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TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Salt Lake City Vehicle

Salt Lake City drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Utah come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Salt Lake City area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists of sensors on each wheel that measure tire pressure.If tire pressure drops 25 percent below the vehicle manufacture’s recommended pressure, the sensor sends a signal to a monitoring unit that causes a warning to light up on the dashboard. When drivers see the warning light, they know it's time to put some air in the tires.There are many benefits to people in Salt Lake City who drive with properly inflated tires. First is cost savings. Running at the correct air pressure improves fuel economy. Driving on underinflated tires is like driving through sand – it drags down your fuel economy. Drivers in Salt Lake City will also see longer, more eve ... read more

Engine Air Filter from Jerry Lambert Automotive

Many Salt Lake City drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Jerry Lambert Automotive 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 Jerry Lambert Automotive service advisor for more information. It's your vehicle and you have a right to understand what you're paying for.Let's review: "What does an air filter do?"Air is the focus of this discussion. What is the air like outside in Salt Lake City right now? Can you see any smog? Is it full of pollen? How about dust? Anyone in Utah with hay fever can tell you that there's plenty in the air that you can't see. Well, the engine air filter's job is to clean that air before it goes into your vehicle engine, to mix with the f ... read more

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Tire Rotation and Balancing at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City

Tires do a lot of work for Salt Lake City drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Salt Lake City. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With such important work to do, you want your tires to do their job well. And since replacing tires is fairly pricey, you want them to last as long as possible. There are three keys to long, even tire wear for Salt Lake City driving: Proper tire inflation Proper wheel alignment Regular tire rotation and balancing The front tires on a car take the brunt of the steering forces. As they push through turns, the shoulders of the front tires wear down more quickly than the rear tires. Rotating front and rear tires allows them to all wear at about the same rate. That's especially true of front-wheel-drive vehicles whose front tires steer and put the power to t ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Murray area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires?When you choose new tires in Salt Lake City, what's the most important factor for you? Give us a call at Jerry Lambert Automotive at 801-466-8226 for tire recommendations. You know, buying tires in Salt Lake City is a big deal. It's a big ticket item so you know you'll be spending a lot. You're not only concerned about the price, but you want to know that it'll be a long time before you need to buy new tires again.And of course there's the safety aspect as well. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you and your passengers. They need to be up to the task. Yo ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Salt Lake City

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Salt Lake City area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Salt Lake City drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is just dirty. In fact, it's estimated that 46,000,000 drivers across the nation are driving with wipers that can't adequately clear their windshield in a storm.It seems like our wiper blades are always at their worst when we need them the most. If that sounds like you, you've got plenty of company in the Salt Lake City area. 78% of drivers only change their wiper blades after the blades function so poorly that they become a safety hazard.Salt Lake City drivers need to change their thinking. Instead of blades being something to replace when they fail, we need to consider wiper blades as vehicle safety component. Then we'll s ... read more

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Maintenance

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Salt Lake City Automobiles

Salt Lake City drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Salt Lake City, Utah, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other objects around Salt Lake City are great ways to knock a car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels start pulling in a slightly different direction and the problems begin.The team at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City wants you to know that driving for an extended time when your car is out of alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly and excessively. Sometimes the tire can be worn so badly that it will fail.At the very least, those who drive with wheels out of alignment will have to replace their tires sooner. You could end up with premature wear to your susp ... read more

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Alignment

Odometer Rollback on Your Salt Lake City, Utah Vehicle

How do Salt Lake City drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Utah consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Utah seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Salt Lake City, Utah, stop by Jerry Lambert Automotive: Jerry Lambert Automotive 398 E 3300 S Salt Lake City, Utah 84115   If it isn't, the seller must say why; for example, maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced.If the seller tells you the mileage isn't accurate, there's not much chance of putting a good number to it. And there's the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it isn't. What can Salt Lake City vehicle owners do?You can go to www.CarFax.com, where, for a small fee, they'll ... read more

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Older Vehicles