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
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.