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The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Salt Lake City Drivers

People in Salt Lake City have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13,000 km) or more. This practice came under scrutiny when four of the largest new vehicle manufacturers announced that owners like those in Salt Lake City were experiencing engine damage resulting from these higher oil change intervals.The manufacturers' standard oil drain service for particular vehicles was scheduled at around 7,500 miles/12,000 km. People following these recommendations were experiencing engine damage. It turns out that oil sludge was building up. This caused small oil passages to clog and engine parts to fail.What causes oil sludge? It's a factor of time and mileage. There are hot spots in every engine that cause oil burn off that leads ... read more

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Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Salt Lake City car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Salt Lake City, Utah, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart Salt Lake City drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really true for Salt Lake City residents when it comes to car maintenance. A great example is coolant service.Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. Smart Salt Lake City drivers have their cooling system service taken care of right on schedule at Jerry Lambert Automotive.Ditto for your power steering system, brake fluid, air conditioning system, differential and transmission. Of course, oil changes should be done right ... read more

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Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Salt Lake City and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of vision.To have your headlights inspected, visit us at Jerry Lambert Automotive. We're at 398 E 3300 S in Salt Lake City, Utah 84115. Or give us a call at 801-466-8226.Experts at Jerry Lambert Automotive recommend replacing your halogen headlamps every year. It's easy to remember if you do it when Daylight Saving Time changes in the fall. That way you'll have bright headlamps for those long Utah winter nights.There are other types of headlamps in addition to halogen. There are the old standard bulbs that have been around for decades. These are OK, but you can usually upgrade to halogen. They cost a little more but you can't believe the difference. If you ... read more

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Busting Automotive Myths in Salt Lake City, Utah

Myths passed around our Salt Lake City, Utah community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you hear around the Salt Lake City area, come over to Jerry Lambert Automotive. Let's examine a couple of the more popular rants and look at the truth behind them.The first one is that the chassis no longer needs lubrication for suspension, steering and the driveline. They declare that anyone who has charged you for lubrication is a charlatan.The truth on which this myth is based is that many new vehicles come from the factory with sealed joints and cannot be greased. However, there are still some ... read more

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I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Salt Lake City

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Salt Lake City area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Salt Lake City drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is just dirty. In fact, it's estimated that 46,000,000 drivers across the nation are driving with wipers that can't adequately clear their windshield in a storm.It seems like our wiper blades are always at their worst when we need them the most. If that sounds like you, you've got plenty of company in the Salt Lake City area. 78% of drivers only change their wiper blades after the blades function so poorly that they become a safety hazard.Salt Lake City drivers need to change their thinking. Instead of blades being something to replace when they fail, we need to consider wiper blades as vehicle safety component. Then we'll s ... read more

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