Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Jerry Lambert Automotive Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Salt Lake City drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Salt Lake City. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff like that. Think of your legs as the engine – there's an ideal speed you can pedal and you change gears to leverage the work you're doing.Lower gears for power on hills or for starting out. Higher gears for more speed. That's what the automatic transmission does – it automatically starts in lower gears and shifts up to higher gears to go faster on Utah roads. And it automatically shifts back down to climb Salt Lake City hills, pass or start up again.Vehicle automatic transmissions have certainly gotten more sophisticated in recent years. They have more speeds than before: the base is four speeds, five is very common. At ... read more

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Transmission

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Some of us Salt Lake City drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Utah, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. The hardest part is choosing from the thousands of wheels available at Utah tire shops.The team at Jerry Lambert Automotive can help you get some things in mind before you make a purchase. Let's start with function and think about how you drive.For example, maybe you have a large SUV but you don't drive off-road around Utah, so an off-road tread isn't important. Also, because you are not out bouncing over rocks in the Utah backcountry, you don't need a high profile tire to protect your rims. So that means you can probably go with the low-wide look.If you have a winter season with rain and snow or if you find you need better ice and snow performance, they make great, high-performance snow ti ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Jerry Lambert Automotive: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most Salt Lake City auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Jerry Lambert Automotive, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Salt Lake City drivers actually save?In today's Jerry Lambert Automotive article, we're focusing on the things you can do to improve your vehicle’s economydriving around Utah. We'll tell you the potential savings per gallon of gas at $3.50, and we'll show a chart that also shows the savings at $3.00 and $4.00.   DOLLARS PER GALLON $3.00 / $3.50 / $4.00 TUNE UP 4%.12.14.16 The next item is replacing a clogged engine air filter. Your engine needs enough air to burn fuel efficiently for the best mileage. A clean air filter means you get plenty of air. The fact that the air's clean protects your engine. That can save you up to 10 percent or 35 cents a gallon.   DOLLARS PER ... read more

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Fuel System

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Salt Lake City

A lot of people get custom wheels in Salt Lake City. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Jerry Lambert Automotive tire professional can ensure you get the right fit. First he'll ask you a series of questions about your Salt Lake City driving needs and what you want in your new wheels. Now, not every wheel can go on every car. Care must be taken so that tires and wheels are not too large or that the wheel is centered too far towards the outside or the inside so the tires rub.If you don't want to make any modifications to your vehicle, you would need to focus on the wheels that would fit. With trucks, some people in Salt Lake City like much bigger tires so they need a suspension lift.Also, most Salt Lake City drivers don't realize that you need to kee ... read more

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Tires and Wheels