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Maintaining Your Vehicle: Why an Experienced & Reliable Mechanic is Essential

While maintenance is an essential requisite for reaping your vehicle’s maximum performance and staying safe out on the road, the mechanic you hire to do so makes a huge difference as to how well the job is done. To get the most out of the time and money you put into your car’s maintenance, choose a mechanic who has proven that he can reliably provide the expertise and care necessary to properly diagnose and [...]

By |2022-07-03T21:25:31-06:00July 9, 2022|Auto Repair|Comments Off on Maintaining Your Vehicle: Why an Experienced & Reliable Mechanic is Essential

Understanding More About Car Wraps

Is a Car Wrap Right For You? Just what is the wrap for? It’s actually for your car. Car wraps are becoming increasingly popular and are a great way to help preserve the paint job of your vehicle. Wraps are made of polyvinylchloride(PVC) polymer. This makes it flexible and resistant to ultraviolet light. Various dyes and additives can be added to customize it. All of these ingredients are baked together and then cured for [...]

By |2022-06-20T18:35:13-06:00June 12, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Understanding More About Car Wraps

Why Is Your Engine Oil Low?

Your vehicle's engine oil is just about the lifeblood of your car's engine. It lubricates the internal moving parts, contains detergents to keep contaminants from entering, and more.  Because of that, every driver must understand why engine oil might become low and what to do when it happens more often than average. After all, low engine oil can cause irreversible damage to your engine. So, let’s look at what might be going on and [...]

By |2022-06-08T22:09:06-06:00May 11, 2022|Oil Change|Comments Off on Why Is Your Engine Oil Low?

Increasing Fuel Efficiency Everyday

With gas prices on the continued rise, we wanted to offer our clients several tips on how to get the most fuel efficiency from their vehicles. Our tips combine different driving techniques, habit changes, and car maintenance to lengthen your dollar. Things You Can Do Annually Routine Car Maintenance How you drive has a lot to do with how many miles you’re getting per gallon of gas, but before you hit the road, it’s [...]

By |2022-04-19T23:05:30-06:00April 12, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Increasing Fuel Efficiency Everyday

Winter and Your Vehicle: What to Know

Winter is here. Here’s what to do to keep your vehicle safe. Even in mild winter climes, you need to give your car a once-over so, at the very least, you’re not stuck without an ice scraper on the first frosty morning. Navigating Winter Weather We all know that allowing for more travel time during inclement weather is crucial to not stressing in the snow. But, there are some additional things you can do [...]

By |2021-12-24T01:56:14-07:00January 3, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Winter and Your Vehicle: What to Know

Power Steering Powers Through the Years

The cars of yesteryear could weigh anywhere from 3,600 pounds to 5,712 pounds. Imagine having to use nothing but the strength of your arms and torso to get one of those beasts to turn at a stop sign or to parallel park! The Bountiful car repair team at Master Muffler is grateful for the classic cars of the 60s and 70s, but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate some steering assistance while driving them.  [...]

By |2021-12-12T23:34:51-07:00December 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Power Steering Powers Through the Years

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is such a problem that numerous states have laws banning certain activities behind the wheel. Obviously, our first priority when driving should be, well, driving, but it’s all too easy to give in to the temptation to multi-task. You may think you’re exempt from causing or being involved in a traffic accident because you’re comfortable in the driver’s seat. But statistics suggest otherwise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted [...]

By |2021-11-08T17:09:00-07:00November 8, 2021|Driving Safety|Comments Off on The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Master Muffler’s Top Safety Picks

Who determines whether a car is safe or not? Researchers do the work so you don’t have to find out the hard way how your vehicle will perform in a collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are two organizations that conduct rigorous testing and evaluations of vehicles on the road today. The data they compile can help drivers choose safer cars, and keep car [...]

By |2021-10-09T20:51:20-06:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on Master Muffler’s Top Safety Picks

The Science Behind Air Bags

An object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an external force. Before air bags, that external force was either the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield of the vehicle. Thanks to air bags, drivers and front-seat passengers in vehicles have additional head, neck, and chest protection in the event of a collision. But how, exactly, do air bags work? The Bountiful car repair experts at Master Muffler have the details. How Air [...]

By |2021-09-13T15:12:40-06:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on The Science Behind Air Bags

What a Transmission Does

Have you ever wondered how your engine makes your vehicle’s wheels move? Your transmission plays a part. In a vehicle, the transmission is responsible for converting energy into power for your wheels. It also helps your car change gears so it can function properly at different speeds. How a Transmission Works Some vehicles have a hydraulic planetary automatic transmission, which is a fancy way of saying it’s an automatic transmission. Other vehicles, including the [...]

By |2021-07-25T20:48:22-06:00August 2, 2021|Auto Repair, Automotive Info|Comments Off on What a Transmission Does
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