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H20 No! (Driving Through Standing Water)

In a year marked by unusually heavy flooding in North America, drivers are very aware of the possibility they may find themselves driving where water has come over the road.  It can be a daunting and frightening situation.  Flooding waters can move quickly and unpredictably, so you have to keep your wits about you when you encounter that situation. Here a sample of one vehicle manufacturer's guidelines on what to do.  First, the vehicle is designed to go through some water, but you must be careful.  Never attempt to drive through water deeper than the bottom of your tires. You can get out of your vehicle to check the depth of the water, but you can never be sure that you aren't going to drive into a spot where the road has washed away.  You can't see below the surface of the water, and suddenly you could find yourself in a place where the road drops off unexpectedly.  In swift moving storm runoff, your vehicle could literally be floating away with the curr ... read more

Speak Up: Talking with Your Go Automotive Service Advisor

About 80% of the vehicles on SALT LAKE CITY roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in UT. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Others represent serious safety concerns. There are many reasons SALT LAKE CITY drivers neglect their routine car care. Some of the more common ones are complacency, lack of confidence, lack of trust and budget issues. Modern vehicles are amazingly reliable compared to their older counterparts. They can run for years without any repairs, and we sometimes translate that to mean they don't need any maintenance. The trouble is that without maintenance, parts in the vehicle are gradually wearing out, fluids are getting dirty, oil is developing sludge — a lot of stuff is happening that we can't see, and it is destroying the vehicle. The first time we learn the ... read more

Ask Go Automotive: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which cools the engine; the air conditioning, which cools the driver and passengers; and the power steering pump, which allows for easier steering. When the belt breaks, all of these systems shut down.Okay, so maybe you can live without air conditioning and power steering for a while, but your battery can't live very long without an alternator, and when the cooling system goes down, your vehicle engine will overheat. That's why SALT LAKE CITY drivers should never wait to get a serpentine belt replaced.Serpentine belts are fairly inexpensive at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY. And they look downright cheap when you compare them to the cost of an overheated vehicle engine, a tow truck, time lost on the r ... read more

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Timing Belt

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer.  A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years.  Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles).  In Canada, the average life expectancy of a vehicle there is around 13 years, and in the U.S., it's around 15.  Vehicles are lasting longer these days, and there are several reasons for that. One expert cites better technology and overall quality improvements.  While in past years, vehicles were made mainly of heavier steel components, more modern vehicles contain lighter magnesium and aluminum alloys, high-strength steel, polymers and carbon fiber.  They last longer and reduce the overall vehicle weight, and that can contribute to better fuel economy. Modern internal combustion engine designs have been improved, and since they use more computers, they are more efficie ... read more

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Older Vehicles

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near SALT LAKE CITY, UT

A lot of fuel is wasted in the SALT LAKE CITY area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently.The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into the engine. A fuel system service at Go Automotive will leave your intake components as clean as a whistle.The big fuel thief is dirty fuel injectors. They deliver fuel to the engine at a specified pressure and in a particular spray pattern. When they're clogged, the fuel doesn't get atomized the way it's supposed to and doesn't get burned as efficiently.See your owner's manual or ask your SALT LAKE CITY service advisor at Go Automotive when a fuel system cleaning is r ... read more

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Fuel System

Cabin Air Filter From Go Automotive

Here is a questions for SALT LAKE CITY drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, exhaust gas and odors.These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.Now not all vehicles in the SALT LAKE CITY area have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene in UT. About 40 percent of new vehicles come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.Cabin air filters can make for a very nice driving environment for SALT LAKE CITY. Your car can be a haven during UT allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, like all filters, your cabin air filte ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Automotive Tips from Go Automotive: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

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 a major crash, 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. Your car can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out of alignment, the team of automotive professionals at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY can return your wheels to the factory settings. Most owners’ manuals suggest an inspection every year or two.Give us a call.Go Automotive1265 S 300TH W STE BSALT LAKE CITY, UT 841018014860194http://goautomotiverepair.com

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Alignment

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your SALT LAKE CITY Ride

  It seems like everywhere you go in the SALT LAKE CITY area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some UT auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous. So where do you start if you want new wheels? At Go Automotive, we suggest you start with your budget. We know, that sounds so practical. But if the look you're after goes beyond just new tires and wheels and enters into the world of suspension modifications, you need to be prepared for the additional cost.Let's start with something easy - you want to give your ride a unique look and the stock wheel size is just right for you. One of the concerns you will have is that the new wheels have the same offset as your vehicle factory wheels.Your tire and wheel professional at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY can help you find the right size wheel or install adapters to make your new wheels fit. Al ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Automotive Tips from Go Automotive: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often SALT LAKE CITY drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from UT freeway driving or lots of wet weather – your blades get a work out and start to wear. But your wiper blades break down even when they aren’t used frequently. They are damaged by sunlight and temperature changes as well. The rubber in the blades can dry out and crack and eventually fall apart. Check your wipers: If they’re not doing their important job, have them replaced at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY. Talk to your Go Automotive service advisor about how you drive - we can counsel you on the optimal blades for your needs.Go Automotive1265 S 300TH W STE BSALT LAKE CITY, UT 841018014860194http ... read more

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around SALT LAKE CITY, UT.Unless they drive a vintage car, SALT LAKE CITY auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Go Automotive uses a process that gives your car a deep, professional fuel system cleaning. The particles, gum and varnish that build up in your fuel system are removed so that it can run cleanly and efficiently.After a professional fuel system cleaning atGo Automotive, you'll notice more power, improved and reduced exhaust emissions. We strongly recommend you follow your fuel system cleaning service recommendations to keep you ... read more

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Fuel System
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