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
Thanks so much for helping me with my tire repair given how busy you were and the short notice. The dealer that I purchased the Tahoe from, Boucher, offered no help. Guaranteed that when I need new tires I’m going to you.
Mike and the service department provided an extremely detailed and professional service check on our Subaru. We had new tires installed at a very competitive price. They washed the car and allowed us to leave it on the lot while we were out of town. All contacts by phone and in-person were very helpful, accommodating and friendly. We'll be back!
When I was in need of a set of winter tires for my 2022 Bolt EUV, I spoke with Austin to get a quote. He listened to what my wants were and quickly put together three options, sending them to me via email so I could review them at my leisure. Not only was his pricing competitive, he applied coupons for promotions that I had missed by mere hours. His willingness to "do right" by me, instead of hiding behind policy, went a long way towards building my trust in Silver Lake as a business. Having ... Read More
Silver Lake Auto & Tire Center is a great community partner and has helped numerous businesses and their employees with their vehicles. This ranges from reasonably priced tires, to fast and friendly service, and even pick up and drop off service to and from work! The friendly and knowledgeable staff have been amazing to partner with these past few months! We are proud to call them members of the Brookfield Chamber!
I had two TPMS replacement installed and two slow rim leak resealed. All work was complete and they added an extra TPMS at no charge. The inspection and safety checks were very helpful informing me of future maintenance I need to have done.
Silver Lake Auto on Capital Drive in Brookfield, WI is awesome! They were extremely accommodating to me and fixed my tail light with ease and quickly. I recommend them to anyone looking to support a talented group of people who’s passion shows!
Alesha and Andrew went above and beyond I will recommend your place to everyone I talk to You are lucky to have them as employees They treated me with the utmost respect
Dave B helped me pick out the right tires and gave me a lot of information about the differences between tires that I had never previously known. They have a great waiting area, but my tires were done so fast that I barely had time to finish their great coffee. Keep up the great work!
Great. Very helpful especially Andrew.
I have been using Silver Lake auto for over a year and I have always been impressed with their service! They are thorough, efficient, courteous, and professional! They also accommodate my time frame which I really appreciate! Thank you!!