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
Front brakes, class IV hitch, and some other repairs/items. They were awesome, super professional. Clean. On time. Oh yeah, and everything works. Chris was awesome to work with. The whole team has been. They help each other and have each other's back when someone is busy.
My car was down for over two weeks and I called silver lake originally but decided to take my car somewhere else unfortunately on my part regarding my alternator after spending over $700 my truck was still not fixed nor running. I called Silver lake back and that assured me that could fix it even though they saw that my originally issue was still the problem!! Silver lake fixed my car within 24hrs. This is the most professional, friendly and clean automotive place I have ever seen and appreci... Read More
I needed my vehicle repaired within 2 days for a road trip. Silver Lake got it in, inspected and repaired in about 1 day. Fixed all of my issues and after 1,200 miles its running great!
I highly recommend this business and the manager Josh was very professional and Nice. They Kept me up to date on what problems they found and provided me with a detailed report with pictures showing the problem areas. They also have loaner cars at no charge which definitely helps lower the stress level when it comes to needing to get to work or around town.
Going to a mechanic is always scary when something is wrong with your vehicle and you have minimal knowledge about them. Silver Lake Auto was very courteous and thorough, complete with pictures. They laid out what needed to be done immediately and what can wait in "non-mechanic" terms. They also let us use a courtesy vehicle for a day so I didn't have the hassle of having to shuttle during business hours as well as have transportation to work the next day. They made that process easy and ... Read More
Another Great Experience from the Silverlake Auto team in Brookfield, Sarah was great with communicating times and service. This is why I entrust my Business and Personal auto care needs to this team. Highly recommend this group to your companies auto needs!
I originally called Silver Lake Auto & Tire when I tried to start my car one day after work and something just wasn’t right. It was idling really high and frankly, I was afraid to drive it. So, like any other person who may know nothing about cars, I googled the nearest place with the best reputation and, their name came up. And I’m so glad it did. I had them tow my car to their shop that evening and waited nervously the next day to hear back. The next morning, I was messaged all the ... Read More
I have a high mileage 14 year old luxury SUV. The body is in great shape, interior is flawless. The check engine light came on. I feared the worst. Although it was not inexpensive, they were very honest and professional. Gave me the option to have the repairs or not. No high pressure and they were spot on with their diagnosis and cost was exactly what tjey quoted. It was nice to have the courtesy car too. Great customer service. I will definitely return if I have service needs in the... Read More
Customer service was amazing, thanks Mike!!! I called them in a panic as my brakes were completely shot and needed to leave town in 2 days. They were able to squeeze me in to help me out!!! Much appreciated!!!
They're always great about helping me out with my car. - great customer service