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Shocks and Struts 101

Shocks and struts.  You’ve probably heard those words and most likely together, right?  Do you know what they do or what their function is?  What about the problems with them?  How do you go about fixing shocks and struts?  Component Overview Shocks and struts are the parts of a car used to stabilize the vehicle.  They keep it from bouncing all around and make the ride much smoother.  Have you ever driven down an [...]

By |2020-12-08T00:03:41+00:00December 27, 2020|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Car Engine Basics and Common Issues

Utah mechanics see all sorts of engine issues on a daily basis.  There are a few simple things to pay attention to that can save your engine and preserve its life.  This article will address some car engine basics and common issues.  Here are some things to remember. Change Your Oil If you are only going to choose to do one thing to care for your engine, changing your oil is potentially the most [...]

By |2020-12-07T23:56:10+00:00December 22, 2020|Auto Repair, Automotive Info|1 Comment

The Evolution of the Automobile

When we consider the history of cars and where we are today, so much has transpired. From the first steam-powered vehicle to the dynamic fleet of cars that have changed the world of transportation, it can be said that large leaps have been made, and we’ve all benefited from these leaps.  More than likely, we have all traveled to school on a bus, taken a taxi from the airport, owned a car, or gotten [...]

By |2020-12-07T23:42:00+00:00December 17, 2020|Automotive Info|7 Comments

Car Emissions: The Basics

We’ve all heard of car emissions.  Many of you may immediately think of the test you have to get before getting your car registered each year.  Maybe you don’t think too much about it except that you need your Utah car mechanic to give you the sticker and write “pass” on your form so your registration can continue.  While that is true, there is a reason the government takes such a concern.  Car emissions [...]

By |2020-12-07T23:19:54+00:00December 12, 2020|Auto Repair, Safety and Emissions|0 Comments

Stretch that Tire Mileage

Because of recent circumstances, many are avoiding flight and taking to the road for their long-planned vacations. More than ever drivers need to be on top of their vehicle game.  Are you getting your brakes checked and oil changed?  What about proper tune-ups?  Do you have a good Utah mechanic? One of the most frustrating and costly roadblocks for any driver is tire wear.  No one wants to leave the mechanic with a perfect [...]

By |2020-12-07T23:11:00+00:00December 7, 2020|Auto Repair, Driving Safety, Tires|0 Comments

3 Essentials Every Utah Car Owner Must Know

Owning a vehicle in Utah is a sign of freedom! It means you can go where you need to and be in control, even for a short time.  But being a car owner also comes with its difficulties. It’s not cheap to pay for or maintain your vehicle, and insurance rates are rising all the time. In order to mitigate the costs of car ownership, you should know how to maintain your vehicle.  As [...]

By |2020-11-03T22:02:50+00:00November 17, 2020|Automotive Info|0 Comments

10 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Engine in Utah

If you’re a vehicle owner in Utah, it’s important that you take extra precautions to extend the life of your engine. You’ll get more miles and have fewer problems as the years go on. It can also mean decreased insurance rates! Utah car owners would do well to follow a few simple rules for a stronger engine. 1. Have Your Car Serviced Regularly The single best thing you can do for your vehicle is [...]

By |2020-11-03T21:49:32+00:00November 3, 2020|Automotive Info, Preventative Maintenance|2 Comments

Are You Ignoring Your Car’s Important Warning Signs?

At Master Muffler, we understand that the times we live in can be tricky financially. Sometimes our scheduled plans like car maintenance are put on the backburner when funds are tight and every penny saved is important. We get it! But we also realize the important role your vehicle plays in your daily life. Whether it’s driving the kids to a place where they can get out while safely socially distancing, or taking a [...]

Still Haven’t Tuned Up Your Car? Now’s the Time!

We’ve all been there. One day our car is running smoothly and efficiently, somewhere down the line the vehicle starts running with a bit of trouble, but nothing you feel too alarmed about. Then, “out of nowhere” our vehicle has some major issues that cause it to run rough or not at all. With other stresses feeling up our lives, sometimes it’s our trusty transport that ends up not getting the regular attention it [...]

Is it Time for an Oil Change?

Most vehicle owners follow one of three processes when it comes to changing the oil in their vehicles. Commonly, the yellow light may come on in their dashboard, warning the driver that the life of the oil has come to an end. Whether you’re one to refresh or change your oil before that warning light even turns on, or wait it out until your vehicle has reached well over the mileage number on your [...]

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