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Why does my car vibrate when braking on a hill?

When you brake on a hill, your car's weight transfers to the front wheels. This puts more pressure on the front brakes and makes them work harder. The extra pressure can cause the front brakes to overheat and start to vibrate. The vibration is caused by the brake pads rubbing against the rotors. The rotors are made of metal, and when they get hot, they expand. The expanding rotors can cause the brake pads to vibrate. There are several things you can do to help prevent this from happening. First, make sure your brakes are in good condition. Inspect the pads and rotors for wear and tear. If they are worn out, replace them. Second, avoid braking hard on a hill. If you have to brake hard, do it gradually so that the brakes don't overheat. Finally, drive slowly when going down a hill. This will give you more time to stop if necessary and will help keep your brakes from getting too hot.

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