Every driver appreciates a smooth and balanced ride. Do you know what makes that possible? The suspension. The suspension system is responsible for creating a fluid, stable ride by absorbing road imperfections. It also helps support the weight of the vehicle, ensuring optimal balance while driving. If you start to experience handling or steering issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in Hartland, Wisconsin, for expert suspension repair.
How Does the Suspension System Work?
Although horsepower, torque, and 0-60 mph times are the first things that come to mind when someone thinks of a car’s performance, the suspension is one of the most influential. The suspension system is located on the underside of the vehicle, situated between the frame. It comprises a network of components, including the tires, springs, shocks, struts, arms, bars, linkages, and bushings. Working together, the system absorbs bumps and other road flaws, minimizes bounce, and maintains stability. The springs, shocks, and struts are predominant in terms of operation. The springs are what absorb the various road impacts (such as bumps), which are supported by the struts, and the shocks absorb any remaining movement that is detected.
How Do I Know If My Suspension Needs Repair?
Considering that the suspension is designed to facilitate a smooth and steady ride, signs that it’s not operating correctly are often clear. For example, a rough performance often indicates a problem with the system; “rough” refers to feeling every bump in the road and, as an effect, your vehicle “bouncing” in correlation to the movement. Difficulty steering, such as pulling to one side or when driving at low speeds, is a common symptom of suspension troubles. Left ignored, suspension problems can result in a greater loss of instability and compromise your safety. If your vehicle seems to shift forward and downward when you engage the brake pedal, or if your vehicle sits lower at one corner (often a sign of a broken spring), we encourage you to bring it in for inspection and the right suspension repair.
Come in for Service
Getting reasonably priced, professional suspension repair in Wisconsin is easy – just schedule an appointment with Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in Hartland. We are located at 30620 County Road. To learn more about our auto repair services, don’t hesitate to reach out at (262) 966-7522. We can't wait to serve you.
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.
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They were able to put a patch on my tire instead of replacing it, which saved me a lot of money. Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable, which I appreciate a lot. And they gave me some delicious chocolate chip cookies when I picked up my car! 10/10
Very efficient and knowledgeable Josh the manager was very polite I would go back there again and I would tell all my friends!
This was the first time using this business and I was impressed. They gave me a detailed lay out with pictures as to what needed to be fixed, ranked from high priority to low priority. They let me decided what I wanted to be done. No pushy salesman. I would highly recommend.
I took our Subaru in for new tires and brakes. Scheduling was simple. I received a call from Evan the morning of the appointment, verifying the type of tires I wanted, before I even dropped the car off. Their online inspection report was great, as I could look over their findings, and recommended maintenance items before speaking with the shop. I received a few calls throughout the day with status updates and was able to pick the car up the same day. Bonus - their military discount saved me s... Read More
I had tires shipped to Silver Lake from Tire Rack for mounting, balancing and installation on a 2005 Chevy Express AWD. The appointment was made promptly, the work was performed without any issues and they did not attempt to up-sell additional services. That is a big win for me! They did exactly what I asked for with no hassle. Brilliant! I will use their services in the future.
I've always had a great experience taking my vehicles here. They are honest, do great work and very professional. I also enjoy that they have courtesy cars. The nearby dealerships make you rent from their car rental business.
My car was towed to this AAA approved center. I experienced a friendly, competent, courteous, and professional staff from the lady at the desk to the technicians and manager. The diagnosis and subsequent service were right on. They also solved a nonworking radio, which my car dealership said would cost me a significant amount to fix. Silver Lake quickly diagnosed the problem and solved the issue at no additional cost.. I am enjoying my radio and the extra money I saved by their excellent ... Read More
I called several other places that gave me very extended lead times to fix a nail in my tire. When I called Silver Lake they got me in first thing the next morning. Their communication is excellent and the repair was done on time. Customer service was excellent and I will happily recommend them and use them again.
Can't say enough great things about Silver Lake Auto! Best experience I've had at an auto shop. The manager, Matt and the staff are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly and the service was timely, efficient and thorough. I was at my wits end with my car, taking it from place to place trying to solve an ongoing issue that no one seemed to be able to diagnose. They were able to get me in and provide me with a detailed diagnostic report on my car, which included things that needed immediate atten... Read More
Front brakes, class IV hitch, and some other repairs/items. They were awesome, super professional. Clean. On time. Oh yeah, and everything works. Chris was awesome to work with. The whole team has been. They help each other and have each other's back when someone is busy.