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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

SALT LAKE CITY Exhaust and Emissions Service

SALT LAKE CITY Exhaust and Emissions Service

Many SALT LAKE CITY residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Go Automotive is really a lot more comprehensive these days.For example, in the U.S., the federal government required catalytic converters for all cars in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. UT and federal emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental laws. This also goes for cars sold in Canada.So, exhaust service has really become exhaust and emissions service. High-tech computer-controlled emissions devices are now necessary. And because it's so sophisticated, we recommend having your emission system checked out by a qualified technician, like the ones we have at Go Automotive, regularly to make sure everything's working right – which is usually every six months ... read more

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Exhaust

Time Out: Suspension Problems in SALT LAKE CITY

Time Out: Suspension Problems in SALT LAKE CITY

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look under your vehicle. Anything that connects the wheels to the vehicle's frame is part of the suspension system. They're heavy-duty parts that work hard while you're driving and take a lot of wear and tear. Because of this, you should have your technician at Go Automotive look at them once a year as part of your preventive maintenance routine. A good time for it is every time you get your alignment checked. If your suspension is in trouble, you often feel it in how your vehicle drives. You should get a check of your suspension system: if the vehicle pulls to one side or wanders, if the steering is erratic, if your ride isn't as smooth as it sh ... read more

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Suspension

The Go Automotive Guide to Custom Wheels

The Go Automotive Guide to Custom Wheels

If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many SALT LAKE CITY drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, then, after going to the work of mounting them, have found that the wheels don't fit right and the tires rub against the vehicle when they turn or go over a bump.To ensure a proper fit, you can consult with your Go Automotive tire professional. He/she can also help you find tires that are suited to your driving habits as well as your vehicle. You may find their auto advice invaluable, and you'll probably be happier with your new wheels once you purchase them.But if you just have to have that set of wheels, and you're willing to pay for them, you can modify your vehicle to fit the wheels. Again, you should se ... read more

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Tires and Wheels

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Go Automotive in SALT LAKE CITY

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gears yourself. But with an automatic transmission, the vehicle shifts gears on its own. It automatically starts out in low gear and automatically shifts to high gears as it gets rolling. Again, it will automatically shift to a lower gear to climb hills or when you need a burst of speed.How does it know when to change gears? Today's automatic transmissions are computer-controlled. The computer gathers information about what the vehicle is doing and changes the gears as needed.Automatic transmissions are becoming more sophisticated all the time. More gears, or “speeds,” are being added. Almost all vehicles have at least four speeds. Five or six is common. Some are even increasing to seve ... read more

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Transmission

Service Center Standard and Procedures

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All UT pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why SALT LAKE CITY automotive service centers including Go Automotive have procedural standards for each service they perform. Go Automotive technicians are trained step by step. And they perform the procedures step by step, the same way each time. By training to procedural standards, UT service centers can assure a quality outcome. The job is done right every time and SALT LAKE CITY customers leave happy with how their vehicle performs. Each company trains its technicians to standards. The UT automotive industry as a whole is very committed to standards of excellence and encourages individual UT service center operators to apply them to every vehicle they service. An example is how Go Auto ... read more

Go Automotive and the Maintenance Mindset

Go Automotive and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some SALT LAKE CITYresidents don't have amaintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. SALT LAKE CITY drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may not have applied it to their vehicles.Here's something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the oil change. Think about it – when you go in for a full-service oil change, your friendly and knowledgeable Go Automotive service advisor will check all your fluids. If one of them is low, he can look for the reason. If your serpentine belt is cracked, he'll see it and let you know. Corroded battery cable – they've got you covered. And at Go Automotive, we check to see if your vehicle manufa ... read more

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Maintenance

Fuel Injectors

Fuel Injectors

The last new American vehicles sold in SALT LAKE CITY with a carburetor rolled out of the UT dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in SALT LAKE CITY, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel injectors deliver fuel far more precisely than carburetors. That translates into better fuel economy and more power for SALT LAKE CITY drivers. Virtually all fuel injectors for gas engines are known as port fuel injectors because they deliver the fuel to a port just outside the cylinder. Port fuel injectors operate at about 40 to 80 pounds per square inch of pressure.A few vehicle manufacturers have introduced gas direct injection systems on some engines recently. These systems ... read more

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Fuel System

Why People in SALT LAKE CITY Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

Why People in SALT LAKE CITY Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our SALT LAKE CITY, UT, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some of the neglected items are minor. Others are serious safety concerns.There are several reasons we hesitate to take care of recommended services, especially services that our SALT LAKE CITY automotive advisor recommends when we're in for something else, like an oil change.The first issue boils down to comfort with car care. We don't always feel we know enough to make good decisions. Some of that can be attributed to the fact that vehicles are so reliable these days. They almost become an appliance. Of course you love your vehicle, but if you don't have to worry about it breaking down all the time, you're not forced to think as much about preventive ma ... read more

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Inspection
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