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The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is such a problem that numerous states have laws banning certain activities behind the wheel. Obviously, our first priority when driving should be, well, driving, but it’s all too easy to give in to the temptation to multi-task. You may think you’re exempt from causing or being involved in a traffic accident because you’re comfortable in the driver’s seat. But statistics suggest otherwise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted [...]

By |2021-11-08T17:09:00+00:00November 8, 2021|Driving Safety|Comments Off on The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Master Muffler’s Top Safety Picks

Who determines whether a car is safe or not? Researchers do the work so you don’t have to find out the hard way how your vehicle will perform in a collision. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are two organizations that conduct rigorous testing and evaluations of vehicles on the road today. The data they compile can help drivers choose safer cars, and keep car [...]

By |2021-10-09T20:51:20+00:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on Master Muffler’s Top Safety Picks

The Science Behind Air Bags

An object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an external force. Before air bags, that external force was either the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield of the vehicle. Thanks to air bags, drivers and front-seat passengers in vehicles have additional head, neck, and chest protection in the event of a collision. But how, exactly, do air bags work? The Bountiful car repair experts at Master Muffler have the details. How Air [...]

By |2021-09-13T15:12:40+00:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on The Science Behind Air Bags

What a Transmission Does

Have you ever wondered how your engine makes your vehicle’s wheels move? Your transmission plays a part. In a vehicle, the transmission is responsible for converting energy into power for your wheels. It also helps your car change gears so it can function properly at different speeds. How a Transmission Works Some vehicles have a hydraulic planetary automatic transmission, which is a fancy way of saying it’s an automatic transmission. Other vehicles, including the [...]

By |2021-07-25T20:48:22+00:00August 2, 2021|Auto Repair, Automotive Info|Comments Off on What a Transmission Does

5 Common Automotive Myths

Most of us tend to believe a lot of what we hear—  if it seems reasonable enough. Many folks gather bits of information and relay it to others without first checking their sources. In the world of cars, it’s no different. Over the decades, myths have bubbled up to the surface and stuck in many of our minds, passing themselves onto the next generations during learner’s permit car rides. The question is, are these [...]

By |2021-07-12T14:28:00+00:00July 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on 5 Common Automotive Myths

Tips for Financing Your Next Vehicle

Whether you’re buying your first car, upgrading the family car, or purchasing a car for a new teen driver in your family, it can be hard to know which route to take. Do you buy used, new, or lease? There are benefits to all of the options for acquiring a new-to-you car, but our Bountiful car repair experts share why some pros significantly outweigh others. Benefits of Buying a Used Car Ideally, you can [...]

By |2021-06-14T06:21:22+00:00June 14, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Tips for Financing Your Next Vehicle

The Road Warrior: Avoiding Costly Mistakes That Devalue Your Vehicle

Owning a car is a privilege and so are the freedoms that it provides. Henry Ford, creator of the Model T﹘the first mass-produced vehicle marketed to the middle class at consumer-friendly prices﹘had this to say about his vision for a world on wheels:  “I will build a motor car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It will [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:26:16+00:00May 13, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Road Warrior: Avoiding Costly Mistakes That Devalue Your Vehicle

Summer Roadtrip Essentials

As we move further into the spring months, summer plans begin to take shape. For many summer travelers, a car is the most likely mode of transportation. Roadtrips can be fun and relaxing, providing time for conversation and scenic views as the distance between point A and point B is covered. However, road trips don’t come without their risks and the level of preparation for unforeseen circumstances can make or break an entire trip. [...]

By |2021-04-15T18:22:26+00:00April 15, 2021|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Summer Roadtrip Essentials

Fuel for Thought: What to Know About Gasoline

It’s estimated that there are over 1.4 billion vehicles in operation worldwide—the overwhelming majority of these vehicles are powered by gasoline. Though alternative fuels are on the rise, gasoline is still on top, by a considerable margin. Each of us as car owners have pulled up to a fueling station and injected this substance into our vehicles on a number of occasions. But what exactly is it? How does this substance helps to propel [...]

By |2021-03-16T16:11:04+00:00March 16, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Fuel for Thought: What to Know About Gasoline

Car Engine Basics and Common Issues

Utah mechanics see all sorts of engine issues on a daily basis.  There are a few simple things to pay attention to that can save your engine and preserve its life.  This article will address some car engine basics and common issues.  Here are some things to remember. Change Your Oil If you are only going to choose to do one thing to care for your engine, changing your oil is potentially the most [...]

By |2021-01-29T00:06:00+00:00January 19, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Car Engine Basics and Common Issues
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