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Regular, Synthetic or Blend...What Kind of Oil Do I Need?

May 26th, 2016

At one time, there were only a couple of choices for motor oil. Today, that is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some time. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to consider when it's time for an oil change:

  • Viscosity: Viscosity is how thick your oil is, and how it retains its pour properties at various temperatures. In this respect, synthetic oil is far superior. Conventional oils will thicken in cold weather and thin out when very hot, while the viscosity of synthetic is much more uniform. Check your owner's manual -- many newer models require a thinner, lower-viscosity oil, which also helps the engine run more efficiently. Viscosity is expressed as a numerical value -- the lower the number, the thinner the oil. Many are designed to work ...[more]
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The Holidays Are Coming – Is Your Vehicle Ready?

November 26th, 2015
Where did this year go? Before you know it, it’s going to be time for the holidays, and that can mean travel in some pretty trying conditions (and we don’t just mean restless kids in the back seat). Is your vehicle ready for some interstate miles?

 
Tires: It’s a good idea to have your tires rotated every 5,000-7,000 miles to ensure even wear. With that in mind, it’s easy to just schedule a tire rotation with every oil change, since the vehicle will be up in the air on a lube rack anyway. Have you checked your inflation lately? Your proper 
inflation levels will be on a sticker on the driver’s side ...[more]
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Benefits You Didn’t Know About Oil Changes

July 15th, 2015

Automotive technology has come a long way since the mid-20th century, and so has motor oil. A 1940s-era car didn’t feature an oil pump or oil filter. Instead, they relied on dippers on the crankshaft’s counterweights, which would then sling oil to coat crucial moving parts. Motor oils in those days weren’t designed with detergents and other additives to help keep the engine clean; even with frequent oil change intervals, many cars would be in need of an engine overhaul by the time they reached 80,000 miles.

Today’s motor oil formulations incorporate additives to suspend contaminants in the oil so they can easily be trapped by the oil filter. Here are a few other facts about motor oil you may not have known:

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4 Budget Friendly Ways to Improve Mom’s Ride

May 14th, 2015

So we all know that May is devoted to Mother’s Day. In honor of mothers everywhere, here are a few helpful suggestions for you to show mom just how much you care.  
 
1. Oil Change - Getting Mom’s car an oil change would be a nice way to help her get the most miles out of her car. Regular oil changes keep moving parts lubricated, reducing friction and heat buildup, and prevent deposits of sludge and gunk from building up on internal engine assemblies. 
 
2. Wiper Replacement - Even the best windshield wipers need to be replaced every 12 months or so. We’ll get a look at the w ...[more]
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Why Schedule Regular Oil Changes For Your Vehicle?

March 5th, 2015
Many vehicle owners do not take the time to schedule regular oil changes. Regular oil changes are vital to the life of your engine and can extend its performance for years. This is one of the most important and inexpensive things you can do to keep engine protected. Most manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 3,000-6,000 miles, depending on your vehicle use and the type of oil you are using. 
 
Oil Changes are essential to:
  • Lubricate engine to reduce wear and friction
  • Reduce engine temperatures
  • Maintaining proper engine function
With regular oil changes your engine will be protected against much of the harm normal wear and tear will cause. Parts will stay cleaner with less corrosion, which means with regular upkeep there will b ...[more]
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Burt Brothers is a Top Shop featured in Tire Review Magazine

February 11th, 2015
Tire Review Magazine features Burt Brothers and a Top Shop in the country. Check out our article.
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Dangers of Skipping an Oil Change

November 17th, 2014

auto repair salt lake city utIf an engine is the heart of a vehicle, consider the oil to be the blood. Thus, understanding the importance of routine auto repair such as oil changes can both improve vehicle drivability and lengthen longevity of life. Scheduling an oil change around every 3,000 miles should be more than a routine errand, but instead an investment in the future of your vehicle. Burt Brothers Tire and Service in Salt Lake City, UT works diligently to ensure the vehicle safety of all drivers, finding small auto repairs such as oil changes to be the most significant throughout the life of a vehicle.

Participating in regularly scheduled oil changes is necessary to maintain proper engine operations and ensure all preventative measures are taken for vehicle safety. Consequently, as regular engine operations progress and oil ages ...[more]

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Turn Back the Clock with Fall Auto Repair

October 16th, 2014

auto repair salt lake city utFrom oil changes to filter replacements, Burt Brothers Tire and Service is Salt Lake City, UT’s comprehensive choice for auto repair. Providing drivers with knowledgeable technicians who service vehicles correctly, Burt Brothers Tire and Service is honored to offer customers with outstanding service that will go the distance. Consult Burt Brothers Tire and Service this fall to ensure your vehicle is in peak operations for winter weather. Whether you are looking for a quick check-up or total engine overhaul, trust auto repair to experienced mechanics of Burt Brothers Tire and Service in Salt Lake City, UT.

Maintaining proper auto repair over the lifetime of a vehicle will provided both improve functionality and longevity. Before Daylight Savings Time ends on November 2nd, consult mechanics ...[more]

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Seasonal Tire Repair

October 2nd, 2014

tires salt lake city utAt Burt Brothers Tire and Service staff understands maintaining proper tire repair is imperative to vehicle safety and dependability especially during season transitions from warm to cooler weather. As leaves fall and winter quickly approaches, driving conditions become more dangerous than ever. Leaves collected on roadways can be equally hazardous to ice and snow as tires cannot easily grip traction and can quickly cause loss of control. Avoid predictable occurrences such as these with tire repair and replacement from Burt Brothers Tire and Service in Salt Lake City, UT.

Suffering from long winters, Burt Brothers Tire and Service encourages drivers to have tires serviced before bad weather hits. Replacing or repairing tires before inclement weather will ensure safety for both yourself and others traveling this seaso ...[more]

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Auto Repair Tips for Fall

September 25th, 2014

auto repair salt lake city utFall is quickly approaching as schools resume classes and summer rapidly draws to an end. Taking advantage of summer’s glow one last time, many travelers will set off for their final road trip of this season. Before hitting the wide-open-road, seek auto repair from Burt Brothers Tire and Service of Salt Lake City, UT for routine check-ups and preventative maintenance to guarantee hassle-free travel. Consider these quick auto repair tips or inspections before leaving town and avoid preventable vehicle malfunctions. Burt Brothers Tire and Service in Salt Lake City, UT encourage customers to follow these tips:

Headlights: Headlight restoration, repair and maintenance is imperative before night travel of any capacity. Inspect headlights for clarity and proper operations before leaving Salt Lake ...[more]

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