Safety Tips for Trailering and Towing

As the season changes from winter to spring, we're met with our desire to get out and enjoy the longer days, warmer weather, and hitch our favorite gear to the backs or tops of our vehicles. So whether you're new to trailering equipment or a certified towing expert, here's a little refresher on keeping yourself safe while traveling with an extra load of goodies. How Much Can Your Car Carry? Many of us have [...]

By |2022-04-19T22:37:01+00:00April 12, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Safety Tips for Trailering and Towing

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Spring Break?

If you’re planning a road trip to enjoy some time off for spring break, make sure your vehicle is ready to hit the road. There are convenient roadside services available at the push of a button these days, but that doesn’t mean you want to embark on an adventure only to be stalled with car trouble. Before you head out, make sure your vehicle is ready for your road trip. Tune More Than Just [...]

By |2022-03-21T18:56:17+00:00March 9, 2022|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Is Your Vehicle Ready for Spring Break?

Winter and Your Vehicle: What to Know

Winter is here. Here’s what to do to keep your vehicle safe. Even in mild winter climes, you need to give your car a once-over so, at the very least, you’re not stuck without an ice scraper on the first frosty morning. Navigating Winter Weather We all know that allowing for more travel time during inclement weather is crucial to not stressing in the snow. But, there are some additional things you can do [...]

By |2021-12-24T01:56:14+00:00January 3, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Winter and Your Vehicle: What to Know

Power Steering Powers Through the Years

The cars of yesteryear could weigh anywhere from 3,600 pounds to 5,712 pounds. Imagine having to use nothing but the strength of your arms and torso to get one of those beasts to turn at a stop sign or to parallel park! The Bountiful car repair team at Master Muffler is grateful for the classic cars of the 60s and 70s, but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate some steering assistance while driving them.  [...]

By |2021-12-12T23:34:51+00:00December 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Power Steering Powers Through the Years

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
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