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How Often Does My Car Need a Tune-Up?

Whether you're right on time for every oil change and brake replacement or you're one to wait until your mileage sticker and odometer match, it's always important to stay on top of regular vehicle maintenance. However, it's easy to remember to change the oil when a check engine light turns on or replace our brakes when they begin to feel less responsive, but what about the good old tune-up? Many car owners aren't entirely [...]

By |2022-10-18T15:23:20-06:00October 12, 2022|Tune Ups|Comments Off on How Often Does My Car Need a Tune-Up?

What It Means to Get a Tune Up

Vehicle tune-ups are an important part of keeping your car running smoothly. But what exactly does a tune-up entail? Murray Master Muffler has all the details of what's involved in a tune up, such as what the mechanic is looking for and what it costs. How Often Does Your Vehicle Need a Tune-Up Preventative inspection and maintenance services should be regularly performed on your vehicle to keep it running properly. The frequency of tune-ups [...]

By |2022-10-18T14:25:14-06:00October 12, 2022|Tune Ups|Comments Off on What It Means to Get a Tune Up

How to Tell When Your Car Needs Brake Repairs

Your car's brake system is one of the most important parts of the vehicle. It is responsible for stopping the car, so it's important to make sure that your brakes are always in good condition. Unfortunately, brake systems often wear down and need repairs. How do you know when your brakes need attention? Let's explore below. Signs of Brake Failure Brake Fade One of the most common brake problems is brake fade. This happens [...]

By |2022-10-18T11:15:20-06:00August 8, 2022|Brakes|Comments Off on How to Tell When Your Car Needs Brake Repairs

Overdue? Why You Should Take Your Vehicle in for a Tune-Up Today

Procrastinators, listen up—Taking your vehicle in for a tune-up will prevent more problems from piling up on your plate! Through lowering your auto care and fuel costs, prolonging the life of your car, and ensuring your vehicle is performing well, a tune-up will make sure you have the money, time, and transportation to tackle anything else that needs attention on your list.  During a tune-up, your technician will replace old spark plugs, fuel and [...]

By |2022-07-03T21:28:54-06:00July 9, 2022|Tune Ups|Comments Off on Overdue? Why You Should Take Your Vehicle in for a Tune-Up Today

Wheel Alignment and Balancing: Are They The Same Thing?

While the Check Engine light is a pretty big deal on your vehicle, so is proper wheel alignment and balancing. You might think you’re fine to continue driving with a wobbly steering wheel or a strange sound coming from your tires, but the experts at Master Muffler Murray suggest otherwise. The Difference Between Alignment and Balancing Usually grouped together, the process of aligning and balancing your wheels is actually two-fold. You can do one [...]

By |2022-06-20T18:37:05-06:00June 12, 2022|Auto Repair|Comments Off on Wheel Alignment and Balancing: Are They The Same Thing?

4 Early Signs of Transmission Failure

Whether your car has an automatic or manual transmission, one thing is for sure, it will experience wear and tear over years of use. As the transmission system transfers power from the car’s engine to its wheels, gradually, the components will receive a significant amount of stress.  For this reason, it’s essential to have your transmission serviced regularly. Ensuring transmission components aren’t malfunctioning or causing any problems while driving is a huge step to [...]

By |2022-06-08T22:11:18-06:00May 11, 2022|Transmissions|Comments Off on 4 Early Signs of Transmission Failure

3 Signs Your Car Battery Needs Replacement

We all take car batteries for granted. For the most part, they're relatively inexpensive and last a long time. Some of us have even had the same battery for five years or more. But there are signs that we should be aware of, which could mean heading to your Master Muffler Murray mechanic to have your battery changed sooner than you might think is necessary. Let’s Talk About How They Work Before we hop [...]

By |2022-04-19T23:08:58-06:00April 12, 2022|Batteries|Comments Off on 3 Signs Your Car Battery Needs Replacement

Reasons Your Car Battery is Dying

If you didn’t leave your vehicle's headlights on overnight, you may not know why your battery is dead in the morning. There are several reasons why your car battery may be draining when your vehicle isn’t in use. Let the Master Muffler team of Murray help you pinpoint the problem. Why Won't My Car Start? It’s so frustrating to hop into the car, turn the key, and hear just a few clicks followed by [...]

By |2022-03-23T22:20:08-06:00March 11, 2022|Batteries|Comments Off on Reasons Your Car Battery is Dying

Top 10 Most Common Auto Repairs

Besides routinely refilling fluid reservoirs, what are the top 10 most common auto repairs you can expect to encounter?  At Master Muffler, we see more than just vehicles with muffler problems. We service engines, offer alignments, and can take care of an oil change. Here are the other most common Murray car repair needs we address. Oxygen Sensor Since our vehicles depend on oxygen to function, they need to have working oxygen sensors for [...]

By |2021-12-24T02:31:58-07:00January 3, 2022|Auto Repair|Comments Off on Top 10 Most Common Auto Repairs

The Turn of the Wheel: How Our Cars Change Direction

The Wheels on the Bus We all remember the old daycare song “The Wheels on the Bus,” the hook being that the song, like the wheels themselves, went round and round and round and round. What the song doesn’t tell us, however, is how the wheels on the bus went round and round. Or what happened to the bus’s wheels when the driver wanted to make a turn. Infuriatingly, the song never attempted to [...]

By |2021-12-13T01:05:15-07:00December 13, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on The Turn of the Wheel: How Our Cars Change Direction
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