Monthly Archives: March 2016

Choosing the Right Brake Pads

So you’ve found out that your brake pads are wearing out, and it’s time for a replacement. But did you know that there are multiple types of brake pads, made from different materials and suited to the different needs of cars and driving styles? Here’s a quick guide to help you select the right brake pads for you. Semi Metallic Brake Pads Semi Metallic pads can be made from anywhere from 30% to 65% metal, from copper, wire, steel wool and other metal materials. Semi Metallic pads wear out the least quickly of all brake pads, but they also tend to wear out the brake rotors faster. Low-Metallic These pads are made from a special formula using about 10% to 30% copper or steel. Low-metallic brake pads are optimal for high heat and friction braking, and ideal for high-speed braking. These types of pads are less clean than others, though. Low metallic pads produce a lot of dust and can be pretty noisy. Non-Asbestos, Organic/NAO ... read more

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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Exhaust Service at Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Salt Lake City residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Jerry Lambert Automotive is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental regulations.Exhaust service has really become exhaust and emissions service. High-tech computer controlled emissions devices are now a big part of exhaust service. Because it is so sophisticated, your recommends you have your emission system checked out by a qualified Salt Lake City exhaust technician regularly to make sure everything is working right - usually every 6 months or 10,000 miles/16,000 kilometers.If your Check Engine light comes on, especially if it's flashing, get your car looked at right away. Technicians at Jerry Lambert ... read more

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Breathe Deep in Salt Lake City With a New Cabin Air Filter

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Salt Lake City auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers).The filter is usually under the vehicle hood or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have your friendly and knowledgeable Jerry Lambert Automotive service advisor take care of replacing them.As we said, many Salt Lake City people don't realize they have a cabin air filter and come to Jerry Lambert Automotive saying "my vents are smelling bad." It usually turns out to be a dirty cabin air filter. A switch out and they're on their way, smelling sweet.Salt Lake City residents who suffer from allergies can really benefit from a cabin air filter as it keeps irritants to a minimum.If you're one of them ... read more

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Automotive Tips from Jerry Lambert Automotive: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Salt Lake City drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery conditions. Your friendly and professional Jerry Lambert Automotive tire professional can help you know when your worn tires should be replaced, if you can have a damaged tire repaired as well as selecting the right tires for your needs.Give us a call.Jerry Lambert Automotive398 E 3300 SSalt Lake City, Utah 84115801-466-8226

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Tires and Wheels