Reducing the vibration in vintage cars

Driveline vibration can occur in classic and vintage cars for a number of reasons as it can be caused by almost any system or component of the vehicle. Vibration is often easily dismissed, but it is important to have it checked as it may well indicate serious problems. Vibration in classic cars needs to be accurately diagnosed in order to prevent the escalation of any problems.

The vibration that is related to speed is typically a result of the car reaching and crossing a particular threshold. It is usually caused by a problem with the wheel’s tyres but it can also result from problems with parts such as axles, universal joints or transmission output shaft.

If you feel vibration when you accelerate, decelerate or cruise, there could be a few different causes. There may have been changes in driveshift angles or parts which have become broken or worn. It can also be caused by a part of your car coming into contact with the body, resulting in friction and subsequently vibration.

When vibration is caused by the engine RPM, it is usually felt across all gear positions when the car is in motion. It can also be an issue when the car is idling if a certain threshold is crossed. This can result from the natural wear and tear on the engine or transmission or the pressure placed on certain parts such as the torque converter, harmonic balancer, flywheel, pressure plate or the transmission input shaft.

The performance of your vintage car does not have to be affected by unnecessary vibration. We provide a wheel and tyre balancing service that is ideal for classic cars and wire wheels that are vulnerable to vibration due to harsh suspensions and unbalanced brake drums. The vibration is typically transmitted to the car in the form of cabin noise and shudder in the steering wheel, but it can be successfully removed by our skilled and professional team.

We use quality equipment that achieves precision balancing of the wheels and tyre assembly. We specialise in accurate balancing and producing outstanding levels of refinement. Our name is synonymous with high quality services including dynamic balancing and we provide an affordable service to our large and diverse customer base.