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, 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
Very friendly, helpful mechanic shop. They helped me out when I was stranded in Wisconsin, (I live in Iowa). They have a very thorough, free inspection and let me know everything that was wrong with the car, but also let me know that only one of those things was absolutely necessary to get my car back on the road. Very honest. I highly recommend!
Tyler got me in and done a day ahead of schedule, and then fixed my wifes TPMS on her truck after I came back to get my tires with her truck. Exceptional service and professionalism, and a very clean shop. I'll be back for a alignment soon!
My husband and I have brought both of our vehicles to Silver Lake. We even had an emergency flat that they did overnight service for us! Excellent customer service and a company that cares!
Top notch customer service at Silver Lake Auto in Oconomowoc! They went for a test drive with me when I dropped of my truck to understand the problems I was having, diagnosed the issues properly, had great communication on how they were going to fix them and offered me a courtesy car to drive while they fixed by truck. To put a cherry on top... they cleaned my truck truck inside and out! Thank you!
Silver Lake Auto & Tire has an extremely helpful staff. Clay and his team are very helpful and are very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this team to help you keep your car running very well.
Great auto repair shop. Fair and informative. 5 stars plus!
I’ve used SLAC for various things over the years both personal and professional (I’m a GM for a local collision repair center) and the service has always been great. Just last night I needed my wife’s car towed from Oconomowoc to Watertown and even though it was after hours, Rob and Sean coordinated everything with their driver who happened to be in the area and got it done way quicker than I anticipated. When I called to pay the tow bill, Amanda was just as friendly as she always is. I... Read More
I found that Silver Lake Auto addressed the problem with my car and did an outstanding repair!They also made recommendations for my next visit.I highly suggest them to anyone looking for a reliable and honest place to do business
Customer service was excellent. Kept me updated throughout the day. Completed on time and as estimated. Would highly recommend Silver Lake!
Super nice and helpful! Genuine and straight to the point. They were understanding and accommodating. The loaner car was very nice and clean. Overall I really liked them and would come back for sure.