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, 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
Mike, who checked me in and explained all the repair needs, was very professional and helpful. I received a through computer based update of the status of my car. The work was done completely and quickly. My only complaint was that the driver's seat was left dirty. When I brought it back for the torque check, the technician cleaned the seat. Very pleased - I will return!
Excellent service. I’m so glad I stopped by here after finding it from AAA approved centers. I am settling down in a new area and wanted to find a good auto shop i can trust near my place. This place is beyond 5 stars. I am going back here for my next auto service.
Excellent customer service. Matt kept me informed and went out of his way to get my truck back as soon as possible. I will continue to go back for vehicle service and would recommend Silver Lake to others.
Service writer, Mike, was very considerate when upselling on things for a 10 year old high mileage car. He just sold me what I needed to keep it on the road for another year. Courtesy car provided for multiple overnights. Pictures of everything that needed fixing with explanations.
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.