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, emissions testing, tire services, hybrid repair, diesel repair, towing and more since 1973.
Hear from our Customers
Tyler got me in and done a day ahead of schedule, and then fixed my wifes TPMS on her truck after I came back to get my tires with her truck. Exceptional service and professionalism, and a very clean shop. I'll be back for a alignment soon!
My husband and I have brought both of our vehicles to Silver Lake. We even had an emergency flat that they did overnight service for us! Excellent customer service and a company that cares!
Top notch customer service at Silver Lake Auto in Oconomowoc! They went for a test drive with me when I dropped of my truck to understand the problems I was having, diagnosed the issues properly, had great communication on how they were going to fix them and offered me a courtesy car to drive while they fixed by truck. To put a cherry on top... they cleaned my truck truck inside and out! Thank you!
Silver Lake Auto & Tire has an extremely helpful staff. Clay and his team are very helpful and are very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this team to help you keep your car running very well.
Great auto repair shop. Fair and informative. 5 stars plus!
I’ve used SLAC for various things over the years both personal and professional (I’m a GM for a local collision repair center) and the service has always been great. Just last night I needed my wife’s car towed from Oconomowoc to Watertown and even though it was after hours, Rob and Sean coordinated everything with their driver who happened to be in the area and got it done way quicker than I anticipated. When I called to pay the tow bill, Amanda was just as friendly as she always is. I... Read More
I found that Silver Lake Auto addressed the problem with my car and did an outstanding repair!They also made recommendations for my next visit.I highly suggest them to anyone looking for a reliable and honest place to do business
Customer service was excellent. Kept me updated throughout the day. Completed on time and as estimated. Would highly recommend Silver Lake!
Way better experience with Silver Lake auto than with the BMW dealer. They were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and thorough. High quality workmanship and parts. BMWs are expensive to maintain wherever you have them serviced.
I highly recommend Silver Lake in NB! When NO dealers could commit to an appt or completing service anytime soon, SL stepped right up and diagnosed and completed the work w/i 48 hrs! Every person I worked with communicated well and had great customer service. Homemade cookies and beverages were a great touch. We'll definitely be working with them again👏🏼