Month: May 2021

Exhaust system repair by Mountain View Automotive

Exhaust

We’ve all heard a car or truck in our Thornton neighborhoods that needs a new muffler. But there’s more to the exhaust system than just the muffler. The exhaust system has three main functions: Safely get hot exhaust gas from the engine out the tailpipe Treat the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants Muffle the engine…
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Fuel System Service

Simple Answers from Mountain View Automotive for Thornton: Fuel System Service Question What benefit will I get out of a fuel system cleaning? Answer Well, the dirtier your fuel system is, the bigger the improvement you’ll see in performance and fuel economy.  But don’t wait until your engine is running poorly, you’ve wasted hundreds of…
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Serpentine Belt Replacement at Mountain View Automotive in Thornton

Hello, Thornton! Today’s Mountain View Automotive auto care topic is the serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems. Let’s go over them. First, the serpentine belt drives your air conditioning system. Next, the belt powers the alternator. The…
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Oil Filter

As your engine runs, dirt gets into the oil.  Oil sludge can also start to build up.  Fortunately, motor oil contains detergents that clean the engine and gather up contaminates.  The oil circulates through the oil filter where clumps of dirt and sludge are captured.  An oil filter can eventually get clogged up – so…
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