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Tips When Tire Shopping

As tempting as it is to buy tires simply because they’re cheap, it's not worth it. Not All Tires are Created Equal The type of tires you need depends on the type of driving you do. What’s your climate like? Where does your commute take you? If you need all-season tires, you’re going to invest in a different set than if you enjoy temperate weather year-round. As with most auto expenses, it’s often cheaper [...]

By |2021-12-24T01:51:52+00:00January 3, 2022|Tires|Comments Off on Tips When Tire Shopping

Engine Red Flags

Modern car engines are designed to last 150,000 to 200,000 miles or ten years, whichever comes first. However, sometimes you start seeing red flags sooner. Warning Signs from the Engine Unfortunately, you could see signs of engine trouble well before either of those milestones. Here are some common engine problems many of us may face over time. Engine Won’t Start We’ve all heard it- the dreaded “tick tick tick” of an engine that won’t [...]

By |2021-12-12T23:29:59+00:00December 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Engine Red Flags

Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter Driving

Winter isn’t so bad if you’re prepared. With the right preparation and a bit of practice driving on the fluffy stuff, you won’t be caught off guard when the holiday tunes start playing on your radio. Get a Tune-Up Before you brave the winter roads, take care of any minor car repair needs you have, and get a general tune-up from the auto repair team at Master Muffler. We can ensure your vehicle’s engine, [...]

By |2021-11-08T16:56:14+00:00November 8, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter Driving

Automotive Basics: Spark Plugs

These little parts pack a big punch in your vehicle. For gasoline-fueled cars and trucks, spark plugs provide the catalyst for igniting the air and fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. Anatomy of a Spark Plug Spark plugs cost about $10 each, but they contain components that provide invaluable contributions to the function of your vehicle. Copper Electrode The spark plug contains a copper electrode in the center. Nickel Alloy or Precious Metals The [...]

By |2021-10-09T20:43:03+00:00October 7, 2021|Auto Repair, Automotive Info|Comments Off on Automotive Basics: Spark Plugs

Are Expensive Tires Worth the Investment?

Sometimes you get what you pay for. Inexpensive doesn’t always mean lower quality. Some tire brands have less expensive options that carry the same rigorous safety ratings as the more expensive parent company. Typically, a well-known brand has a mid-range priced tire that is suitable quality and offers the necessary performance for the average driver. The Difference Between Cheap and Quality Tires A recent Consumer Reports study found that an unauthorized, Chinese-produced Pegasus Advanta [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:11:44+00:00September 7, 2021|Tires|Comments Off on Are Expensive Tires Worth the Investment?

How to Jump Start Your Car the Traditional Way

It’s never fun walking through the parking lot after an errand, stepping inside the vehicle, and turning the key only to realize the engine isn’t going to turn over. Most of us have experienced this at some point or another and have been left with no choice but to ask for assistance from a friendly stranger to help us jump the vehicle. It’s no secret that many have also experienced the panic of not [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:11:44+00:00August 2, 2021|Automotive Info, Batteries|Comments Off on How to Jump Start Your Car the Traditional Way

Automotive Basics: The Ignition System

Car enthusiasts love putting the key into the ignition and hearing the engine start up and roar. After a couple of quick revs, they’re off to the races. But in that split second that elapses as the key is turned, a lot is happening under the hood. The vehicle system tasked with efficient operation during this split second of time is the ignition system, and it has a lot of important duties and responsibilities. [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:11:45+00:00July 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Automotive Basics: The Ignition System

Preparing Your Vehicle for Summer

Summer is just a week away which means many Utah drivers are readying their bikes and preparing their camping equipment for weekend getaways outside of their city limits. It is no surprise that summer is the season where roads are most driven. Lakes, mountains, and trails all over are calling our names as the warm sun shines more consistently. However, before you head out on a trip that requires you to rack up mileage [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:11:45+00:00June 14, 2021|Automotive Info, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Preparing Your Vehicle for Summer

The History of the Assembly Line

It’s difficult to pin down what might be the most influential innovation to come out of America. While there are numerous contenders, the advent of the Ford Motor Company, the Model T, and the assembly line have led to a manufacturing institution that would go on to change the world. While the first automobile﹘a steam-powered, self-perpetuating vehicle﹘was first built in China, the identity of the modern car as we know it today came into [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:11:45+00:00May 15, 2021|Auto History|Comments Off on The History of the Assembly Line

Car Won’t Start? Here Are the Most Likely Reasons

We’ve all been there— stepping into our car and turning the key only to realize we won’t be reaching our desired destination inconvenience-free. We may try to start the car a time or two or three before realizing the car is going nowhere without a jump. Frozen in place, we are left to come up with a plan to either ask a random individual for assistance or make a burdensome phone call to someone [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:11:45+00:00April 15, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Car Won’t Start? Here Are the Most Likely Reasons

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