Monthly Archives: April 2015

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Murray?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Salt Lake City and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Utah market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Salt Lake City area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Salt Lake City auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest Salt Lake City dealership.Salt Lake City drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in Salt Lake City, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what y ... read more

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Automotive News

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Salt Lake City: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Jerry Lambert Automotive

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Salt Lake City drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Salt Lake City drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on a sticker on the inside of the driver's side doorjamb. A lot of engineering goes into calculating the correct pressure, so it's an important number for Salt Lake City vehicle owners to know. Not following this recommendation can throw off the suspension system and can lead to tire damage. Underinflated tires wear out more quickly than properly inflated tires. Vehicles also get better traction and handling on properly inflated tires. Check your tire pressure at least once a week and add air if ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Jerry Lambert Automotive

All of us in Salt Lake City know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Jerry Lambert Automotive technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your vehicle.Don't just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. Salt Lake City area drivers really do need to change their air filter when it gets dirty. You can check your owner's manual to see how often your air filter should need to be changed, but remember, if you live in an area in Utah with poor air quality, or if you drive a lot or drive under harsh conditions in the Salt Lake City area, you may need to change that filter more often than is recommended.Changing an air filter isn't guesswork. If a filter's dirty, it needs to be replaced. Air filters aren't ve ... read more

Super Slick at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Salt Lake City drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil is either more highly refined petroleum or completely man-made. Its molecules are more uniform. This provides advantages over conventional motor oil. First of all, the molecular structure of synthetic motor oil makes it more slippery than conventional oil so it lubricates better. This translates to better wear protection for Salt Lake City drivers, cooler operating temperatures and more engine power. Further, synthetic oil is more heat-resistant than conventional oil, and it doesn't ... read more

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Fluids

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Salt Lake City

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehicle manufacturers haven't been ignoring the issue. Cabin air filters are becoming a standard feature on newer vehicles. These filters can clean particles out of the air down to three microns, which accounts for pollen, dust and most pollutants. Salt Lake City residents who suffer from allergies or have a respiratory disorder should be a lot more comfortable. And even if you don't have a medical need for the filter, the cleaner air in your car just might help you breathe better, figuratively as well as literally.Cabin air filters are still fairly new in the Salt Lake City area, so you'll have to check your vehicle owner's manual to see if y ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter