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  • Make your Service Visit at The Muffler Doctor a Good One

    Monday 16 July 2018

    Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your problem (or problems) to the service advisor accurately and clearly. If your vehicle is making a noise, for example, take time to really listen to it and think of the best way to describe it. Does it incr... read more

  • Make your Service Visit at The Muffler Doctor a Good One

    Monday 16 July 2018

    Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your problem (or problems) to the service advisor accurately and clearly. If your vehicle is making a noise, for example, take time to really listen to it and think of the best way to describe it. Does it incr... read more

  • Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for KANSAS CITY Drivers

    Monday 09 July 2018

    Knowing how their engine works can help KANSAS CITY drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while the engine is running. Power is generated in a cycle that includes four strokes of the piston. First, the piston drops and a valve at the top of the cylinder opens to let in f... read more

  • The Maintenance Free Myth

    Monday 02 July 2018

    Sometimes we hear people in KANSAS CITY say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most KANSAS CITY drivers don't realize how high tech automotive fluids have become,  fluids such as engine oi... read more

  • Automotive Tips from The Muffler Doctor: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

    Tuesday 26 June 2018

    The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around KANSAS CITY.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slips – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the... read more

  • Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in KANSAS CITY, MO

    Monday 18 June 2018

    If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around KANSAS CITY, MO.Unless they drive a vintage car, KANSAS CITY auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY has the tools and chemi... read more

  • 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

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