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
Honestly, best automotive service I've ever received! Josh was kind, understanding of my situation, and helped me prioritize the repairs to a car that needs a little love based on safety and logevity. He also was able to provide me with a loaner vehicle which made my day much easier to manage. I dropped off in the morning, we talked before noon, car was ready before 4, and it feels great! And they took it to the carwash for me!! Wow! What more could you ask for! Thanks for the super positive ... Read More
Very efficient and knowledgeable Josh the manager was very polite I would go back there again and I would tell all my friends!
VERY friendly service, honest, they kept me updated through the whole process. I'm taking my car there from now on. Thank you to the friend who recommended them.
Awesome work and communication, especially with an autistic young lady who is new to auto repair! Thanks and keep keeping your on!
Amazing! Called to see about an appointment. Phone was immediately answered by a pleasant voice and cheery greeting. I explained what I needed and was put on a VERY short hold. Alycia (sp?) came back on the line and said to drop it off whenever I could. They would have a loaner for me to use. I arrived to a clean shop and was now greeted by a smiling face and same cheery voice as before. In less than 10 minutes, I was on my way back to work in a very clean loaner. I received a call a few hour... Read More
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.