Car is shaking
February 25, 2013 3:59 PM Subscribe
My car (or car engine) shakes.
posted by lewedswiver to travel & transportation (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Once in a while (perhaps five times total, but twice in the last few weeks) my car has begun shaking after turning it on. Not shaking left and right, not up and down, but back and forth. If that makes sense.
Once I put my food on the gas and get a reasonable speed (15 mph?) or gear (it's automatic), the shaking goes away. It doesn't appear again when stopped at stop signs or lights.
My impression is perhaps that this happens only after the car has been sitting in the heat, but not sure.
2001 Nissan Altima with lots of miles. Obviously, I should take this car to the shop, but two questions.
a) How urgent is this? Can it wait until Saturday?
b) Any advice on how I describe this to the mechanic? The car will not be doing this shaking after I drive it on to their lot, so I'm not sure what I should tell him to look out for.