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Preventative Car Care Tips for the Changing Seasons

Maintaining a car is a year-round routine, but checking in on the health of your vehicle is the most important when the season changes. At Master Muffler, our top priority is the health of your car, and our high-quality services are what keep our customers coming back season after season for routine maintenance. As your trusted installer of high-quality mufflers, exhausts, and full-service repairs, Master Muffler is here to offer you a new guide [...]

By |2022-04-19T22:34:47+00:00April 12, 2022|Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Preventative Car Care Tips for the Changing Seasons

Don’t Make These Common Oil-Change Mistakes

With instructional YouTube videos available for anything from learning how to play the flute to building a bottle rocket, doing your own oil changes might seem like a great option. However, when inexperienced car owners embark on a DIY oil change, they often don’t know what they’re getting themselves into. Don’t make these common mistakes: […]

By |2016-09-15T16:17:37+00:00September 15, 2016|Auto Repair, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Don’t Make These Common Oil-Change Mistakes

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

Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

With the coming of summer means a whole new set of driving conditions and concerns for your car. It’s always a great idea to have your car thoroughly inspected at the start of any new season, but here are some of the main things you should inspect on your car before the summer months hit. […]

By |2015-05-05T06:19:59+00:00May 5, 2015|Driving Safety, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

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

Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

The weather’s warming up and everyone’s getting antsy to get outside. With spring fever comes a need for freedom, and this is the season for planning out the road trips we’ll be taking for the rest of the year. Before you heed the call of the open road, you need to make sure your car is up to the challenge with a pre-trip checklist. […]

By |2014-04-08T12:33:35+00:00April 8, 2014|Driving Safety, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

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

Why You Shouldn’t Skip an Oil Change

The oil in your engine keeps the pistons moving smoothly within the cylinders. It allows the pistons to come in close contact with the cylinder walls without causing damage. Depending on manufacturer’s recommendations, the engine oil and filter in your car need to be changed about every 5k miles. Missing this deadline by a few hundred miles or so won’t make much of a difference, but the longer you go without an oil change, [...]

By |2013-11-20T11:23:09+00:00November 20, 2013|Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Skip an Oil Change

Maintenance Milestones

Regular maintenance on your car needs to be performed every 15,000 miles, but which tasks need to be completed depend on the number of miles on your car. Some services are done every 15k miles, while others only need to be done every 30k, 45k, or 60k. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from your next trip to the mechanic. Service at 15k Miles Oil and Filter Change: This service should [...]

By |2013-11-13T17:22:10+00:00November 13, 2013|Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Maintenance Milestones
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