Emissions Testing Available at:
Free Test With No Appointment Required, Just Stop In. Call 262-204-5581 For More Info
Due to COVID-19, our emissions inspectors are not touching customers’ vehicles and must wear masks at all times while doing inspections. If you come in for an emissions test, we will ask you to wait outside with the car to reduce store traffic and we will direct you through the entire process.
Has the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) notified you that your vehicle is due for emissions testing? Don’t worry, you can simply bring your car, truck, SUV, minivan or crossover to Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers for fast, reliable emissions testing in Oconomowoc, Hartland, and New Berlin, WI! We are a Certified Wisconsin Emissions Test Station and are happy to help you with all of your emissions testing, emissions repairs and state inspections. It’s important to get these auto services completed right away to ensure that your motor vehicle is in good standings and legal to operate.
How Do I know if My Car Needs Emissions Testing in Wisconsin?
When your vehicle is due to be tested, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will notify you. They will make a notification about it in the vehicle registration renewal notices they send out in the mail, as well as any time the vehicle changes ownership.
When Are Emissions Tests Required?
Emissions tests are required at some regular occasions, such as when a vehicle changes ownership, and some non-regular occasions, as designated by the WisDOT. Most vehicles kept in one of the seven southeastern Wisconsin counties of Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha are subject to needing regular emissions testing every few years.
Wisconsin Emissions Testing is Required:
- Before renewing registration every 2 years (with the first time occurring 3 years after the car was manufactured).
- After first registering a vehicle in Wisconsin.
- After transferring ownership of a vehicle (anytime there is a transfer of license plates or new license plates are issued).
Why Do I Have to Get A Vehicle Emission Inspection?
Regular emissions tests are mandated by the federal Clean Air Act, which requires vehicle emission inspections and maintenance programs in areas across the country with significant air quality issues. Southeastern Wisconsin falls into that category. Automobiles produce a lot of air pollutants, as exhaust contains carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and other harmful elements. Keeping the exhaust and emissions outputs of our cars lower has helped make great improvements in our air quality, which is important for preserving our environment for future generations!
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
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.
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. 👍
Excellent Customer Service and everyone is very friendly! Amanda was our Service Advisor and she was so easy to work with and very thorough explaining things. We had a comprehensive diagnostic report done on our vehicle I was impressed with how detailed the report was which even included pictures of the areas of concern. They even gave us a free loner car while they had our vehicle! Will definitely use them for any service needs in the future and as a little added bonus....refreshments and c... Read More
Sarah is exceptional at making sure all the details are covered. The work is done perfectly. I had custom wheels mounted and TPMS sensors installed.
The team at Silver Lake Auto in Brookfield is highly recommended - big step up from the Toyota dealership! Professional, courteous, skilled. I will remain a customer.