Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake? There are many reasons for Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake. We are going to look at why your cars Brakes may cause it to shake. In the northeast where your car runs in salt during the winter your Brake Rotors can get rust jacking on the surface of the Brake Rotor. When you apply your brakes the surface of your Brake Rotors are uneven causing the brakes to pulsate and your car to shake. If your use your vehicle for towing or do a lot of hard stops without letting your vehicles Brake Rotor’s cool down enough between stops over time this may also create a What Causes My Car To Shake When Braking. One other thing you notice along with your vehicle shaking when you apply the Brakes is a What Causes My Car To Pull To The Right. This Is usually caused by a sticking Brake Caliper or a failed Brake Hose. If you are experiencing any of these conditions give us a call and we would be happy to diagnose the braking system in your vehicle.