There's nothing more unsettling than feeling your car shake as you drive, but as it turns out, there may be a simple explanation for it.

If you've noticed your vehicle shake recently (especially at high speeds), you can probably blame the snow and ice. The Des Moines Register spoke to a mechanic who explained the weird winter occurrence.

During a winter storm or extreme cold, ice and snow build-up in your tires, causing them to become temporarily unbalanced. Throughout the course of the day, the precipitation should melt, but of course, that doesn't always happen right away when wind chills are so crazy low.

If you're bothered by the shaking, you can always clean off the tires yourself with a snow brush. If your vehicle still shakes after the snow melts, it's time to take your car to be inspected since there could be a more serious issue going on.