Monthly Archives: June 2019

What KANSAS CITY Customers like About Us at The Muffler Doctor

A big part of the service we provide at The Muffler Doctor for our KANSAS CITY customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued KANSAS CITY area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our The Muffler Doctor automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our KANSAS CITY customers like the service reminders. They've grown to trust that our recommendations are based on the vehicle manufactures’ published maintenance schedules and that The Muffler Doctor is not just pulling them out of the air. We know that people in KANSAS CITY live a busy life with a lot more to think about than wondering if it's time to replace the PCV valve on their vehicle. Part of our The Muffler Doctor service process is checking the vehicle manufacture's schedule to make sure we don't overlook service. We hope MO dri ... read more

Need a New Battery? Call The Muffler Doctor Today

Hello KANSAS CITY drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around KANSAS CITY, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.Your The Muffler Doctor service advisor can help you determine the right vehicle replacement battery for the way you drive around KANSAS CITY, as well as the MO climate and durability needs.Contact The Muffler Doctor for information on battery replacement.Give us a call. The Muffler Doctor 7915 TROOST AVE KANSAS CITY, MO 64131 816-444-7100 http://www.mdautorepair ... read more

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Battery

KANSAS CITY Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around KANSAS CITY, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaft rotates and sends power to the transmission. Some of the explosive gases from combustion squeeze past the pistons and down into the crankcase.Now this gas is about 70% unburned fuel. If it were allowed to remain in the crankcase, it would contaminate the oil and quickly turn it to sludge. Sludge is like Vaseline and clogs passages in the engine, leading to damage. Also, the pressure build up would blow out seals and gaskets. So in the old days, there was just a hose that vented the crankcase out into the air. Obviously, not good for our air quality in KANSAS CITY, MO.Enter the PCV valve. It's a small, one-way valve that lets out the gases from the crankcase and routes them back int ... read more

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Parts

What You Need to Know from Your The Muffler Doctor Service Advisor

KANSAS CITY drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your service advisor at The Muffler Doctor uses a term you don't understand, just ask him to explain. Remember, they are the auto service experts. If they came to your place of work, they probably wouldn't understand the jargon, either. When you take your vehicle in to be serviced, make sure you understand the financial issues up front. Ask about payment policies, warranties and, of course, the cost of the work being done.It helps to understand basic services your vehicle needs. Know the difference between a quick check-up and a thorough inspection, which you are getting and which you are asking for. Understand that diagnosing a problem takes time, and time isn't free. If you have concerns about co ... read more

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at The Muffler Doctor Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But KANSAS CITY drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but just as cleaning a carpet carries the hidden reward of prolonging its life, maintaining our vehicles incurs a hidden reward that becomes noticeable at KANSAS CITY gas stations.When it comes to reduced fuel economy, there are two culprits: increased friction and inefficient fuel combustion. That means that anything KANSAS CITY drivers can do to decrease friction and increase the efficiency of their engines will translate to savings on fuel. Friction increases the amount of energy it takes to move something. So if we ... read more

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Fuel Economy