Monthly Archives: July 2014

Diesel Maintenance for Utah

At Jerry Lambert Automotive we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Utah friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In fact, in some markets, there're nearly as many diesel powered passenger cars as there are gasoline.Here's who's announced or is expected to announce new diesels for North America: BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Subaru. Of course, the US auto makers will be expanding their diesel offerings as well. Diesels will become a very big deal here in Utah.You may ask, why has it taken so long getting to Utah and North America? There are a bunch of reasons like fuel tax policies and such, but the biggest hurtle was that Utah diesel fuel had a high sulfur content – too high for the latest generation of highly refined dies ... read more

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Fuel System

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Salt Lake City say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most Salt Lake City drivers don't realize how high tech automotive fluids have become,  fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid.Did you know that a modern engine would not run for more than a few months using motor oil formulas from 30 years ago? Today's automotive fluids contain a much higher percentage of additives to protect your vehicle's components from premature wear and corrosion. Time and distances march on for all of our cars. Please don't think we're using scare tactics to get you to take care of your maintenance - but here are some personal stories we'v ... read more

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Maintenance

A Cold Day in Salt Lake City – Air Conditioning Service at Jerry Lambert Automotive

Most Salt Lake City drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Utah highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Salt Lake City rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot vehicle.A lot of Salt Lake City drivers judge their vehicles' air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance that keep the vehicle running. But preventive maintenance of an air conditioning system is simple and inexpensive, while auto a/c repair can be very expensive.Salt Lake City drivers should have the refrigerant in their air conditioning system checked regularly to ensure it is adequate and clean. Air conditioning systems often fail because air and water have contaminated the refrigerant. Air reduces the ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Jerry Lambert Automotive Advice on Buying New Tires

Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Salt Lake City driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all Utah seasons.Salt Lake City off-roaders should be excited about the options available to them as well. The tread on off-road tires is designed to handle the wear from bumps and rocks. The tires' high profile protects rims from damage.But what if you own an SUV but aren't interested in off-roading around Utah? You can change out those high-profile beasts for a lower, wider look if it suits your style.Jerry Lambert Automotive tire professionals can offer great auto advice on how to choose tires that match your needs and style.If you just need to purchase new tires, a tire professional at Jerry Lambert Automotive can also help you select the tires that are best for your driving needs and habits. The right tires will protect you and your vehicle on the road ... read more

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Tires and Wheels