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Are You Ignoring Your Car’s Important Warning Signs?

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 [...]

How to Safely Drive in the Rain

When the skies open up and the rain comes pouring down, roads can become incredibly dangerous for drivers who are careless and don’t change their driving tactics based on the environment around them. For this reason, traffic accidents are considerably more common on days with high precipitation. While not as dangerous as snow, rain still impacts the ability of drivers to react to hazards. Here are some tips on how you can safely drive [...]

By |2018-09-10T03:21:27+00:00September 10, 2018|Driving Safety|0 Comments

Why It’s So Important to Change Your Tires Before Winter

Now that the snowy season is about upon us, here in Utah, it’s time to make sure our vehicles are up to the task of handling it. We all know how extreme and hazardous driving in a Utah can be, especially with the mounting amounts of traffic that we have had growing over the years, in this state. For this reason, there are several important things that you should do to get your vehicle [...]

By |2017-11-10T22:41:03+00:00November 10, 2017|Driving Safety|0 Comments

How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 2

PART 2 Living in Utah is a wonderful experience. The people here are nice, there is excellent food, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, as citizens of a state that gets all four seasons, Utahns know that the winters here can be quite harsh, especially on the cars that we drive. Getting your vehicle serviced and prepared for winter is part of what it takes to be a responsible car owner in this state. [...]

By |2016-11-15T20:01:32+00:00November 15, 2016|Driving Safety|0 Comments

How to Prepare the Perfect Winter Car Part 1

PART 1 Living in Utah is a wonderful experience. The people here are nice, there is excellent food, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, as citizens of a state that gets all four seasons, Utahns know that the winters here can be quite harsh, especially on the cars that we drive. Getting your vehicle serviced and prepared for winter is part of what it takes to be a responsible car owner in this state. [...]

By |2016-11-01T20:00:53+00:00November 1, 2016|Driving Safety|0 Comments

Causes of Utah’s Inversion

If you have ever lived in Utah for more than a year, you are certainly aware of the horrible air quality that pervades the state in the winter months. Although we might have the best snow on earth, one might want to avoid taking any deep breaths while enjoying it. The air along the Wasatch front is frequently rated among the worst in the country, through the months of December to February. We don’t [...]

By |2016-10-15T03:18:41+00:00October 15, 2016|Driving Safety|0 Comments

Driving Under the Influence of Pokemon

Are you one of the millions hooked on Pokemon Go? The game is a sensation, with more users than Tinder and more daily interaction than Facebook. Within a week of its release, it was projected to gain more users than Twitter. As with any booming new trend, lots of hype is cropping up about bizarre incidents caused by the game, and dangers that we should all be wary of. Rumors of scams, security breaches, [...]

By |2016-08-01T16:33:26+00:00August 1, 2016|Driving Safety|0 Comments

Don’t Text and Drive

Last year, Utah passed a law cracking down on texting and driving, and it’s no wonder.  Most crashes occur within a short five second window after a driver is distracted — about the length of a football field if you are driving 55 mph — and you take your eyes off the road for about five seconds when you look down at your phone to read a text.  The law prohibits using a phone [...]

By |2016-06-19T17:45:11+00:00June 19, 2016|Driving Safety|0 Comments

New Car Tech: Apple CarPlay

The long awaited launch of Apple CarPlay cars is finally happening, several months after the initial “iOS in the Car” project announcement of March 2014. For those keeping an eye on Apple technology, this is really the next big thing to come from Apple since the long anticipated Apple Watch of April of this year. […]

By |2015-11-01T20:02:05+00:00November 1, 2015|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|0 Comments

New Car Tech: In-Car Drunk Detection Systems

In a step to further prevent the likelihood of drunk driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has created a prototype of an in-car drunk detection system that would prevent operation of a vehicle by a driver who is under the influence of alcohol. The name: DADSS, or Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety. NHTSA has been working with automotive industry members to make the system a reality and recently presented before Congress [...]

By |2015-06-22T05:31:29+00:00June 22, 2015|Automotive Info, Driving Safety|0 Comments
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