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Category Archives: Fuel System

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 ever ... read more

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Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in KANSAS CITY, MO

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around KANSAS CITY, MO.Unless they drive a vintage car, KANSAS CITY auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. The Muffler Doctor uses a process that gives your car a deep, professional fuel system cleaning. The particles, gum and varnish that build up in your fuel system are removed so that it can run cleanly and efficiently.After a professional fuel system cleaning atThe Muffler Doctor, you'll notice more power, improved and reduced exhaust emissions. We strongly recommend you follow your fuel system cleaning service recommendations to ke ... read more

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Deep Clean Your Fuel System at The Muffler Doctor

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into The Muffler Doctor for a check up.In today's The Muffler Doctor auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. KANSAS CITY residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for KANSAS CITY drivers at MO gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things KANSAS CITY residents can do to keep their vehicle fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.So buying cheaper gas in MO can actually be more expensive for KANSAS CITY drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on MO roads are more than five or six years old. That means they've had time for some dirt ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around KANSAS CITY

With high fuel prices in KANSAS CITY, MO, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on   is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some research on the internet or ask your KANSAS CITY, MO, service advisor at The Muffler Doctor.There aren't any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank, and the government hasn't suppressed a device you can clamp on your fuel line to make your vehicle run on air. Not even in KANSAS CITY!So next time you get one of those e-mails, check it out with an automotive professional. You'll get more bang for your buck with an oil change or an engine air filter replacement.We're here for you at The Muffler Doctor, so give us a call at 816-444-7100 for good honest advice about your vehicle. The Muffler Doctor 7915 TROOST AVE KANSAS CITY ... read more

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Introduction to Diesels for KANSAS CITY, MO

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around KANSAS CITY, MO, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in MO are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have diesel engines. Nearly all import brands offer a range of diesel engines abroad – even the ultra-luxury brands like Mercedes and BMW. For the most part, these diesel engines haven't been available in KANSAS CITY, MO. But that's about to change.In the past, North American diesel fuel has had a much higher sulfur content than European fuel. Recent environmental laws have required changes in diesel formulation and emissions standards here in KANSAS CITY, MO, so we are now ready to start seeing more diesel options offered over the next few years.Why are so many KANSAS CITY drivers interested in diesel engines? Well first off, diesel fuel is more energy dense. There's more power in ... read more

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