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
Very friendly, helpful mechanic shop. They helped me out when I was stranded in Wisconsin, (I live in Iowa). They have a very thorough, free inspection and let me know everything that was wrong with the car, but also let me know that only one of those things was absolutely necessary to get my car back on the road. Very honest. I highly recommend!
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!
Super nice and helpful! Genuine and straight to the point. They were understanding and accommodating. The loaner car was very nice and clean. Overall I really liked them and would come back for sure.