Why It’s Needed
Due to the build of modern vehicles and the demand for a more responsive driving experience, many vehicles are being built with lower tires and a tighter suspension system. Although this has improved the driving experience for many drivers, this has also left vehicles more susceptible to the vibrational forces they can experience on the road. Over time, these forces can cause imbalances and inconsistencies in your wheels and tires that a simple wheel balancing service can’t fix. That’s where road force balancing comes in. This service will be able to take care of the specific inconsistencies that a standard wheel balance service can’t fix.
At Silver Lake Auto and Tire Center in Hartland, WI, we’ll be able to perform the road force balancing service your vehicle needs. Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts can quickly identify and fix the inconsistencies in your vehicle’s wheels and tires so you can have the smooth and comfortable driving experience you deserve. Know that when you visit Silver Lake Auto, you’ll be working with the best wheel specialists in the county!
What is Road Force Balancing?
Putting it simply, road force balancing is responsible for correcting inconsistencies in your vehicle’s wheels and tires. It does this by focusing on two factors -- run-out and force variation .
Run-Out occurs when elements of the wheel and tire, such as weight, balance, and stiffness, start to stray from their normal conditions. There are two types of run-out to be aware of -- lateral and radial. Lateral Run-Out is inconsistencies that are found at the low-point of a wheel and tire. Radial Run-Out is the same exact thing but is instead found at the high-point of a wheel and tire. As for force variation , that is when a tire has a spot that is much stiffer than the rest of the tire.
Our ASE Certified technicians are able to determine these factors by utilizing a road force balance machine, which will simulate forces that your car would experience on the road. Once our technicians have a better idea of the run-out and force variation, they are then able to implement the best solution for your vehicle. This solution will vary from vehicle-to-vehicle so it's important that you get your vehicle inspected by our team!
Vist Us Today!
If you notice vibrations in your wheel, consider a road force balancing service at Silver Lake Auto and Tire Center in Hartland, WI! Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts will quickly correct the inconsistencies in your wheel so you can drive around Waukesha County smoothly. Give us a call at 262-966-7522 and schedule an appointment with us today! In the area and have questions about Road Force Balancing? Visit our shop -- 30620 County Road VV -- 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
Honestly, best automotive service I've ever received! Josh was kind, understanding of my situation, and helped me prioritize the repairs to a car that needs a little love based on safety and logevity. He also was able to provide me with a loaner vehicle which made my day much easier to manage. I dropped off in the morning, we talked before noon, car was ready before 4, and it feels great! And they took it to the carwash for me!! Wow! What more could you ask for! Thanks for the super positive ... Read More
Very efficient and knowledgeable Josh the manager was very polite I would go back there again and I would tell all my friends!
VERY friendly service, honest, they kept me updated through the whole process. I'm taking my car there from now on. Thank you to the friend who recommended them.
Awesome work and communication, especially with an autistic young lady who is new to auto repair! Thanks and keep keeping your on!
Amazing! Called to see about an appointment. Phone was immediately answered by a pleasant voice and cheery greeting. I explained what I needed and was put on a VERY short hold. Alycia (sp?) came back on the line and said to drop it off whenever I could. They would have a loaner for me to use. I arrived to a clean shop and was now greeted by a smiling face and same cheery voice as before. In less than 10 minutes, I was on my way back to work in a very clean loaner. I received a call a few hour... Read More
Just had my Audi serviced at Silver Lake and wanted to share my experience. Kezra took my appointment for an oil leak I had and was able to schedule me in for repairs and repair my car in less than a week! Her customer service, attention to detail and responsiveness is next level. Kudos to Kezra and the team down at Silver Lake! I will be coming back for any future services needed on my vehicles.
It’s been a few years, thankfully, since we had to do any major work to either of our vehicles. That said- I thought the brake lines work we needed was a bit expensive, However, we needed the vehicle towed there at the end of on day, and they fit us in for the inspection the next morning. A courtesy call that afternoon for the work I needed, plus a full recommendation list of a few items I should address soon for proper upkeep and maintenance; all complete with pictures on a website format... Read More
They're always great about helping me out with my car. - great customer service
Had a flat tire by silver lake auto and tire, the guys helped inflate it and inspected it in their shop, in less than 30 minutes they had it repaired and I was ready to go. Great service! Totally recommended
A+ absolutely fantastic. Thank you for the excellent service. This is the best automotive shop I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking my vehicle to. The people here are honest, professional, courteous, thorough, go above and beyond to be accommodating, and do excellent work. I highly recommend using this shop for your automotive needs. Austin and Amanda at the front desk provided top notch customer service, which is rare these days.