Monthly Archives: January 2015

Jerry Lambert Automotive Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced Jerry Lambert Automotive technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An air filter does what its name implies: it filters stuff out of the air. Air is drawn into your engine through the filter because your engine needs air to burn fuel. If the filter weren't there, a lot of dust and debris would come into the vehicle engine with the air when you are driving around Salt Lake City. That dust and debris would get hot, burn and produce all kinds of ash and gumminess that would eventually clog up your engine. Drop in an air filter and voilá! Problem solved. But air filters themselves get clogged up with all the junk they clean out of the Salt Lake City air. This doesn't allow the junk into the vehicle engi ... read more

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Jerry Lambert Automotive

Okay. You went to your local Salt Lake City car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Salt Lake City service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light stops flashing and just glows red. Hmm. Maybe things aren't as bad as they seem. You decide to wait until payday to take your vehicle in to get serviced. In the meantime, the Check Engine light goes off. What? You decide the light must be faulty; maybe when it comes on it doesn't mean anything, or maybe it's just in your vehicle as some sort of scam to get you to pay for unnecessary repairs. You're glad you didn't take your car to the Salt Lake City repair shop and resolve to ignore that Check Engine light in the future.Whoa! Let's look at what really happened. Your vehicle was under an air dryer. Your air intake sensor measured too much air running through the engin ... read more

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Diagnostics

Battery Replacement at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City

Battery Replacement at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City

Hello, welcome to Jerry Lambert Automotive. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Salt Lake City runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Jerry Lambert Automotive are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on your vehicle and where you live in Utah, specifically how cold it is. (Many Salt Lake City drivers have first-hand experience trying to start their car on a cold winter morning.) The two factors are that the colder your vehicle's engine is, the more power it takes to turn the engine over to get it started. It has all that cold, sluggish oil to contend with.The other factor is that the chemical reaction in the battery that creates electrical energy is less efficient when the tem ... read more

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Battery

On Board Diagnostics for Salt Lake City Motorists

Some Salt Lake City vehicle owners wonder why Jerry Lambert Automotive and other Salt Lake City auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Jerry Lambert Automotive for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Salt Lake City area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your vehicle brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy Utah road, you pull off at the next off-ramp and take a quick visual check. That is usually enough to know what needs to be done. If you're having an intermittent problem with your vehicle engine, however, a Jerry Lambert Automotive diagnosis may be much more involved.Much of the Salt Lake City driver's confusion comes when the problem involves the Check Engine light. The Check Engine light comes on when the engine management computer has sensed a problem. There's a common misconception among Utah drivers that the trouble code tells the Jerry Lambert Au ... read more