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Diagnosing Your Vehicle at LaSalle Auto Centre in Sarnia

Monday 17 October 2016

When we Sarnia residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ability to diagnose what's wrong. It's no different with our vehicles.Some diagnoses are fairly simple. Brake repairs at LaSalle Auto Centre usually require only a visual inspection, for insta... read more

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at LaSalle Auto Centre

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Okay. You went to your local Sarnia car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Sarnia service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light stops flashing and just glows red. Hmm. Maybe things aren't as bad as they seem. You decide to wait until payday to take your vehicle in to get serviced. In the meantime, the Check Engine light goes... read more

Automotive Detective Work in Sarnia

Wednesday 29 January 2014

There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Sarnia . Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when something goes wrong. As with human diagnoses, a specific symptom may be indicative of a number of problems, and figuring out the specific cause takes training and experience.So... read more

The LaSalle Auto Centre Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Thursday 25 April 2013

Modern Sarnia vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now have electronic controls that rely on computers, software and sens... read more