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Gasoline Octane Levels and What They Mean

If you’ve ever been tempted to put the cheapest gasoline in your vehicle, here’s why the West Valley car repair team at Master Muffler recommends you think twice next time you’re at the pump. Have you ever wondered what those numbers mean at the gas station? Ranging from 87 to 94, they all have different price tags and different octane. Learn all about octane levels from the Master Muffler experts. What is Octane? Octane [...]

By |2021-10-20T03:34:46+00:00November 2, 2021|Automotive Info, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Car Myths Debunked

The old tale about powering your vehicle with the ethanol from a bottle of liquor is generally known as a myth. Surely, there are other commonly known myths that get passed around without any real vetting. Let’s take a look at a few of them. Premium Fuel is Always Better What does a BMW X7, a Lexus LS, and a Bugatti Chiron all have in common? They need premium fuel to run. These are [...]

By |2021-10-10T02:34:22+00:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Vehicle Depreciation: What to Know

There’s an old adage that technology becomes obsolete the moment you open up the box. While this sentiment is a bit hyperbolic, the lesson is still a relevant one: any product of technology makes what came before it outdated, even as it is eclipsed by the next big thing. This isn’t solely unique to personal electronics but considering how quickly innovation occurs in today’s world, feeling like something is outdated the moment you open [...]

By |2021-09-29T16:29:17+00:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Back to Basics: The Emissions System

A car is an incredible machine, a little mobile factory of pistons, belts, smoke, and heat, all working to create one of mankind’s most essential products: propulsion. The famed Mexican painter, Diego Rivera, had this to say about how the majesty of the automobile in his autobiography: “As I rode back to Detroit, a vision of Henry Ford’s industrial empire kept passing before my eyes...I thought of the millions of different men by whose [...]

By |2021-09-29T16:29:17+00:00July 14, 2021|Automotive Info, Safety and Emissions|0 Comments

Maintaining Your Transmission

Thanks to the intricate symbiotic nature of a car’s main components, where no system acts wholly on its own without one or more parts influencing it and other parts being influenced by it, it is difficult to specify which system is the most important in achieving the ultimate goal of the vehicle: to take its passengers from Point A to Point B. Certainly, one could argue that the fuel system is the most important [...]

By |2021-09-29T16:29:17+00:00June 14, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Five Essential Habits of Good Drivers

There are plenty of bad habits that we see each year on the road; driving too aggressively, treating traffic signs as suggestions, neglecting to secure towing loads all play a part in sending people unexpectedly to the auto repair shop (to say nothing of the hospital). But not every driver is a bad one, and that goes for driving habits as well. In fact, there are many extremely thoughtful and safe drivers whose good [...]

By |2021-09-29T16:29:17+00:00May 13, 2021|Driving Safety|0 Comments

Does the Type of Motor Oil You Use Really Matter?

Most all of us know that after about 3,000 to 5,000 miles, our vehicles are due for an oil change. Shortly after taking your car to the mechanic to swap out the old oil, you are likely approached by one of the experts with a question about which oil you would like them to use. Of course, much emphasis is placed on the most expensive oil as a highly recommended option while the cheaper [...]

By |2021-09-29T16:29:17+00:00April 19, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Buying a Car in Utah Today

Buying a new car is always exciting, especially with today’s variety where the luxury features of the past are finding their way into conventional vehicles of today. In Utah, the car buying market is going strong but saw predictably lower numbers in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Utah Tax Commission, new car sales have steadily decreased over the past 3 years:  134,021 new cars sold in 2018  132,092 [...]

By |2021-09-29T16:29:17+00:00March 24, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Auto Repair and Maintenance Tips

Whether your vehicle lasts 120,00 miles or keeps on trucking past 250,000 largely depends on how it is driven and cared for. Although makes and models have a bearing on vehicle lifespan, there are many things car owners can do to ensure lasting car health. Here are some helpful auto repair and maintenance tips from your experts at Master Muffler. 1. Protect Your Car From the Elements Keeping your car shielded from snow, hail, [...]

By |2021-09-29T16:29:17+00:00January 20, 2021|Automotive Info|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 [...]

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