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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?

Giving You The Best Value Possible

Let’s face it, there are numerous places you could take your car for car repairs in Pocatello; practically anyone, from Master Muffler to your neighbor, can perform a basic oil change. However, you don’t send your car to a professional shop in order for them to just perform the basics. It’s the other, more involved repairs that truly set our garage apart from any other. For instance, would you trust your neighbor with knowing [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:46:55+00:00June 14, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Giving You The Best Value Possible

What Drives You? Learning About The Engine

There is perhaps no other part of the car that has commanded the fascination of car enthusiasts and laypeople the world over like the engine. An impressive array of human engineering, the engine has been tinkered with and innovated over the centuries until arriving at this present time, each component working in concert with one another to propel our cars faster and farther and with a smoother ride than ever before.  Today, our cars [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:46:55+00:00May 13, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on What Drives You? Learning About The Engine

Fuel For Thought: The Amazing Journey of Gasoline

If asked to name the most important resource on the planet, imperative for the building blocks of modern society, what would you say? Of course, the answer would change depending on which age we were looking at. Today, one might argue that data is the most lucrative, game-changing resource available to mankind. Not only can it give new insights into how a person thinks, lives, and spend their money, but it can also help [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:46:55+00:00April 19, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Fuel For Thought: The Amazing Journey of Gasoline

The Long and Short of Car Warranties

There’s an old saying that “the arrow seen before cometh less rudely.” When you’ve been in an accident, the last thing you want to worry about is who is going to pay the car repair bills. Similarly, there is no convenient time for a part to wear out. Arranging for the car to be taken to an auto care shop or to the manufacturer for that part to be replaced is especially trying because [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:46:55+00:00March 17, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Long and Short of Car Warranties
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