Monthly Archives: February 2016

Common Signs You Need a Brake Check

Brakes are your first line of defense against any accidents or collisions on and off the road. So it’s important that you get them checked out before they begin to fail or make noises. If you’re like most drivers in Salt Lake City, you only get your brakes checked once you notice that something’s wrong. It’s important to get your brakes checked regularly. Note, an easy way to remember is to get them checked each time you go in for an oil or filter change at Jerry Lambert Automotive. Not maintaining functioning brakes is a safety hazard to both you and other drivers on the road. Most common signs you need a brake check: Grinding or Screeching noises when you brake Cause: This usually indicates that the brake pads are worn down and need to be replaced immediately. Remember, the grinding and screeching is not a “friendly reminder” to change your brake pads, it is a sign of a mechanical problem. Not replacing your brake pads at this point ... read more

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2016

Monthly Archives: February 2016

Stay Safe in Salt Lake City by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Salt Lake City resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Utah rescue workers. Rescue workers and Salt Lake City police are well aware of this difficulty, even if the rest of us don't stop to think about it. They can all recount stories of searching through glove compartments, pockets, wallets, purses and cell phone directories for a person's name and for contact information for someone who can help them get the person the medical care they need. This contact information is critical in an accident because Salt Lake City medical workers need to know about allergies and potential drug interactions. Also, in Utah, some medical treatments can't be provided without authorization or consent, and there can be insurance and billing issues if the person's medical care is not properly arranged. ICE provides a sol ... read more

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Emergency Items

Hey Salt Lake City Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

Higher Salt Lake City fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Salt Lake City drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel prices. That's right, billions. Of course Utah vehicle owners can't stop driving altogether, so we still need to find other ways to cut fuel bills.Preventive maintenance at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City and good vehicle care can actually pay for themselves by lowering our fuel consumption. Here's a real-life example of how that can work.A family planned a four-day camping trip. Before leaving, they took their SUV into Jerry Lambert Automotive for an oil change. They flushed the cooling system, serviced all three differentials and cleaned the fuel system. They replaced the PCV valve and breather element. Then they checked the tir ... read more

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Fuel Economy