Increasing the Life of Your Brakes

One of our most frequent services at any Master Muffler location is brake changes. So whether you’re coming in to change out spongy feeling brakes or just want to feel safer after braking with extra force on wet winter roads, we’re here to help!  Though there are sure signs that it’s time to change your brakes (like that lovely screeching sound as you’re slowly braking at a stoplight), we want to ensure that every [...]

By |2022-04-19T23:01:25+00:00April 12, 2022|Brakes|Comments Off on Increasing the Life of Your Brakes

Fuel Effecient Cars for 2022

2021 Toyota Venza Gas consumption is decent for a hybrid SUV, ranging from 40 mpg in the city to 37 mpg on the interstate. The Venza has upmarket elements on the inside, as well as comfy seats and excellent ride quality. An 8-inch touch screen with a smartphone connection and six-speaker audio are standard elements in the infotainment system. The Toyota Venza also has a comprehensive array of sophisticated driver assistance features, including pedestrian [...]

By |2022-03-23T22:15:50+00:00March 11, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Fuel Effecient Cars for 2022

Finding the Right Mechanic

You not only want a mechanic that’s affordable, but reliable as well. So how do you go about finding the right one? If your mechanic doesn’t explain your car repair needs in a way you can understand, it’s probably time to find someone else. At Master Muffler, we want you to know exactly what you’re paying for, and why. Communication is Key First and foremost, a good mechanic should have good communication. Not only [...]

By |2021-12-24T02:28:11+00:00January 3, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Finding the Right Mechanic

Avoid These Poor Driving Habits

To Err is to be Human They say that you can recognize a diamond by its flaws and that to err is to be human. That may be true but rarely do our errors lead to extreme property damage, personal injury, and the loss of life. While most of us will be drivers for the majority of our lives — and therefore have plenty of time to perfect our skills behind the wheel — [...]

By |2021-12-13T01:00:33+00:00December 13, 2021|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Avoid These Poor Driving Habits

Learning the Basics: Your Power Steering

A Hard Day’s Driving It’s difficult to think about it nowadays but time was that operating a car was a physically exhausting prospect. This isn’t the typical drowsy driving that plagues so many people today, where you’re likely to doze off because driving has become easier by the year (with some cars being fully self-driving).  No, this fatigue was due to exertion. Cars and trucks weren’t just big, they relied on torque that needed [...]

By |2021-11-11T19:31:14+00:00November 11, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Learning the Basics: Your Power Steering

Does a Manual Transmission Last Longer?

Manual transmissions are praised for supposedly lasting longer than their automatic rivals. But is that true? Various factors affect the life of a vehicle’s transmission, but the short answer is that yes, a manual transmission tends to last longer than an automatic. Layton car repair pros from Master Muffler take a look at why. Lifespan of a Manual Transmission With the right driver and maintenance, a manual transmission could last up to 120,000 miles [...]

By |2021-10-09T22:08:25+00:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Does a Manual Transmission Last Longer?

Car Basics: The Catalytic Converter

The Industrial Revolution is often rightly credited as the moment in time when humanity, fresh from its Enlightenment, put its newly-developed scientific and philosophical reason into gear and brought forth the modern world, formed in the chrysalis of technology. To travel back in time to the end of the 19th Century, as the Industrial Revolution was coming to an end, Europe would be a loud and polluted continent, alive with the clangs and exhaust [...]

By |2021-09-13T16:08:52+00:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Car Basics: The Catalytic Converter

Don’t Be a Crash Test Dummy

Do you remember those commercials featuring the crash test dummies in vehicles? They were part of a public service campaign that aired in the late 1980s, featuring dummies by the names Vince and Larry. They were so popular that a line of action figures was created for kids in the 90s. What these dummies and toys aimed to do was teach the importance of buckling up every time you’re in your vehicle. The slogan, [...]

By |2021-07-25T22:44:36+00:00August 2, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Don’t Be a Crash Test Dummy

Automotive Basics: The Exhaust System

In addition to offering Layton car repair services such as alignments and tune-ups, Master Muffler also provides standard and custom exhaust replacement and upgrades. Did you know your exhaust system does more than just remove toxic emissions from your car’s engine?  Functions of the Exhaust System In addition to funneling gases and fumes away from the cabin of your car, your exhaust system performs a number of other functions. Whether you’re working with the [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:36:43+00:00July 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Automotive Basics: The Exhaust System

What Makes a Car Safe?

Before a car ever makes it to your driveway, it’s been tested for a variety of passive and active safety features.  Safety First These days, all vehicles are tested for the following to gauge what makes a car safe. Crashworthiness: Cars are designed to absorb the impact of a crash. Their ability to crumple on impact is intended to protect the occupants. Older cars, built more like tanks, will hit an object and just [...]

By |2021-06-14T18:06:04+00:00June 14, 2021|Driving Safety, Safety and Emissions|Comments Off on What Makes a Car Safe?
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