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Welcome to our Blog! Car Pros Muffler Masters in Colorado Springs is a full-service auto repair facility that believes there is more to talk about than just our terrific auto mechanics, our exceptional customer service, and how we treat everyone who comes to our auto repair shop as an honored guest. Nope. In our blogs, we also discuss entertaining, engaging, and educational things that happen around the Colorado Springs area, as well as car culture in general. So, if you’re interested in what’s new at Car Pros Muffler Masters and our Colorado Springs community, check here each month to read all about it.

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Doing It or Doing It RIGHT?

Doing It or Doing It RIGHT?

  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

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What Is The Key To Proper ADAS Repair?

What Is The Key To Proper ADAS Repair?

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

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End of Summer Is Perfect Time for Car Care

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

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Why Get an Alignment in Colorado Springs?

Why Get an Alignment in Colorado Springs?

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

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Car Care Tips for Colorado Springs

All across Colorado, winter is winding down. With more sun and rising temperatures comes an entirely different strategy for car care. Fortunately, we here at Car Pros Muffler Masters are here to help. Here are six simple tips to help you care for your vehicle as winter makes way for spring. Wash and Wax A good, thorough wash and wax is the most important thing to do with your car once the winter is over. Winter driving can cause a huge amount of road grime, debris and — worst of all — salt to build up on your car. You want to make sure those items are long gone before spring starts. Allowing debris and grime to build up on your car can affect its paint and finish, while allowing salt to build up can lead to rust and other serious problems. Clean the Inside, Too Nobody wants to spend time cleaning out their car during a cold winter day. That’s why spring is the perfect time to clean your car’s interior, so spend a day doing some spring cleaning. Remove and ... read more

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Ready For Colorados Winter?

Ready For Colorados Winter?

Well, it is that time of year again when the calender says it's winter but the thermometer shows 69 degrees, but don't worry, it will be here soon enough. Most people assume that there vehicle is ready for severe climate changes...but is it? The cold can be harsh on your vehicle; and hopefully, we can give a little guidance on things to check or have checked. Is your vehicle elctrical system up to par? Does the battery have sufficient capacity to crank that engine over on the coldest of mornings? Are your battery cable connections corrosion free and tight? Fan belts at the proper tension. This is a great place to start because if these are not working properly your most likely not going anywhere soon. How about your engines coolant/antifreeze protection? Is it good to at least 20 below zero protection point, is it clean? There are many different applications of coolant and the correct coolant is vital for your specific vehicle as it does more then just protect, it also lubri ... read more

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