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  • Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

    Sunday 16 December 2018

    You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's lubrication system. Oil circulates through parts of your engine to keep them lubricated. It reduces friction so everything works smoothly. Without oil, friction would quickly destroy your engine. The oi... read more

  • Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

    Sunday 16 December 2018

    You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's lubrication system. Oil circulates through parts of your engine to keep them lubricated. It reduces friction so everything works smoothly. Without oil, friction would quickly destroy your engine. The oi... read more

  • Technician Training at The Muffler Doctor

    Sunday 09 December 2018

    Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals.It's also very important to your KANSAS CITY service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our KANSAS CITY auto service center spends annually to... read more

  • Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

    Sunday 02 December 2018

    When KANSAS CITY drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.KANSAS CITY drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and struts last a long time and wear out slowly. They don't need to be checked as often as our brake pads or air filters. By the time your shocks have 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers) o... read more

  • The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

    Sunday 25 November 2018

    Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our American Fork area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires?When you choose new tires in KANSAS CITY, what's the most important factor for you? Give us a call at The Muffler Doctor a... read more

  • Don't Stack the Mat

    Sunday 18 November 2018

    In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so they can function the way they are supposed to. Stacking mats in the driver's side footwell can make them sit up too high on the floor. That can, in turn, jam your accelerator pedal forward, causing your... read more

  • Don't Stack the Mat

    Sunday 18 November 2018

    In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so they can function the way they are supposed to. Stacking mats in the driver's side footwell can make them sit up too high on the floor. That can, in turn, jam your accelerator pedal forward, causing your... read more

  • The Muffler Doctor Automotive Tips: Alternator

    Sunday 11 November 2018

    Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the power outlets. After your alternator makes enough electricity to do all that, it recharges your battery with what’s left over.When KANSAS CITY drivers constantly have a low or dead batte... read more

  • Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at The Muffler Doctor?

    Sunday 04 November 2018

    Today's The Muffler Doctor article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many KANSAS CITY drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in MO who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket statements lies a reasonable approach to severe service maintenance at The Muffler Doctor.To back up a little, vehicle owner's manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance: things... read more

  • All About Your TPMS in KANSAS CITY

    Sunday 28 October 2018

    KANSAS CITY drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for MO auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many KANSAS CITY drivers to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your owner’s manual recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your tire is considered significantly under-inflated at 26 pounds. The t... read more

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