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Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Sunday 25 June 2017

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Sarnia driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at LaSalle Auto Centre will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into LaSalle Auto Centre in Sarnia  right away. He... read more

Brake Service at LaSalle Auto Centre in Sarnia

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Sarnia drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Ontario driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At LaSalle Auto Centre, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into your Sarnia service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or spongy brake... read more

Automotive Tips from LaSalle Auto Centre: Rotor Problems

Tuesday 20 October 2015

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Sarnia .Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for Sarnia drivers to know that... read more

Automotive Tips from LaSalle Auto Centre: Brake Noise

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Sarnia . They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when Sarnia drivers should replace their brake pads at LaSalle Auto Centre. Not only will new pads restore your stopping power... read more

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at LaSalle Auto Centre

Tuesday 09 December 2014

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Sarnia drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction which stops the vehicle. It's no wonder they have to be checked regularly... read more

Hitting the Brakes in Sarnia

Friday 05 December 2014

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Sarnia drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having trouble with yo... read more

Hitting The Brakes In Corunna

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Hello Sarnia , let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off a local Sarnia showroom floor. It has brand new brakes with brand new brake pads. The brake lines and pump are filled with fresh fluid and are completely clean inside. And the tires ar... read more

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Wednesday 08 September 2010

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Sarnia area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that something's wrong with the brakes is an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound. Some brake pads have a little piece of metal embedded in them that will make a squeal or chirping... read more