Monthly Archives: October 2019

Automotive Tips from The Muffler Doctor: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often KANSAS CITY drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from MO freeway driving or lots of wet weather – your blades get a work out and start to wear. But your wiper blades break down even when they aren’t used frequently. They are damaged by sunlight and temperature changes as well. The rubber in the blades can dry out and crack and eventually fall apart. Check your wipers: If they’re not doing their important job, have them replaced at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY. Talk to your The Muffler Doctor service advisor about how you drive - we can counsel you on the optimal blades for your needs.The Muffler Doctor7915 TROOST AVEKANSAS CITY, MO 64131816-444-7100ht ... read more

The Muffler Doctor On Your Serpentine Belt

  Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our KANSAS CITY, MO, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. Then there's the air conditioning compressor that makes cool air for you while you're driving around MO in the summer.The power steering and power brake pumps are driven by the serpentine belt in most KANSAS CITY residents' vehicles. Those pumps provide pressure that assists your steering and braking.In many vehicles, the water pump is driven by the serpentine belt. The water pump is what circulates the coolant that protects your engine. In some cars around KANSAS CITY, MO, the water pump is driven by the timing belt.The radiator cooling fans on some vehicles are also driven by the serpentine belt. Some have separate electric motors. That's really a lot of work for one ... read more

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Maintenance

Breathe Free in KANSAS CITY: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at The Muffler Doctor

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on KANSAS CITY drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar to the filter you use on your furnace at home in KANSAS CITY. Cabin air filters can catch particles down to three microns. By comparison, a grain of sand is 200 microns. So cabin air filters are effective against dust, dirt, pollen, mold spores and most pollutants in our KANSAS CITY area atmosphere. Good news if you suffer from any types of allergies, or if you live in an area in MO prone to air pollution.Cabin air filters are generally located in the engine compartment or under the dashboard. They can be tricky to access and replace, so you'll probably want to go to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at The Muffler D ... read more

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Cabin Air Filter

Automotive Tips from The Muffler Doctor: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at The Muffler Doctor when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most KANSAS CITY drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely.Your The Muffler Doctor service advisor can test your battery to see if it should be replaced. Testing is a good idea for MO drivers because a battery might still be good, but become dead because of a bad alternator or even a worn serpentine belt and tensioner. The Muffler Doctor7915 TROOST AVEKANSAS CITY, MO 64131816-444-7100http://www.mdautorepairkc.com  

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Battery