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  • Fuel Filter Replacement

    Monday 26 June 2017

    Hello KANSAS CITY resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to your engine. A clogged fuel filter can actually choke off the engine so that it won't start or run. Some fuel filters have a bypass valve that allows fuel to go around the c... read more

  • Budget for Maintenance in KANSAS CITY

    Sunday 18 June 2017

    Sometimes busy KANSAS CITY residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around MO in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time KANSAS CITY residents spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever... read more

  • The Muffler Doctor and the Maintenance Mindset

    Monday 12 June 2017

    When it comes to their vehicles, some KANSAS CITYresidents don't have amaintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. KANSAS CITY drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may not have applied it to their vehicles.Here's something that will help: The key to good vehicle maintenance starts with the ... read more

  • Automotive Tips from The Muffler Doctor: Rotor Problems

    Sunday 04 June 2017

    The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in KANSAS CITY.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for KANSAS CITY drivers to k... read more

  • KANSAS CITY Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

    Wednesday 31 May 2017

    Let's talk about air quality in KANSAS CITY. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, KANSAS CITY drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin air filters have become common in KANSAS CITY. You can look in your owner's manual to see if you have one. If you do, there'll be a recommendation for replacing it when it gets dirt... read more

  • Super Slick at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY: Synthetic Oil

    Tuesday 23 May 2017

    When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for KANSAS CITY drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic mo... read more

  • Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at The Muffler Doctor

    Monday 15 May 2017

    The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around KANSAS CITY use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit The Muffler Doctor at 7915 TROOST AVE in KANSAS CITY, MO 64131.Please call 816-444-7100 to make an appointment. Generally speaking there's not a lot of dirt in our KANSAS CITY... read more

  • E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from The Muffler Doctor

    Tuesday 09 May 2017

      Today at The Muffler Doctor we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the KANSAS CITY area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically built to run on E-85 – the rest are not. Does your vehicle use E-85 gasoline? Bring it down to The Muffler Doctor at 7915 TROOST AVE in... read more

  • Fuel Injector Cleaning at The Muffler Doctor

    Tuesday 02 May 2017

    In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-injected vehicle driving down KANSAS CITY roads.Most fuel injectors for gas engines are known in the KANSAS CITY automotive community as port fuel injectors... read more

  • Upsizing Wheels and Tires With The Muffler Doctor

    Tuesday 25 April 2017

    Many KANSAS CITY drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at KANSAS CITY area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many KANSAS CITY drivers, that look includes bigger wheels. It used to be that cars came from the factory with 15 or 16 inch wheels. Now 16, 17 and even 18 inchers are standard. And the factories are offering optional wheel packag... read more

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