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Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Sarnia

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Night driving in Sarnia is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't see as much as we can during the day. In fact, if you have 20/20 vision during the day, your night vision is only 20/50. To translate, that means that an object you can... read more

Synthetic Oil for Sarnia Autos

Sunday 11 June 2017

If you are a driver in Sarnia and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn't vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around Sarnia , as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and more new ve... read more

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at LaSalle Auto Centre in Sarnia

Tuesday 06 June 2017

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Sarnia drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local Sarnia tire store.Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R 16 92 H. The first... read more

Transmission Service at LaSalle Auto Centre in Sarnia

Thursday 01 June 2017

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Sarnia drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Ontario to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transmission servicing keeps your vehicle running smoothly and helps you avoid repairs down the road.The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit you can see in used transmission fluid is a... read more

Speak Up: Talking with Your LaSalle Auto Centre Service Advisor

Monday 22 May 2017

About 80% of the vehicles on Sarnia roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Ontario. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Others represent serious safety concerns. There are many reasons Sarnia drivers neglect their routine car care. Some of the more common ones are complacency, lack of confi... read more

AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

Monday 15 May 2017

{?video;480;360;;;/video?} With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicles and their occupants. “Prolonged exposure to high tem... read more

Hey Sarnia Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Sunday 07 May 2017

Nowadays, Sarnia drivers are paying more at Ontario gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Ontario drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Sarnia , Ontario, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average age of vehicles is o... read more

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Tuesday 02 May 2017

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Sarnia car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Sarnia , Ontario, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart Sarnia drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really tru... read more

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at LaSalle Auto Centre

Monday 24 April 2017

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Sarnia drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenance.Fuel injectors have replaced carburetors in most of today's vehicles. These injectors deliver better fuel economy than a carburetor, but they can be compromised by rust, dirt and ot... read more

Sarnia Alignment Service

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes around Sarnia and smacking a curb or other object are great ways to knock your car out of alignment. Then, one or more of your wheels starts pulling in a slightly different direction and the p... read more

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