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  • Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

    Sunday 14 July 2019

    If you've ever been driving around KANSAS CITY and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of vision.To have your headlights inspected, visit us at The Muffler Doctor. We're at 7915 TROOST AVE in KANSAS CITY, MO 64131. Or give us a call at 816-444-7100.Exper... read more

  • Synthetic Oil for KANSAS CITY Autos

    Sunday 10 March 2019

    If you are a driver in KANSAS CITY and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn't vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around KANSAS CITY, as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and mor... read more

  • Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

    Sunday 16 December 2018

    You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's lubrication system. Oil circulates through parts of your engine to keep them lubricated. It reduces friction so everything works smoothly. Without oil, friction would quickly destroy your engine. The oi... read more

  • Technician Training at The Muffler Doctor

    Sunday 09 December 2018

    Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals.It's also very important to your KANSAS CITY service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our KANSAS CITY auto service center spends annually to... read more

  • Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at The Muffler Doctor?

    Sunday 04 November 2018

    Today's The Muffler Doctor article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many KANSAS CITY drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in MO who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket statements lies a reasonable approach to severe service maintenance at The Muffler Doctor.To back up a little, vehicle owner's manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance: things... read more

  • Serpentine Belt Service at The Muffler Doctor in KANSAS CITY

    Sunday 30 September 2018

    If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the battery will go dead after a short distance.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering (some are electric) and power brakes (some use vacuum boost).And, on most vehi... read more

  • Relax When the Wind Blows in MO: Winter Car Prep for KANSAS CITY Drivers

    Sunday 09 September 2018

    When autumn comes around in KANSAS CITY, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for KANSAS CITY drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for KANSAS CITY drivers on what vehicles need to keep everyone safe and rolling throughout the MO winter months.1. Check your antifreeze. Top it off or change it if necessary. You don't want yo... read more

  • Hey KANSAS CITY Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

    Sunday 02 September 2018

    So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around KANSAS CITY?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee,' then give yourself an extra two points.  Coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in KANSAS CITY and around the country.Food distractions cause... read more

  • Keep Your KANSAS CITY Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

    Sunday 19 August 2018

    Hey KANSAS CITY - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn't, well, it can lead to problems. Of... read more

  • Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From The Muffler Doctor

    Tuesday 24 July 2018

    A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the MO news. KANSAS CITY people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of KANSAS CITY motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, grocery getters or toy haulers. They enjoy that fact that they're paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their vehicles for 200,000 miles (320,000 k... read more

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