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, North Lake, 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 North Lake, 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
They were able to put a patch on my tire instead of replacing it, which saved me a lot of money. Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable, which I appreciate a lot. And they gave me some delicious chocolate chip cookies when I picked up my car! 10/10
Very efficient and knowledgeable Josh the manager was very polite I would go back there again and I would tell all my friends!
This was the first time using this business and I was impressed. They gave me a detailed lay out with pictures as to what needed to be fixed, ranked from high priority to low priority. They let me decided what I wanted to be done. No pushy salesman. I would highly recommend.
I took our Subaru in for new tires and brakes. Scheduling was simple. I received a call from Evan the morning of the appointment, verifying the type of tires I wanted, before I even dropped the car off. Their online inspection report was great, as I could look over their findings, and recommended maintenance items before speaking with the shop. I received a few calls throughout the day with status updates and was able to pick the car up the same day. Bonus - their military discount saved me s... Read More
I had tires shipped to Silver Lake from Tire Rack for mounting, balancing and installation on a 2005 Chevy Express AWD. The appointment was made promptly, the work was performed without any issues and they did not attempt to up-sell additional services. That is a big win for me! They did exactly what I asked for with no hassle. Brilliant! I will use their services in the future.
I've always had a great experience taking my vehicles here. They are honest, do great work and very professional. I also enjoy that they have courtesy cars. The nearby dealerships make you rent from their car rental business.
My car was towed to this AAA approved center. I experienced a friendly, competent, courteous, and professional staff from the lady at the desk to the technicians and manager. The diagnosis and subsequent service were right on. They also solved a nonworking radio, which my car dealership said would cost me a significant amount to fix. Silver Lake quickly diagnosed the problem and solved the issue at no additional cost.. I am enjoying my radio and the extra money I saved by their excellent ... Read More
I called several other places that gave me very extended lead times to fix a nail in my tire. When I called Silver Lake they got me in first thing the next morning. Their communication is excellent and the repair was done on time. Customer service was excellent and I will happily recommend them and use them again.
Can't say enough great things about Silver Lake Auto! Best experience I've had at an auto shop. The manager, Matt and the staff are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly and the service was timely, efficient and thorough. I was at my wits end with my car, taking it from place to place trying to solve an ongoing issue that no one seemed to be able to diagnose. They were able to get me in and provide me with a detailed diagnostic report on my car, which included things that needed immediate atten... Read More
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.