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Category: Car Care Tips

Do I Have to Change My Oil?

October 2nd, 2019 by

Maintenance Must-Dos Sometimes, the best we can do for our cars is the very basics. If you are trying to get to the bare bones of vehicle maintenance, you might be wondering whether or not repetitive oil changes are really necessary. Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin has the answers for you,

How to Avoid Engine Repairs

October 1st, 2019 by

Tips From the Experts When you visit the auto shop for routine service, you hope that everything with your vehicle is in good working order. No one likes to hear that their vehicle will need expensive engine repairs! Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers understands that, and we take our role as your vehicle’s maintenance

3 Things That Mean It’s Time for Brake Repair

September 30th, 2019 by

When to Get New Brakes Do you know how to tell when you need brake repair? The technicians at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers do! Visit our location in Hartland, Wisconsin for an inspection and we can tell you just how much life your brakes have left. If you want to save yourself a

When Should You Change Oil?

September 25th, 2019 by

How to Tell When It’s Time For Service Do you know when to get your oil changed? There’s a few ways to determine the best service interval for your vehicle. You want to get the most out of your oil without waiting too long and causing damage to the engine. Here are some expert tips

Dog-Proofing Your Ride

April 2nd, 2018 by

Our pets are our family, and we like to take them with us on our adventures and travels. Having your dog in your car might be a little stressful, especially if you worry about being clean and keeping your car in good condition. While we love them very much, our furry friends have been known

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Your Oil Change

January 5th, 2018 by

Perhaps the most common reason to get your car serviced is the oil change. Often, drivers don’t take oil changes seriously and this makes us and your car very sad. Oil changes are important to the health of your can, and when it boils down to it, for your safety. Thinking about skipping your oil

Winter Weather Car Care Tips

December 19th, 2016 by

In Wisconsin, we’re no strangers to winter weather. Every year we’re hit with ice or snow and it’s important to prepare your vehicle for the winter weather. Check out some of our favorite winter weather car care tips to keep you safe and warm on the road. Prepare an emergency kit. The number one car

Fall Car Care Month!

October 6th, 2016 by

October is here, bringing in cooler weather and Fall Car Care Month. Quite honestly, October is the perfect month to complete maintenance on your vehicle for the upcoming season. It’s right before any big trips, such as the family’s annual Thanksgiving feast. It’s also right before any major weather changes. Here are some things you

Bigfoot Versus The Cheap Brake Job

May 31st, 2016 by

By now most of us have heard of the legend of Bigfoot or at least seen the messing with Sasquatch commercials. A tall, hairy, human looking beast hiding in a forest near you. This mythological creature has been in a way well documented (created) for decades. But somehow Sasquatch has been able to elude Zookeepers

Should I Take My Hybrid Car to a Special Hybrid Repair Shop?

March 12th, 2015 by

If you drive a hybrid car, you have made a conscious effort to drive a more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly vehicle. To keep it running well and as green as it should be, it really needs to be serviced and maintained by an auto repair shop specially trained to handle its intricate details. Otherwise you