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Busting Automotive Myths in Salt Lake City, Utah

Myths passed around our Salt Lake City, Utah community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you hear around the Salt Lake City area, come over to Jerry Lambert Automotive. Let's examine a couple of the more popular rants and look at the truth behind them.The first one is that the chassis no longer needs lubrication for suspension, steering and the driveline. They declare that anyone who has charged you for lubrication is a charlatan.The truth on which this myth is based is that many new vehicles come from the factory with sealed joints and cannot be greased. However, there are still some ... read more

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Maintenance

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Utah Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Salt Lake City knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Salt Lake City 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 some money....And you really only need one of those spare tires. Jerry Lambert Automotive 398 E 3300 S Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 801-466-8226 http://jerrylambertautomotive.com

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Fuel System

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to deliver the fuel with the correct pressure, spray pattern and volume.Salt Lake City drivers can buy fuel system cleaners that you pour into your gas tank to help maintain an already clean fuel system; however, they can't do a major cleaning. For that, you need to see Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City. We have the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Our friendly and knowledgeable team at Jerry Lambert Automotive can remove particles, gum and varnish from your fuel system and get those injectors running cleanly and efficiently. You'll find Jerry Lambert Automotive at 398 E 3300 S in Salt Lake City, Utah 84115. Or just give us a call at 801-466-8226 to schedule an appointment. You'll e ... read more

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Fuel System

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Salt Lake City

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Salt Lake City, Utah, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City for questions about your power steering. The pump generates power that assists drivers as they steer their vehicle around Salt Lake City, Utah. Power steering systems use hoses to move pressurized fluid back and forth. These hoses can develop leaks so it's a good idea to have Jerry Lambert Automotive inspect them at every oil change. A check of the power steering fluid level is on the list for every full service oil change at Jerry Lambert Automotive because low fluid can damage the power steering pump. And the fluid needs to be compatible with the hoses and seals, so it's important to use the correct type &nd ... read more

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Steering

Fuel Injection Basics for Salt Lake City

All modern Salt Lake City vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Salt Lake City drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned in the engine.So how many fuel injectors does your vehicle have? There's one for each cylinder. So four, six or eight for most folks in Salt Lake City, Utah. Some vehicles have 10 or 12 cylinders. The engine control computer makes adjustments to the fuel injector as it monitors the engine and other sensors. Fuel injectors are a pretty high-tech.Jerry Lambert Automotive can help Salt Lake City drivers with a fuel injector cleaning service. What's the benefit? In order to work right, the fuel injectors have to deliver the fuel at a precise pressure at a very precise time. It's important that the fuel is sprayed in a particular pattern as determined by the engine de ... read more

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Fuel System

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Jerry Lambert Automotive

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 Salt Lake City use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Jerry Lambert Automotive at 398 E 3300 S in Salt Lake City, Utah 84115.Please call 801-466-8226 to make an appointment. Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our Salt Lake City area auto fuel supply, but there is enough that you want to screen it out. The problem actually gets worse the older your vehicle becomes. That's because dirt, rust and other contaminants will settle out of the fuel and onto the bottom of the fuel tank. After your vehicle is five years or older, it can actually have a fair amount of sediment built up.That just means that the fuel filter has to work harder as your vehicle ages. It'll get clogged sooner and need to ... read more

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Fuel System

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Salt Lake City, Utah

Every car in Salt Lake City, Utah, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen in Utah where the keys were left in the ignition with the doors unlocked. Always take your keys and lock the doors. In fact, in some places it's against the law to leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.And don't leave spare keys in the car or hide them outside – because a thief will find them. Salt Lake City drivers would be wise to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traffic. If possible, park near th ... read more

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Automotive News

Coolant Service at Jerry Lambert Automotive

Salt Lake City residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Utah temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That's why vehicle manufacturer’s recommend different types of anti-freeze for our Salt Lake City, Utah, vehicles.There are several different 'families' of anti-freeze available to us here in Salt Lake City. Your owner's manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at Jerry Lambert Automotive will know the right kind for your vehicle.It's important to stay on top of this because coolant system fail ... read more

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Cooling System

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello Salt Lake City resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won't start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the clogged filter so your vehicle will still run. But, then the contaminated fuel can clog your fuel injectors and allow particles into your engine.A vehicle with a partially clogged fuel filter might run well around Salt Lake City, but sputter and strain on the because it's starving for gas. There are two things that affect how often you need to replace the filter. They are: where you drive in Utah and the gas you buy. If you drive a lot on dirt or gravel roads in rura ... read more

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Fuel System

Recommended Service Intervals at Jerry Lambert Automotive

Most people in the Salt Lake City 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 Utah.The maintenance schedules are designed to achieve the standards. Think of the benefits of following recommended intervals as falling into three general categories: Protection, Efficiency and Safety.Protection. Let's start with motor oil. First of all, the engineers recommend a particular weight and type of motor oil for your vehicle. All of their oil change recommendations assume using the proper motor oil. Motor oil contains detergents and other additives that clean the engine and provide corrosion resistance ... read more