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Learning the Basics: The Exhaust System

We’ve all heard it-- the rumbling sounds of a Mustang’s V8; the rapid-fire blat blat blat of a modified Honda Civic; or the rasp of a Subaru WRX. The unique configuration of a car’s exhaust system is responsible for all these sounds and more. Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive, every exhaust system is composed of a few basic parts. Held together with a series of clamps, and working in conjunction with [...]

By |2021-06-14T16:17:09+00:00June 14, 2021|Automotive Info, Safety and Emissions|0 Comments

Learning the Basics: The Drivetrain

The first self-propelling vehicle was invented in 17th Century China and has since undergone a myriad of changes, evolving in form, function, and source of fuel. What began as a steam-powered wagon that could hardly generate enough pressure to turn the wheels is today a hybrid luxury vehicle that uses onboard computers to perfect how the car drives itself.  This advancement in automobile technology has accomplished a few things simultaneously: First, smart cars are [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:47:47+00:00May 13, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

12 Basic Automotive Terms You Should Know

According to Statista, 276 million vehicles were registered in the U.S. in 2019. Considering the national population of 328.2 million people at the time, that is a lot of cars. Among the operators of these vehicles, there are some “gearheads” that know their cars inside and out.  But the reality is that the majority of car owners don’t have as good of a grasp on the basics as they probably should. When auto lingo [...]

By |2021-04-15T19:21:10+00:00April 15, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Helpful Tips for Buying a Car

Whether the circumstances surrounding your new car purchase inspire excitement or frustration, the decision ahead of you is a big one. Your vehicle is what will get you from point A to point B, carrying friends and family with you. The truth is, not all cars are created equal; both new cars and used cars have their heavy hitters and their light-weights. There are some important considerations to make and options to weigh before [...]

By |2021-03-16T16:29:48+00:00March 16, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Evolution of the Automobile

When we consider the history of cars and where we are today, so much has transpired. From the first steam-powered vehicle to the dynamic fleet of cars that have changed the world of transportation, it can be said that large leaps have been made, and we’ve all benefited from these leaps.  More than likely, we have all traveled to school on a bus, taken a taxi from the airport, owned a car, or gotten [...]

By |2021-01-29T00:11:35+00:00January 19, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

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 [...]

Still Haven’t Tuned Up Your Car? Now’s the Time!

We’ve all been there. One day our car is running smoothly and efficiently, somewhere down the line the vehicle starts running with a bit of trouble, but nothing you feel too alarmed about. Then, “out of nowhere” our vehicle has some major issues that cause it to run rough or not at all. With other stresses feeling up our lives, sometimes it’s our trusty transport that ends up not getting the regular attention it [...]

By |2020-08-05T09:00:12+00:00August 5, 2020|Preventative Maintenance, Tune Ups, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is it Time for an Oil Change?

Most vehicle owners follow one of three processes when it comes to changing the oil in their vehicles. Commonly, the yellow light may come on in their dashboard, warning the driver that the life of the oil has come to an end. Whether you’re one to refresh or change your oil before that warning light even turns on, or wait it out until your vehicle has reached well over the mileage number on your [...]

By |2020-05-22T01:03:00+00:00May 22, 2020|Auto Repair, Preventative Maintenance|0 Comments

Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

With gas prices down and temperatures on their way up—accompanied by the crazed groundhog days that are known as COVID-19—more and more people are turning toward scenic drives. Drives that signify life, spring is upon us, and these gloomy days of social distancing will soon be in our rearview. Before you take off on that spur-of-the-moment road trip or head out for the Oregon coast, consider a spring car maintenance checklist. Protect your family [...]

By |2020-05-08T01:01:58+00:00May 8, 2020|Preventative Maintenance, Tune Ups|0 Comments

How to Find the Right Mechanic

Mechanics, unfortunately, have the bad reputation of charging much more than is necessary to get your car back in working order, but the truth is that there are highly professional and trustworthy mechanics out there for you to do business with. Finding the right car repair specialist can be difficult, however, and the decision you make could either save you or cost you thousands of dollars. Here are some tips for choosing the right [...]

By |2019-12-11T17:03:31+00:00December 11, 2019|Automotive Info|0 Comments
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