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Need an Oil Change? Bring Your Car to Us!

Common Engine FAQs: Can I Top Off My Own Oil? Whether that little genie magic lamp light popped up on your dashboard or your car is acting strange, it’s important to know the signs that you need an oil change. Regular oil changes are one of the easiest ways to keep your car in great […]

How Do Oil Filters Work?

Your Underappreciated Oil Filter — Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers Most oil filters don’t cost a lot of money, but they sure do work hard. If you’re wondering exactly what function that part serves or suspect it’s time for a change, trust your vehicle to the ASE-certified technicians at Silver Lake Auto & Tire […]

How Oil is Made

From Crude to Conventional What good can come of death? Good question! When plant and animal matter get worked deep into the earth, heat and pressure turn it into what people sometimes refer to as “liquid gold.” But this, of course, doesn’t happen overnight. Once geologists locate the precious fluid, oil rigs extract it and […]

Sludge – An Engine Killer

The Death of an Engine and How to Avoid it It sneaks around when no one is looking. It doesn’t care if it’s day or night. It can paralyze its enemy if its enemy isn’t super careful. Then it starts to destroy everything else in sight. It’s dark and clumpy and oozes all over. What […]

What Motor Oil Does Your Car Need?

Which Kind is Best for Your Vehicle? Are you trying to figure out what type of motor oil to purchase for your car? Maybe you aren’t familiar with the many different types, or you just purchased a new vehicle and aren’t up to speed on its needs. Whatever the case may be, the oil change […]

Why You Need Regular Oil Changes

How Bad Oil Damages Your Car If you’ve ever skipped or postponed an oil change, you probably didn’t notice any effects on your engine. You may be tempted to delay an oil change until a convenient time. Learn more about the dangers of postponing oil changing services and learn where you can go to receive […]

Do I Have to Change My Oil?

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, […]

When Should You Change Oil?

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 […]