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, tire services, hybrid repair, diesel repair, towing and more since 1973.
Hear from our Customers
Excellent experience. The waiting area is clean. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. My car was completed in a timely manor. And, the communication was great. I will definitely use them again.
Silver Lake Auto is close to my work and I knew my boss had used them often. I had air continuously leaking from a tire and suspected I had a nail or puncture. They were able to get me in the same day and make the repair. I got a free car wash and vacuum out or the small and affordable fix. All the men were nice, it was taken care of very quickly, and I was impressed with the overall thoroughness they provided, including photos and updates on other parts of the car so I have the records. I ex... Read More
Reliable and honest. These guys are your old school auto shop, right to the point and honest about everything, with great estimates. Shout out to Seth Kline for helping graciously with setting an appointment around a busy holiday, and with getting work done around a busy schedule. 10/10
In-N-Out no problems only thing was kind of weird. Was a bird flying in the store other than that good service. Hello to me when I came in and have a great day when I left out.
As always, everyone there did a great job taking care of my vehicle. Got a new set of Blizzak's for the car my wife drives in the winter. Great program for storing our summer tires too!
Both mine and my husband’s car were in need of repair and we had a great experience with Silver Lake! Seth was our advisor and was very honest about the whole process and kept us informed. He even went out of his way to pick us up in order for us not to make multiple trips to pick up our cars. We were very happy with how quick they got us in and our cars fixed. Thank you so much!
Ben, the sales rep, was super friendly every time we spoke. The car was ready when they said it would be and they remained open during a snow storm to take care of their customers (including me). Would definitely return when I need tire service!
I had a great experience at Silver Lake. The employees were very responsive and quick to help. I will be returning for any further car needs! They were able to complete the repair quickly which was greatly appreciated!
Wow, am I glad I discovered Silver Lake Auto in Brookfield. I was in dire need of replacement tires on my 2019 Audi Q7. I called multiple tire centers for quotes and availability and all the other tire centers were out 1 - 3 weeks to get an appointment. After looking at all the 5 star reviews on the internet, I hopped onto the Silver Lakes web site on Monday morning to get a quote on Michelin Cross Climate 2 tires. I called and Ben immediately answered the phone. He confirmed my quote, sa... Read More
We have had A LOT of work done this past year by Silver Lake Auto. They’ve always been honest and diligent with making sure our older family van is in safe driving order. Ben laid out the things that were of greater importance allowing us to plan and prioritize so that we didn’t have one giant financial hit. Recently, they went above and beyond in making sure the strange issue we were having was fully resolved before giving us our keys back. We would definitely recommend SLA and will cont... Read More