Nowadays, Sarnia drivers are paying more at Ontario gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Ontario drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Sarnia , Ontario, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average age of vehicles is o... read more
Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour (105 kilometers per hour) in 75°F (24°C) weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters and you are ad... read more
Most people in the Sarnia area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated for areas in Ontario.The maintenance schedules are designed to achieve the... read more
People near Sarnia , Ontario, often ask LaSalle Auto Centre how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Sarnia , Ontario, service advisor at LaSalle Auto Centre look up your vehicle in a service database. What you find is often a surprise to people – there are actually two service schedules.One is the regular schedule and the other is the severe service schedule. Service intervals are sho... read more
Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Sarnia , Ontario, service centers like LaSalle Auto Centre have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning service.
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Everyone in Sarnia , Ontario, knows we are advised to go to our Sarnia dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Sarnia residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us what was found – "Everything's fine, see you in six months." Or "You've got a small cavity starting, let's schedule an appointment to take care of it." By the time you leave, you have a plan fo... read more