- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
So we bought a 2013 Honda Civic on Jan 1.
I don’t do a ton of freeway driving where we reached 70– it’s mostly in the city area where top speeds are 50-60-ish. The first time I reached 70mph, I thought I noticed a very slight but noticeable micro-vibration on the steering wheel. Wasn’t sure if it was the road we were on, and it’s not like it shakes the car (or the wheel for that matter)– but then a few days later I hit 70 again- same thing.
So we took the car on a freeway where can consistently go 70mph, and sure enough, it’s definitley vibrating- brought my husband with and had him grab the wheel to feel it to make sure I wasn’t losing my mind.
Called to make an appointment and I have to wait three days to get in- and at first, they weren’t going to give me a loaner!!
I know when you call to get work done, you might not be able to get in right away– but I’m peeved that our car is less than 3 weeks old and needs service.
I don’t think it has anything to do with the tires being balanced, or alignment. I read somewhere that it likely has something to do with the drive axle. While I am not mechanic, I worked at a service station as a cashier for over a year and learned a lot about cars during that time. I feel like they are going to try and do something with the tires, then send me away, then try alignment, and send me away– then try the more expensive fixes.
I just don’t want this to turn into me having to make multiple appointments to get this taken care of– and I don’t want to be told this is “normal” because my husband and I both agree it is not. We have a kid– but our cars are: the (not-so-perfect) Honda and a Ranger which is a 2 seater. So it’s sort of a big deal we have our family car in working order!!!!