If your check engine light is on in Brookfield, Oconomowoc, Hartland, New Berlin, Lisbon, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Elmbrook, Sussex, Delafield, or any of Waukesha Counties, Wisconsin come to Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers for a diagnostic test. Look at your check engine light as the warning system for a vehicle’s most important and complicated components. It monitors everything from your mass air sensor and manifold to your gas cap. When and if your light starts flashing, pull over, stop immediately, and have your vehicle towed to your preferred Silver Lake location. Our team of ASE Certified Technicians and Master Technicians are knowledgeable and experienced with all makes and models automotive diagnostic system or OBD. Each shop is armed with the latest diagnostic equipment and tools just like as your local dealership. Efficient and quick trouble codes retrieval is important to help start repairs faster and resolve the problem in less time. Being able to quickly and accurately pinpoint problems is what we do best. This ultimately saves our customers precious time and money. Call or stop by any of our locations and see you’re your new auto repair shop should be Silver Lake.
Common Check Engine Light Causes
Ignoring your check engine light will only lead to bigger and more expensive problems. So, if your warning light turns on out of the blue don’t wait to have it checked out. Early detection of problems is crucial to avoid permanent damage to your engine. Catching the warning signal is just the first step. Diagnosis and reading codes properly is the next step and should be left to professionals. Below I have listed some of the main culprits of an illuminated check engine light.
- Oxygen Sensor: The O2 sensor regulates the amount of oxygen the exhaust releases and gauges and controls the fuel mixture. Over time and normal wear and tear the sensor will accumulate ash and other particles that will not only reduce fuel efficiency but cause an increase in emissions as well.
- Catalytic Converter: The Catalytic converter reduces exhaust by transforming dangerous gases and carbon monoxide into more safe compounds. It is rare for it to fail but if it does, you will notice a decrease in fuel efficiency and acceleration.
- Mass Airflow Sensor: The mass airflow sensor regulates the amount of fuel that enters the engine compared to the amount of air coming into the engine.
- Spark Plugs: Sparkplugs are like the pulse of your vehicle they provide the juice or electricity need to start and run your vehicle. Over time they can and will fail and or wear out due to normal wear and tear. Depending on your make and model this can be an easy or a time-consuming fix.
The next time a dashboard warning light comes on bring your car to Silver Lake. Our specialists are available and happy to answer any questions you may have about your trouble codes or repairs needed. Our customers are never left in the dark about their vehicle and we take the time to explain all processes so you understand what is going on with your car and what you can do to avoid future problems.
Two Generations of Auto Repair
If you’re looking for an auto repair shop in Oconomowoc, Hartland, 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 Hartland, 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
The technicians repaired a leak in my tire from a screw quickly and efficiently. The service staff was pleasant and personable throughout.
I would like to thank the tow truck driver from Silver Lake Auto who stopped to help me with my flat tire. He was concerned for my safety so he stopped and was able to quickly change my tire and get me on my way. Thank you so much.
Brought my vehicle in for emissions testing. There were 2 places closer but this place had the highest Google review so I tried there first. I was not disappointed. Great service, friendly and in and out in 10 minutes. Needed to get my oil changed on our plug-in hybrid. Once again great service and quality work. Thanks to Silver Lake Auto and Tire Centers and Google reviews for pointing me in the right direction. Wonderful work on both counts.
Very professional, very thorough, honest. I can not stress this part enough. Had 2 vehicles done this week. One of them we were told by someone else it needed a new alternator and ignition switch. Took to Silver Lake, only needed a battery charge. Same vehicle now 4 days later is still going good, without a single issue. They send you updates with the pictures of your vehicle and the devices with the readings for you to see too. This is the place to go and I will not go elsewhere, and will ... Read More
I got a nail in my tire and found myself a few miles away from this place. I called them, they got me in immediately, and fixed my tire on the spot. I was in and out within 45 minutes. Fantastic customer service and friendly staff. I will definitely be back in the future should I need anything else. A+
I had a great first experience with Silver Lake when I used them for the first time ever to replace a leaking water pump. Josh was great. Their communications (texts, emails, phone calls, detailed estimate) were outstanding and something I was not used to getting from other auto service shops. I plan to buy new tires from them next month. And I live within walking distance of them. I feel like I've found a new friend!
First time using Silver Lake Auto had emergency and lost all power. Had SUV towed to them. They were helpful and provided detailed report on repairs needed. They did an awesome job on repairs and SUV running like new. Highly recommend and working with Chris was great.
Clean shop. Great initial service. Offered to drive me home after they get a look at my car on Thursday. They also perform emissions tests for free, which is nice. Will follow up after job is done.and experience is complete. So far so good UPDATE: Silver Lake worked hard and figured our what the problem with my car was. It wasn't something a simple diagnostic could identify. Done and repaired. Car drives great! These folks get a👍.
Came here for a tire rotation and wheel alignment on my Tesla Model S and was very happy with the result. The pricing seemed reasonable (everything is getting more expensive, now that shops have to do extra calibration for driver-assistance features), the service took about an hour less time than they told me to expect, and most importantly...they didn't change my seat presets. Everyone I talked to was very friendly and very up front about what they would be doing and how much it would cost. ... Read More
This was the best experience I have ever had dealing with car issues, hands down! We have a conversion mini van that is not easily towed and one call to Silver Lake Auto in New Berlin and they came to the rescue and went above and beyond. They were very communicative and did excellent work. I will definitely come here for all future needs. Would highly recommend, plus the cookies were delicious.