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What's up with Diesels in SALT LAKE CITY?

What's up with Diesels in SALT LAKE CITY?

Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American markets like UT. But that won't be true for long. North Americans are seeing a lot more diesel-fueled vehicles on the road. And we're not talking about buses and trucks. These vehicles will be passenger cars, pick-ups and SUV's.There are two reasons for this. The first is a recent change in environmental laws that have upgraded emissions standards for diesel fuel in North America. Diesel fuel in North America used to have higher sulfur content than European fuel, meaning that it was a dirtier fuel to burn. That was okay for larger vehicles, but the lighter-weight engines in passenger vehicles just couldn't tolerate it.But that high sulfur content is now a thing of the past. Fuel ... read more

Exhaust Service at Go Automotive: Passing the Smell Test

Exhaust Service at Go Automotive: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most SALT LAKE CITY residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All UT folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget that a damaged exhaust system can be deadly. That's why preventive maintenance on your exhaust system is so important. We can help you with that at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY.The exhaust manifold is the first component in your exhaust system. The manifold is attached to the engine. It collects the gases that are produced by the engine and directs them into the exhaust pipes. At this point, these gases are both hot and chemically dangerous.One of the gases produced in your engine is carbon monoxide. This gas is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and drowsiness. Continue breathing it and you will die.To keep this g ... read more

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Technician Training at Go Automotive

Technician Training at Go Automotive

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals.It's also very important to your SALT LAKE CITY service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our SALT LAKE CITY auto service center spends annually to make sure our friendly and knowledgeable technicians are properly trained.Go Automotive offers a variety of automotive services for many kinds of vehicles. We need to be current on the latest techniques and parts so that we can give you quality service. Our SALT LAKE CITY service centers subscribe to data services that list the high quality parts and fluids recommended by your manufacturer.And each service has a checklist of standard procedures. Go Automotive technicians follow these proced ... read more

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Maintenance

Picking the Right Tires in SALT LAKE CITY

Picking the Right Tires in SALT LAKE CITY

Shopping for tires in SALT LAKE CITY can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in SALT LAKE CITY are looking for maximum summertime performance. The rubber is a little softer to help stick to the road on fast corners on UT roads. The tread has wide blocks at the shoulder to stiffen the tire in turns. The tread design can handle rain but really isn't set up for snow and ice. Next comes winter tires. SALT LAKE CITY people buy winter tires because they still like performance driving when it's cold and slippery on UT roads, so they need a tread design that'll really bite into ice and snow. The rubber compound is formulated to stay pliable when temperatures drop below 45 degrees F/7 degrees C so they get great traction even on dry roads. On the other end of the winter tire spectrum are ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in SALT LAKE CITY

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in SALT LAKE CITY

So you've bought a used vehicle in the SALT LAKE CITY area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the SALT LAKE CITY area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in UT with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, corporate program cars or rental fleet vehicles. Most SALT LAKE CITY buyers feel pretty confident about these because they're newer and may still be under warranty. But how well have they been maintained?SALT LAKE CITY drivers who are planning to own a vehicle for a long time will keep up on auto maintenance so that they can avoid repairs down the road. But, if you know you're only going to have the vehicle for two or three years, you may not be so committed to maintenance. It would b ... read more

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Older Vehicles

Differential Service at Go Automotive: Viva la Difference

Differential Service at Go Automotive: Viva la Difference

Every vehicle on UT roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle.  But most SALT LAKE CITY residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a much shorter distance than the outside wheel. So the inside wheel of the vehicle must move at a slower speed than the outside wheel. Without a differential, the wheels would hop and scrape while turning.Have you ever seen the large bulge in the middle of the rear axle of a truck? That's the differential. In a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the differential is located on the back axle. Four-wheel drive vehicles and SUV's have differentials on both the front and the rear axle.You might expect that the differential is located on the front axle of a front-wheel drive vehicle. You'd be right. But the differential is called a transaxle on a front-wheel dri ... read more

Tire Tread Depth for SALT LAKE CITY, UT Drivers

Tire Tread Depth for SALT LAKE CITY, UT Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Two other states, including California, consider 1/32 to be the minimum and six states have no standards at all. Call us at Go Automotive; (just call 8014860194) to find out what your requirements are in the SALT LAKE CITY, UT, area.Since 1968, U.S. law has required that a raised bar be molded across all tires. When tires are worn enough that this bar becomes visible, there's just 2/32 inch/1.6 mm of tread left. But does that older standard give SALT LAKE CITY vehicles enough safety?Consider this: Consumer Reports recommends tire replacement when tread reaches 4/32 inch/3.2 mm. And the recommendation is backed by some very compelling studies. Now before we go into the studies ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Keep Your Cool in SALT LAKE CITY: Air Conditioning Service

Keep Your Cool in SALT LAKE CITY: Air Conditioning Service

Most SALT LAKE CITY drivers don't even think about their air conditioner. Now here's a tip for SALT LAKE CITY vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during UT winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with fogging on your vehicle windshield during UT winters or during a rain storm, running the A/C on the defrost setting should help. Now on some SALT LAKE CITY cars you can't run the A/C at the same time as the defroster. Don't ask me why, but I suspect lawyers were involved.Also, air and water can get into the A/C system. That can reduce the efficiency of the system and also lead to corrosion that causes damage. SALT LAKE CITY drivers should periodically purge the system and replace the refrigerant to remove the air and water.UT drivers woul ... read more

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Air Conditioning

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Go Automotive

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Go Automotive

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match your moods and outfits, then cheap shoes can be what you want. But if you spend a lot of time on your feet, you probably know that cheap shoes can come with an added cost of sore feet and other foot ailments. When you add in the benefits of comfort and protection, the more expensive shoes are actually the better value.Buying tires at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY is a lot like buying shoes, except that SALT LAKE CITY vehicles don't have changeable apparel and don't need a closet full of tires to match. Vehicles spend a lot of time on their tires—all the time, in fact—so they need tires that can stand up to the job. Tires are work ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in SALT LAKE CITY, UT, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most SALT LAKE CITY drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of SALT LAKE CITY customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY at 8014860194 for information about differential service, or stop by our SALT LAKE CITY, UT, auto center at 1265 S 300TH W STE B, 84101. To better understand what a differential does, think about our local SALT LAKE CITY high school track. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the in ... read more

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Drive Train
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