Monthly Archives: October 2015

Automotive Tips from Jerry Lambert Automotive: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Salt Lake City drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Jerry Lambert Automotive can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like from using your headlights when the engine is off – is very harmful to your battery. Most automotive batteries can only take that about 10 times before they are ruined.Also, making sure you have a full charge every month or so extends battery life. Either an extended drive at freeway speeds around the Salt Lake City are or using a battery charger will preserve your battery’s ability to hold a full charge.Give us a call.Jerry Lambert Automotive398 E 3300 SSalt Lake City, Utah 84115801-466-8226

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Battery

Automotive Tips from Jerry Lambert Automotive: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Salt Lake City drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Salt Lake City driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. In addition, your vehicle can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, Jerry Lambert Automotive in Salt Lake City can return your wheels to the vehicle manufacturer’s factory settings. Most owner's manuals suggest an alignment check every year or two.  Give us a call.Jerry Lambert Automotive398 E 3300 SSalt Lake City, Utah 84115801-466-8226  

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Alignment

Automotive Tips from Jerry Lambert Automotive: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Salt Lake City drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may not be able to be repaired. And sometimes there is internal damage revealed on inspection that indicates the tire should not be repaired. Run flat tires should not be repaired. Repairing high performance tires may make them unsuitable for motorsports. Your friendly and professional Jerry Lambert Automotive service advisor can inspect your damaged tire and tell you if it can be safely repaired or if it should be replaced - and then help you get back on the roads around Salt Lake City.Give us a call.Jerry Lambert Automotive398 E 3300 SSalt Lake City, Utah 84115801-466-8226

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Tires and Wheels

Automotive Tips from Jerry Lambert Automotive: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Jerry Lambert Automotive when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Salt Lake City drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your Jerry Lambert Automotive service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for Utah drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. Jerry Lambert Automotive398 E 3300 SSalt Lake City, Utah 84115801-466-8226  

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Battery