If your car is starting to rumble and shake and you have no idea what is going on, it's time to take it to the car repair shop. If you think it may just need an oil change, be sure that you ask them to hook the vehicle up to the diagnostic machine that they have, because the problem could also be other things. Here are some of the things that you want them to check, and that may not be the first thing you think of when your car is rumbling and shaking.

The Alignment

 If the alignment is off, then it may be causing the entire car to shake and rumble. This could also be causing the tires to wear unevenly, which also affects how your vehicle rides, and it's bad for your tires. Ask to have the car aligned, and to have the tires balanced and rotated at the same time, to see if this helps to fix some of the problem.

Exhaust Concerns

Just one small hole in the exhaust can cause the car to be loud and feel like its rumbling. The larger the hole gets or the more holes that there are, the louder it will get the more the vehicle will shake. Getting the exhaust fixed will help the vehicle sound much quieter, and it will prevent the car from shaking while you drive.

Power Steering

When there are things wrong with the power steering of the vehicle, the vehicle can become loud and it can shake when you're trying to steer and turn. You want to have the power steering fluid checked, and then have the steering column examined to see if this is what is causing the problem with your vehicle while you're driving, or to see if it's a bigger problem.

These are things that a lot of people may not think about when their vehicle is loud and shakes, but they shouldn't be ignored. If there is something obviously wrong, like the transmission or the engine. You'll want to make sure that you have a real licensed mechanic look at the vehicle, because driving it could be dangerous and you could be making the problem a lot worse at the same time. You'll want to be safe and careful when you're driving the vehicle, so you can get it to the mechanic shop without any more mechanical complications or delays.