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
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.
I just want to say "Thank You" !!!!! I am a caregiver for an elderly woman, and they were so VERY helpful. They were able to pick me up and schedule appointments during my working hours. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. I would recommend them to everyone.
Been going for years great service every time
We had to use a tow service to remove one of cars to fix the engine from some wire chewing squirrels! Tow truck went above and beyond accommodating us! Super happy with the whole experience.
Thank you, Tyler and the rest of the team for going above and beyond while dealing with a very frustrating warranty issue on our Jeep Grand Cherokee. The team did everything in their power to give us a "best case scenario", and I am really impressed and happy with the level of service we were provided.
Very professional and service was great. Went in for a wheel alignment and service met my expectation