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

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

Are You Ignoring Your Car’s Important Warning Signs?

At Master Muffler, we understand that the times we live in can be tricky financially. Sometimes our scheduled plans like car maintenance are put on the backburner when funds are tight and every penny saved is important. We get it! But we also realize the important role your vehicle plays in your daily life. Whether it’s driving the kids to a place where they can get out while safely socially distancing, or taking a [...]

By |2020-10-02T20:07:08+00:00August 15, 2020|Auto Repair, Automotive Info, Driving Safety, Preventative Maintenance, Safety and Emissions, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Ignoring Your Car’s Important Warning Signs?

How to Safely Drive in the Rain

When the skies open up and the rain comes pouring down, roads can become incredibly dangerous for drivers who are careless and don’t change their driving tactics based on the environment around them. For this reason, traffic accidents are considerably more common on days with high precipitation. While not as dangerous as snow, rain still impacts the ability of drivers to react to hazards. Here are some tips on how you can safely drive [...]

By |2018-09-10T03:21:27+00:00September 10, 2018|Driving Safety|Comments Off on How to Safely Drive in the Rain

Why It’s So Important to Change Your Tires Before Winter

Now that the snowy season is about upon us, here in Utah, it’s time to make sure our vehicles are up to the task of handling it. We all know how extreme and hazardous driving in a Utah can be, especially with the mounting amounts of traffic that we have had growing over the years, in this state. For this reason, there are several important things that you should do to get your vehicle [...]

By |2017-11-10T22:41:03+00:00November 10, 2017|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Why It’s So Important to Change Your Tires Before Winter

How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 2

PART 2 Living in Utah is a wonderful experience. The people here are nice, there is excellent food, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, as citizens of a state that gets all four seasons, Utahns know that the winters here can be quite harsh, especially on the cars that we drive. Getting your vehicle serviced and prepared for winter is part of what it takes to be a responsible car owner in this state. [...]

By |2016-11-15T20:01:32+00:00November 15, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 2

How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 1

PART 1 Living in Utah is a wonderful experience. The people here are nice, there is excellent food, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, as citizens of a state that gets all four seasons, Utahns know that the winters here can be quite harsh, especially on the cars that we drive. Getting your vehicle serviced and prepared for winter is part of what it takes to be a responsible car owner in this state. [...]

By |2016-11-01T20:00:53+00:00November 1, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 1

Causes of Utah’s Inversion

If you have ever lived in Utah for more than a year, you are certainly aware of the horrible air quality that pervades the state in the winter months. Although we might have the best snow on earth, one might want to avoid taking any deep breaths while enjoying it. The air along the Wasatch front is frequently rated among the worst in the country, through the months of December to February. We don’t [...]

By |2016-10-15T03:18:41+00:00October 15, 2016|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Causes of Utah’s Inversion
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