Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm going to relate the orchestra to your vehicle. Your engine has many component systems that each need to be working properly. And the components need to be working in sync, all timed up together in order... read more
A lot of fuel is wasted in the Sarnia area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently.The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting in... read more
No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Sarnia , Ontario, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Sarnia , Ontario, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone in Ontario who owns that type of vehicle to get the recall work done. Perhaps you have received a postcard notifying you of a reca... read more
This fuel saving tip is so simple, no one will believe it. It has to do with your gas cap.The first thing is to make sure it's screwed on tight. If it's loose, gas vapor will be constantly leaking out; wasted gas.This could cause the Check Engine light to come on as well.A worn gas cap can have the same effect. If you constantly smell gas when you walk by your tank, you might need a new gas cap.So, twist your cap until it clicks three times – that means it's on tight. Have... read more
If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Sarnia area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your local Sarnia gas pump rolling higher and higher.The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its work. When it's i... read more
Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Sarnia knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Sarnia area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about 45 pounds of french fries on the floor.All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and there, and everywhere else.Lose the junk and save so... read more
Here's a question for Sarnia , Ontario : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)
Many conditions that trigger the Check Engine light can hurt your vehicle. A lot.If your date's eyes are smoldering in the soft glow of the Check Engine light, try to think of all the gas mon... read more
With high fuel prices in Sarnia , Ontario, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on is great. When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some research on the internet or ask your Sarnia , Ontario, service advisor at LaSalle Auto Centre.There aren't any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank, and the government ha... read more
There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Sarnia , Ontario, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Sarnia streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.Go a little slower on the freeway. Once you're going mor... read more
The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Sarnia use fuel filters.
For more information about your fuel filter, visit LaSalle Auto Centre at 214 Lasalle Road in Sarnia , Ontario N7T 7H5.Please call 519-337-7533 to make an appointment.
Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our Sarnia ar... read more