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The Key Elements of Auto Maintenance

Car maintenance can be daunting, but if you’re going to drive a car on a regular basis, you should at least know the basics. So if you happen to be a novice at everyday car maintenance, here are some of the most basic car maintenance items that you’ll want to master. Oil! Oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine system, so if there’s any car fluid you need to stay on top of, [...]

By |2022-06-20T18:52:26+00:00June 12, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Key Elements of Auto Maintenance

8 Common Check Engine Light Causes

Your vehicle’s check engine light is an important part of its onboard diagnostic system. It can indicate a variety of issues, from simple to severe. To minimize both your damages and costs, make sure to take your vehicle to a trusted auto mechanic with a wide range of expertise as soon as possible. ‘Check engine’ diagnostics records across the country indicate that some of the most common triggers for this warning signal include:  False [...]

By |2022-06-08T22:28:12+00:00May 11, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on 8 Common Check Engine Light Causes

Are Your Driving Habits Harming Your Car?

No matter how great of a driver you are, everyone is bound to make mistakes on the road. And although we tend to learn from these mistakes to keep ourselves and others on the road safe, some of these mistakes are more elusive and could harm the condition of your car. Here are a few everyday habits that could be hurting the health of your vehicle and how to break them! Abusing Your AC [...]

By |2022-04-20T16:56:17+00:00April 12, 2022|Driving Safety|Comments Off on Are Your Driving Habits Harming Your Car?

How To Tell If Your Car’s Suspension Is Damaged

As a car owner, you are well aware that your vehicle requires routine maintenance such as tire replacements and oil changes. But how frequently do you consider your vehicle's suspension? Because many drivers believe suspension is simply about providing a smooth ride, this component of the vehicle is sometimes disregarded when it comes to maintenance. Many pieces make up your suspension, and they might impact your ability to steer and spin the vehicle.The suspension [...]

By |2022-03-29T19:31:17+00:00March 11, 2022|Suspension|Comments Off on How To Tell If Your Car’s Suspension Is Damaged

Gasoline or Diesel? Know the Difference

Pick Your Propulsion There is perhaps no better example of human ingenuity in the modern era than the automobile. In every city, of every country, across the entire world, motorized vehicles are taking people from home, to work, and back again in all types of cars and trucks. While many of these cars vary wildly in terms of features and design, there are certain elements that must be present in order for the car [...]

By |2021-12-24T02:43:22+00:00January 3, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Gasoline or Diesel? Know the Difference

The Most Popular Auto Brands in the US

A National Pastime If you were put on the spot to name as many car manufacturers as possible, you would likely do pretty well. After all, you see cars every day and have likely owned a few of your own, as well. Like American football or baseball, cars are a pastime for this country; many would even prefer to go to a car show than a game any day of the week.  We’ve written [...]

By |2021-12-13T01:35:14+00:00December 13, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Most Popular Auto Brands in the US

Things to Know Before You Buy: Tips for Car Shopping

Finding the Right Vehicle Car shopping can be a stressful adventure. You want to buy something that is practical, yet feels good to drive; is reflective of your personality, yet can potentially be sold again once you’re done with it. Car shopping is an exercise that leads to (at least) two other experiences that a driver will have to live with — car ownership and car repairs. Therefore, you’ll also want to approach car [...]

By |2021-11-12T19:44:42+00:00November 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Things to Know Before You Buy: Tips for Car Shopping

Knowing When A Car Is on Its Last Wheel

Whether we buy a car new from the dealership or used from a trusted friend, we rarely think about the end of our relationship with that car as we’re driving away from the title swap (that is, unless we buy a real junker). And yet, the end always comes. A machine — unless meticulously cared for with frequent trips to the car repair mechanic to replace bad parts — always has a certain life [...]

By |2021-10-09T23:06:24+00:00October 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Knowing When A Car Is on Its Last Wheel

Understanding Your Vehicle’s Many Filters

We’ve all had that moment when we spoke out of turn and put our foot in our mouth. Why, oh why, didn’t we think before we spoke? This reminder to keep our speech filters “installed” can be painful but ultimately serves a bigger purpose. Namely, it helps us get through other, more important social interactions in the future.  Filters in our cars work similarly (with the lack of autonomous speech, of course). By straining [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:46:54+00:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Understanding Your Vehicle’s Many Filters

Is It Time for a Tune-Up?

A vehicle tune-up is a preventative maintenance service offered by Pocatello car repair experts at Master Muffler. Depending on the age of your vehicle, it should be performed every 10,000 - 12,000 miles or annually, whichever comes first. What is a Tune-Up? The tune-up has evolved from the early days of the automobile when it consisted of fine-tuning a carburetor for optimal performance. It was like tinkering with a musical instrument to get just [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:46:54+00:00July 12, 2021|Automotive Info, Tune Ups|Comments Off on Is It Time for a Tune-Up?
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