Your scheduled oil changes are one of those little things you can do that goes a really long way when it comes to maintaining your engine. Next time your car needs an oil change in Hartland, we invite you to stop by Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers.
Why Do You Need An Oil Change?
If you take a few moments to flip through your vehicle owner’s manual you will see a suggested list of preventative maintenance, including the suggested frequency for each. One of the most frequent preventative services you will need to perform is an oil change— but why? Below are some of the top reasons:
- Over time, dirt and debris find their way into your engine and your oil. This will make your oil thick or sludgy, meaning it can’t do a proper job of lubricating your engine.
- The less friction in your engine, the better your fuel efficiency—and who couldn’t use more miles per gallon?
- Fresh oil is cleaner oil, meaning you will emit less harmful emissions. This is particularly true for your vintage cars and trucks.
- Regular oil changes are the most important thing you can do to protect your engine. Less friction means less wear, less wear means fewer repairs.
So Much More Than An Oil Change
Even though bringing your car in for service or repair isn’t the most ideal use of your time, it is necessary. Silver Lake Oil & Towing respects that you have other priorities and that even for a couple of hours during an oil change you don’t want to be stuck without your car. Our Hartland, Wisconsin, customers are very appreciative of the complementary services we provide on top of the care we offer their vehicles. Some of the luxuries they can take advantage of are the waiting room with TVs and baked goods. There is also wifi which allows customers to bring a laptop and get some work done while waiting. If waiting around does not fit your schedule, we even offer loaner vehicles until you return for your car.
Oil Services That Make You and Your Car Run Better
On top of the great convenience you can gain from visiting us, you know that we perform excellent work for our customers because we have been successful and growing since 1973. Part of our service is to offer a digital inspection free of charge. You’ll receive images of your car showing what needs fixing and the things that were already working well about your car. For example, if your air filter needs to be changed, you will be able to see pictures of your old, dirty air filter. This also ensures that we aren’t selling you something you don’t need. Also, you can feel good that any waste byproducts from an oil change or tires will be recycled to promote a healthy environment.
When Is It Time For an Oil Change
Cars that have been designed more recently will usually notify you through a dashboard light that your car is due for an oil change. However, not everyone drives a new car. For those who drive older cars, there are a few factors in determining when you should get your car’s oil serviced. Excess weight from carpooling or a trailer will cause your engine to work harder for the same results. Hot or cold climates will also make the engine work to reach optimal temperatures. Do you use your vehicle often or just occasionally? While you are driving is it smooth sailing or heavy traffic? Along with having a lot of dust in the air, these are some things to consider how often you should get an oil change. On average once every year or 7,500 miles, whichever comes first, are reliable benchmarks for getting this service. After considering your conditions, give or take some from these values.
Silver Lake Oil & Towing works in a friendly and timely manner if you are looking for the right place to get your oil changed. Call us now at (262) 966-7522 to reach our Hartland, WI location and learn more. You can also visit us at 30620 Country Road VV for walk-in service. We can’t wait to see you!
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.