Year: 2016

How Do I Choose the Right Brake Pads?

Our technicians at Mountain View Automotive in Thornton get asked all the time how do I choose the right brake pads? We know it can be confusing. But that’s what we’re here for. We can explain which ones will work the best with your vehicle, your driving requirements, and your budget. Bonded or Riveted Brake…
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What is My Car’s TPMS System?

No one wants tire troubles. Our Mountain View Automotive technicians in Thornton can make sure your tires are inflated correctly so you can avoid those problems. If you have a newer car, it likely has a tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS for short. Wondering what is my car’s TPMS system? Well, it’s an electronic…
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Understanding the Catalytic Converter

Pollution from car exhaust has been reduced by almost 75 percent in the last fifty years, mostly due to catalytic converters. Our auto technicians at Mountain View Automotive in Thornton can help with understanding the catalytic converter and how it benefits your car and the environment. According to an article in Science Daily, a catalytic…
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How Do I Know When My Car Needs an Alignment?

In order to get a smooth ride, your car wheels need to be in the right position. But we have so many people ask us how do I know when my car needs an alignment? Well, that’s a question that we’re highly qualified to answer. And when you bring your car to our auto technicians…
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Finding A Quality Auto Repair Shop

Sometimes it’s hard finding a quality auto repair shop. Our auto technicians at Mountain View Automotive in Thornton want you to know that they are ASE-certified, which means they are highly trained and skilled, so you can rest easy leaving your vehicle with us for repairs. What does ASE-certified mean? ASE stands for the National…
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The Basics of Vehicle Repair Troubleshooting: Transmissions

If you want someone who knows all the basics of vehicle repair troubleshooting: transmissions come to our technicians at Mountain View Automotive in Thornton. Our technicians are trained and experienced, and we have the specialized tools needed to get it just right. What’s the job of your transmission? It helps shift your vehicle from gear…
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What Do Check Engine Warning Lights Mean?

That light on your dash is flashing, but what do check engine warning lights mean? Our automotive technicians at Mountain View Automotive in Thornton are here to tell you. When your check engine light goes on, it will either blink or remain solid. It’s a warning that your vehicle has a problem that can affect…
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Should I Repair or Replace My Car Transmission?

When your car or truck has transmission problems, the most important and frequent question that people ask us is should I repair or replace my car transmission? Mountain View Automotive technicians in Thornton can help you make the best choice for you budget and how much time you can go without having a vehicle to…
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Colorado Motor Vehicle Repair Act

The Colorado Motor Vehicle Repair Act (MVRA) requires that no repairs can be made to a motor vehicle unless there is written consent from the owner to allow the repairs and there must be an estimate of the repairs. Mountain View Automotive in Thornton says the MVRA mandates what many reputable repair shops have been…
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What Effect Will Driverless Cars Have on the Auto Repair Industry?

Some people are talking about what effect driverless cars will have on the auto repair industry. Although not all experts agree, one expert predicts driverless cars will increase business for auto repair shops. Mountain View Automotive in Thornton says advances in car design and performance sometimes increases the need for the service businesses that support…
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