With vehicle ownership comes expectations, not least of them a vehicle that you can rely on to drive well and keep you safe for a long time to come. If you want a car you can depend on, it needs to depend on you for care, which is why it’s important to visit for regular maintenance like wheel alignment. Not sure why it matters? Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers will set you straight!
How Your Car’s Alignment Works
What is wheel alignment, anyway? A vehicle has an entire system connected to its wheels. That system includes axles, tires, brakes, and suspension. The more complex the system, the more one small thing being out of whack can cause a cascade of problems. Proper alignment consists of keeping the toe, camber, and caster in line so that your car handles the way it should. Each is a description of your wheels relative to the road, and to your steering system: Camber, which is the angle of your tires when viewed from the front; Toe, or the angle of your tire when viewed from above; and Caster, which is the angle relative to your steering system. If any of those three angles are off by even a couple of degrees, you’ll notice performance problems that are directly proportionate to how far your vehicle is out of alignment.
When Do I Need Wheel Alignment?
So, what should you be looking for? If you notice the vehicle pulls to one side or another, especially to a point where you have to keep the wheel off-center in order to drive straight, it could be an alignment problem. Even subtle signs, like squealing or uneven tire wear, can point to poor alignment. Your vehicle’s alignment can also be thrown off if you come into contact with a harsh impact on the road, such as driving over a deep pothole or hitting a curb. If your car starts to drive abnormally after, schedule an appointment for an inspection. However, it’s important to note that each of these symptoms can have multiple causes. For instance, a recent tire rotation or suspension adjustment, uneven tire pressure, or a load that’s out of balance can all contribute to similar problems. That’s why it’s important to have your vehicle evaluated by experts.
Schedule Wheel Alignment Service Today
At Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in Brookfield, Wisconsin, our technicians are trained and experienced, our equipment is state of the art and up to industry standards, and we use high-quality car parts to ensure quality. Stop in for a wheel alignment service today at 30620 County Road. Contact us at (262) 966-7522 to learn more!
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
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.