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What Does a Technician Do During a Tune-Up?

If you want your vehicle to continue to start easily and run smoothly, you should be taking it in for a tune-up at the mileage intervals suggested on your vehicle's maintenance schedule. Although poor starting, lack of power, decreased fuel efficiency, and erratic performance are all signs that it is time for a tune-up, they also mean that you are long overdue. Instead, it is better to keep an eye on your odometer. Once [...]

By |2022-07-28T22:46:02+00:00August 8, 2022|Tune Ups|0 Comments

What Causes Your Tires to Wear Unevenly

The only real barrier separating you from the roadway is a set of tires. Your vehicle's entire performance depends significantly on how well its tires perform. It is crucial that you take the appropriate actions to make sure your tires are in good condition. Your tires will deteriorate over time, and the rate of deterioration may vary by season and environmental factors. Tires can wear unevenly for a variety of causes, including under- or [...]

By |2022-07-03T21:55:07+00:00July 9, 2022|Tires|0 Comments

Simple Preventative Auto Care Tips

As summer hits, many of us will be taking road trips and putting our troubles and worries in our rearview mirror. Because people are still nervous about air travel and social distancing, we anticipate many of these trips will be in the security of your own car. We want to promote your safety on the Utah roads and help you do everything to ensure a great trip! Here are four preventative car care tips [...]

By |2022-06-20T19:10:07+00:00June 27, 2022|Preventative Maintenance|0 Comments

Common Causes for Engine Trouble: And What to Do

Even with regular engine maintenance, you may still find yourself in need of repairing or replacing it. So, what should you keep an eye on to help avoid needing to invest in the heart of your vehicle? DETONATION If your engine is misfiring or experiencing what’s known as abnormal combustion, you run the risk of ruining the engine. The engine block itself could crack, or parts of the engine could melt due to the [...]

By |2022-06-20T19:08:24+00:00June 12, 2022|Preventative Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Tell if You Have a Damaged Axle on Your Vehicle

The axle of a vehicle is made up of a large bar, usually made of steel, that connects the wheels to the steering system, engine, and transmission. When a car axle snaps, you will usually know there is a problem because the tires simply will not spin. This can happen suddenly if you hit a curb or over time. The Car Will Not Move When your car tires refuse to rotate, this is the [...]

By |2022-06-09T16:23:58+00:00May 11, 2022|Auto Repair|0 Comments

Why a Catalytic Converter Is Important for Air Quality

Whether you are concerned about passing your next emissions inspection or trying to reduce your environmental impact, getting to know your car’s catalytic converter can be a catalyst for change. What Is It? A catalytic converter is a device located on the underside of your vehicle that controls the emissions of your exhaust. If you want to find yours, look for a big metal cylinder with a pipe coming out of either end. One [...]

By |2022-04-20T21:34:09+00:00April 12, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Signs Your Vehicle Needs A Fuel Pump Replacement

Your car's fuel pump supplies gas from the gas tank to the engine to enable a smooth drive. If the pump fails, overheats, or becomes damaged, the engine in your car won't get enough fuel to run perfectly or start at all. Your car's fuel pump should last at a minimum of 100,000 miles or more. You may notice these eight signs if you've exceeded that mileage milestone or if it doesn't last that [...]

By |2022-03-29T20:45:06+00:00March 11, 2022|Automotive Info|0 Comments

A Mechanic You Can Trust

A Friendly Neighborhood Mechanic It is often said that if you can get your hands on a good mechanic and a good priest then you should do all that you can to keep them. It’s our experience as car repair specialists that if your mechanic can keep your vehicle roadworthy for as long as possible, you won’t need the good priest quite so soon.  The question, then, is how do we find a good [...]

By |2021-12-24T03:07:00+00:00January 3, 2022|Automotive Info|0 Comments

The 2021 Best in Fuel Economy

Journey On There’s something special about heading out on the open road, driving towards your destination and the adventure that awaits. Whatever the event that spurs on this journey, our vehicles’ reliability is measured in large part according to their fuel economy and how long we can travel before needing to refill the tank. This is called “fuel economy.” At the West Valley Master Muffler, we know a thing or two about fuel economy, [...]

By |2021-12-13T02:59:12+00:00December 13, 2021|Automotive Info|0 Comments

Changing Spark Plugs on Your Own

Since spark plugs are constantly hard at work when your vehicle is running, they have a tendency to wear down. It’s important to regularly check on your spark plugs and replace them periodically. You can do this yourself, or schedule West Valley car repair with our technicians. What Spark Plugs Do In the engine, spark plugs do what their name suggests - they create a spark during the ignition and combustion process. They are [...]

By |2021-10-20T03:49:01+00:00November 2, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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