Common Car Warning Lights and What They Mean

When we take a look back at our time in Driver’s Ed, what are the lessons that stand out the most? Perhaps when the instructor took the class on a walk around the driving range so they could point out the various actions being tested by the lines and signage. Or maybe when students learned about vehicle size, rate of speed, and inertia, prompting them to think about pressing on the brake early in [...]

By |2021-09-13T16:01:25+00:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Common Car Warning Lights and What They Mean

The Science of Petroleum

The Kearns car repair experts at Master Muffler want to help you understand the science of petroleum, and how it works not just in your car, but in the world around you. What is Petroleum? Also known as fossil fuel, petroleum is a mixture of hydrocarbons and is a naturally occurring crude oil. The common elements found in petroleum include carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur, and oxygen. Other elements include nickel and vanadium. Petroleum comes [...]

By |2021-07-25T22:12:38+00:00August 2, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Science of Petroleum

Motor Oil Breakdown

Have you ever given much thought to the oil you put in your car? Do you even remember to periodically check your levels? There are a few things to consider when topping up your oil, and Kearns Master Muffler is here to help. Whether you change your car’s oil yourself or leave it to the Kearns car repair experts, it’s important to know what type of motor oil your engine requires. Your car’s owner’s [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:24:07+00:00July 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Motor Oil Breakdown

Car Repairs to Do Yourself – And What to Leave to the Experts

You can trust Kearns Master Muffler car repair technicians to get the job done right. But what can you do yourself, and what should you leave to the experts? Car Repairs You Can Do Yourself Tire Change Hopefully, as a teen driver, you were taught how to change a tire. It’s a useful skill all motorists should know how to tackle on their own. You only need a few tools to change a flat: [...]

By |2021-06-14T17:40:11+00:00June 14, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Car Repairs to Do Yourself – And What to Leave to the Experts

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|Comments Off on Automotive Basics: The Brake System

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|Comments Off on Automotive Basics: Common Car Parts and Their Functions

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|Comments Off on Muscle Cars vs. Sports Cars

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 [...]

By |2020-10-02T20:07:08+00:00August 15, 2020|Auto Repair, Automotive Info, Driving Safety, Preventative Maintenance, Safety and Emissions, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Ignoring Your Car’s Important Warning Signs?

How to Find the Right Mechanic

Mechanics, unfortunately, have the bad reputation of charging much more than is necessary to get your car back in working order, but the truth is that there are highly professional and trustworthy mechanics out there for you to do business with. Finding the right car repair specialist can be difficult, however, and the decision you make could either save you or cost you thousands of dollars. Here are some tips for choosing the right [...]

By |2019-12-11T17:03:31+00:00December 11, 2019|Automotive Info|Comments Off on How to Find the Right Mechanic

How to Get Ready for a Test Drive

Shopping for a new car soon and want to get behind the wheel of the cars you’re considering in order to help make your final decision? Here are some things you’ll want to do before the test drive so that you’ll make the best choice in the car you invest in. Know the Car You Want Rather than approaching the dealership without a mind for which particular car you’ll be looking at, it’s best [...]

By |2021-01-28T23:02:45+00:00November 10, 2019|Automotive Info, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Get Ready for a Test Drive
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