The benefits of owning a Hybrid vehicle far outweigh some of the common vehicle issues. Most hybrid vehicle owners know that the advanced technology that gives them increased fuel efficiency comes with its own maintenance issues. At Silver Lake Auto, our ASE-certified technicians have been working on Hybrid models since they were first introduced, and we pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest technology and the new ways to maintain it. Come by our shop today at E Wisconsin Avenue to discuss your vehicle needs.
Forgot Your Charger?
The role of the battery became even more important in the design of Hybrid vehicles, and maintaining your battery health is the best way of making sure your vehicle gets you where you need to go. Sometimes the signs of battery failure aren’t as obvious as a red light on the dashboard. Our technicians put together a list of the 5 most common signs of battery failure:
Reduced Fuel Efficiency: For Hybrid owners, watching your MPG can be intoxicating, but it can also be annoying if it’s not giving you the mileage you were expecting. If your Hybrid is suddenly getting fewer miles to the gallon, this may mean it’s relying more heavily on fuel because the battery is losing power.
Erratic Engine Input: If you experience unexpected stopping and starting, or your vehicle stutters with power failure, this could mean you have an issue with your battery, and it is causing your vehicle to have erratic power in the engine.
Inconsistent State of Charge: While you are driving, a healthy battery should maintain a steady state of charge. If your state of charge fluctuates while you are driving, your battery may be the culprit.
Charging Issues: Like any battery, the ability to maintain a charge or even to charge while plugged in could be compromised if your battery is failing.
Unusual Noise: Our technicians will also tell you to watch out for strange noises. If your battery health is declining, it will overheat more easily, and the cooling fan will have to run almost constantly. Since a hybrid is traditionally a quiet vehicle, you’ll definitely notice if the battery fan is running too often.
Schedule Your Hybrid Repair Here
If you experience any of the common symptoms of battery failure, or have other concerns about your Hybrid, our ASE Certified technicians will work with you to determine the best services to keep your vehicle performing at its most efficient. With locations across Wisconsin, including Oconomowoc and Waukesha County, Wisconsin, call us today at (262) 567-0284 for an appointment.
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
Honestly, best automotive service I've ever received! Josh was kind, understanding of my situation, and helped me prioritize the repairs to a car that needs a little love based on safety and logevity. He also was able to provide me with a loaner vehicle which made my day much easier to manage. I dropped off in the morning, we talked before noon, car was ready before 4, and it feels great! And they took it to the carwash for me!! Wow! What more could you ask for! Thanks for the super positive ... Read More
Very efficient and knowledgeable Josh the manager was very polite I would go back there again and I would tell all my friends!
VERY friendly service, honest, they kept me updated through the whole process. I'm taking my car there from now on. Thank you to the friend who recommended them.
Awesome work and communication, especially with an autistic young lady who is new to auto repair! Thanks and keep keeping your on!
Amazing! Called to see about an appointment. Phone was immediately answered by a pleasant voice and cheery greeting. I explained what I needed and was put on a VERY short hold. Alycia (sp?) came back on the line and said to drop it off whenever I could. They would have a loaner for me to use. I arrived to a clean shop and was now greeted by a smiling face and same cheery voice as before. In less than 10 minutes, I was on my way back to work in a very clean loaner. I received a call a few hour... Read More
Just had my Audi serviced at Silver Lake and wanted to share my experience. Kezra took my appointment for an oil leak I had and was able to schedule me in for repairs and repair my car in less than a week! Her customer service, attention to detail and responsiveness is next level. Kudos to Kezra and the team down at Silver Lake! I will be coming back for any future services needed on my vehicles.
It’s been a few years, thankfully, since we had to do any major work to either of our vehicles. That said- I thought the brake lines work we needed was a bit expensive, However, we needed the vehicle towed there at the end of on day, and they fit us in for the inspection the next morning. A courtesy call that afternoon for the work I needed, plus a full recommendation list of a few items I should address soon for proper upkeep and maintenance; all complete with pictures on a website format... Read More
They're always great about helping me out with my car. - great customer service
Had a flat tire by silver lake auto and tire, the guys helped inflate it and inspected it in their shop, in less than 30 minutes they had it repaired and I was ready to go. Great service! Totally recommended
A+ absolutely fantastic. Thank you for the excellent service. This is the best automotive shop I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking my vehicle to. The people here are honest, professional, courteous, thorough, go above and beyond to be accommodating, and do excellent work. I highly recommend using this shop for your automotive needs. Austin and Amanda at the front desk provided top notch customer service, which is rare these days.