Common Reasons for the Check Engine Light

We drive with a lot of lights on our dashboard without giving them much thought. You might have a faulty sensor that fakes you out and makes you think your wiper fluid is low when it’s really topped off. Or maybe your fuel indicator is on but “you know your car” and plan to drive it until you’re coasting into the gas station on fumes.  Whatever the lights on your dashboard, it’s important to [...]

By |2022-03-23T22:28:30+00:00March 11, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Common Reasons for the Check Engine Light

What to do When Your Car Breaks Down

Besides calling your dad if your car breaks down on the roadside, do you know what else you should do? In reality, for most of us, it isn’t feasible to call a family member or friend to help us when we have car trouble. Even if someone can meet you on the side of the road, what are you going to do with your car? Roadside Safety The first thing you should do if [...]

By |2021-12-24T02:36:20+00:00January 3, 2022|Automotive Info|Comments Off on What to do When Your Car Breaks Down

Follow the Lights: Giving Heed to Your Dashboard’s Warning Signals

This is the Sign We are all familiar with the common situation in a relationship when we can tell that something is wrong. We might go on like nothing has changed, hoping it will resolve itself, or we may even ask if anything is the matter. Often, the best way to start resolving these problems is to pay attention to the clues and act accordingly. After all, the fact that we can tell something [...]

By |2021-12-13T01:19:13+00:00December 13, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Follow the Lights: Giving Heed to Your Dashboard’s Warning Signals

Learning the Basics: Your Ignition System

What a Wonder is a Car Your car is an incredible machine for a number of reasons. Through the smart application of different sciences, your vehicle can handle all sorts of terrain, in all kinds of weather, all while keeping the cabin at a comfortable temperature as your favorite music plays over the radio. Your car changes liquids to gas, carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide, and harnesses the power of fire, water, and electricity [...]

By |2021-11-12T19:21:53+00:00November 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Learning the Basics: Your Ignition System

Gasoline vs. Diesel: What’s the Difference?

The world is full of endless possibilities made up of countless combinations of results. But by virtue of being bipedal animals with two eyes, two hands, two cerebral hemispheres, and a heart that beats thousands of times a day as it expands and contracts, we are programmed to think in binary terms. This is even true with inherently chaotic activities like operating a car; do we drive manual or automatic? On the right side [...]

By |2021-09-13T16:35:01+00:00September 7, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Gasoline vs. Diesel: What’s the Difference?

The Science Behind Clean Exhaust

If you’ve ever wondered how your car exhaust is cleaned before it enters the atmosphere, you may be surprised to find out it has something to do with precious metals. The negative effects of exhaust go beyond just our personal health; it can have long-term effects on the atmosphere as well. Our Ogden car repair experts expand on this below. How Exhaust Affects Us When the automobile was first introduced, little thought was given [...]

By |2021-07-25T23:03:53+00:00August 2, 2021|Automotive Info, Safety and Emissions|Comments Off on The Science Behind Clean Exhaust

Finding a Trustworthy Utah Mechanic

If you’ve ever worried about being upsold by a mechanic, you’re not alone. All too often car owners feel pressured into parts and services they don’t need because a business is trying to make more money. At Ogden Master Muffler, that won’t be the case. Providing No-Pressure Service Ogden car repair experts at Master Muffler know how important it is to be transparent and honest. A trustworthy mechanic should prominently display their credentials on-site, [...]

By |2021-07-12T15:51:00+00:00July 12, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Finding a Trustworthy Utah Mechanic

Five Things Every New Driver Needs to Know

Driving a car is a great privilege; whether you just turned sixteen and got your first driver’s license or you decided to renew your license after a long hiatus, you are now eligible to get behind the wheel and chart your own destiny on the open road. While there is no feeling quite like the freedom to go wherever you want whenever you want, there is also a feeling of pride and of accomplishment [...]

By |2021-06-14T18:22:18+00:00June 14, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Five Things Every New Driver Needs to Know

Automotive Basics: The Drivetrain

When it comes to cars, there is a variety of terms that are often used but not always understood by many drivers. Among them are torque, turbo, horsepower, and others. This is especially true when it comes to the componentry of an automotive system. Many hear the words “alternator” or “catalytic converter” and feel a sense of familiarity with the word while knowing little about it or where it is positioned on the vehicle. [...]

By |2021-04-19T18:58:53+00:00April 19, 2021|Automotive Info|Comments Off on Automotive Basics: The Drivetrain

Car Maintenance Timelines You Should Know

The Importance of Maintaining Your Vehicle When it comes to cars, the term ‘high-mileage can mean different things to different people. While some may rack up well over 250,000 on their reliable commuter car, the majority consider the 100,000-mile mark to be a sign of age. By that point, issues have usually begun to present themselves with greater frequency and more and more money is required for repairs.  As it turns out, the long-term [...]

By |2021-03-17T22:33:26+00:00March 17, 2021|Auto Repair, Automotive Info|Comments Off on Car Maintenance Timelines You Should Know
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