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Knowing When Your Tires Are Out of Alignment

Did you know there’s a difference between balancing your tires and aligning your wheels?  Tire Balancing vs Wheel Alignment Balancing your tires involves the process of mounting the tires on a machine and measuring how they rotate. The tire balancing machine will calculate if there are any imbalances that affect how the tire performs on your vehicle.  Alignment refers to the car’s suspension system as a whole. This is the system that connects all [...]

By |2021-10-09T21:31:00+00:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info, Tires|0 Comments

Fuel Efficiency Tips

With gas prices continually on the rise, fuel efficiency has become an increasing concern for nearly all drivers. While the obvious benefits seem to be mostly monetary, there are also many other bonuses to making better use of your fuel. Did you know that increasing fuel efficiency is good for the environment and can contribute to the overall performance of your vehicle? Its true. Many newer vehicles now come with gauges and monitoring systems [...]

By |2014-09-23T09:28:08+00:00September 23, 2014|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Fuel Efficiency Tips

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

When to Change Your Car’s Filters

According to a 2013 report from AAA, the cost of owning a car is up about 2% over 2012, driven largely by higher maintenance costs. All told, this same AAA reports goes on to say, on average, the cost of driving 15,000 miles a year rose 1.17 cents in 2013 to 60.8 cents per mile, or $9,122 per year. […]

By |2014-08-22T09:36:50+00:00August 22, 2014|Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on When to Change Your Car’s Filters

Why Low Rolling Resistance Tires are Good For Your Wallet and the Environment

With gas prices not showing any signs of coming down in the near future, savvy drivers are always on the lookout for ways to obtain the best mileage out of each gallon of gas. Besides staying on top of routine vehicle maintenance and practicing good driving habits, drivers can get better mileage by combining these strategies with new tire technologies, specifically by switching to low rolling resistance tires. […]

By |2014-08-08T09:32:56+00:00August 8, 2014|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Why Low Rolling Resistance Tires are Good For Your Wallet and the Environment

Sure Signs It’s Time to Change Your Muffler

Auto repairs are often difficult to detect for those who are inexperienced with the inner workings of cars. But that’s not the case with all parts on a car especially the muffler. You won’t need special training or an automotive computer diagnostic system to figure out when a muffler should be replaced. You will need to use your senses of hearing, sight, and smell in order to understand the signs your car will give [...]

By |2014-07-21T09:31:27+00:00July 21, 2014|Mufflers|Comments Off on Sure Signs It’s Time to Change Your Muffler

Dealing with an Overheated Car

It’s summer driving season again, and as temperatures climb into the 90’s and even triple digits, the chances increase that you’ll encounter signs of an overheated car somewhere in your travels. Here are some steps that you can follow on how to deal with your car when it’s overheating: […]

By |2014-07-07T09:30:20+00:00July 7, 2014|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Dealing with an Overheated Car

Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean

I’m sure I’m not the only one who sometimes feels like I’m living out of my car. Life is busy, and sometimes your car is full of evidence that you’ve been on the run non-stop. You look around one day, and realize that you can’t see your floor between all the hoodies, bottles of water, paperwork, and backpacks. Getting your car clean can be a big task, but keeping it clean doesn’t have to [...]

By |2014-06-25T09:39:43+00:00June 25, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean

Brake Problems and Repairs

Since the braking system is so essential to the safety of your car, having any sort of problem in this area seems like a pretty frightening situation. The good news is that most brake problems can be avoided with regular maintenance, and there are telltale warning signs of an impending problem in almost all cases. Keeping up with the common maintenance and repair needs of your brakes can keep your car running smoothly and [...]

By |2014-06-18T09:34:56+00:00June 18, 2014|Brakes|Comments Off on Brake Problems and Repairs

The Light and Dark Sides of GPS

From online banking to Facetime, technology does a lot to make almost every aspect of our lives easier, faster and more convenient. Online maps have evolved into handheld GPS systems that can be accessed from any smartphone. The days of waiting for a friend to give you directions to their home in a “turn left at the 4th stop sign” manner are all but gone, since typing an address into your GPS system will [...]

By |2014-06-11T12:29:42+00:00June 11, 2014|Driving Safety|Comments Off on The Light and Dark Sides of GPS

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