Comprehensive Engine Light Diagnostics & Repairs
The check engine light is one of the most stress-inducing warning signals that your vehicle comes equipped with. It’s not because it informs you that there is a problem or of its severity. No, what leaves drivers frustrated and stressed is due to the lack of clarity it provides. Unless you own a specific tool to read your vehicle’s computer system, you won’t be able to understand what’s wrong with your vehicle. Fortunately for you, that’s where the Silver Lakes Auto & Tire Center can help. Our ASE Certified technicians not only have the diagnostic equipment and service tools available, but they also have the technical expertise to ensure that this pesky warning signal fully disappears. Whether it’s a dead battery or a bad O2 sensor, know we’ll handle any problem that will have caused this warning signal to go off.
What Triggered It?
Although the check engine light is helpful in that it informs you something is wrong, its inability to provide you with the specific problem can be maddening. With that said, there are a few things you can do to get rid of the light or at least determine the problem. Although we recommend that all repairs should be handled by our automotive team, understanding the cause of the light can help with the quality of your auto care experience. Here’s what we recommend!
Loose Gas Cap
Believe it or not, this is a legitimate cause for the dreaded check engine light to go off. When you see the warning signal, make sure you either tighten or replace your gas cap as this could be the cause. Also, give your vehicle some time to recognize the adjustment. You may need to drive a few miles before the computer system recognizes what you’ve done!
For any other problem that comes up, the OBD II scanner tool will be the second-best option for determining the problem, outside of visiting our shop! This tool, which can be found at most auto parts stores for a modest sum, will translate the codes sent to the computer system from the sensors found throughout your vehicle. Please keep in mind that although some tools will give you the ability to erase the codes, it does not mean the problem is fixed! You will still need a repair even though your check engine light is no longer illuminated.
Book Your Visit With Us!
Take the guessing game out of the check engine light and visit Silver Lakes Auto & Tire Center in Brookfield, WI. Our ASE Certified technicians have state-of-the-art repair tools and diagnostic equipment at their disposal to provide the auto care your vehicle needs. When you visit our shop, feel confident knowing that we’ll get the job done right. Have questions about our services or want to schedule a visit? Give us a call at (262) 333-0679 or visit our facility -- 17495 W. Capitol Dr.. We’re right around the corner from Fairview Park.
Two Generations of Auto Repair
If you’re looking for an auto repair shop in Oconomowoc, Hartland, 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 Hartland, 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
I got a nail in my tire and found myself a few miles away from this place. I called them, they got me in immediately, and fixed my tire on the spot. I was in and out within 45 minutes. Fantastic customer service and friendly staff. I will definitely be back in the future should I need anything else. A+
I had a great first experience with Silver Lake when I used them for the first time ever to replace a leaking water pump. Josh was great. Their communications (texts, emails, phone calls, detailed estimate) were outstanding and something I was not used to getting from other auto service shops. I plan to buy new tires from them next month. And I live within walking distance of them. I feel like I've found a new friend!
First time using Silver Lake Auto had emergency and lost all power. Had SUV towed to them. They were helpful and provided detailed report on repairs needed. They did an awesome job on repairs and SUV running like new. Highly recommend and working with Chris was great.
Clean shop. Great initial service. Offered to drive me home after they get a look at my car on Thursday. They also perform emissions tests for free, which is nice. Will follow up after job is done.and experience is complete. So far so good UPDATE: Silver Lake worked hard and figured our what the problem with my car was. It wasn't something a simple diagnostic could identify. Done and repaired. Car drives great! These folks get a👍.
Came here for a tire rotation and wheel alignment on my Tesla Model S and was very happy with the result. The pricing seemed reasonable (everything is getting more expensive, now that shops have to do extra calibration for driver-assistance features), the service took about an hour less time than they told me to expect, and most importantly...they didn't change my seat presets. Everyone I talked to was very friendly and very up front about what they would be doing and how much it would cost. ... Read More
This was the best experience I have ever had dealing with car issues, hands down! We have a conversion mini van that is not easily towed and one call to Silver Lake Auto in New Berlin and they came to the rescue and went above and beyond. They were very communicative and did excellent work. I will definitely come here for all future needs. Would highly recommend, plus the cookies were delicious.
Clean shop. Great initial service. Offered to drive me home after they get a look at my car on Thursday. They also perform emissions tests for free, which is nice. Will follow up after job is done.and experience is complete. So far so good. 👍
The team at Silver Lake Auto in Brookfield is highly recommended - big step up from the Toyota dealership! Professional, courteous, skilled. I will remain a customer.
First time customer and very impressed. Very professional and polite. Love their use of technology to communicate and inform. I am looking for a trustworthy place to have my cars serviced. I am impressed so far and will continue to come here. Thanks
I primarily dealt with Josh he was very personable and courteous. I needed work done and it got done in a nice and timely fashion. It was great how I received an overall assessment of my car. I am definitely going to continue business with them.