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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 |2021-03-16T16:38:53+00:00March 16, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|0 Comments

Car Emissions: The Basics

We’ve all heard of car emissions.  Many of you may immediately think of the test you have to get before getting your car registered each year.  Maybe you don’t think too much about it except that you need your Utah car mechanic to give you the sticker and write “pass” on your form so your registration can continue.  While that is true, there is a reason the government takes such a concern.  Car emissions [...]

By |2021-01-29T00:16:44+00:00January 19, 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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