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

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

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

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|Comments Off on 12 Basic Automotive Terms You Should Know

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|Comments Off on The Evolution of the Automobile

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 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|Comments Off on How to Find the Right Mechanic
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