What does that mean exactly? Well, the manufacturer who designs and engineers the vehicle that you depend on every day requires certain repair procedures that may involve procedures that may not make sense to most of us. However, here is the bottom line. You will hear us often refer to the repair as per the manufacturers' repair procedure or policy. What does this mean for you, the consumer? Well, that means the vehicle is repaired to the original specifications set by the factory. Many repair shops choose to shortcut or flat rate the repair in the efforts to save time but not you any money. Sure, there are some tricks, and maybe with the proper tooling, you can save time here and there. But, when it comes to the operation of your vehicle, we will not take those chances. Modern vehicles now have numerous vehicle technologies. An important one is Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which helps to increase safety through advanced situational ... read more
Does your vehicle have ADAS? (Hint: No, it’s not a medical condition.) ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. These systems use sensors and cameras on your vehicle to automate, adapt or enhance safety and better driving. In 2019, there is a record number of modern vehicles built with some form of ADAS technology. Not all ADAS vehicles drive themselves. Some cars alert you when another vehicle is in your blind spot, or display a message asking you to pull over and rest if you appear fatigued. Other cars will park themselves. All this Advanced Driver Assistance System technology is quite fascinating, and there is so much the average car owner is unaware of. That is why we want to address the key to proper ADAS repair. Any vehicle with ADAS technology uses sensors and cameras to operate. However, the sensors and cameras need to be properly aligned in order to prevent a front-end collision. When your ADAS cameras and sensors get knocked around in a car wash, in ... read more
Is your vehicle ready for that road trip or vacation you may have planned this summer? Summers heat and weather is a large factor in vehicle breakdowns according to AAA tow statistics. The heat can be brutal to the cars overall performance. let us do a courtesy inspection we check items like the cooling system and drive belts, the battery, tire tread depth and the braking system. Have you had your oil changed lately using the correct viscosity oil and the correct type? Transmission failure are very common in the summer due to heat build up especially if you are towing even a small pop up style camper. The fluid temperature rapidly decreases the life of the fluid and its capabilities to do its job, and lets not forget the obvious afternoon rain showers, can you actually see where your going and are all of your lights working ? is your ac performing the way it was suppose to? Safety and reliability are our main focus as it should be yours also. Please stop in or ... read more
Here at Car Pros Muffler Masters we want to show respect and gratitude to all of the men and women of our armed forces and first responders by saying THANK YOU! for all you sacrifice for our safety and well being as a country and a nation. It is often forgotten to many times the freedoms and privileges we have because of all who have served in the past and present. THANK YOU!!! and may GOD BLESS! So please thank a veteran or member of the armed services and first responders on this holiday or any day or every day !!!!
Well its that time again when we can count on a few things for sure in this great state we live in, road construction, allergies and of course the POTHOLES! If your car has not encountered one as of yet consider yourself very luck as it looks like a war zone out there. Our extreme weather patterns make the earth shift with freezing and thawing temperatures causing the asphalt to move and then break. As moisture gets in these holes the asphalt just seems to disappear and then we have a depression and after thousand of vehicles drive over it they continue to make it bigger and bigger. Well the damage that can happen can be very serious and expensive to your vehicle. This can cause tire and rim failure and very expensive suspension damage and of course misalignment to your vehicles steering system which will cause premature tire wear. You are almost guaranteed to encounter on of these craters, please give us a call (636-1087) and let us inspect your vehicle and make sure t ... read more
From our family here at Car Pros Muffler Masters to yours we wish you a safe and happy holiday season !!! Please say a prayer for our men and women in the armed forces and our first responders who sacrifice so much so to keep us safe and our country secure. may God bless you and your Family !!!!
End of Summer Marks Perfect Time for Car Care Preventative maintenance now can help ensure worry-free driving this winter The vacations are over, the kids are back in school and cooler evenings have begun. Take advantage of the lull to prepare your vehicle for the winter ahead. Breakdowns, never convenient, can be dangerous in cold weather period. The following tips from Car Pros & Muffler Masters at the corner of Stone & Fillmore in Colorado Springs, Colorado should give parent and student alike a road map to fall car care. First things first Read your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules. There are usually two schedules listed: normal and severe. Engine Performance Have engine driveability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.)diagnosed & corrected at Car Pros & Muffler Masters. Cold weather will make existing problems worse. Replace dirty filters: air, fuel, PCV, Cabin Fuel A g ... read more
A/C REPAIR SERVICES Have a broken car A/C? Don't sweat it. If your car air conditioner isn't working, our automotive professionals are adept at diagnosing a car's A/C repair problem. Common A/C problems include: Hot air blowing out of the A/C Lack of pressure when the air blows out Failure to blow air at all When you bring your car to us, our experienced tire, auto service and exhaust professionals can perform an A/C Performance Check to diagnose why the car A/C is having a problem and what needs to be repaired. Car A/C problems can stem from many issues, including a Freon leak from a cracked o-ring seal in the A/C line, a worn out filter / condenser, a loose wire, or excessive heat radiation from the engine. Our technicians will figure out the root of your car's A/C problem. After diagnosing the issue with your air conditioner, we'll discuss your car A/C repair options. Our a ... read more
May 28– June 3 is National Tire Safety Week, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding drivers that proper tire maintenance is essential for safety and for reducing the cost of vehicle ownership. 1. Check Tire Pressure Maintaining proper tire pressure is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the safety of your vehicle. Over inflation can be just as damaging to your car as under inflation. First, check your vehicle’s manual for the correct tire pressure. Make sure you check pressure when your car has been off for at least three house, as heat can cause tire pressure to rise. We recommend checking tire pressure every month, and before road trips and long drives. Don’t forget to check your spare tire, too! 2. Visually Inspect Tires Visually inspecting your tires is important, easy and only takes a ... read more
Why get an alignment? People call it a "tire alignment" or a "wheel alignment", but it's more than that. Your car or truck is aligned when all the parts of the steering and suspension system are lined up right. That makes everything work more smoothly, with less effort. It's worth getting a tire alignment service twice a year or every 15,000 miles. The cost of tire alignment is easily balanced out by the savings in fuel and wear on your tires. It makes your car or truck safer, too. POOR ALIGNMENT PREMATURE & UNEVEN TIRE WEAR LOWER GAS MILEAGE STEERING WHEEL PULL REDUCED HANDLING During the Alignment Check and Steering & Suspension Inspection we look at the following items and report back to you their condition. Shocks or Struts Whether a bumpy ride has you wondering if your vehicle needs new shocks or struts, or you just want to explore how new shocks can give your vehicle a boost in handling performance and ride comfort, Car Pros & ... read more