why Does My Car Vibrate While Idling?

Why Does My Car Vibrate While Idling?

When you pull up to a red light, your vehicle should stop and come to a smooth idle. You shouldn't notice much from your car besides the stereo and the low hum of the engine. The dashboard usually alerts you if there is a problem, but it may not always come through. One sign that there may be an issue is your vehicle starts to vibrate while it's idling. A rough idle can leave you concerned and scratching your head. To help pinpoint the cause, below are three common reasons your vehicle may have a rough idle.  Dirty Air Filter Your vehicle needs oxygen to function, so the engine filter is in place to prevent dust, dirt, and debris from entering the engine. The filter doesn't stay clean for long; as you take on the road, it gets filled with pollutants. The engine filter should be checked during routine oil changes and should be regularly replaced. If you go too long without replacing the engine filter, you'll notice a hit to your vehicle's perf ... read more