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Motor Oil Basics

Even if you know what motor oil is for, do you know which type is best for your vehicle? For motor oil to keep your engine properly lubricated, you need to use the right kind. There’s synthetic vs conventional, and there are often a lot of numbers on each bottle that mean different things. The Salt Lake City car repair team at Master Muffler breaks it all down. What’s the Difference Between Synthetic and [...]

By |2021-12-24T02:11:33+00:00January 3, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Motor Oil Basics

Fastest Street-Legal Cars on the Market

What counts as a “fast car''? Typically, if a car can perform well between 200 and 300 miles per hour, it’s fast.  Car enthusiasts will never be satisfied; when it comes to speed, features, and luxury, there’s always the quest for more. The Salt Lake City car repair team at Master Muffler presents a list of the fastest cars in the world, as well as ones you may actually get your hands on someday. [...]

By |2021-12-13T00:04:19+00:00December 13, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Fastest Street-Legal Cars on the Market

When Your Tires Blow Out: Tips To Keep You Safe

Horror Made Real It’s the start of every good scary story: The driver and their passenger hear a sudden pop and the car lurches toward the side of the road. After slamming on the brakes and wrestling with the steering wheel, the driver muscles the car to a complete stop and gets out to check the damage (naturally, it’s raining). To their horror, both tires on the driver’s side are completely flat and now [...]

By |2021-11-09T19:18:33+00:00November 9, 2021|Driving Safety|Comments Off on When Your Tires Blow Out: Tips To Keep You Safe

Why More Drivers are Choosing Diesel

For long-distance commutes, diesel engines appeal to more drivers than ever before. With better fuel efficiency than gasoline engines, diesel engines are gaining popularity across the globe. No longer considered exclusively European, learn from Master Muffler’s Salt Lake city car repair team why more drivers are choosing diesel stateside. The Diesel Difference In addition to good fuel economy, diesel engines are often more powerful than their gasoline-powered counterparts. It may require a bit more [...]

By |2021-10-09T21:23:35+00:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Why More Drivers are Choosing Diesel

Finding a Mechanic You Can Trust

For routine maintenance or repairs, it’s important to bring your vehicle to a mechanic you can trust. But how do you weed through all the options to find someone reliable and affordable? Bigger Isn’t Always Better Consumer Reports has conducted independent surveys that show car owners have better results when taking their vehicles to independent garages versus a dealership. What does that mean for you? For starters, it means you might want to consider [...]

By |2021-09-13T15:39:23+00:00September 7, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding a Mechanic You Can Trust

“We Can Take My Car – If It Starts”

No matter how much time you give yourself to get ready in the morning and make it to your destination, there are some things you just can’t plan for. On a cold morning, it’s so frustrating to scrape the ice off your windows, climb into your vehicle, only to have the car refuse to start. If you’re having trouble starting your car, here are some things to troubleshoot. Why Your Car Won’t Start Usually, [...]

By |2021-07-25T21:28:19+00:00August 2, 2021|Automotive Info, Batteries|Comments Off on “We Can Take My Car – If It Starts”

Automotive Basics: The Engine

You don’t have to learn all about your engine so you can get under the hood and do all your car repairs yourself. But it can be nice to know what’s going on and to know what your trusted mechanic is talking about. Our Salt Lake city car repair team wants you to feel informed when it comes to caring for your vehicle. Even if you turn to Salt Lake City car repair experts [...]

By |2021-07-12T14:59:54+00:00July 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Automotive Basics: The Engine

What to Know When the Unexpected Happens

For most of us, driving is a very predictable part of our daily routine. We know how much time it takes us to get to work, when traffic will be heaviest and how to navigate the roads we are familiar with. Day after day all continues as expected. Until it doesn’t.  No one anticipates getting into an accident, having a blowout or overheating their engine, but it happens quite often. Odds are, it will [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:01:36+00:00June 16, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on What to Know When the Unexpected Happens

The Criteria of Top Safety Picks

When it comes to safeguarding the lives of motorists everywhere, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was established to be the most vocal check to car manufacturers and policymakers that exists. An independent and nonprofit organization, the IIHS runs thorough tests on virtually every make and model of vehicle from each manufacturer and in every year of release. As such, they have created the internet’s largest database on the crashworthiness﹘defined by the IIHS [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:56:42+00:00May 13, 2021|Automotive Info, Safety and Emissions|Comments Off on The Criteria of Top Safety Picks

Stay Safe by Avoiding These Driving Habits

Sitting behind the wheel of a 2,800-pound (plus) machine traveling at high speeds is not something to be taken lightly. Operating a motor vehicle is a big responsibility, the neglect of which can prove catastrophic. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 33,244 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019— a staggering figure. Unfortunately, a large percentage of these accidents were caused by preventable behaviors exhibited by the [...]

By |2021-04-15T19:43:49+00:00April 15, 2021|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Stay Safe by Avoiding These Driving Habits
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