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
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