An Open Letter to Our Customers

When my dad opened Silver Lake Shell in 1973 many things were vastly different than they are today. Cars were much simpler; Gasoline was $0.38/ gallon and the only way to communicate was face to face, through a rotary phone, or by a piece of paper. Today vehicles are extremely sophisticated and complex, gas prices

Silver Lake Auto & Tire - The Hybrid Battery Experts

Behind the Diagnosing Scenes: Frozen Hybrid Battery Edition

It’s 2017 and with a new year comes new resolutions. This year we want to focus on auto repair education. We know that if you’re not an auto technician, it can be hard to understand what’s wrong and why it’s a problem. In response to this, we are going to be publishing educational videos that

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Winter Weather Car Care Tips

In Wisconsin, we’re no strangers to winter weather. Every year we’re hit with ice or snow and it’s important to prepare your vehicle for the winter weather. Check out some of our favorite winter weather car care tips to keep you safe and warm on the road. Prepare an emergency kit. The number one car

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Mamas, Please Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Auto Techs

I hope when you read the title of this blog post you had Waylon Jennings tune dancing in your head. You can blame me later when it’s still there! Good help is hard to find. For as long as I can remember, good help has been hard to find in our industry. A recent article

Fall Car Care Month!

October is here, bringing in cooler weather and Fall Car Care Month. Quite honestly, October is the perfect month to complete maintenance on your vehicle for the upcoming season. It’s right before any big trips, such as the family’s annual Thanksgiving feast. It’s also right before any major weather changes. Here are some things you

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Bigfoot Versus The Cheap Brake Job

By now most of us have heard of the legend of Bigfoot or at least seen the messing with Sasquatch commercials. A tall, hairy, human looking beast hiding in a forest near you. This mythological creature has been in a way well documented (created) for decades. But somehow Sasquatch has been able to elude Zookeepers

What To Do When You Need A Tow

No matter how well we take care of cars, there is always a time where they breakdown. Whether you get stuck in the snow or there’s an accident or engine failure, most cars will make at least one trip on a tow truck. While you’re waiting on a tow, here are a few key tips

2WD vs 4WD vs AWD

We’re no strangers to snow. When winter comes, we just bundle up and drive through it. When buying a new car, we have to take into conscideration our weather and how we can safely drive through it. During the car buying process, we’re faced with tons of abbreviations to consider. Here, we’re going to talk

Why Choose Silver Lake

The Story Behind The Motto: Earning Customers Trust Since 1973

Trust Noun \ˈtrəst\ 1.Belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. 2. An arrangement in which someone’s property or money is legally held or managed by someone else or by an organization (such as a bank) for usually a set period of time 3. An organization that results from the creation of

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Top 5 Maintenance Tips For Diesel Engines

If your diesel vehicle is performing a variety of tasks, like pushing, pulling or carrying loads then you should be aware of how to remain productive. You can always bring your diesel-powered vehicle to the professional technicians at Silver Lake Auto, but it doesn’t hurt for you to be aware of day-to-day maintenance needs. The