Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (PRWEB) February 05, 2014
Silver Lake Auto Center, Inc., Lake-County’s leading auto care facility announces today that it has joined The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), as a Dealer Partner.
Celebrating over 40 years in business, founded by Walter "Wally" Garlock, Silver Lake Auto Center is committed to serving the needs of Lake-County area drivers and vehicle owners with quality, honesty, and integrity. Silver Lake Auto Center’s recent partnership with THS underscores its continued commitment to bringing the best in available automotive services and technology to its loyal and growing customer base.
“We’ve been serving the local Lake-County community for over 40 years through a variety of auto services,” Silver Lake Auto Center’s General Manager, Dan Garlock states. “My father grew our service shops with the intent to deliver the highest quality of service and expertise. As we’ve seen the hybrid market grow in our region, we wanted to become armed with the education, training and tools to serve these customers. We now exclusively provide our region with a full scale of hybrid services that deliver both environmentally friendly and cost-saving solutions that improve and extend the life of hybrid vehicles.”
An underperforming hybrid battery can result in decreased fuel economy and torque, leading to significant battery replacement costs, amounting to as much as $4,000- $9,000. Through its partnership and training with THS, Silver Lake Auto Center now offers hybrid Battery Pack Conditioning, a green service that restores up to 95% of the battery pack’s original power and energy, while driving significant increased fuel economy over the vehicle’s lifetime. The ability to restore, as opposed to replace, the batteries is a critical element in the environmental sustainability of these services. Furthermore, Silver Lake Auto Center offers the optional State of Health (SOH) program that assesses the vehicle’s bigger picture, which is conducted prior to Battery Pack Conditioning to evaluate how different aspects of the car are trending to deliver maximum results, reliability, and cost-savings from hybrid vehicle services.
Key advantages and savings that Silver Lake Auto Center’s customers can expect from these new services also include:
- Cost-savings – Battery Pack Conditioning is approximately 1/3 of the cost of battery replacement;
- Enhanced fuel economy – between 10-35% fuel economy improvement depending on the initial SOH of the battery;
- Enhanced vehicle performance – every HEV serviced will perform more efficiently, cost less to operate and have improved drivability; and
- Immediate gratification – customers experience improved performance and fuel economy following completion of the THS service at Silver Lake Auto Center.
- A comprehensive menu of services - to ensure hybrid owners receive the highest quality of one-stop-shopping for repair and maintenance for their hybrid vehicle. These services include:
o Battery Pack Conditioning and rebuilding services,
o Testing of electric transmissions, DC-DC converters, power inverter and control systems, and
o Hybrid specific maintenance.
“Silver Lake Auto Center is a great addition to our international network of THS Dealer Partners. Their history, tenacity, commitment to quality, and interest in delivering state-of-the-art future-forward technology to better serve their customers is outstanding. As the only repair shop in Wisconsin to provide THS services, we’re very happy to have them onboard,” Matt Curry, CEO of The Hybrid Shop concluded.
About Silver Lake Auto Center
Celebrating over 40 years in business, Silver Lake Auto Center is Lake-County area’s most experienced and consummate automotive service center. With a second location in Hartland, Silver Lake Auto Center is led by President Walter G. Garlock. A family-owned business, Garlock’s sons, Dan Garlock, General Manager and Darren Garlock, Service Manager in Hartland, deliver and serve the needs of Lake-County area drivers and vehicle owners with quality, honesty, and integrity. Employing ASE master and multi-area certified technicians, Silver Lake Auto Center applies state-of-the-art technology to provide guaranteed service under the company's, as well as various manufacturers' and service affiliates' warranties. In addition to its local Better Business Bureau standing, Silver Lake Auto Center is a member of ASE, American Car Care Centers, AAA, and more. Silver Lake Auto Center is Oconomowoc's and Hartland’s top dealer in the most popular name brand tires. Silver Lake Auto Center is proud to be part of the exclusive The Hybrid Shop family. For more information, please visit http://www.silverlakeauto.com. Also, follow Silver Lake Auto Center on Facebook.
About The Hybrid Shop (THS)
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Gainesville, VA, The Hybrid Shop (THS) is a growing international network of high quality dealers that are committed to providing expert care for hybrid vehicles by embracing the latest battery pack conditioning, hybrid technology and knowledge that is only available to licensed dealers. For additional information about THS, please visit http://www.thehybridshop.com. Also, follow THS on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.