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Zero Fatalities: Car Features That Keep You Safe

In the world of accelerated travel, whether it be by land, by sea, or by air, there is nothing more important than the safety of everyone involved. While most details are lost to time, the reports of the first car accidents in the United States are stories filled with a certain measure of chaos on the part of the drivers; cars hitting trees, cars hitting bicycles, and cars hitting pedestrians all seem correlated by [...]

By |2021-05-10T15:35:26+00:00May 13, 2021|Automotive Info, Safety and Emissions|0 Comments

Assembling the American Car: The History of the Assembly Line

It’s difficult to pin down what might be the most influential innovation to come out of America. While there are numerous contenders, the advent of the Ford Motor Company, the Model T, and the assembly line have led to a manufacturing institution that would go on to change the world. While the first automobile﹘a steam-powered, self-perpetuating vehicle﹘was first built in China, the identity of the modern car as we know it today came into [...]

By |2021-05-06T20:14:12+00:00May 12, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Transmission Insights: Automatic vs Manual

For those who aren’t particularly familiar with automotive lingo or how engines work, the concept of a transmission may be a little befuddling. We’ve all heard the word, but what exactly does it do and what is the difference between an automatic and manual transmission? Which one is better? Well, these are somewhat simple questions to answer, but in order to see the larger picture, we first need to define a couple of key [...]

By |2021-04-15T19:00:54+00:00April 15, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Fuel Efficiency Basics

Fuel efficiency is no doubt an important money-saving metric and it has come a long way in a short span of time. According to the EPA, fuel efficiency has increased 29 percent since 2004 and is continuing to improve with time. This figure, of course, is referring to the fleet of combustion engine vehicles currently on the market. Electric vehicles are boasting even greater energy efficiency.  When it comes to gasoline-powered cars, there are [...]

By |2021-03-16T16:20:02+00:00March 16, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Shocks and Struts 101

Shocks and struts.  You’ve probably heard those words and most likely together, right?  Do you know what they do or what their function is?  What about the problems with them?  How do you go about fixing shocks and struts?  Component Overview Shocks and struts are the parts of a car used to stabilize the vehicle.  They keep it from bouncing all around and make the ride much smoother.  Have you ever driven down an [...]

By |2021-01-29T00:01:41+00:00January 19, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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|0 Comments
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