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Preparing for the Unexpected: How to Budget for Automotive Repairs When you least expect it, life can throw you a curveball. Whether it’s a smoking engine or a sudden transmission problem, car troubles can disrupt the flow of your life and also stop the flow of your cash. In order to comfortably pay for major […]

How Winter/Cold Affects Your Battery

As the winter months and cold temperatures continue to linger, you may begin to notice some issues with your vehicle’s battery not working like it does during the rest of the year. What you may not know is that temperatures directly affect a battery’s performance.    Vehicle batteries are rated in cold-cranking amps (CCA), which […]

Interesting Traffic Laws Around the World

Surprising Traffic Laws Around the World and in the US — Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers Traffic laws are supposed to add order and sensibility to driving, but a review of some of the laws we found across the world and even our own country leave one to wonder, “Are you serious?” While not […]


Why does the TPMS sensor come on? Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) lights can come on for several reasons, the most common being a leak/damage to the tire or changes in the air pressure (1psi decrease for every 10-degree drop in temperature).  When the TPMS sensor comes on, it will either flash, or stay on […]

How to be a More Eco Friendly Driver

Love Your Car and the Environment — Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers CONTENT: More than 3/4 of adults in America say they’re concerned about the environment and would like to reduce their impact. Most, however, feel there’s little they can do when it comes to their cars. They rely on and enjoy personal transportation. […]

Summer Maintenance Prep

Pre-Season Conditioning for Your Car School might be on its way out for the summer, but road-trips and warmer temps are on their way in! Wisconsin is a great state for daily and weekend outings. From lazing around on one of Lake Michigan’s beautiful beaches to braving some wild rides in Wisconsin Dells, you’re about […]

Auto Repair? It’s Easy If You Do It SMART.

Be SMART With Your Vehicle Who here wants to dish out dollars for auto repairs? You’re probably not volunteering yourself. Repairs just aren’t something people look forward to. Vacation? Yes. A new car? Highly likely. Home improvements? Perhaps. But car repairs? Who wants to spend their hard-earned dollars on that? The thing is, auto repairs […]

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Calibration

We are excited to announce that Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers have added ADAS systems calibration to our service offerings as of 2019! ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) are specialized safety functions car manufacturers have introduced to newer vehicles that help protect the driver and reduce the overall number of vehicle accidents. You may […]

We’re ASE-Certified! But What Does That Mean?

We here at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers take great pride in the fact that we provide ASE certification to all of our service technicians. That’s a nice-sounding acronym that gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean and why is it so important? What Does ASE Stand For? ASE actually […]

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