Month: January 2021

Air tire pressure warning repair by Mountain View Automotive

Tire Pressure Confusion (Tire Pressure Monitors)

All cars and trucks manufactured since 2006 are equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems – or TPMS.  TPMS alerts you when your tires aren’t properly inflated with a warning light that looks like a cross section of a tire with an exclamation point in it.  Some vehicles may also have a digital readout showing tire…
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Help your car last longer

The 3 Vehicle Service Items You Shouldn’t Put Off

When it comes to vehicle service, a lot of people procrastinate.  The reasons? Don’t want to spend the money, don’t have time to get it done, it’s not urgent.  Sound familiar? Here are the three service items you shouldn’t put off, no matter what. Oil Change.  Oil is one of those things that just quietly…
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Oil change services in Thornton colorado

Oil Change

An oil change:  Sounds simple, but there’s some important things to know about preventing oil sludge. Oil eventually starts to turn into jelly.  Literally – petroleum jelly.  Sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely.  And that means expensive engine repairs.…
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Cabin air filter replacement

The Forgotten Filter (Cabin Air Filter)

A driver got a surprise the other day when he took his vehicle to a service facility for an oil change.  He knew his owner’s manual schedules an oil and oil filter change every 5,000 miles/8,000 km, but when the Service Advisor suggested his cabin air filter should be replaced, he thought they were just…
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