Monthly Archives: August 2018

Coolant Service at The Muffler Doctor

KANSAS CITY residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of MO temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That's why vehicle manufacturer’s recommend different types of anti-freeze for our KANSAS CITY, MO, vehicles.There are several different 'families' of anti-freeze available to us here in KANSAS CITY. Your owner's manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at The Muffler Doctor will know the right kind for your vehicle.It's important to stay on top of this because coolant system failure is the most com ... read more

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Cooling System

Keep Your KANSAS CITY Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey KANSAS CITY - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn't, well, it can lead to problems. Of course, your vehicle manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your vehicle in MO affects when your filter needs to be changed.Dusty conditions around KANSAS CITY or polluted city driving means you'll need to change your filter more often. Our trained professionals at The Muffler Doctor can check your filter for you. In fact, it's often a routine part of an oil change.When you think about it, a clogged air filt ... read more

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Maintenance

The The Muffler Doctor Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The team at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY, and MO car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. KANSAS CITY drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more people in KANSAS CITY can do? After all, some of us folks can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy. The more you lug around in your vehicle, the more fuel you have to burn to get from point A to point B. And that means buying more gas in KANSAS CITY and producing more emissions.Of course, your vehicle's weight isn't negotiable. And you can't do much about the weight of your passengers. And this isn't an article about diet and exercise.But look around your vehicle. Are you hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight around? Do you really need your golf clubs every ... read more

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Fuel System

The Muffler Doctor Fuel Saving Tip for KANSAS CITY: Check Engine Light

Here's a question for KANSAS CITY, MO : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many conditions that trigger the Check Engine light can hurt your vehicle. A lot.If your date's eyes are smoldering in the soft glow of the Check Engine light, try to think of all the gas money you'll save by getting it fixed. Give The Muffler Doctor a call when you are ready. The Muffler Doctor7915 TROOST AVEKANSAS CITY, MO 64131816-444-7100http://www.mdautorepairkc.com

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Fuel System