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The Benefits of Regularly Checking Your Brakes

If you bring your car into an auto shop regularly to check out your brakes, not only will you stay safer on the road, but you will also be able to address noticeable changes, get better fuel economy, save money on repairs, and stop more quickly. Avoid serious repairs and reap the benefits of better brakes by regularly taking your car to a trusted auto care center! Address Noticeable Changes If you’ve noticed that [...]

By |2022-06-17T19:19:27+00:00June 12, 2022|Brakes|Comments Off on The Benefits of Regularly Checking Your Brakes

What to Know About Muffler Repair

Thankfully, it's pretty easy to know if you need to fix or replace your muffler. Unfortunately, though, the telltale sign is a pretty annoying one. The number one sign that your muffler needs attention is hearing loud noises when driving or idling your car. Especially when accelerating, if the muffler isn’t working properly, you’ll hear it. As its name implies, a muffler dampens (or muffles) the sound of your vehicle’s exhaust system. When a [...]

By |2022-06-08T21:22:45+00:00May 11, 2022|Mufflers|Comments Off on What to Know About Muffler Repair

3 Simple Tips to Prepare Your Car for Spring & Summer Travel

Winter is coming to a close, which means that it's just about the time to get our vehicles ready for spring and summer road trips. As the days it longer and warmer, many of us are itching to get out and explore the world around us, whether that means a cross-country trip or just a drive up one of Utah's canyons for a weekend camping trip. One thing is for sure; our cars get [...]

By |2022-04-19T22:35:58+00:00April 12, 2022|Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on 3 Simple Tips to Prepare Your Car for Spring & Summer Travel

Tips for Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car can be intimidating if you’re not sure what to look for, or how to negotiate for a fair price. Master Muffler has some tips for buying a used car, whether you’re working with a dealer or a private seller. First of all, set a budget and stick to it. It doesn’t matter if you’re paying cash or securing a loan; you don’t want to be burdened with a car you [...]

By |2022-03-21T18:49:45+00:00March 9, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Tips for Buying a Used Car

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

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