Your Car’s Filters: The Basics

Let in the Good, Let Out the Bad We’ve all been in the kitchen before, cooking some spaghetti. The noodles have been boiling for a while and are finally soft enough to eat and so you need to quickly get them out of the hot water. You can’t put your hand in there and take out the noodles one-by-one, nor is it practical to grab the serving spoon and ladle the noodles out of [...]

By |2021-12-24T02:49:48+00:00January 3, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Your Car’s Filters: The Basics

Five Things Every Driver Should Know

Rub Your Tummy, Pat Your Head Electing to drive a car is a little like choosing to do brain teasers all day — the goal isn’t to get stumped by our task but rather to engage the mind and hone in on the relationship between our fine motor skills and our instincts. Driving allows us to experience all of it at the same time.  Perhaps you remember your driving instructor telling you to imagine [...]

By |2021-12-13T01:43:47+00:00December 13, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five Things Every Driver Should Know

The Utah Accident Report

Of all the jobs undertaken by the Utah Department of Public Safety (UDPS), perhaps the most unsettling is gathering data on the year’s total reported traffic accidents. Mining the yearly reports unlocks a host of different statistics, some of which can be quite shocking. For instance, the entire roundup of crash data is broken down into two major categories:  Years  Related modifiers.  Searching the data according to year is pretty straightforward — simply highlight [...]

By |2021-11-12T21:22:17+00:00November 12, 2021|Driving Safety|Comments Off on The Utah Accident Report

Learning the Braking System

Here’s a quick thought experiment: seated behind the wheel of a car, would you rather not be able to go or not be able to stop?  Another query: Which would you rather lose mid-drive? Your power steering or your brakes?  When push comes to shove, most of us would answer the same way: when it comes to safety, the ability to stop the car at any time is critical. One could suspect that the [...]

By |2021-10-10T00:07:03+00:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info, Brakes|Comments Off on Learning the Braking System

Light the Fire: Understanding the Spark Plug

There are likely few people in the world who would compare themselves to Thor, God of Thunder, whenever they flip a light switch, but they have every right to do so. At the slightest flick of our finger, we call upon electricity to enter the room and be held in stasis within glass prisons for the benefit of our illumination. And when we grow tired of the light? We simply flick our fingers once [...]

By |2021-09-13T20:56:08+00:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Light the Fire: Understanding the Spark Plug

Making Utah Roads Safer

According to the Utah Department of Transportation, there have been 122 fatalities on Utah roads as of June 2021. We can all do better if we implement safe driving practices such as those listed below. Driving Tips for Safer Roads At Master Muffler, our Provo car repair teams only want to see your vehicle for routine maintenance; we’d hate to see you because your car needs repair after an accident. Eliminate Distractions Did you [...]

By |2021-07-12T16:17:30+00:00July 12, 2021|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|Comments Off on Making Utah Roads Safer

Hitting the 100,000 Mile Marker

There are certain milestones by which we can chart our life as a driver: receiving our learning permit and later, our first license; purchasing our first vehicle with our own money; the first time we are pulled over and given a speeding ticket; the first time we take a ride with our children, bringing them home from the hospital. All of these experiences add mileage to our experience as drivers and, in a more [...]

By |2021-06-14T20:19:53+00:00June 14, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Hitting the 100,000 Mile Marker

Know Your Transmission: Learning the Difference Between Automatic and Manual

Ever since our earliest days, we have been searching for our tribe; a group that we can call a family or a community; a flock to fly with, that will offer companionship and protection. In the days of antiquity, these groups were literal tribes that formed our hunting parties and comprised our village. Today, we still look for like-minded people by which to categorize ourselves, like asking someone what their Hogwarts House is, or [...]

By |2021-05-10T21:46:07+00:00May 13, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Know Your Transmission: Learning the Difference Between Automatic and Manual

Best Starter Cars for the Newly Licensed

There is nothing quite like handing a set of car keys to a newly licensed teenager. We hope that they have paid attention during the classroom lessons, that they took seriously the frank discussions about respecting the power and lethality of the vehicle, and that they don’t allow excitement to overtake their reason while out on the road. There is a profound element of trust that every parent must exercise﹘one that we certainly appreciated [...]

By |2021-04-19T19:08:33+00:00April 19, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Best Starter Cars for the Newly Licensed

Today’s Luxury, Tomorrow’s Standard

The world of car innovation design is a fast-moving one, in which features that were dreamt of as luxuries only five years ago are now standard in most new vehicles. For instance, a Business Insider article from 2016 had the prescient perspective to write about new-fangled features that were currently only available in high-end luxury vehicles. Such features included Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and blind-spot detection. With the standardization of these features, chances [...]

By |2021-03-24T15:35:48+00:00March 24, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Today’s Luxury, Tomorrow’s Standard
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