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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 |2021-06-14T22:40:42+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 |2021-05-24T15:27:24+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 |2021-04-19T21:19:20+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 |2021-03-24T16:20:28+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 |2021-01-29T01:02:48+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 [...]

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 [...]

By |2020-08-05T09:00:12+00:00August 5, 2020|Preventative Maintenance, Tune Ups, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-05-22T01:03:00+00:00May 22, 2020|Auto Repair, Preventative Maintenance|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-05-08T01:01:58+00:00May 8, 2020|Preventative Maintenance, Tune Ups|0 Comments

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|0 Comments
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