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Category Archives: Maintenance

Keeping Your Car Young in KANSAS CITY

As KANSAS CITY consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in MO, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff - especially parents who grew up in the Depression. You know, hang up your clothes, polish your shoes, put away your toys. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough; we had to do without.  We couldn't afford new cars very often, so we tried to make them last as long as we could. It's a good thing that cars are more reliable these days. They just don't break down as often. And the good news for us KANSAS CITY penny pinchers is that a modern car can easily go 200,000 miles (320,000 km) with proper care. The engineering's there and so is the manufacturing quality. The missing ingredient is us making sure we follow the vehicle manufacturer's maintenance schedules.Is it really that ba ... read more

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Busting Automotive Myths in KANSAS CITY, MO

Myths passed around our KANSAS CITY, MO community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you hear around the KANSAS CITY area, come over to The Muffler Doctor. Let's examine a couple of the more popular rants and look at the truth behind them.The first one is that the chassis no longer needs lubrication for suspension, steering and the driveline. They declare that anyone who has charged you for lubrication is a charlatan.The truth on which this myth is based is that many new vehicles come from the factory with sealed joints and cannot be greased. However, there are still some grease points ... read more

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Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in KANSAS CITY?

  Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in KANSAS CITY?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in MO – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in MO.Stolen airbags are making their way back into cars that have been in an accident. Of course, the danger to the consumer of having a stolen airbag installed is that you can never be sure what may have previously affected them and if they will work right when you need them. Contact us at The Muffler Doctor for more information about where to get your airbags checked or replaced.Find us at 7915 TROOST AVE, KANSAS CITY, MO 64131You can reach us by phone at: 816-444-7100 There are reports that 1 in 25 airbag replacements are stolen ... read more

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Maintaining Your Older Car in KANSAS CITY, MO

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in KANSAS CITY, MO: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the KANSAS CITY motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Because new vehicles are more expensive, people in the KANSAS CITY area are driving their old vehicles longer. The average vehicle is now over nine years old. Two thirds of vehicles on the road in MO have more than 75,000 miles (120,000 km) on them. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge – but they need a little help to keep on goin'.Give The Muffler Doctor a call at 816-444-7100 to schedule your next maintenance.Some owner's manuals don't specify service requirements at higher mileage. That doesn't mean it doesn't have to be d ... read more

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Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and KANSAS CITY drivers want to make them last as long as possible.  We also want to make keeping them running as cheap as possible. When talking vehicles, it's all about preventive maintenance. There is an old saying that says, "A stitch in time saves nine," and that is really true when it comes to taking care of your vehicle. A great example is coolant service in KANSAS CITY.Your coolant not only protects your engine from overheating and freezing, it must also protect cooling system components from corrosion. Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. That's why you need to have your cooling system serviced on a regular schedule.The same is true for you ... read more

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