The Basics of Engine Oil

Times, They Are a-Changin’ As time goes on, two things become clear about America and its vehicles: our cars remain as important to our daily lives and to our identity as ever, but our relationship with them has changed as they’ve evolved.  No longer do we belong to a generation where parents and children could bond in the garage by taking apart and reassembling the family vehicle. Cars are simply too advanced and the [...]

By |2021-11-12T21:34:07+00:00November 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Basics of Engine Oil

Understanding Your Transmission

In driving, as well as in life, no two roads are the same. A car traveling up a mountain will need to exert more energy than a car driving on a straight road, while a car tilting the speedometer at 100 miles per hour will act differently than one simply going 25 miles per hour. Wherever the roads of our lives will take us, our cars must be ready to conduct us there safely [...]

By |2021-10-10T00:44:16+00:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Understanding Your Transmission

The Standard of Safety

Driving a car is a great privilege but it also comes with great responsibility. Each time we get behind the wheel we pledge to promote safety as much as possible. At least, that’s what we promised to do when we got our driver’s license. The goal of zero fatalities is one that we must all work towards every day, from the new drivers to the car repair technicians, to the car manufacturers and the [...]

By |2021-09-13T23:23:17+00:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on The Standard of Safety

The Importance of Replacing Your Filters

There is an unfortunate perspective that auto technicians, in general, will utilize unsavory tactics in order to drive up the price of their customer’s bill. In fairness, it can certainly seem this way when you go in to have your oil changed and you leave having paid for three other things that you didn’t know were “right on the edge” of becoming a problem. Perhaps the components most indicative of this phenomenon are the [...]

By |2021-06-14T21:00:43+00:00June 14, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Importance of Replacing Your Filters

Back to Basics: Learning the Brake System

Just as important to the operation of a car is not only how it goes, but also how it stops. In fact, for those in an emergency situation on a busy street, very few things matter at that point apart from whether or not the car can stop. The development and innovation of a reliable braking system have been a priority for car manufacturers for over a hundred years, and for good reason; a [...]

By |2021-05-10T21:56:55+00:00May 13, 2021|Automotive Info, Brakes|Comments Off on Back to Basics: Learning the Brake System

How Your Car Works

We all love the autonomy that driving a car gives us; the freedom to go where we please, quickly covering land that would have taken our ancestors months to cross, all while enjoying the comfort of a well-conditioned interior and music on the radio. It’s true that as soon as cars became more widely available to the middle and lower classes, our nation’s entire culture changed from one where people never left the town [...]

By |2021-03-24T15:51:08+00:00March 24, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on How Your Car Works

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 |2021-01-28T23:35:22+00:00December 9, 2020|Automotive Info, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Get Ready for a Test Drive

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 Make Your Car Battery Last Longer

Replacing your battery is something you’re going to have to do from time to time as part of caring for your car. You can save some money by extending the life of your battery as long as possible so it will have to be replaced less often. This will also decrease the number of batteries that are in landfills and help the environment. There are a few easy things you can do that can [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:32:35+00:00October 8, 2019|Automotive Info, Batteries, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on How to Make Your Car Battery Last Longer
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