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

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?

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|Comments Off on Top Safety Picks 2021

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 Safely Drive in the Rain

When the skies open up and the rain comes pouring down, roads can become incredibly dangerous for drivers who are careless and don’t change their driving tactics based on the environment around them. For this reason, traffic accidents are considerably more common on days with high precipitation. While not as dangerous as snow, rain still impacts the ability of drivers to react to hazards. Here are some tips on how you can safely drive [...]

By |2018-09-10T03:21:27+00:00September 10, 2018|Driving Safety|Comments Off on How to Safely Drive in the Rain

Why It’s So Important to Change Your Tires Before Winter

Now that the snowy season is about upon us, here in Utah, it’s time to make sure our vehicles are up to the task of handling it. We all know how extreme and hazardous driving in a Utah can be, especially with the mounting amounts of traffic that we have had growing over the years, in this state. For this reason, there are several important things that you should do to get your vehicle [...]

By |2017-11-10T22:41:03+00:00November 10, 2017|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Why It’s So Important to Change Your Tires Before Winter

How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 2

PART 2 Living in Utah is a wonderful experience. The people here are nice, there is excellent food, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, as citizens of a state that gets all four seasons, Utahns know that the winters here can be quite harsh, especially on the cars that we drive. Getting your vehicle serviced and prepared for winter is part of what it takes to be a responsible car owner in this state. [...]

By |2016-11-15T20:01:32+00:00November 15, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 2

How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 1

PART 1 Living in Utah is a wonderful experience. The people here are nice, there is excellent food, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, as citizens of a state that gets all four seasons, Utahns know that the winters here can be quite harsh, especially on the cars that we drive. Getting your vehicle serviced and prepared for winter is part of what it takes to be a responsible car owner in this state. [...]

By |2016-11-01T20:00:53+00:00November 1, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 1

Causes of Utah’s Inversion

If you have ever lived in Utah for more than a year, you are certainly aware of the horrible air quality that pervades the state in the winter months. Although we might have the best snow on earth, one might want to avoid taking any deep breaths while enjoying it. The air along the Wasatch front is frequently rated among the worst in the country, through the months of December to February. We don’t [...]

By |2016-10-15T03:18:41+00:00October 15, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Causes of Utah’s Inversion

Driving Under the Influence of Pokemon

Are you one of the millions hooked on Pokemon Go? The game is a sensation, with more users than Tinder and more daily interaction than Facebook. Within a week of its release, it was projected to gain more users than Twitter. As with any booming new trend, lots of hype is cropping up about bizarre incidents caused by the game, and dangers that we should all be wary of. Rumors of scams, security breaches, [...]

By |2016-08-01T16:33:26+00:00August 1, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Driving Under the Influence of Pokemon
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