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Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Salt Lake City

Every Salt Lake City car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. Now, most air filters purchased in Salt Lake City don't cost a lot to replace. It's just that Utah people hate getting caught with an unexpected expense. On the plus side, though, changing a dirty air filter at Jerry Lambert Automotive can often save enough on gas to pay for itself before your next oil change in Salt Lake City. Think about a dirty furnace filter in your Salt Lake City home. When it's all clogged up, enough clean air can't get through. In your vehicle, that means that your engine can't get as much air as it needs to burn the fuel efficiently. So it makes do with less air and has to use more gas to move your vehicle around Salt Lake City roads. Your vehicle a ... read more

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Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Salt Lake City drivers want to make them last as long as possible.  We also want to make keeping them running as cheap as possible. When talking vehicles, it's all about preventive maintenance. There is an old saying that says, "A stitch in time saves nine," and that is really true when it comes to taking care of your vehicle. A great example is coolant service in Salt Lake City.Your coolant not only protects your engine from overheating and freezing, it must also protect cooling system components from corrosion. Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. That's why you need to have your cooling system serviced on a regular schedule.The same is true f ... read more

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Training Received by Technicians in Salt Lake City, Utah

When your vehicle breaks down in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible — with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been checking into some of the training our Salt Lake City, Utah, technicians receive, and we're very impressed. It's amazing how much knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern vehicle. So it's not like when your uncle worked on his hot rod over the weekend.Today there are four-cylinder engines around Salt Lake City that make more power than the V-8's in luxury cars did 20 years ago. A new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket's Ferrari in a race to 60 mph/97 kph.Our engines are more and more powerful. And they're so reliable. This is all due to engineering. But the benefits come to Salt Lake City drivers at the price of simplicity. Modern cars are s ... read more

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Fall and Spring Checkup in Salt Lake City

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Jerry Lambert Automotive for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My friend is (technically) right about some things, but from a practical standpoint, a seasonal check up still makes sense.Back when my dad was teaching me about how to take care of the family vehicle, most of them used a different weight of oil in the winter and in the summer. But most of today's modern engines run the same oil year round. High-tech engines and high-tech motor oils are better able to handle the seasonal changes.Your owner's manual or Salt Lake City service advisor at Jerry Lambert Automotive can tell you the right oil to use.Of course, you're concerned about the coolant or antifreeze. You don't want to overheat in the Utah summe ... read more

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The Importance of Salt Lake City Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Jerry Lambert Automotive blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Salt Lake City with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, watering the lawn and paying the bills?Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals? Well, you'd get more cavities. You may not discover health conditions that could be more effectively treated with early detection. And you'd have to wear dirty clothes, be embarrassed by your brown lawn and have your utilities shut off.Clearly, there are some things in life that we have to take care of regularly. If we don't, there are negative consequences. Our quality of life in Salt Lake City takes a hit and it inevitably costs more money.So why is it so hard to remember to follow regular preventive maintenance on our vehicles?Pro ... read more

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The Easy Way to Save Cash in Salt Lake City

The hottest Utah news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Salt Lake City. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Salt Lake City can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the environment. You can really improve your fuel economy by how you drive – but first, here's a review of things you can do for your vehicle that'll save gas no matter how you drive.The first one for Salt Lake City drivers is keeping tires properly inflated. That can save 2 miles per gallon/.85 km per liter. Driving on low tires is like driving through sand – your car just has to work harder. Most Salt Lake City service centers will fill up your tires for free, so just ask Jerry Lambert Automotive. Also, make a habit of checking your tire pressure whenever you fill up. Many Salt Lake C ... read more

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Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Salt Lake City, Utah

The median age for cars in the Salt Lake City, Utah area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Jerry Lambert Automotive we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Salt Lake City area, bring it into Jerry Lambert Automotive for high-mileage maintenance.398 E 3300 SSalt Lake City, Utah 84115801-466-8226 Many people in Utah are keeping their vehicles longer. The economy has influenced that, but the fact that modern vehicles are more durable and reliable means that owning a high mileage vehicle doesn't have to be a painful experience.Local car owners in Salt Lake City with over 100,000 miles on their vehicles often ask which service intervals they should follow. Let's start with the special needs of the older vehicle...The reality is that time and mileage will take its toll. The engine and transmission will have more sludge. The fuel, steering and brake systems will have gum and va ... read more

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Keep Your Salt Lake City Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Salt Lake City - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn't, well, it can lead to problems. Of course, your vehicle manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your vehicle in Utah affects when your filter needs to be changed.Dusty conditions around Salt Lake City or polluted city driving means you'll need to change your filter more often. Our trained professionals at Jerry Lambert Automotive can check your filter for you. In fact, it's often a routine part of an oil change.When you think about it, a c ... read more

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Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Jerry Lambert Automotive we get a lot of Salt Lake City drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Utah, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stranded.Smart Salt Lake City drivers plan ahead for a major road trip – and there are a lot of things to get ready. Where should you start? You could start with the tires. Look them over for tread wear and check to see that they are properly inflated. Take a quick test drive around Salt Lake City to see if you can feel any vibrations: Are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to Jerry Lambert Automotive for a peace-of-mind trip inspection.398 E 3300 S Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 801-466-8226 ... read more

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Gas Savings in Salt Lake City: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Salt Lake City increase the cost of living for Utah drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Salt Lake City vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled maintenance.According to Utah news reports and automotive industry studies, this is becoming increasingly more common. In fact, nine out of ten personal vehicles on the road have at least one maintenance or repair item that hasn't been done. Some of these items pose serious safety risks. Others are just more likely to make it more expensive to drive. In this area, we can take a lesson from professional Salt Lake City vehicle owners. I'm talking about fleet owners and operators. You know, Salt Lake City folks like the trucking companies and delivery services. Because their livelihood depends on ... read more

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