Vibrations in the Steering Wheel While Driving
So I bought a 2010 Cobalt LT almost 5 years ago with only 35,500 miles on it. It's now at 137,000 miles and I've just begun doing some basic tune up work on it. However for about a year now I've had vibrations in my steering wheel when braking at 40+ MPH. It usually stops after it sinks below 20 MPH but also happens at times when I hit bumps, a pot hole I couldn't avoid, or while turning. I know I have bent rims but I'm unsure if it's just the rims that could be causing this much vibration and noise in my steering wheel.
Also should I be worried about any damage done to my rotors or braking system due to this? I ask this because I'm changing my front brake pads and want to know if I should be looking for anything specific while I'm down there.
Thanks in advance!