Due to the increasing demand for tight and responsive controls, vehicle manufacturers have been creating vehicles with lower tires and tighter suspension systems. Although this has led to an improved driving experience, it has also left the tires and wheels more susceptible to being thrown off balance and developing inconsistencies. Normally, a typical wheel balance service can do the job, but there are some factors that the service fails to address. That’s where road force balancing comes in. By looking for specific inconsistencies that aren’t accounted for in a typical wheel balance service, we’ll be able to minimize the vibrational forces a driver can experience while they’re driving.
At Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in Brookfield, WI, we’ll be able to offer you the road force balancing service you need. Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts can quickly identify and fix the inconsistencies in your wheels and tires! When you visit our shop, know you’ll be working with some of the best balancing specialists in Waukesha County!
So, how does Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers go about performing our road force balancing service? Well, it all starts by taking into account two elements — run-out and force variation. Run-out is typically caused by inconsistencies in stiffness, weight, and balance. We can determine these inconsistencies by evaluating the low and high points of a tire and wheel design, known as a lateral and radial run-out, respectively. As for force variation, it is simply a spot that is stiffer than the rest of the tire.
Our technicians utilize a balance machine that simulates the force of the road, which can measure the run-out and force variation of the entire tire and wheel. Based on the information they gather from the balance machine, they then can create the best solution to fix the inconsistencies. This will be unique to each tire and wheel, as some tires may need to be rotated and remounted while others will just need additional weight. By implementing these solutions, the driver should experience no vibrations during their next drive!
If your vehicle is suffering from minor or major vibrations, consider a road force balancing service from Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in Brookfield, WI! Our ASE Certified technicians and professionally trained service experts utilize the latest tools and technology to properly compensate for your vehicle’s wheel inconsistencies! Give us a call at 262-804-9969and schedule an appointment with us today! In the area and have questions about our road force balancing service? Visit our shop — 17495 West Capitol Drive — and ask our service experts how we can help you and your vehicle! After-hours vehicle drop-off is available!
Hours of Operation
Monday: 7am – 6pm
Tuesday: 7am – 6pm
Wednesday: 7am – 6pm
Thursday: 7am – 6pm
Friday: 7am – 6pm