Monthly Archives: December 2016

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Jerry Lambert Automotive

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local tire store. Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R 16 92 H. The first number is the width of the tire in millimeters, or the width between the sidewalls of the tire when it is fully inflated and not carrying a load. When you replace your tires, they need to match this width number, or the tires won't fit properly in the wheel wells. The 50 is the aspect ratio of the tire, which is measured by taking the height of the sidewalls and dividing it by the tread width. If you drive off-road around area, it should have a higher aspect ratio. For high performance on th ... read more

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Monthly Archives: December 2016

PCV Valve Replacement

Hello Salt Lake City, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are about 70% unburned fuel. If the gases were allowed to stay in the crankcase, they would quickly contaminate the oil and turn it to sludge. Salt Lake City folks know that sludge is one of the biggest enemies of your engine, clogging it up and eventually leading to expensive failures. Also, the pressure buildup would cause seals and gaskets to blow out. Therefore, these gases need to be vented out.Pre-1963, gasoline engines had a hose that let the  fumes vent out into the air. In 1963, the federal government required gas engines to have a special one-way valve installed to help reduce dangerous emissio ... read more

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Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Jerry Lambert Automotive

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by getting a trip inspection at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City. After all, you wouldn't travel without clean socks, why ask your vehicle to travel with a load of dirty oil?The first step in a trip inspection at Jerry Lambert Automotive is to look at your travel plans. What kinds of roads will you be driving on? Will you be in the Utah back country or on the freeway? Will you be crossing mountains? Off-roading? What will the weather be like? How far away from Salt Lake City will you be traveling? How much are you hauling? Will you be towing a trailer or lugging a rooftop carrier? Will you encounter dust, mud, snow or sea salt? All of these questions can help determine which servi ... read more

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Need a New Battery? Call Jerry Lambert Automotive Today

Hello Salt Lake City drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Salt Lake City, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.Your Jerry Lambert Automotive service advisor can help you determine the right vehicle replacement battery for the way you drive around Salt Lake City, as well as the Utah climate and durability needs.Contact Jerry Lambert Automotive for information on battery replacement.Give us a call. Jerry Lambert Automotive 398 E 3300 S Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 801-466-8226

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By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Salt Lake City drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local Salt Lake City tire store.Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R 16 92 H. The first number is the width of the tire in millimeters, or the width between the sidewalls of the tire when it is fully inflated and not carrying a load. When Salt Lake City drivers replace tires, they need to match this width number, or the tires won't fit properly in the wheel wells.The 50 is the aspect ratio of the tire, which is measured by taking the height of the sidewalls and dividing it by the tread width. If you drive off-road around the Salt Lake City area, it should have a high ... read more

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