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  • Fuel System Cleaning at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY for Better Performance

    Sunday 13 January 2019

    A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized.The pressure in a fuel inject... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around KANSAS CITY

    Sunday 06 January 2019

    There's not much we can do about the price of gas in KANSAS CITY, MO, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our KANSAS CITY streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don't need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year.Go a little slower on the freeway. Once you're going... read more

  • By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY

    Tuesday 01 January 2019

    Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, KANSAS CITY drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local KANSAS CITY tire store.Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R 16 92 H. T... read more

  • Make Your Battery Last

    Sunday 30 December 2018

    Today's report from The Muffler Doctor is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of KANSAS CITY vehicle batteries last for 48 months.Now that's an average. How long a battery lasts depends on many factors. You may not know that one of the biggest factors is the temperature where... read more

  • Tire Tread Depth for KANSAS CITY, MO Drivers

    Sunday 23 December 2018

    Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Two other states, including California, consider 1/32 to be the minimum and six states have no standards at all. Call us at The Muffler Doctor; (just call 816-444-7100) to find out wha... 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

  • 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

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