Monthly Archives: August 2014

Getting New Tires in Salt Lake City?

There are so many tire choices in the Salt Lake City area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Salt Lake City area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your friendly and knowledgeable Jerry Lambert Automotive tire professional. He'll help you sort through the choices.Here are some of the issues you'll talk about: One is size – you know, all those numbers on the side of the tire. The right size is . All new vehicles are required to have stability control which, along with other important safety systems, is calibrated to work with specific tire sizes. Your Salt Lake City tire professional can help stay within manufacturer's specifications or program a different tire size into your vehicle's computer.And you'll want to discuss how and where you drive to determine the type of tire you need: summer, winte ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Fuel Filter Service in Salt Lake City, Utah

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service center at Jerry Lambert Automotive can help you know what's scheduled to be taken care of.Some of us in Salt Lake City, Utah, really don't look forward to going in for an oil change and then getting a list of the other things the manufacturer recommends.But automotive maintenance is all about prevention and addressing small problems before they get big. Let's take the fuel filter for example.You may not know this but the median age for private vehicles on our Salt Lake City, Utah, roads is over nine years. When vehicles get older, five years or so, they've accumulated a lot of dirt and rust in their gas tanks. If that dirt gets into the engine it can caus ... read more

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Fuel System

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Salt Lake City Ride

  It seems like everywhere you go in the Salt Lake City area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Utah auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous. So where do you start if you want new wheels? At Jerry Lambert Automotive, we suggest you start with your budget. We know, that sounds so practical. But if the look you're after goes beyond just new tires and wheels and enters into the world of suspension modifications, you need to be prepared for the additional cost.Let's start with something easy - you want to give your ride a unique look and the stock wheel size is just right for you. One of the concerns you will have is that the new wheels have the same offset as your vehicle factory wheels.Your tire and wheel professional at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City can help you find the right size wheel or install adapters to make ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Jerry Lambert Automotive

Hello Salt Lake City . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Salt Lake City drivers?First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That's why it is called a warning light. But the something that is wrong might be a loose gas cap, or it might be serious vehicle engine trouble. That's why Salt Lake City residents often don't know how to respond to it.The Check Engine light has two modes: it flashes or it stays on. A flashing light is serious. You need to get your vehicle to Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City ASAP. No, you don't need to call a tow truck, but, yes, you can't wait to get your car serviced. If your Check Engine light is on and flashing ... read more

Vive la Differential at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City

There are a lot of drivers in Salt Lake City who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in Utah these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Salt Lake City folks don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of your mind. It's not uncommon for people in Salt Lake City to not know they have a differential, let alone know that it needs service.To better understand what a differential does, think about a track at any Utah high school. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the inside lanes. That's to compensate for the longer length of the outside lanes. Staggering the starting lines means ... read more

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Drive Train