Tune Ups

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 [...]

By |2020-08-05T09:00:12+00:00August 5, 2020|Preventative Maintenance, Tune Ups, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Still Haven’t Tuned Up Your Car? Now’s the Time!

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 [...]

By |2020-05-08T01:01:58+00:00May 8, 2020|Preventative Maintenance, Tune Ups|Comments Off on Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

Modifications to Increase Horsepower

Some of the most common aftermarket modifications that people make on their car have to do with increasing horsepower. There are a few ways you can go about this, but the bottom line is that you need to increase airflow in the engine, which in turn increases combustion and leads to more horsepower. There are few systems within your car where air flow can be increased. Addressing one or more of these areas will [...]

By |2019-04-10T16:42:29+00:00April 10, 2019|Tune Ups|Comments Off on Modifications to Increase Horsepower

Why Engine Lubrication is Important

Keeping a vehicle on the road should always be one of its owner’s top priorities. This is why we strive so hard to keep our cars in the best of health that they can possibly be. One of the most important elements of doing this is keeping the engine strong and functioning properly, especially since replacing or repairing an engine can sometimes be more expensive than just purchasing a whole new car. So how [...]

By |2016-03-01T00:58:47+00:00March 1, 2016|Auto Repair, Automotive Info, Preventative Maintenance, Safety and Emissions, Tune Ups|Comments Off on Why Engine Lubrication is Important

Choosing the Right Oil for Your Car

Have you ever had a mechanic ask you what type of oil you wanted in your car, but you weren’t sure which one to pick? With so many choices out there, it might seem difficult to know exactly which oil is right for you. We at Master Muffler would like to offer some advice to help you make the best decision the next time someone asks you what type of oil you want in [...]

By |2014-09-09T09:24:28+00:00September 9, 2014|Automotive Info, Tune Ups|Comments Off on Choosing the Right Oil for Your Car

A Comprehensive Tune-Up

Many vehicle breakdowns that occur could have been prevented with regular maintenance. Many components of the engine and auxiliary systems wear down over time, and having them inspected periodically can help avoid small problems, that lead to big problems. Having these components inspected is called a tune-up, and you need to have one done every 3 years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first. A tune-up should be about much more than replacing spark plugs, [...]

By |2014-06-04T12:30:02+00:00June 4, 2014|Tune Ups|Comments Off on A Comprehensive Tune-Up

The Importance of Having Your Car Aligned

Having your car aligned is part of normal maintenance, and manufacturers recommend your alignment be checked periodically, and adjusted whenever a problem crops up. Having your car aligned is an inexpensive repair, while ignoring an alignment problem can end up costing you a lot of money. The Mechanic’s Job in Aligning While many people refer to alignment adjustments as a “wheel alignment,” it’s actually the suspension that’s being measured and balanced. In state-of-the-art shops, [...]

By |2014-02-27T11:48:09+00:00February 27, 2014|Preventative Maintenance, Tune Ups|Comments Off on The Importance of Having Your Car Aligned

Caring For Your Transmission

Your transmission is an extremely important part of your vehicle. It is what transmits the power from your engine to your drive mechanism. Without your transmission, your vehicle would simply not function. It is also extremely expensive to repair or replace. For these reasons, it is important that you take the steps necessary to car for your transmission so that it serves your vehicle for as long as it possibly can. The first important [...]

By |2013-08-13T13:16:54+00:00August 13, 2013|Preventative Maintenance, Tune Ups|Comments Off on Caring For Your Transmission

Tuning up for a Long Trip

A long trip in your car will likely uncover hidden problems that have, thus far, gone undetected. The problem with that is you don’t want to be out in the middle of nowhere when these problems make themselves known. A quick tune-up before you leave is the best way to ensure a disaster-free trip. Starting from the bottom up, take a good look at your tires. Inspect the tread. Is there plenty of wear [...]

By |2011-11-24T15:32:03+00:00November 24, 2011|Tune Ups|Comments Off on Tuning up for a Long Trip

Why Do I Have to Replace All Four Tires?

Whether you need new tires, or other repairs, Utah Auto Repair specialists are there to help you with your vehicle's needs. Utah Auto Repair technicians can get your vehicle up and running again. Contact Utah Auto Repair for any questions you may have about your vehicle's maintenance or repairs.

By |2010-11-09T11:01:14+00:00November 9, 2010|Auto Repair, Tune Ups|Comments Off on Why Do I Have to Replace All Four Tires?
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