Month: August 2021

What to do if you break down

Pump it Up (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

You don’t have to be an auto expert to know what a fuel pump does: it pumps fuel.  The fuel pump happens to be one of those vital parts of your vehicle that can leave you stranded when it isn’t working the way it should.  Here are a few things to be aware of that…
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Heating repair by Mountain View Automotive

Thermostat

The thermostat is an important part of your cooling system. Your vehicle’s thermostat performs a similar function to the thermostat in your home. 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…
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New brake pads installed by Mountain View Automotive

Now, Stop Right There! (Driving with ABS Brakes)

Do you know what kind of braking system you have on your vehicle?  It matters.  Do you think you should pump your brakes to get them to stop better on a slippery surface? Or are they the new computerized ones that pump the brakes for you? The most common brakes on today’s vehicles are anti-lock…
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How high altitudes effect your car

Let’s Make One Thing Clear

When we drive, it’s important for us to be able to see well. That means, of course, keeping the glass in our vehicles as crystal clear as we can. If you’ve ever driven your car directly into bright sunlight, you know dirty, scratched, or fogged windows can render you almost completely blind. Not a good…
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AC repair by Mountain View Automotive

Air Conditioning

Let’s talk about air conditioning service and repair issues for the Thornton, Colorado area. Most of us in Thornton don’t give our air conditioning a second thought as long as it’s making cold air. But it’s a complex and expensive system that we should think about before it starts blowing hot air. The refrigerant in…
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