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AAA Approved – That’s Us

May 12th, 2017

The average age of a car on the road in the United States today is over 14 years, and almost all of those vehicles have over 75,000 miles on them. That tells us two things – cars are lasting longer thanks to better designs and better build quality, and drivers hang onto them longer rather than invest in a new vehicle.

When you’ve got a big investment in your car or truck, it’s important to be sure that you’re taking it someplace where you know it’s going to get top-notch, professional service. You need to know it’s going to be in good hands and that any repair or maintenance work is going to be done right.

At Master Auto and Tire, we’re a member of the AAA family of auto repair shops. The AAA Approved Auto Repair (AAR) program was created over 35 years ago and is comprised of over 7,100 facilities across North America. That network includes dealerships, independents and specialty repair shops, general mechanical repa ...[more]

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We Are Part of Independent Tire Dealers!

May 1st, 2017

At Master Auto and Tire, we’re part of the Independent Tire Dealers network of dealerships. But what’s that mean to you, the customer?

Independent Tire Dealers is a group that was founded back in 1995, originally established as a small group of tire dealers in the greater St Louis area. Over the course of the last two decades, the Independent Tire Dealers network has grown to include over 150 locations across Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska and even Kentucky.

When Master Auto and Tire joined the Independent Tire Dealers family, it gave us the leverage of an entire network of dealers and enabled us to join forces with them and offer competitive pricing through volume buying. At the same time, we’re still committed to offering the best personal customer service you’ve come to expect from us, and what you can expect from any conscientious independently-owned shop.

Independent Tire Dealers are places where y ...[more]

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Preventive Maintenance For Road Trips

April 24th, 2017

Summer’s on its way and that means road trips with your family! Make sure your car’s ready before you load it up and get going. Here are some things you will definitely want to check out:Preventative Maintenance Before a Road Trip

Tires: Nothing’s more important to your safety on the road than your tires, but at the same time nothing is easier to take for granted. Get a good look at all the tires and check for uneven wear, cracks, bulges or damage. Check the tread depth as well, using a penny…stick the penny into the tread grooves, Lincoln head down. Does the tread reach the top of Abe’s head? That’s a tread depth of 2/32”, the minimum allowable by state law. Try the same test with a quarter; if the tread can reach the top of Washington’s head, yo ...[more]

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Uh Oh…My Check Engine Light Is On

March 30th, 2017

So you come out to start your car one morning and the Check Engine light on the dashboard comes on…and doesn’t go back off again. You can’t really notice any difference in the way the car runs and drives, but it’s on anyway.

What does it mean?Check Engine Light

Since the late 80s, most engine functions have been controlled by a central drivetrain computer. This includes emissions controls, fuel metering and delivery, ignition timing, shift points and many other elements of drivability and performance. The drivetrain computer relies on information from a chain of sensors that monitor exhaust composition, camshaft position, throttle position and many other factors.

The voltage readings from any of these sensors are supposed to fall within a certain range. Whe ...[more]

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Tires

March 16th, 2017

Tires1. For performance and handling, the trend has long been toward fatter tires with a bigger footprint. That’s starting to change, though. Skinnier tires mean lower rolling resistance and better fuel economy, as well as a smaller aerodynamic profile. While fatter tires do handle better, tire engineers are making up the difference by designing skinny tires with a stickier tread formulation for traction and cornering ability.

2. Static electricity used to be a real concern for vehicles; if you’re old enough, you may remember seeing station wagons with a “ground strap” dragging along the pavement. It’s become a concern again, with newer tread compounds cutting back on the amount of carbon black in newer tires. The solution? Many tires are now designed with an “antenna strip” ...[more]

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Get Your Car Really, Really, REALLY Clean!

February 23rd, 2017

It can be a lot of work and attention to detail to get your car really clean…especially if it’s pretty dirty to start with…but here are some ideas for truly thorough cleaning that you may not have thought of!Cleaning Car

--A cheap foam paintbrush can get into crevices (like A/C vents) that might be impossible otherwise. As you loosen up dust from these spots, keep a vacuum cleaner nozzle at work in your other hand to suck up the dust and prevent it from settling other places.

--A soft-bristled brush is perfect for cleaning around radio knobs and other buttons.

--While you’re cleaning, don’t forget to locate your cabin air filter and replace it. A dirty cabin air filter can lead to a lot of odd smells and stinks. Check your owner’s manual; cabin ...[more]

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When Should I Change Back from Winter Tires to All-Season?

February 19th, 2017
At what point should you go from winter tires back to all-season tires? Hint: it's not much more complicated than knowing when to put away the sweaters and winter clothes.
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Can I Buy Just Two Tires?

February 9th, 2017

We know that a lot of drivers are working pretty hard to make a dollar go farther and that the outlay for a full set of four tires – even inexpensive tires – can be considerable. That’s why we run across drivers pretty often who ask if it’s okay to just replace a pair of tires, then buy the other pair when they can afford them.

The answer is…yes, but…New Tires

You’ll really need to pay attention to the size of the set of tires that you’ve already got and go with that exact same size of tires for your new pair. Having mismatched sizes of tires on your vehicle can result in squirrelly and unpredictable handling and ride quality. If your existing tires are all-season, go with all-season tires. If they’re winter tires, go with winter tires. Idea ...[more]

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Are You Ready For A Roadside Emergency?

January 26th, 2017

Yeah, yeah…your vehicle’s fairly new and you take care of it, and you’ve even got a membership in AAA. That doesn’t mean that your chances of Car troubleending up in a tight spot are zero. It’s just common sense to be prepared with a trouble bag in your car. Here’s a pretty good rundown of things you should keep in a car emergency kit:

Fully charged cell phone: You may want to consider a cheap prepaid “burner phone” with a long battery life and keep it strictly in the car. If nothing else, at least keep a charged-up power bank on hand.

First-aid kit: At a bare minimum, a first-aid kit should include gauze pads and bandage tape, aspirins, antiseptic wipes, scissors, antiseptic cream or ointment, Band-Aids, ru ...[more]

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Winter's Here -- Is Your Car Ready?

January 14th, 2017
Winters in the greater St Louis, MO area are tough. Does your car have everything it needs to be prepared for winter weather?
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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
    view location
  • 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.