Transmission System Services Available
Whether you drive an automatic or manual, the transmission system plays an important role in the overall performance of your vehicle. Responsible for changing gears and controlling the RPMs of your vehicle, it’s the reason why you’re able to put your car in “Park” and “Drive.” It does this by utilizing a system of complex parts and precise timing, and it should come as no surprise that it needs consistent maintenance to perform at its best. That’s where we can help.
At Silver Lakes Auto & Tire in Hartland, Wisconsin, our ASE Certified technicians utilize the latest tools and service techniques to perform every service your transmission may need. You need the best automotive professionals working on your vehicle. When you visit our shop, know that your vehicle’s transmission system is in good hands.
How to Take Better Care
Your vehicle’s transmission is a complex system that relies on a variety of components and precise timing in order to properly function. It should come as no surprise that to maintain that level of performance, you must properly maintain the transmission. Although we recommend leaving all services to our ASE Certified technicians, there are some things you can do to monitor and maintain the system’s condition. Here are two things our automotive team suggests so you can get the most out of your vehicle’s transmission!
Check the Fluid
The transmission fluid helps lubricate the parts found within your transmission and keeps the system clean. Without fresh, clean fluid, your transmission cannot perform at its best. To inspect it, use the dipstick found next to the system. Once you’ve cleaned the dipstick, insert it back into the system and take it out. You want to take note of the level and quality of the fluid. Unlike motor oil, the fluid is never consumed or burned up. If you notice the fluid level is low, that is a certain sign of a leak and you’ll need to visit our shop as soon as possible. As for the quality of the fluid, it should have a bright red appearance and sweet smell to it. If it starts to look brown and smell burnt, that means the fluid needs to be changed or flushed!
Build Better Habits
How you drive can either help or hurt your transmission system. Bad habits can speed up the degradation of your transmission and have you visiting our shop a lot sooner than you’d like or expect. When driving, think about implementing these two habits into your driving style -- wait till the car is at a full stop to change gears and warm up your car before a drive. Although it may be difficult to adapt at first, these habits will help you save money and maintain your vehicle’s high level of performance!
We Want to Help You!
Whether you need transmission fluid flushed or the clutch repaired, Silver Lakes Auto & Tire in Hartland, WI will have the services you need. Our ASE Certified technicians utilize their years of experience and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your transmission system is always operating smooth and crisp. 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.