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  • Blind Spot Safety for KANSAS CITY Driving

    Sunday 17 March 2019

    Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in KANSAS CITY, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other KANSAS CITY drivers' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this before you pu... read more

  • Synthetic Oil for KANSAS CITY Autos

    Sunday 10 March 2019

    If you are a driver in KANSAS CITY and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn't vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around KANSAS CITY, as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and mor... read more

  • Power Steering Service at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY

    Sunday 03 March 2019

    Many KANSAS CITY drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.KANSAS CITY car owners should be aware tha... read more

  • What to Do In Case of an Accident

    Sunday 24 February 2019

    If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around KANSAS CITY, MO, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in KANSAS CITY, MO:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime in MO, even if it's not your fault. And hit-and-run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of... read more

  • How Much is Enough for KANSAS CITY Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

    Sunday 17 February 2019

    Most KANSAS CITY drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technician tells us they're need to be replaced long before all the tread is worn off. Just read more

  • Charge It in KANSAS CITY for Extended Battery Life

    Sunday 10 February 2019

    Here's an interesting statistic for our in KANSAS CITY, MO, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out that it's our modern cars with all their electric accessories that are to blame. Things like, GPS, DVDs and entertainment computers are keeping vehicle batteries from maintaining a full c... read more

  • KANSAS CITY Tire Repair

    Sunday 03 February 2019

    Most KANSAS CITY residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for KANSAS CITY drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high MO gas prices, we've all heard about the importance of keeping proper tire pressure to save on gas. In addition, proper inflation promotes even tread wear so your tires last longer.  There's another danger with... read more

  • Don't Be Fuelish

    Sunday 27 January 2019

    If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fuel injectors are under pressure, meaning a crack or small hole in a fuel line can allow vaporized fuel to escape, sometimes around hot engine parts. Gasoline vapor and hot metal? You see the problem. One... read more

  • Don't Be Fuelish

    Sunday 27 January 2019

    If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fuel injectors are under pressure, meaning a crack or small hole in a fuel line can allow vaporized fuel to escape, sometimes around hot engine parts. Gasoline vapor and hot metal? You see the problem. One... read more

  • The The Muffler Doctor Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

    Sunday 20 January 2019

    There's a lot of auto advice in MO right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be true?” If the answer is yes, do more research.The internet offers us a convenient and quick way to research someone's claims about gas savings. KANSA... read more

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