We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Sarnia . Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten.Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by Sarnia residents. They're all... read more
Hello Sarnia drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Sarnia , bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be... read more
If you're reading this article in Sarnia , Ontario, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at LaSalle Auto Centre tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you had planned. And you worry that if you say "no," you might be harming your veh... read more
Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Sarnia . It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Sarnia drivers that visit LaSalle Auto Centre is contaminated refrigerant (the gas that cools the air). The inside of the A/C hoses deteriorates over time and tiny fragments of rubber clog passages. This makes the system less efficient and overworks various c... read more
The primary job of the serpentine belt for Sarnia drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not completely recharge while you’re driving and you could end up stranded around Sarnia with a dead battery.
In short, a worn serpentine belt will stress all of the accessories it powers l... read more
Many Sarnia drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at LaSalle Auto Centre recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest assured that you did the right thing by getting a new one. But you should never be too embarrassed to ask your LaSalle Auto Centre service advisor for more information... read more
Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Sarnia drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like the inconvenience and uncertainty of vehicle repairs. But that payment has a detrimental effect on our budget and bank account.Edmunds.com is... read more
Sarnia drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Sarnia , Ontario, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other objects around Sarnia are great ways to knock a car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels... read more
Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options.
This same scenar... read more
No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Sarnia residents and to fix the affected vehicles free of charge. The they try to contact all Sarnia residents who own that type of car so they can have it taken care of at their Sarnia service center.
To find out if your... read more