What Is It?
When we drive our vehicles, we want them to be ultra-responsive and precise. The better these factors are, the better the driving experience is for us. Due to this demand, it has also left our vehicle a lot more sensitive to vibrational forces we can experience while on the road. This sensitivity can lead to inconsistencies for your tires and wheels in the form of weight, stiffness, and balance. That’s where Road Force Balancing comes in.
By utilizing a road force balancer, Silver Lake Auto and Tire Center is able to quickly determine what needs to be done to compensate for the inconsistencies in your wheels and tires. It’ll be able to individually measure the run-out and force variation of each wheel and tire. By taking account of this information, we’ll be able to ensure that every drive you have in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin is a smooth and safe one!
Why You Need It
Road force balancing plays a crucial role in maintaining the smooth drive you expect from your vehicle. It’s because of this service that you are able to avoid minor and major wheel vibrations when you drive. What’s responsible for these vibrations? Run-outs and force variations .
Runouts can be found in two different forms -- Lateral and Radial. Lateral run-out is inconsistencies found in the low point of your vehicle’s tire and wheel design. Radial run-out is the same thing, but is found in the high point instead. When paired with force variation , which is a stiff spot on the tire, this can cause significant vibrations.
Road force balancing measures both run-out and force variation so it can accurately determine the variant forces caused by the road. It does this by simulating the force of the road while you "drive." Using this information, our ASE Certified technicians are then able to quickly provide the proper compensation to minimize or completely get rid of the wheel vibrations.
Schedule Your Visit Today!
Regardless if you feel major or minor vibrations in your steering wheel, make sure you take advantage of Silver Lake Auto and Tire Centers’ road force balancing service. Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts can quickly remedy the inconsistencies in your wheels and tires so you can drive around Waukesha County with comfort and confidence. Give us a call at 262-567-0284 and schedule an appointment with us today! In the area and have questions about this service? Visit our shop -- 36355 East Wisconsin Avenue -- 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
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.