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

“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

Internal Combustion Engine Insights

The Salt Lake City car repair technicians at Master Muffler make it easy to get to know your car from top to bottom, inside and out. Did you know that even some electric vehicles make use of internal combustion engines? It’s not just a process found in gasoline and diesel engines. However, we’ll focus on fuel-powered internal combustion engines for this article. The Chemistry of an Internal Combustion Engine Combustion means burning. It’s the [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:02:53+00:00March 14, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Internal Combustion Engine Insights

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|Comments Off on Car Emissions: The Basics

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 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|Comments Off on How to Find the Right Mechanic

How to Make Your Car Battery Last Longer

Replacing your battery is something you’re going to have to do from time to time as part of caring for your car. You can save some money by extending the life of your battery as long as possible so it will have to be replaced less often. This will also decrease the number of batteries that are in landfills and help the environment. There are a few easy things you can do that can [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:32:35+00:00October 8, 2019|Automotive Info, Batteries, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on How to Make Your Car Battery Last Longer
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