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Wiper Blades in UT

If you're gonna drive around the SALT LAKE CITY area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like your wiper blades are always at their worst when you need them the most. But windshield wipers are like most other vehicle parts– they require regular attention in order to work their best.You really ought to replace your wiper blades twice a year; in the spring and the fall. If it's going to be a particularly harsh winter in UT, you may even want to get special winter blades in the fall. Winter blades are designed to resist freezing.Speaking of winter and freezing conditions, if your car has been sitting for a long time and the windshield becomes frozen, don't use your wipers to clear off snow and ice. That'l ... read more

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for SALT LAKE CITY Drivers

SALT LAKE CITY residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with airbefore it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders and mixes with air after it enters the vehicle engine.Direct injection engines burn fuel more efficiently than conventional vehicle engines. Some models can deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines, the conventional version (a V6) delivers about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version delivers over 300 horsepower and gets about the same gas mileage. The turbocharged version delivers 350 horsepo ... read more

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Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Go Automotive

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing UT residents to review their finances. More and more SALT LAKE CITY drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today have over 75,000 miles/120,000 km on them. And the average age of vehicles is now over eleven years. That translates to some car care issues that many SALT LAKE CITY men and women haven't dealt with in the past. Older vehicles simply have different maintenance requirements than newer ones. Learning those requirements presents a challenge for people in SALT LAKE CITY because many owner's manuals only publish maintenance schedules up to 60,000 or 90,000 miles (96,000 or 145,000 km). Vehicle owners have to keep good records and be more involved in planning preventive maintenance if they want to keep their vehicles on the road. First of all, any service in your owner's manual that ... read more

The Importance of SALT LAKE CITY Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Go 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?Probably a coup ... read more

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What SALT LAKE CITY Customers like About Us at Go Automotive

A big part of the service we provide at Go Automotive for our SALT LAKE CITY customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued SALT LAKE CITY area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Go Automotive automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our SALT LAKE CITY customers like the service reminders. They've grown to trust that our recommendations are based on the vehicle manufactures’ published maintenance schedules and that Go Automotive is not just pulling them out of the air. We know that people in SALT LAKE CITY live a busy life with a lot more to think about than wondering if it's time to replace the PCV valve on their vehicle. Part of our Go Automotive service process is checking the vehicle manufacture's schedule to make sure we don't overlook service. We hope UT drivers app ... read more

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Go Automotive

All of us in SALT LAKE CITY know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Go Automotive technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your vehicle.Don't just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. SALT LAKE CITY area drivers really do need to change their air filter when it gets dirty. You can check your owner's manual to see how often your air filter should need to be changed, but remember, if you live in an area in UT with poor air quality, or if you drive a lot or drive under harsh conditions in the SALT LAKE CITY area, you may need to change that filter more often than is recommended.Changing an air filter isn't guesswork. If a filter's dirty, it needs to be replaced. Air filters aren't very expen ... read more

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for SALT LAKE CITY Motorists

SALT LAKE CITY residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the first method, fuel is injected into a port and allowed to mix with airand before it is drawn into the cylinders. In the second method, fuel is injected directly into the cylinders and mixes with air after it enters the engine.Direct injection engines burn fuel more efficiently than conventional engines. Some models can deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines, the conventional version (a V6) delivers about 250 horsepower. The direct injection version delivers over 300 horsepower and gets about the same . The turbocharged version delivers 350 horsepower.Why the big difference in power? Di ... read more

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Fuel System

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Go Automotive

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-injected vehicle driving down SALT LAKE CITY roads.Most fuel injectors for gas engines are known in the SALT LAKE CITY automotive community as port fuel injectors because they deliver the fuel to a port just outside the cylinder. The fuel pump provides pressure needed to squirt the right amount of fuel into the engine. A few have recently introduced gas direct injection systems on some engines. They are now available at some UT dealerships. These systems inject the gas directly into the cylinders under very high pressure – many times the pressure of port injection systems. Although more complicated ... read more

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Fuel System

Automotive Tips from Go Automotive: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for SALT LAKE CITY drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not completely recharge while you’re driving and you could end up stranded around SALT LAKE CITY with a dead battery. In short, a worn serpentine belt will stress all of the accessories it powers leading to premature wear and possible early replacement. When as little as 5% of belt material is lost, the serpentine belt cannot provide the proper traction for the accessories. Your friendly and professional Go Automotive service advisor can inspect your belt for excessive wear and replace your serpentine belt system if it’s excessively worn.Give us a call.Go Automotive1265 S 300TH W STE BSALT LAKE CITY, UT 84101 ... read more

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E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Go Automotive

  Today at Go Automotive we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the SALT LAKE CITY area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically built to run on E-85 – the rest are not. Does your vehicle use E-85 gasoline? Bring it down to Go Automotive at 1265 S 300TH W STE B in SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84101, to find out, or give us a call to make an appointment by calling 8014860194. E-85 gasoline has been developed to fight air pollution and reduce oil consumption. E-85 fuel is a mix of 85% ethanol, a grain-base alcohol, and 15% gasoline. So-called Flex-Fuel vehicles are designed to use either normal gasoline or E-85 gas. The result is lower exhaust emissions to our local SALT LAKE CITY community.All gas engines can run with ... read more

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