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Is Your Vehicle Exhausted? A Discussion About Exhaust Systems, Muffler, Catalytic Converters, and Custom Exhausts.

Is Your Vehicle Exhausted? A Discussion About Exhaust Systems, Muffler, Catalytic Converters, and Custom Exhausts.

  Exhaust systems have the job of ridding waste gasses from your engine's combustion as quickly and efficiently as possible. This system, whichever you choose, is crucial when it comes to maximizing your vehicle's performance and power. First, your engine generates power with fuel and oxygen, getting sucked into the cylinders of your engine. A spark plug ignites this mixture, causing an explosion within your engine cylinders, this is called combustion. Torque is the effect of this combustion within your engine's cylinders powering your wheels to roll on the road.   Manifolds and Headers Bolted to your engine head are manifolds with ports attached to each cylinder. They collect exhaust gas from the explosion, routing it to a single collector pipe for an exit. Factory exhaust manifolds are usually made from heavy cast iron. Although they do their job, they don't remove the exhaust gas very well. If you want better performance, you will want to swap your mani ... read more

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What Every Car Owner Should Know About Colorado State Emissions Testing

What Every Car Owner Should Know About Colorado State Emissions Testing

Every state has its little quirks with their state emissions testing standards, and Colorado is no different. In order to pass your emissions testing the first time, it’s important that you know the specifics of the tests being administered to your vehicle so you can better take care of your vehicle for years to come. Keep reading for more information that every Colorado car owner should know about Colorado’s state emissions testing! To begin, all car owners who live in Colorado are expected to bring their cars in for a regular vehicle inspection at the Department of Motor Vehicles (the DMV). Your emissions testing is done as a part of these inspections in certain counties to ensure cars on the road aren’t emitting too much smog into the air. Passing the smog check is mandatory for your vehicle in order to renew your registration, so take it seriously!  There are a variety of emissions testing locations throughout Colorado, and each is an official Colorado DMV s ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle Ready For The Holidays?

Is Your Vehicle Ready For The Holidays?

The holidays can be a hectic time of year, and more likely than not, that means we’re spending more time in our vehicles. From trips to see family and friends to outdoor winter wonderland excursions, it’s important to make sure you set aside the time to have your vehicle checked, or even do it yourself! Your friends at Car Pros Muffler Masters want to help, so keep reading for some at-home tips on how to get your vehicle ready to take on the holidays! Tires: The last thing you need during the holidays is to have your tires give out on the road. Take the time to check each tire for signs of wear or damage and inspect the tread depth of each. If you see any damage like gauges or deep chunks taken out of the walls of your tires, they should be replaced. If not, tires should also be changed out if more than 5 years old, or if the tire tread reaches 2/32 of an inch or less. Pro Tip: An easy way to check your tread depth is by using the penny test! Simply insert a penny upside ... read more

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Why Veterans Day Is One Of Our Most Important Holidays

Why Veterans Day Is One Of Our Most Important Holidays

  Living and working here in Colorado Springs is a dream come true. We live in a beautiful place. We are surrounded by a wonderful community. We are fortunate to have several critical military/defense installations in our region.    Because we live and work in Colorado Springs, we feel that Veterans Day is one of our most important holidays. Here are five reasons why we feel so strongly about taking the time to celebrate our military personnel.   Veterans have dedicated their lives to protect our country’s freedom. They sacrifice everything -- including their lives, marriages, time, and comfort -- as active military personnel. They are wonderful human beings. Many active military personnel and active veterans bear scars that are both seen and unseen. All veterans deserve our support.   We truly care about Veterans, because they are part of our families, too. Here’s a story that one of our auto repair team members recently shared with us ... read more

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