Bye Bye Ice, Hello Potholes

The cities across Utah are gearing up for severe street repairs now that the winter weather is finally beginning to loosen its icy grip. Road crews are scrambling to fill potholes as the ground thaws in certain areas before they get any deeper or more destructive. Many states have strict laws about what happens if a driver causes an accident because of a pothole (or other avoidable road hazards), but here’s what we have [...]

By |2022-04-19T22:38:13+00:00April 12, 2022|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Bye Bye Ice, Hello Potholes

How to Reduce Emissions with Your Vehicle

Cars have a huge environmental impact, from the process of making them, to the release of emissions through using them in daily life.  All of the road trips, work travel, shopping excursions and use of transportation across the world account for between 15 to 20 percent of the globe's yearly greenhouse gas emissions.   While there are incredible technological advances being made to reduce emissions caused by transportation, like developing electric vehicles, finding alternatives [...]

By |2022-03-23T21:46:02+00:00March 11, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Reduce Emissions with Your Vehicle

The Science Behind Your Catalytic Converter

Do you know what a catalytic converter is, and what it does? Learn more about it from the Clearfield car repair team at Master Muffler. If you think it’s hard work getting your car emissions tested every year before your registration expires, think about how hard your catalytic converter works daily to remove the most harmful compounds from your car’s exhaust. What’s in a Car’s Exhaust? When an engine uses fuel, it produces emissions [...]

By |2021-12-12T23:53:41+00:00December 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Science Behind Your Catalytic Converter

Tips for Winter Driving

It’s the Most Worrisome Time of the Year As a one-time host of the Winter Olympics, Utah has long been a favorite vacation destination for skiing, snowboarding, and all sorts of frigid fun. After all, we do have “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” But for Utah drivers who must battle those elements every year, who are hoping to avoid being in one of the nearly 10,000 annual weather-related crashes, the snow quickly becomes “the [...]

By |2021-11-08T17:22:08+00:00November 8, 2021|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Tips for Winter Driving

Leaking Oil? Here’s What You Need to Do

An oil leak isn’t just an inconvenience; it could be an indicator of bigger problems yet to come. Whether you want to address an oil leak yourself or rely on the Clearfield car repair services at Master Muffler, don’t put off the maintenance! Why is My Car Leaking Oil? Unfortunately, there’s more than one place from which your vehicle could be leaking oil. While you may not immediately be able to locate the source, [...]

By |2021-10-09T21:14:31+00:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Leaking Oil? Here’s What You Need to Do

Keeping Your Vehicle Hydrated

Just like you, your car needs to stay hydrated to function properly.  You might be able to get by consuming just 64 ounces of water per day, but your car needs a lot more liquids to operate at its best. The Clearfield car repair team at Master Muffler shares this guide to car fluids so you can be in the know. A Guide to Car Fluids The fluids you put into your vehicle keep [...]

By |2021-09-13T15:31:18+00:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Keeping Your Vehicle Hydrated

Signs Your Vehicle Is Becoming Unsafe to Drive

It can be hard to let go of a vehicle you’ve relied on for years. It may have taken you through high school, your first job, college, road trips, and moves, but it can’t go with you forever. Whether it’s your first car or your fifth, don’t let nostalgia prevent you from seeing the signs your vehicle is becoming unsafe to drive. You may have a solution for some of your car’s quirks but [...]

By |2021-07-25T21:11:50+00:00August 2, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Signs Your Vehicle Is Becoming Unsafe to Drive

Tune-up Before Heading Out on Your Summer Road Trip

Are you going to be doing a lot of driving this summer? If so, it’s time to make sure your vehicle is in proper working order before you hit the road. Small issues can quickly become large problems if not addressed at the right time. This is why it’s always a good practice for drivers to get their vehicle tuned up before a long road trip. What’s a Tune-Up? A tune-up is an important [...]

By |2021-07-12T14:49:54+00:00July 12, 2021|Tune Ups|Comments Off on Tune-up Before Heading Out on Your Summer Road Trip

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|Comments Off on Learning the Basics: The Exhaust System

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|Comments Off on Learning the Basics: The Drivetrain
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