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
A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Sarnia area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives.
Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Sarnia can conserve fuel by improving fuel economy. And one of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to keep the oil in our vehicle adequate and clean.Oil lubricates your vehicle engine and... read more
One topic that hits the news in Ontario on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Ontario drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Sarnia who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.Following recommended service intervals by coming into LaSalle Auto Centre is one of the best ways people in Sarnia can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better fuel eco... read more
No one in Sarnia , Ontario, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Ontario fuel prices, however, have spurred Sarnia drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel prices. But we still need to drive (we love our vehicles, after all!), so it makes sense to try and increase our fuel economy however we can.Let's look at a real life example. This man has one of those real... read more
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
Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of the system get dirty, which robs you of performance and hurts your fuel economy.
Most Sarnia vehicles have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. Fuel injection systems have fewer problems... read more
If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Sarnia , Ontario.Unless they drive a vintage car, Sarnia auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at LaSalle Auto Centre in Sarnia has the tools and chemicals t... read more
The price of gas in Ontario has got people in Sarnia talking. It seems that Sarnia folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel economy. First let's start with how we drive around Ontario. People in Sarnia may not realize that they can really save on gas by just changing a few driving habits. One of the bigge... read more
There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Sarnia can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a new computer at our nearest Sarnia computer store. But computer experts know that there are things you can do to delay the need for a new computer purchase. You can run utilities that... read more
The team at LaSalle Auto Centre in Sarnia , and Ontario car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Sarnia drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more people in Sarnia can do? After all, some of us folks can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.Weight is one major e... read more