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Automotive Basics: The Brake System

The average car weighs around 2,800 pounds and can, on average, reach speeds of well over 100 miles per hour. With such momentum, it must require a considerable amount of force to bring such an object to a stop— and it does. In our cars, the mechanisms tasked with facilitating such a process are components of the brake system and are fundamental to the operation of the vehicle. Cars use hydraulic brakes which means [...]

By |2021-04-15T20:11:17+00:00April 15, 2021|Automotive Info, Brakes|0 Comments

Automotive Basics: Common Car Parts and Their Functions

We see cars every day, all around us. When we hop into our vehicles and start the engine, we rarely think twice about the intricate whirlwind of components and technologies that afford us the locomotion we rely on so heavily. Cars are complex machines and although it isn’t necessary for the everyday driver to know the ins and outs of each individual car part, it is helpful to know some basics. As leading auto [...]

By |2021-03-16T16:47:35+00:00March 16, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Car Fluid Basics

When you learned to drive a car, you probably had someone tell you it’s important to check the oil and “top off the fluids” every now and then. But what fluids were they talking about? We’re glad you turn to us for your oil change, brake inspections, alignments and engine trouble. But, we’d like to give you some insight into the various car fluids so you can avoid coming in for preventable problems. What [...]

By |2021-01-28T23:15:12+00:00January 19, 2021|Auto Repair|0 Comments

Muscle Cars vs. Sports Cars

To auto enthusiasts, unless you are willing to fork out for a supercar, there are two main types of vehicles that are ideal for individuals who are looking for more performance and satisfaction out of their vehicle: muscle cars and sports cars. There are benefits to both, and neither is inherently better than the other. Here are some of the differences in the traits of sports cars and muscle cars… […]

By |2021-01-28T23:05:23+00:00December 10, 2020|Automotive Info|0 Comments

How to Safely Drive in the Rain

When the skies open up and the rain comes pouring down, roads can become incredibly dangerous for drivers who are careless and don’t change their driving tactics based on the environment around them. For this reason, traffic accidents are considerably more common on days with high precipitation. While not as dangerous as snow, rain still impacts the ability of drivers to react to hazards. Here are some tips on how you can safely drive [...]

By |2021-01-28T23:46:03+00:00November 22, 2020|Driving Safety|0 Comments

Auto Maintenance That Helps the Environment

If you’ve lived somewhere that experiences bad inversion, such as northern Utah, then you are fully aware of how much emissions are able to impact the lives of everyone who lives there. Bad air quality is a serious public health problem, and we can all do our part to make sure that we are contributing less to that problem. As far as driving goes, here are some tips you can use to make your [...]

By |2021-01-28T23:45:29+00:00October 9, 2020|Safety and Emissions|0 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 [...]

Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

With gas prices down and temperatures on their way up—accompanied by the crazed groundhog days that are known as COVID-19—more and more people are turning toward scenic drives. Drives that signify life, spring is upon us, and these gloomy days of social distancing will soon be in our rearview. Before you take off on that spur-of-the-moment road trip or head out for the Oregon coast, consider a spring car maintenance checklist. Protect your family [...]

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