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
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.