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

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

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

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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