Complete Engine Light Diagnostics & Repair
Your vehicle is equipped with a variety of warning signals designed to inform you of your vehicle’s status. Within that list of signals is one that has left drivers stressed and frustrated since it was first introduced as the malfunction indicator light (MIL) in the late 1980s -- the check engine light. What stands out about this warning signal is its inability to inform you of what the specific problem is. It’ll only inform you of a problem and its severity. Fortunately for drivers in Hartland, Wisconsin, Silver Lakes Auto & Tire is here to help. Our ASE Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair tools to properly fix and rid your vehicle of this pesky light. Whether it’s a dead battery or a bad spark plug, we handle any problem that causes this warning signal!
What You Need to Do
When the check engine light comes on, the first thing you need to look at is the light itself, as this will inform you of the problem’s severity. Is it a steady glow? Or is it blinking? If the light is steady, that means whatever is wrong isn’t a major issue, yet. If the light is blinking, that indicates that something is severely wrong with your vehicle. In this instance, it’s important that you have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible! Continuing to drive could cause additional damage.
If the light is steady, the first thing you want to check on is your gas cap. Believe it or not, a loose gas cap can actually trigger the warning signal! Make sure that you either tighten the cap or replace it (they're cheap at most auto parts stores) before your next drive. Once this adjustment is made, give your vehicle’s computer system some time to recognize it. You may need to drive a few miles before the light disappears.
If the gas cap is not the case, make sure you visit our shop as soon as you can! Our ASE Certified technicians will have an OBD II tool in hand to accurately determine the cause of the light and fix the issue! You can get your hands on an OBD II at an auto parts store, but they can be a little costly.
Schedule With Our Shop!
When the check engine light comes on, it’s important you understand what the problem is and how to fix it. At Silver Lakes Auto & Tire, we can help with that. Our ASE Certified technicians have the diagnostic tools and repair equipment to properly determine and repair any problem that may have caused the warning signal. Whether you have a question about our services or want to book an appointment, give us a call at 262-373-6732 or visit our shop at 30620 Hwy V V! We’re down the street from Merton Community Park!
Two Generations of Auto Repair
If you’re looking for an auto repair shop in Oconomowoc, Hartland, 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 Hartland, 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
The technicians repaired a leak in my tire from a screw quickly and efficiently. The service staff was pleasant and personable throughout.
I would like to thank the tow truck driver from Silver Lake Auto who stopped to help me with my flat tire. He was concerned for my safety so he stopped and was able to quickly change my tire and get me on my way. Thank you so much.
Brought my vehicle in for emissions testing. There were 2 places closer but this place had the highest Google review so I tried there first. I was not disappointed. Great service, friendly and in and out in 10 minutes. Needed to get my oil changed on our plug-in hybrid. Once again great service and quality work. Thanks to Silver Lake Auto and Tire Centers and Google reviews for pointing me in the right direction. Wonderful work on both counts.
Very professional, very thorough, honest. I can not stress this part enough. Had 2 vehicles done this week. One of them we were told by someone else it needed a new alternator and ignition switch. Took to Silver Lake, only needed a battery charge. Same vehicle now 4 days later is still going good, without a single issue. They send you updates with the pictures of your vehicle and the devices with the readings for you to see too. This is the place to go and I will not go elsewhere, and will ... Read More
I got a nail in my tire and found myself a few miles away from this place. I called them, they got me in immediately, and fixed my tire on the spot. I was in and out within 45 minutes. Fantastic customer service and friendly staff. I will definitely be back in the future should I need anything else. A+
I had a great first experience with Silver Lake when I used them for the first time ever to replace a leaking water pump. Josh was great. Their communications (texts, emails, phone calls, detailed estimate) were outstanding and something I was not used to getting from other auto service shops. I plan to buy new tires from them next month. And I live within walking distance of them. I feel like I've found a new friend!
First time using Silver Lake Auto had emergency and lost all power. Had SUV towed to them. They were helpful and provided detailed report on repairs needed. They did an awesome job on repairs and SUV running like new. Highly recommend and working with Chris was great.
Clean shop. Great initial service. Offered to drive me home after they get a look at my car on Thursday. They also perform emissions tests for free, which is nice. Will follow up after job is done.and experience is complete. So far so good UPDATE: Silver Lake worked hard and figured our what the problem with my car was. It wasn't something a simple diagnostic could identify. Done and repaired. Car drives great! These folks get a👍.
Came here for a tire rotation and wheel alignment on my Tesla Model S and was very happy with the result. The pricing seemed reasonable (everything is getting more expensive, now that shops have to do extra calibration for driver-assistance features), the service took about an hour less time than they told me to expect, and most importantly...they didn't change my seat presets. Everyone I talked to was very friendly and very up front about what they would be doing and how much it would cost. ... Read More
This was the best experience I have ever had dealing with car issues, hands down! We have a conversion mini van that is not easily towed and one call to Silver Lake Auto in New Berlin and they came to the rescue and went above and beyond. They were very communicative and did excellent work. I will definitely come here for all future needs. Would highly recommend, plus the cookies were delicious.