Preventative Maintenance

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

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

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?

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|Comments Off on Still Haven’t Tuned Up Your Car? Now’s the Time!

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|Comments Off on Is it Time for an Oil Change?

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|Comments Off on Spring Car Maintenance Checklist

How to Make Your Car Battery Last Longer

Replacing your battery is something you’re going to have to do from time to time as part of caring for your car. You can save some money by extending the life of your battery as long as possible so it will have to be replaced less often. This will also decrease the number of batteries that are in landfills and help the environment. There are a few easy things you can do that can [...]

By |2019-10-08T20:32:35+00:00October 8, 2019|Automotive Info, Batteries, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on How to Make Your Car Battery Last Longer

Getting Your Car Ready for Spring

Winter is coming to a close, soon, and the temperatures will start to rise, day by day. Just as we all must do our part to get our vehicles ready for the snowy weather of winter time (a topic we have covered on our blog), we must also do our part to make sure that our car is ready for the spring and summer, when the threats to your car are notably different. Here [...]

By |2017-02-01T07:23:00+00:00February 1, 2017|Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Getting Your Car Ready for Spring

Don’t Make These Common Oil-Change Mistakes

With instructional YouTube videos available for anything from learning how to play the flute to building a bottle rocket, doing your own oil changes might seem like a great option. However, when inexperienced car owners embark on a DIY oil change, they often don’t know what they’re getting themselves into. Don’t make these common mistakes: […]

By |2016-09-15T16:17:37+00:00September 15, 2016|Auto Repair, Preventative Maintenance|Comments Off on Don’t Make These Common Oil-Change Mistakes

Why Engine Lubrication is Important

Keeping a vehicle on the road should always be one of its owner’s top priorities. This is why we strive so hard to keep our cars in the best of health that they can possibly be. One of the most important elements of doing this is keeping the engine strong and functioning properly, especially since replacing or repairing an engine can sometimes be more expensive than just purchasing a whole new car. So how [...]

By |2016-03-01T00:58:47+00:00March 1, 2016|Auto Repair, Automotive Info, Preventative Maintenance, Safety and Emissions, Tune Ups|Comments Off on Why Engine Lubrication is Important
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