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Keeping Your Vehicle Hydrated – Checking Fluid Levels

One of the most important things you can do to maintain your car is to check the levels of the fluids on a regular basis. This includes engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. For most fluids, you simply need to locate the appropriate dipstick, pull it out, and check the level against the markings on the dipstick. If the level is low, add more fluid until it reaches the full mark. Checking [...]

By |2022-10-18T20:35:29+00:00October 12, 2022|Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Keeping Your Vehicle Hydrated – Checking Fluid Levels

What Goes In Must Come Out

The exhaust system of a car is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, parts of the vehicle. Its main purpose is to route exhaust fumes away from the engine and passengers, and also to reduce noise. A well-functioning exhaust system is crucial for both the performance and safety of a vehicle. Parts of the Exhaust System There are a few different exhaust system components, including the muffler, exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, and [...]

By |2022-09-09T20:03:16+00:00September 10, 2022|Safety and Emissions|Comments Off on What Goes In Must Come Out

Warning Signs That Your Car Is About to Break Down

It's always a good idea to be proactive when it comes to auto repair. That way, you can catch small problems before they turn into big ones. Here are some warning signs that your car is about to break down. Keep an eye out for these signals, and if you notice any of them, take your car in for preventative maintenance as soon as possible! Key Signs of a Breakdown Engine Noises One of [...]

By |2022-10-18T17:23:44+00:00August 8, 2022|Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Warning Signs That Your Car Is About to Break Down

How Important Are Regular Oil Changes?

When was the last time your car had an oil change? Chances are you don’t remember. If you’ve ever wondered how often you need a regular oil change, we have some tips below. How often do I need an Oil Change? The common practice for oil changes was to have one every three months or 3,000 miles. These days, however, it is recommended to get an oil change between 7,500 and 10,000 miles. As [...]

By |2022-07-27T22:17:40+00:00July 9, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Important Are Regular Oil Changes?

Bi-Annual Auto Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

Like most things, our vehicles will last longer the better we take care of them. To help your vehicle live a healthier, longer lifespan, here are some maintenance tasks that you or a mechanic should implement every 6 months or so... Check Your Tire Pressure Consult your owner's manual for the correct tire pressure for your tires. You can check it with a hand pressure gauge yourself or drop by your dealership or oil [...]

By |2022-06-20T18:54:21+00:00June 12, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Bi-Annual Auto Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle

Top 5 Most Common Reasons for Engine Repair

The engine is the most important component of a vehicle. It can be difficult to pinpoint the source of your engine's problem. If you notice any indications that something is wrong with the engine, you should inspect it. Some common engine problems can result in severe damage if not addressed immediately. We've put together a list of the most common reasons for engine repairs. 1. Engine won’t start It's one of the most frightening [...]

By |2022-06-08T22:37:08+00:00May 11, 2022|Auto Repair|Comments Off on Top 5 Most Common Reasons for Engine Repair

Why Does My Car Shake When It’s Idle?

If you’ve ever turned on your car in the driveway to be met with a “rough idle” where your engine shakes, you’re probably wondering what’s going on. You’re not alone! In general, many drivers wonder what it means when your car shakes or rumbles, even at a standstill. This movement can be an indicator that several things aren’t working as they should, so pay attention if: You notice your vehicle shaking when idle RPMs [...]

By |2022-04-20T20:13:28+00:00April 12, 2022|Auto Repair|Comments Off on Why Does My Car Shake When It’s Idle?

Got Your First Car? Choose the Right Mechanic!

What Should You Look For in a Mechanic? Finding the right mechanic isn’t always as simple as choosing the first search result on Google. We take that back—it is that simple, but we think you should consider other factors. When we think about what makes a great mechanic (one who’s right for you), we think about the shop’s reviews, costs, and location to start. Take reviews into consideration. Allowing someone to work on your [...]

By |2022-04-20T20:11:28+00:00April 12, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Got Your First Car? Choose the Right Mechanic!

Improving Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy

Old habits die hard, but it may be the key to getting better fuel economy from your vehicle. Change the Way You Drive If there was ever a time to make a gallon of fuel last longer, it’s now! Here are some tips from Master Muffler Provo for improving your vehicle's fuel economy, whether you're pumping gasoline or diesel. Stop “Warming Up” the Car Did you know the engine isn’t warming up when you [...]

By |2022-03-29T19:38:18+00:00March 26, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Improving Your Vehicle’s Fuel Economy

Common Causes of Alternator Damage and How to Tell

Your alternator is an important part of your vehicle. Learn the signs of a failing alternator from the experts at Provo Master Muffler. The Thing About Alternators Unfortunately, alternator problems can be mistaken for other issues in your vehicle, namely a faulty battery or a failing starter system. If you’re experiencing trouble starting your vehicle, even after it’s driven fine, the alternator might be the culprit. Let’s take a look at what causes damage [...]

By |2022-03-29T19:35:15+00:00March 11, 2022|Alternators|Comments Off on Common Causes of Alternator Damage and How to Tell
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