Monthly Archives: February 2017

Automotive Tips from Jerry Lambert Automotive: Rotor Problems

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Salt Lake City.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for Salt Lake City drivers to know that simply replacing brake pads on a wheel with a bad rotor will not solve the problem. Depending on their condition, rotors may be resurfaced or replaced.Brake noise or a pulsation in the brake pedal are signs of potential brake problems that should be addressed right away. If you have any brake concerns, please have your friendly and professional Jerry Lambert Automotive tech perform a thorough inspection.Give us a call.Jerry Lambert Automotive398 E 3300 SSalt Lake City, Utah ... read more

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Brakes

Speak Up: Talking with Your Jerry Lambert Automotive Service Advisor

About 80% of the vehicles on Salt Lake City roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Utah. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Others represent serious safety concerns. There are many reasons Salt Lake City drivers neglect their routine car care. Some of the more common ones are complacency, lack of confidence, lack of trust and budget issues. Modern vehicles are amazingly reliable compared to their older counterparts. They can run for years without any repairs, and we sometimes translate that to mean they don't need any maintenance. The trouble is that without maintenance, parts in the vehicle are gradually wearing out, fluids are getting dirty, oil is developing sludge — a lot of stuff is happening that we can't see, and it is destroying the vehicle. The first time we learn t ... read more

Beware of Cheap Tires in Salt Lake City

Do you like to shop for shoes in Salt Lake City?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires? Salt Lake City drivers should also think about the safety aspect of tires. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you and your passengers. You want to be sure they hold the road and provide good traction on Utah freeways and surface streets. If you carry heavy loads or tow a trailer on Utah highways, the tires need a high load rating.Ask your friendly and knowledgeable Salt Lake City tire professional at Jerry Lambert Automotive. I think it's important that Salt Lake City residents understand the effect of price on a tire's quality, performance and durability. When I was a kid, my dad would say, &ldquo ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Most Salt Lake City drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Utah folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Salt Lake City drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more we can do? After all, some of us Salt Lake City road warriors can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy. The more you lug around in your vehicle, the more fuel you have to burn to get around Salt Lake City. And that means buying more gas and producing more emissions.Of course, your vehicle's weight isn't negotiable. And you can't do much about the weight of your passengers. And this isn't an article about diet and exercise.But look around your car. Are you hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight while driving around Salt Lake City? Do you really need yo ... read more

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Fuel Economy