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Sarnia Drivers: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Sarnia residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a good time interval for oil changes? How do Sarnia residents know when to change it? And why do we change it in the first place?Oil lubricates a vehicle's engine, which protects it from friction dama... read more

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Monday 21 March 2016

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Sarnia residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil quality have led to longer oil change intervals.Delayed or skipped oil changes are a problem for Sarnia residents because they lead to the build-up of oil sludge in your engine. Oil sludge forms... read more

Super Slick at LaSalle Auto Centre in Sarnia : Synthetic Oil

Wednesday 15 July 2015

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Sarnia drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor... read more

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Wednesday 19 February 2014

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Sarnia to always use the right type of fluid for their vehicle. Your service advisor and your owner's manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types of flui... read more

The Right Automotive Fluids for Sarnia Drivers

Tuesday 16 April 2013

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Sarnia drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even cause damage.In addition to new grades of engine oil, many vehicles now leave the factory with synthetic oil. People in Sarnia should always use the gr... read more

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at LaSalle Auto Centre

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Today in the LaSalle Auto Centre auto care blog, we're going to talk to Sarnia drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for LaSalle Auto Centre customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manufacturer's shortened the published intervals for several of their engine models. They originally published intervals that extended out to a much as 8,000 miles (13,000 kilometers).In real wo... read more

LaSalle Auto Centre Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Thursday 05 April 2012

Today's LaSalle Auto Centre post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your LaSalle Auto Centre service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake fluid is confusing for some Sarnia drivers. Back when we opened LaSalle Auto Centre, most vehicles used Dot 3 brake fluid. Now we have Dot 4 and Dot 5. Some Sarnia residents mistakenly think the... read more

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

Thursday 24 February 2011

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Sarnia , you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive around the Sarnia area. Your vehicle manufacturer has specified a particular type of fluid for every system from the motor, to the cooling system, brake fluid and so on. When you realize that not every va... read more

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Friday 15 October 2010

Today, LaSalle Auto Centre is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Sarnia are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don't hesitate to stop by LaSalle Auto Centre. You can find us on 214 Lasalle Road in Sarnia , Ontario N7T 7H5.Just give us a call a... read more