At Master Muffler, we understand that the times we live in can be tricky financially. Sometimes our scheduled plans like car maintenance are put on the backburner when funds are tight and every penny saved is important. We get it! But we also realize the important role your vehicle plays in your daily life. Whether it’s driving the kids to a place where they can get out while safely socially distancing, or taking a [...]
If you’ve lived somewhere that experiences bad inversion, such as northern Utah, then you are fully aware of how much emissions are able to impact the lives of everyone who lives there. Bad air quality is a serious public health problem, and we can all do our part to make sure that we are contributing less to that problem. As far as driving goes, here are some tips you can use to make your [...]
Living in Utah, we’re all aware of how horrible the air quality can get here. Because of the mountains around us, fine particulate pollution (PM 2.5) gets trapped during the winter months, when the cold hot air above pushes it down into a soup bowl that we all have to breathe. This little phenomenon is called inversion, and it’s an unpleasant side effect of living in an otherwise very pleasant state to live in. [...]
Human beings have a tendency to put off important things until the last possible moment. This is especially true when it comes to our vehicles. Many Americans simply don’t get repairs done on their cars until they are on the verge of breaking down. This is why safety inspections are so important. Currently, Utah requires passenger vehicles to pass a safety test in order to stay registered on the road. However, there are some [...]
Keeping a vehicle on the road should always be one of its owner’s top priorities. This is why we strive so hard to keep our cars in the best of health that they can possibly be. One of the most important elements of doing this is keeping the engine strong and functioning properly, especially since replacing or repairing an engine can sometimes be more expensive than just purchasing a whole new car. So how [...]
The auto world has recently been shaken by the Volkswagen scandal. This all started when it came to light that the company had admitted that many of their diesel vehicles had software that helped them cheat on emissions tests. Eventually, this all came to light and the company is being levied with penalties from different countries around the world. Here is a quick explanation to catch you up on this auto controversy… […]
In order to maintain your vehicle registration and legally drive on the road, your vehicle will have to pass a periodic emissions and safety inspection. The rules regarding safety and emissions vary by state. In Utah, vehicles that are 6 years old or less need an emissions test every other year. Vehicles older than 6 years need an emissions test every year. Vehicles older than model year 1967 don’t require any testing. Vehicles that [...]
Icy and snowy conditions can cause havoc on the roads. Whenever you are driving in extreme winter conditions it is good to know how to handle your brakes so that you can come to complete and safe stops no matter what obstacles the weather or road may throw your way.
Every country has their own rules regarding the regular inspection of safety and emissions in vehicles. Some take it more seriously than others, depending on population size, number of cars, and the amount of air pollution in each country. The emissions are the amount of pollutants that leave the exhaust. This is the waste created by the burning of the fuel in the engine. In a brand new car, the exhaust is usually minimal. [...]
You want to make sure your vehicle passes emissions or you won’t be able to register it. In the state of Utah auto repair is needed if you don’t pass emissions. Utah auto repair is fairly easy to find if you do your research. Look online for Utah auto repair shops that can get the job done.