Road Force Balancing in Brookfield, WI
Brookfield’s Road Force Balancing Specialists -- Silver Lake Auto and Tire Center
Why It’s Important
Due to the increasing demand for tight and responsive controls, vehicle manufacturers have been creating vehicles with lower tires and tighter suspension systems. Although this has led to an improved driving experience, it has also left the tires and wheels more susceptible to being thrown off balance and developing inconsistencies. Normally, a typical wheel balance service can do the job, but there are some factors that the service fails to address. That’s where road force balancing comes in. By looking for specific inconsistencies that aren’t accounted for in a typical wheel balance service, we’ll be able to minimize the vibrational forces a driver can experience while they’re driving.
At Silver Lake Auto and Tire Center in Brookfield, WI, we’ll be able to offer you the road force balancing service you need. Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts can quickly identify and fix the inconsistencies in your wheels and tires! When you visit our shop, know you’ll be working with some of the best balancing specialists in Waukesha County!
Understanding Road Force Balancing
So, how does Silver Lake Auto and Tire Center go about performing our road force balancing service? Well, it all starts by taking into account two elements -- run-out and force variation. Run-out is typically caused by inconsistencies in stiffness, weight, and balance. We can determine these inconsistencies by evaluating the low and high points of a tire and wheel design, known as a lateral and radial run-out, respectively. As for force variation, it is simply a spot that is stiffer than the rest of the tire.
Our technicians utilize a balance machine that simulates the force of the road, which can measure the run-out and force variation of the entire tire and wheel. Based on the information they gather from the balance machine, they then can create the best solution to fix the inconsistencies. This will be unique to each tire and wheel, as some tires may need to be rotated and remounted while others will just need additional weight. By implementing these solutions, the driver should experience no vibrations during their next drive!
Schedule an Appointment With Us!
If your vehicle is suffering from minor or major vibrations, consider a road force balancing service from Silver Lake Auto and Tire Center in Brookfield, WI! Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts utilize the latest tools and technology to properly compensate for your vehicle’s wheel inconsistencies! Give us a call at 262-804-9969and schedule an appointment with us today! In the area and have questions about our road force balancing service? Visit our shop -- 17495 West Capitol Drive -- and ask our service experts how we can help you and your vehicle! After-hours vehicle drop-off is available!
Two Generations of Auto Repair
If you’re looking for an auto repair shop in Oconomowoc, North Lake, Brookfield, or New Berlin, WI that’s comfortable, reliable, and convenient, look no further than the automotive experts at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers! With four quality locations, Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers has been helping drivers in North Lake, Oconomowoc, Brookfield, New Berlin, and the surrounding communities with all of their auto repair, maintenance services, tire services, hybrid repair, diesel repair, towing and more since 1973.
Hear from our Customers
Found Silver Lake Auto & Tire with a Google search and I'm very glad I did. One of their 4 locations is near me. Silver Lake proved to be very professional, thorough and accommodating. I will be using them again for our daily drivers as well as any future needs on my project car. Austin provided a very detailed service request, inspection report and estimate before work was performed. Tony expertly performed all the work I requested on a 1960's vehicle, took the time to meet me and a... Read More
If I could give 90 stars to these people I would! They are the most thorough out of the entire country. I am a professional transport person and I've never seen detail work done like this in my entire life. Let alone they actually got it in when they said they would and got it out about a week earlier than they anticipated. They did a deep dive into my 2004 3500 diesel and found a gazillion problems that the dealership didn't when I bought it. They did a detailed report along with amazing pic... Read More
Silver Lake Auto did an excellent job repairing my '84 Blazer. I was concerned they wouldn't work on an older vehicle but they had no issues. They performed a list of repairs quickly!!!
The staff was VERY friendly and professional!!!. I appreciated their main concern was I didn't have to wait long. They made sure to have a courtesy car waiting for me when I showed up for my appointment. The communication and the detail description of what was going on with my vehicle made me feel that I was not being taken advantage of and when all was said and done I feel like I paid a fair price. I will be definitely coming back.
I highly recommend Silver Lake Auto! I had a road trip and took my car in to make sure everything was in great working order. I was pleasantly surprised how clean and nice the office was. I was greeted warmly by Tyler who was very professional and kind during our interactions. Their shuttle driver, Doug, was also very engaging and professional during my trip to and from the shop. I never had such a positive experience with automotive place - especially as a woman. They explained everything in... Read More
I had my vehicle towed here after my check engine light popped on suddenly. The communication was outstanding throughout the process and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They got it done quickly on pretty short notice. I was also impressed with the email of the inspection report. There are pictures and notations for each area they go over. I feel confident in taking my vehicle here and plan to for upcoming services.
I rolled into Silver Lake Auto with a punctured tire at 2:00 in the afternoon. The team was great, as they assured me they could get me back on the road before the end of the business day. They shuttled me back into work and picked me up 2 hours later with the tire patched up. I appreciated the high level of service.
I came in to have a quote on replacing brake pads for my car. They gave me a loaner car to drive home while waiting for the estimate and did a overall inspection on what needs to be replaced and serviced (not just for brake pads) for free. They upfront told me the cost will be higher compare to other places because it comes with warranty. I did not eventually get my brakes replaced here because the cost is higher than I expected but certainly appreciate the great service. I'd come back for ot... Read More
After taking my car to the dealer for first service check to find they only checked lights and did tire rotation taking over an hour to wait, Silver Lake also did oil change checked everything from front to back, detailed inside and watched floor mats and gave it a car wash! Excellent service and exceptional customer experience! Thanks you Jacob and everyone at Silver Lake!
The service I received at silver Lake Auto and Tire was stellar. Tyler was very helpful upon checking me in and making sure they were able to help me in an emergency. They were able to give me a same day service and replace a tire that was damaged. The concierge service provided by Doug was amazing. He is exceptionally kind and thoughtful. He even gave me cookies when returning to the shop to pick up my car!! I was provided a complimentary diagnostic of my car which was eye-opening to see the... Read More