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  • What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in KANSAS CITY

    Friday 18 August 2017

    So you've bought a used vehicle in the KANSAS CITY area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the KANSAS CITY area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in MO with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, corpo... read more

  • Severe Service Requirements

    Sunday 06 August 2017

    A lot of KANSAS CITY drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's  owner's  manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She's been in the automotive business for over 30 years and is a speaker, a trainer and a writer. Cricket says there's so much con... read more

  • Custom Wheels and Tires for Your KANSAS CITY Ride

    Tuesday 01 August 2017

      It seems like everywhere you go in the KANSAS CITY area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some MO auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous. So where do you start if you want new wheels? At The Muffler Doctor, we suggest you start with your budget. We know, that sounds so practical. But if the look you're after goes beyond just new tires an... read more

  • It Is Time to Check Your Intervals

    Tuesday 25 July 2017

    Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this reason, they give us guidelines to follow regarding how often to inspect the various parts and systems on our vehicles.Vehicular components are required to meet certain standards. The government mandates some of thes... read more

  • Talk to The Muffler Doctor About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

    Sunday 16 July 2017

    Custom wheels are one way that KANSAS CITY folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be made to the vehicle, how the new wheels and tires will affect the operation of the vehicle, your driving habits and, of course, the style of the wheels. Most KANSAS CIT... read more

  • Maintaining Your Diesel in KANSAS CITY

    Sunday 09 July 2017

    Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the KANSAS CITY area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more KANSAS CITY diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV's.Diesels are popular in MO because they get better fuel economy than gas-powered engines. They a... read more

  • Differential Service in KANSAS CITY, MO - What You Need to Know

    Monday 03 July 2017

    Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in KANSAS CITY, MO, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. Some KANSAS CITY vehicles might even have two or three.Not surprisingly, a differential's job is to compensate for differences; specifically, they're the differences in wheel speed when turnin... read more

  • 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

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