Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Muffler Doctor Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Welcome to the The Muffler Doctor automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet KANSAS CITY conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire will actually ride on top of a thin film of water.That's called hydroplaning. If it's really bad, KANSAS CITY drivers can actually spin out of control - endangering themselves and the other drivers around them. At best, you won't stop as fast. So how does a tire move water? It has channels for water to flow through. Look at your vehicle tire and you'll see channels: channels that run around the tire and channels that flow across the tire. They're designed to direct water away from the tire so it can contact the road better.And the deeper the channel, the more water it can move. A brand new The Muffler Doctor tire has very deep channels and can easily move a lot of ... read more

Categories:

Tires and Wheels

Diesel Maintenance for MO

At The Muffler Doctor we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our MO friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In fact, in some markets, there're nearly as many diesel powered passenger cars as there are gasoline.Here's who's announced or is expected to announce new diesels for North America: BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Subaru. Of course, the US auto makers will be expanding their diesel offerings as well. Diesels will become a very big deal here in MO.You may ask, why has it taken so long getting to MO and North America? There are a bunch of reasons like fuel tax policies and such, but the biggest hurtle was that MO diesel fuel had a high sulfur content – too high for the latest generation of highly refined diesel engines. Re ... read more

Categories:

Fuel System