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
I wish I was able to give Silver Lake Auto 10 stars because the customer care I received was outstanding!!! Over the last few months I have been hearing from mutual friends and business owners how pleased they were with the services and care they had received from Silver Lake Auto, so I decided to try them out. I was beyond impressed with the welcoming service team, detailed communication, the cleanliness and comfort of the waiting area, the added touch of giving my vehicle back to me washed ... Read More
Had my front wheel bearings replaced and a few other things. This was my first visit ever to Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers. The service and communications were the best. Free loaner car while mine was being repaired. I am so happy with the work done. The car I started to dislike is now fixed and wonderful! I know that I have found an auto repair center that I will be returning to.
Excellent experience. The waiting area is clean. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. My car was completed in a timely manor. And, the communication was great. I will definitely use them again.
Silver Lake Auto is close to my work and I knew my boss had used them often. I had air continuously leaking from a tire and suspected I had a nail or puncture. They were able to get me in the same day and make the repair. I got a free car wash and vacuum out or the small and affordable fix. All the men were nice, it was taken care of very quickly, and I was impressed with the overall thoroughness they provided, including photos and updates on other parts of the car so I have the records. I ex... Read More
Reliable and honest. These guys are your old school auto shop, right to the point and honest about everything, with great estimates. Shout out to Seth Kline for helping graciously with setting an appointment around a busy holiday, and with getting work done around a busy schedule. 10/10
In-N-Out no problems only thing was kind of weird. Was a bird flying in the store other than that good service. Hello to me when I came in and have a great day when I left out.
As always, everyone there did a great job taking care of my vehicle. Got a new set of Blizzak's for the car my wife drives in the winter. Great program for storing our summer tires too!
Both mine and my husband’s car were in need of repair and we had a great experience with Silver Lake! Seth was our advisor and was very honest about the whole process and kept us informed. He even went out of his way to pick us up in order for us not to make multiple trips to pick up our cars. We were very happy with how quick they got us in and our cars fixed. Thank you so much!
Ben, the sales rep, was super friendly every time we spoke. The car was ready when they said it would be and they remained open during a snow storm to take care of their customers (including me). Would definitely return when I need tire service!
I had a great experience at Silver Lake. The employees were very responsive and quick to help. I will be returning for any further car needs! They were able to complete the repair quickly which was greatly appreciated!