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.
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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.
My car was down for over two weeks and I called silver lake originally but decided to take my car somewhere else unfortunately on my part regarding my alternator after spending over $700 my truck was still not fixed nor running. I called Silver lake back and that assured me that could fix it even though they saw that my originally issue was still the problem!! Silver lake fixed my car within 24hrs. This is the most professional, friendly and clean automotive place I have ever seen and appreci... Read More
I needed my vehicle repaired within 2 days for a road trip. Silver Lake got it in, inspected and repaired in about 1 day. Fixed all of my issues and after 1,200 miles its running great!
I highly recommend this business and the manager Josh was very professional and Nice. They Kept me up to date on what problems they found and provided me with a detailed report with pictures showing the problem areas. They also have loaner cars at no charge which definitely helps lower the stress level when it comes to needing to get to work or around town.
Going to a mechanic is always scary when something is wrong with your vehicle and you have minimal knowledge about them. Silver Lake Auto was very courteous and thorough, complete with pictures. They laid out what needed to be done immediately and what can wait in "non-mechanic" terms. They also let us use a courtesy vehicle for a day so I didn't have the hassle of having to shuttle during business hours as well as have transportation to work the next day. They made that process easy and ... Read More
Another Great Experience from the Silverlake Auto team in Brookfield, Sarah was great with communicating times and service. This is why I entrust my Business and Personal auto care needs to this team. Highly recommend this group to your companies auto needs!
I originally called Silver Lake Auto & Tire when I tried to start my car one day after work and something just wasn’t right. It was idling really high and frankly, I was afraid to drive it. So, like any other person who may know nothing about cars, I googled the nearest place with the best reputation and, their name came up. And I’m so glad it did. I had them tow my car to their shop that evening and waited nervously the next day to hear back. The next morning, I was messaged all the ... Read More
I have a high mileage 14 year old luxury SUV. The body is in great shape, interior is flawless. The check engine light came on. I feared the worst. Although it was not inexpensive, they were very honest and professional. Gave me the option to have the repairs or not. No high pressure and they were spot on with their diagnosis and cost was exactly what tjey quoted. It was nice to have the courtesy car too. Great customer service. I will definitely return if I have service needs in the... Read More
Customer service was amazing, thanks Mike!!! I called them in a panic as my brakes were completely shot and needed to leave town in 2 days. They were able to squeeze me in to help me out!!! Much appreciated!!!
They're always great about helping me out with my car. - great customer service