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A muffler is a critical component of your car's exhaust system. A faulty or failing muffler can have serious consequences, including reducing the performance of your car, creating excessive noise, and even causing dangerous exhaust fumes to enter the cabin.

We’re Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive, a muffler shop in Northern Colorado, and we understand mufflers better than anyone in the area — after all, muffler is our middle name! Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms...

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At Fort Collins Muffler and Auto we see firsthand the effects winter can have on a vehicle, that’s why we put together these tips to help you take better care of your car during these cold months. Read through our blog, then contact our mechanics in Fort Collins with any questions!


In the past few years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of catalytic converter thefts across the country. In fact, the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that there were over 16,000 catalytic converter thefts in 2020 alone, with the average loss per claim totaling over $3,000. So, why are catalytic converters being stolen? Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive is a family-owned auto repair shop located in the heart of Fort Collins. Learn more about catalytic converters below, and...


If you’ve owned or rented a vehicle for any length of time, then you know that eventually comes the time for an oil change. While it may be tempting to try to save a few dollars by changing your oil yourself, there are several benefits to trusting a professional to change your oil that outweigh the minor savings of a DIY oil change. Here are four reasons why you should trust Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive with your next oil change!

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It is important to have a conversation with your mechanic before you entrust them with your vehicle. There are a few crucial questions that you should ask while you are in the negotiation stages. Learn more below from a crew that knows a lot about the industry. If you are looking for auto repair services in Fort Collins, look no further than the expert team at Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive. Contact us today for more information on the services that we can offer you!


Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about getting your car ready for the warm weather. Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive's experienced team of automotive technicians and modern equipment can help get your car ready for the warmer months ahead. Our services are reliable, affordable, and convenient — making us the perfect choice for all your auto repair needs. Keep reading to learn how you can get your car ready for the summer and contact us to...


Have you ever been driving and all of a sudden, your check engine light comes on? Well, don't panic because it's more common than you think. In this blog post, we'll list the most common causes of the check engine light turning on, so you can be prepared and deal with it quickly if it happens to you. Keep reading to learn more from Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive.


Summer is in full swing and that means one thing – the air conditioning in your car is going to be working overtime! There’s nothing worse for your AC unit than overworking it until it breaks down. If you want to keep your car's air conditioning system running smoothly all summer long, follow these tips from Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive.


Your car is a valuable thing in your life and you should take good care of it! At Fort Collins Muffler and Automotive, we want you to be in the know with your car. So here are a few things we recommend every car owner does each year. If you have any questions or need your vehicle serviced, feel free to visit our website.

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For over 40 years, Fort Collins Muffler & Automotive has had the privilege to serve this amazing community and provide outstanding automotive services. We wanted to take this opportunity to express four reasons to our customers why we love serving Fort Collins, and why we look forward to continuing to providing superior auto repair for at least another 40 years!


Most people know that their vehicle has a Catalytic Converter but don't worry about it. A recent and distrurbing trend forces attention on protecting against damage or theft of this device. Theft impacts vehicle maintenance, while increasing auto repair costs. A surge in thefts, especially since the start of the pandemic, is cause for concern, especially for owners of newer vehicles. Across the nation, more than 14,400 Catalytic Converters were stolen around the country in 2020, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

This problem is growing here in Colorado as well. Denver...


If you’ve heard that Colorado is now subject to new catalytic converter laws, you may be wondering exactly what’s going on — and what that means for your vehicle. Not to worry, because at Fort Collins Muffler and Automotive, we’re here to break it all down.

Whether you’re curious about what this new change means for Colorado motorists or you’re just curious about what’s going on, keep reading to learn more.


Whether you’ve lived in Colorado for your entire life or you’re a new resident, chances are that you’ve heard about just how unpredictable winter weather can be in our neck of the woods. Thankfully, at Fort Collins Muffler and Automotive, we’re here to help ensure that your car is ready for the winter ahead.

That’s why in today’s post, we’re highlighting some of the most important tips to follow to ensure that you’re fully prepared for winter in Colorado. While we may go weeks at a time without a sign of snow, the truth is that the weather here can change at the drop of a hat, and...


At Fort Collins Muffler and Automotive, our mission is to provide each and every customer who comes to our shop with service that is absolutely unmatched. We pride ourselves on being the local auto repair shop that people can trust, and that’s why in today’s post, we’d like to share a handful of our most recent reviews from all across the internet.

After all, at the end of the day, the thing that matters most to us is what other people say about our business. Keep reading to read some of our favorite recent reviews, or feel free to...


When it comes to vehicle maintenance, many people out there are uncertain about whether or not their cars actually need certain repairs. This makes sense, of course, because if you don’t know the ins and outs of cars, you almost have to take the experts at their word.

It’s true that many mechanics are honest and simply want to lend a helping hand, but it’s also true that some out there are looking for an opportunity to stretch the truth a little bit to get you to pay for a service you don’t really need. So what do you need to know about how to avoid these situations? Let’s take a...


Air Filter - 15,000-30,000 miles

Fuel Filter - ~30,000 miles

Batteries - Every four to five years

Brake Fluid - 20,000-50,000 miles

Brake Pads - 25,000-50,000 miles

Coolant - 50,000-60,000 miles

Power Steering Fluid - 70,000 miles

Timing Belt - 70,000-90,000 miles

Transmission Fluid - 30,000-80,000 miles

General Office Responsibilities in an Auto Garage

At Fort Collins Muffler and Automotive, our goal is to provide each and every one of our customers with the top-of-the-line service they’ve come to expect from us. For the past four decades, we have gone above and beyond to ensure that no matter the needs of our customer, we make sure to get the job done right. That’s why when you visit us, you won’t be greeted by pushy salespeople who recommend work that you don’t really need — instead, you’ll find a friendly team that lives up to its reputation of being the best auto shop in Fort Collins.

But what exactly is it that makes us...


We’ve all been there — your car is making a funny noise. Or it’s leaking oil. Or a light on the dashboard comes on at random intervals. Or it just doesn’t seem to drive straight anymore.

Needless to say, it might be time for an automotive repair. The truth is that it’s not always easy to tell when you need to bring your vehicle in for maintenance, and that’s why in today’s post, we’d like to share a few of the most common signs that it’s time to have your car looked at.

Of course, the most important thing to many people is having a mechanic they can trust to do the job the...