Year: 2020

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Simple Answers from Mountain View Automotive for Thornton: Selecting Tires

Question: I need new tires. How do I know which tires to get? Mountain View Automotive Answer: Let’s look at selecting new tires in light of three factors: Function, Fit, and Value. Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires: weather conditions, terrain, temperatures, etc. New family vehicles sold in Colorado come…
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Mountain View Automotive Advice on Synthetic Oil

Heard of synthetic motor oil but would like to learn more information?  Well, synthetic oil is a substitute for conventional oil. Synthetic doesn’t gel or gum-up like conventional oil and it doesn’t vaporize as easily.  It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving as well as in very hot or very…
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safe driving at night

Not So Dim Idea (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)

The moment someone invented headlights that had a high-beam and a low-beam, they also invented a problem.  That problem was what happens when you meet someone on the road going the other way who forgets to switch off their high-beams? We’ve all had it happen, of course.  All you can do is look to the…
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Tires By the Numbers (What Tire Numbers Mean)

You may have noticed your tires have a pretty long number on them.  Yours might start with a letter, then a 3-digit number, followed by a few more numbers and letters.  That string of letters and numbers is very important for your vehicle because it contains useful information on what tires will give you the…
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Check engine light diagnostics in Thornton, CO

Fuel Saving Tip from Mountain View Automotive: Gas Cap

This fuel saving tip for Thornton residents is so simple you won’t believe it. It has to do with your gas cap. The first thing is to make sure it’s screwed on tight. If it’s loose, gas vapor will be constantly leaking out – reduced fuel economy. This could cause the check engine light to…
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Gasoline Direct Injection

Question: My new car has a “GDI” engine. What does that mean to me and other Thornton vehicles with this new type of engine? Answer: GDI stands for Gasoline Direct Injection. It’s a type of fuel injection system that is becoming very popular on modern engines. Let’s talk about the two most common forms of…
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Questions to Ask Your Mountain View Automotive Service Advisor

A lot of service and repair customers in Thornton are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don’t want to be embarrassed or to seem pushy. Cars are very complicated and there’s more to know about them than most of us Thornton drivers have the time…
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Check engine light diagnostics in Thornton, CO

Thornton Drivers Ask: Why is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some and is totally ignored by just as many.  Just what it means is a mystery to most of us. First, if your check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause severe damage to the catalytic converter or other…
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Evaporative Emissions Control

The oil and fuel in your vehicle give off vapors that are very harmful to the environment. Evaporative emissions control systems – EVAP for short – are mandated in all cars and trucks. The EVAP system is there to capture these vapors and direct them into the engine to be burned – kind of an…
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Regular car maintenance to keep your car safe

Thermostat

The thermostat is part of your cooling system. Thornton residents’ vehicle thermostats perform a similar function to the thermostats in their homes. At home, you set your thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature range. When your home gets too hot, the air conditioning kicks on and when it gets too cool, the heater turns on.…
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