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What Does Your Check Engine Light Mean? - Master Auto and Tire

December 27th, 2013

Check Engine Lightby: Mike Najjar

 

When your car's "Check Engine" light comes on, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. But in many cases, it means at minimum that you'll be visiting your mechanic to locate the malfunction and get the light turned off.

The Check Engine light, more formally known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), is a signal from the car's engine computer that something is wrong. Older vehicles may not have this, but any newer vehicle is equipped with a tiny all-knowing computer that will be your lifeline in communicating any problem with how the engine is running. Your Tir ...[more]

Winterizing Your Vehicle - Master Auto and Tire

December 13th, 2013

Winterizing Your Vehicleby: Mike Najjar

 

Another winter storm coming? Before you rush to the store for the last gallon of milk and loaf of bread, you’ll want to be sure your car is ready to battle the elements. Follow these tips before venturing out into the winter wonderland.

  • Check your Cooling System. Have your mechanic check your hoses, belts and anti-freeze. A weakened hose or belt can break and leave you stranded, or a weak solution of anti-freeze can ice up and damage your cooling system. Hoses shouldn’t have cracks or become softened. In extreme temperature drops, keep an eye on your hoses and belts, as low temperatures can cause additional breakage or weak spots.
  • Check Your Battery. Make sure your car's ...[more]

Choosing the Right Tire - Master Auto and Tire

November 25th, 2013

Choosing the Right Tireby: Mike Najjar

 

We know you've heard it before, but it's critical enough to repeat: the tires you choose for your vehicle are important. It is critical to understand that the tires on your vehicle are the one single link to the road surface. To keep the rest of your vehicle performing at its peak, your tires are the very foundation of your vehicle.

Different quality tires will last for different periods of time, depending on wear and tear. Regular maintenance is key to longer tread life, but tread wears down over time and with use. Once you get to the point where you need to replace your tires, there are several choices that you can make. The easiest choice is get the exact size and make that originally came on the vehicle, when it was new. Beyond that, you mig ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

Is Your Vehicle Ready For Holiday Travel? - Master Auto and Tire

November 14th, 2013

Is Your Vehicle Ready For Holiday Travelby: Mike Najjar

 

Is Your Vehicle Ready For Holiday Travel? Many people have concerns about taking their cars on long trips, especially if their cars are getting on in years or mileage. The truth is … long trips are actually easier on your car than day-to-day driving, but a breakdown far from home can really ruin your fun. A few simple checks will stave off many common problems. As with most things, it's best to start early. Here is a simple check list for preparing your car for Holiday travel.

Two to four weeks before you go

  • Get any major repairs done. If your car needs major repair or maintenance, do it at least one month, before you travel. That wi ...[more]
  Posted in: Tire 101

When Should You Replace Your Tires?

October 23rd, 2013

Tire Tread Depthby: Mike Najjar

 

Your tires are one of the hardest working elements of your vehicle, but how often do you check and make sure they’re acceptable and safe? It’s easy to overlook the underside of your car, but tire tread is simply too important to forget about. Remember, your tires are the only point of contact with the road for your entire vehicle, and the only thing that keeps your car from flying off of the road, when you’re going around a corner! Your tires keep you safe, secure, and keep your vehicle performing properly. In other words, they are vital to your car.

Check your tire tread depth. The tire tread is made up of little valleys and sipes molded into the tire at its creation. These are made to direct moisture away from t ...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

Helpful Tips For The High Mileage Car

October 9th, 2013

High Mileage Carby: Mike Najjar

 

If your car has reached the 75,000 mile mark or higher, it usually means at least two things:

  1. You’ve probably been taking care of it, so congratulations!
  2. Your vehicle now requires a little more tender loving care.

High mileage vehicles are pretty common, but without proper maintenance, you may be setting your car up for failure. The car’s parts are getting older and have received a lot of wear and tear. To get the most out of your vehicle, take some of these simple steps to ensure that your car can stand the test of time and keep you on the road for more miles and years to come.

  • Oil Changes:
    This cannot be stressed enough. Regular oil changes are the life ...[more]
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

How Often Should I Replace My Car Battery? - Master Auto and Tire

September 30th, 2013

by: Mike Najjar

 

If you have ever suffered the panic of a weak or dead car battery, you'll know what a frustration it is. If the battery dies for no obvious reason, it may be time for a replacement. Like any other battery, car batteries need to be replaced when they begin to wear out. Here are some battery facts that may help you decide if you need to replace the battery:

  1. The battery is a vital component of all cars. A car without a battery is like a human without a heart. Car batteries are made in different qualities. A good battery can last for over five years with proper care. However, battery failure can occur in as littl ...[more]

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Are All-Season Tires Right For My Vehicle? - Master Auto and Tire

September 13th, 2013

by: Mike Najjar

 

The tire category of “All-Season Tires” can be a misleading term and this category gets the most questions out of any tire available. Basically, when you are purchasing All-Season tires, you are getting a very sturdy tire that will work well through various weather conditions as well as varying temperatures or climates. The types of tires that fall under the ‘All-Season’ tire category contain different types of tread compounds, designs, and mileage ratings, and there are some big differences between All-Season Tires, Regular, or ‘summer’ tires (sometimes also referred to as ‘three-season tires’), and Winter Tires.

...[more]

  Posted in: Tire 101

Master Auto Repair Announces Website Redesign

September 3rd, 2013

by: Mike Najjar

 

Master Auto Repair’s website has recently undergone an overhaul to its homepage and user experience. Its new online tire catalog allows customers to shop for tires by make, model, and size. Each tire make and model has an additional bio to help consumers dive into specific features and benefits, then request a quote for more information. The Master Auto Repair website redesign also included improvements to their mobile site, which includes site navigation improvements, as well as intuitive user interface engagement.

 

Users will find quick and easy access to tire quotes, and automotive service appointment scheduling. "We learned that most customers visiting our web site wanted one of three things: to call us, ...[more]

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Do You Ask the Right Questions? - Master Auto and Tire

August 29th, 2013

car-repair-servicesby: Mike Najjar

 

Your mechanic or auto repair technician should possess the same qualities that you expect from your doctor and dentist; namely trust and reliability. Car owners have a lot at stake when seeking vehicle maintenance and repairs, it's very important to find the right auto repair technician. There are three categories of inquiries you should make about his business: the skill level of the workers, the price of the work being done and, finally, the policies and extra services. Let's take a look at t ...[more]

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  • 1939 Union Road
    St. Louis, MO 63125
    (314) 544-0123
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  • 8216 Watson Rd.
    St. Louis, MO 63119
    (314) 843-0090
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  • 7027 Hampton Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63109
    (314) 832-5357
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  • 206 Vandalia St.
    Collinsville, IL 62234
    (618) 344-7800
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  • 6501 Fyler Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63139
    (314) 644-5995
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If you’re looking for expert auto repair and tires in Collinsville, IL and St. Louis, MO, you’ve come to the right place with Master Auto Repair. With a wide selection of premium tires and top-notch auto repair and service performed by ASE-certified technicians, Master Auto Repair is proud to display the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence, a distinction that only 15 percent of auto repair shops in the entire country can claim. With easy appointments, complimentary shuttle service and loaner vehicles, we take the headaches out of auto repair in St. Louis, MO and Collinsville, IL. Schedule an appointment and you’ll find out why customers keep coming back to Master Auto Repair.