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Top Safety Picks 2021

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) yearly round of vehicle tests has arrived and they have named their latest Top Safety Picks for the year 2021. These honors are awarded after a series of robust examinations of the year’s current slate of new cars, centering their tests on two essential components of road safety: crashworthiness﹘that is, the ability of the car to protect its occupants in the moment of an accident﹘and crash avoidance [...]

By |2021-05-10T16:23:08+00:00May 13, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|0 Comments

From Tank to Tailpipe: The Journey of Your Vehicle’s Fuel

Let’s briefly outline the mathematics of average fuel consumption. The average car holds about 14 gallons of gasoline. The average driver is filling up their car about 50 times per year. The average lifespan of a car is almost 12 years. This means that the average car will consume about 8,400 gallons of gasoline throughout its lifetime which brings the grand total of the gas bill to over $25,000.  Now, to some, it may [...]

By |2021-04-15T20:25:33+00:00April 15, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

9 Money-Saving Driving Tips

When it comes to car health, circumstance can have a significant bearing. Perhaps through manufacturer negligence or complications with the previous owner, your vehicle has you in the shop more than you would like. That being said, another large determinant of your car’s overall health and longevity is you, the driver. Poor driving habits over an extended period of time can prove costly for any car owner and decrease the life and resale value [...]

By |2021-03-16T16:56:34+00:00March 16, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stretch That Tire Mileage

Because of continuing circumstances, many are avoiding flight and taking to the road for their long-planned vacations. More than ever drivers need to be on top of their vehicle game.  Are you getting your brakes checked and oil changed?  What about proper tune-ups?  Do you have a good Utah mechanic? One of the most frustrating and costly roadblocks for any driver is tire wear.  No one wants to leave the mechanic with a perfect [...]

By |2021-01-29T00:24:44+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Understanding Your Check Engine Light and What it Means

We all have experienced the dreaded check engine light. It seems to turn on at the most inconvenient times, like when we are trying to pass emissions and inspections. Sometimes it turns on for a day and then turns off the next. I’m sure you assume that it means that something is wrong with your car, but what? Normally it is a small fix, but sometimes your car is warning you that there is [...]

By |2019-11-11T22:00:00+00:00November 11, 2019|Auto Repair|0 Comments
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