Full-Service Engine Diagnostics & Repair
If you were to compare your vehicle to your body, the engine would represent your heart. For good reason too, as it’s responsible for the main purpose of your vehicle -- getting you from point A to point B. Without a properly functioning engine, driving becomes a difficult and frustrating experience. Make sure that doesn’t happen to you by visiting Silver Lakes Auto & Tire Center in Brookfield, Wisconsin! Our ASE Certified technicians have all the resources and equipment available to perform every repair your engine might need, whether it’s an oil change or a full replacement!
Is Something Wrong With Your Engine?
For the untrained eye, understanding the condition of your engine can be tricky. The good thing about your engine is that unlike other components, it will let you know when it isn’t properly functioning, but it’s up to you to know the signs. Here are a couple of signs you can pay attention to.
If you start hearing a strong, banging noise coming from your engine, that’s a clear sign something is wrong. When this occurs, please make sure you stop driving your vehicle and have it serviced immediately. Although most engines experiencing this will already need some sort of repair, continuing to drive and ignoring those repairs could cause significant damage to your engine. You may even need a complete engine rebuild!
When properly functioning, your vehicle should release colorless fumes. If you notice a colored smoke coming from your vehicle, something may be going on with your engine. There are three colors you need to pay attention to -- white, black, and blue. White smoke means coolant and water has leaked into the combustion chamber and is mixing with the fuel. If you check the oil with a dipstick and it is brown and gooey, that’s another sign of a combustion chamber leak. Black smoke simply means your engine is “running rich,” which means that the fuel to air ratio is unbalanced and there isn’t enough air present Blue smoke means engine oil has leaked into the fuel and is being mixed with it.
Although all of these situations should be quickly serviced, please visit us immediately if you notice white or blue smoke coming from your vehicle! The circumstances leading to that smoke can cause serious damage to your vehicle if not handled promptly!
Schedule With Us Today!
The engine is the heart and soul of your vehicle. Without it, your car simply won’t function. That’s why it’s so important to have it serviced as soon as possible when it experiences any problems, and Silver Lakes Auto & Tire can help. Our ASE Certified technicians have the equipment, skill, and technical know-how to handle every problem your engine will experience. 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.