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  • Saving Lives in KANSAS CITY with Tire Pressure

    Sunday 10 June 2018

    All new passenger vehicles on our KANSAS CITY, MO, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that you still need to check your tire pressure every week – or at least every time you gas up. The TPMS system alert comes in when your tire is... read more

  • The Muffler Doctor Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

    Tuesday 05 June 2018

    Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for KANSAS CITY residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actually damage your engine.As engines have become more sophisticated, new weights (or grades) of engine oil have been introduced. Today, there is a much wider range of weights for engine oil as well as... read more

  • Deep Clean Your Fuel System at The Muffler Doctor

    Monday 28 May 2018

    Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into The Muffler Doctor for a check up.In today's The Muffler Doctor auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. KANSAS CITY residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for KANSAS CITY drivers at MO gas stations... read more

  • On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

    Monday 21 May 2018

    Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around KANSAS CITY, MO, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic scans by a trained technician in KANSAS CITY.These are valid concerns. If you don't understand something it's really hard to know its value. Let's start with some history.Since 1996, all cars and light tr... read more

  • Cool Running in KANSAS CITY

    Tuesday 15 May 2018

    Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself on the side of the road in KANSAS CITY waiting for your vehicle engine to cool down.When you service your cooling system at The Muffler Doctor, your techni... read more

  • Cooling System Components

    Tuesday 08 May 2018

    Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that KANSAS CITY auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in MO.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usually because of neglect. Don't you hate it when something breaks and you could have done something to prevent it?The good news is that if KANSAS CITY drivers take car... read more

  • KANSAS CITY Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    Sunday 29 April 2018

    Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around KANSAS CITY on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered significantly underinflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not look low until it gets below 20 pounds.New laws require all vehicles to include a tire pressure monitor system, or... read more

  • Automotive Tips from The Muffler Doctor: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

    Sunday 22 April 2018

    The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. KANSAS CITY drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensive maintenance services, but the cost at The Muffler Doctor to correct an engine damaged by a broken timing belt is much, much more.The timing belt has a tensioner to help maintain proper... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around KANSAS CITY

    Monday 16 April 2018

    With high fuel prices in KANSAS CITY, MO, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on   is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some research on the internet or ask your KANSAS CITY, MO, service advisor at The Muffler Doctor.There aren't any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank, and the government hasn... read more

  • Odometer Rollback on Your KANSAS CITY, MO Vehicle

    Wednesday 11 April 2018

    How do KANSAS CITY drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect MO consumers against mileage fraud. It says a MO seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in KANSAS CITY, MO, stop by The Muffler Doctor: The Muffler Doctor 7915 TROOST AVE KANSAS CITY, MO 64131   If it isn't, the seller must say why; for example, maybe the odometer is past its mechanic... read more

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