Monthly Archives: September 2017

Timing Belt Replacement in KANSAS CITY

Today we want to talk to KANSAS CITY drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though timing belt replacement is scheduled in the owner's manual, it's not the kind of thing that most KANSAS CITY area auto owners remember because it's not well understood.Let's review what a timing belt does. As most know, the engine's power is generated in the cylinders. A piston rides up and down in the cylinder. During the first down stroke, an intake valve at the top of the cylinder opens and air and fuel is drawn into the cylinder. Then the piston returns to the top, compressing the fuel and air mix. At the top, the spark plug fires, igniting the fuel, pushing the piston down in the power stroke. As the piston once again returns up in the final stroke of the cycle, an exhaust valve o ... read more

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What KANSAS CITY Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

There are some things drivers should know about KANSAS CITY car service and repair. First and foremost, The Muffler Doctor cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the foundation for a mutually beneficial experience for years to come.Building on that foundation, there are some things that would help you understand the auto service and repair business better. First, it can be really hard to fix vehicles. The days of shade tree mechanics are long gone. The majority of automotive systems are computerized. It takes a lot of training and very expensive equipment to diagnose and repair modern vehicles. The pros who work for The Muffler Doctor need extensive computer training – not just how to run the diagnostic systems, but also searching for the right parts, networking with other technicians to help them with a difficult problem ... read more

Automotive Tips from The Muffler Doctor: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for KANSAS CITY drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at The Muffler Doctor will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He?ll also compare your current alignment with the vehicle manufacturer?s settings.Your vehicle owner?s manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in a crash, hit a curb/pothole, frequently drive off-road around KANSAS CITY, or notice any symptoms of misalignment, have your The Muffler Doctor service advisor perform an important alignment check.The Muffler Doctor7915 TROOST AVEKANSAS CITY, MO 64131816-444-7100http://www.mdautorepairkc.com

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