Month: March 2020

A reliable car mechanic in Thornton

OEM or Aftermarket? (Choosing Replacement Parts)

It happens – a part on your vehicle breaks or just wears out.  The replacement part is very important. You want it to last and perform like new.  That’s why your NAPA AutoCare Center uses quality NAPA replacement parts.  The parts we install on your vehicle will meet or exceed the specifications of the original…
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ASE certified mechanics at Mountain View Automotive

Growling that Grates

A driver who uses his or her ears has a leg up on those who don’t.  In addition to noises helping you be aware of traffic, they can give you clues to potential problems in your vehicle.  One noise to pay attention to is growling. Growling is a universally recognizable noise; you know it when…
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safe driving at night

Proper Grade of Gas

There are a lot of misconceptions about fuel grades – and by fuel grades I mean the octane rating. With names like “Standard,” “Super,” “Plus,” and “Premium,” it’s no wonder that people associate the octane rating/grade with quality. Octane ratings are expressed as a number that typically ranges from 87 to 91 at the pump.…
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Mountain View Automotive located in Thornton CO

ABS – Anti-Lock Brakes

Anti-lock brakes (ABS) help you stop faster. That is not always the case on loose gravel or snowy surfaces. Anti-lock brakes, in fact, are designed to help you maintain control of your vehicle in an emergency braking situation. Imagine you are driving on a snowy Thornton road. You slam on your brakes and your rear…
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