Mountain View Auto Blog

Within the pages of our auto repair blog you will find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to auto, truck and suv repair and maintenance.


Transfer Case Service

Most in the Denver area may not know much about transfer cases, but if you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, you’ve got one. It makes sure you have power available for both the front and rear axles when driving around Colorado. For example, if you have a rear-wheel drive SUV, power goes to the rear wheels until you need four-wheel…
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Air Blend Box

Thornton drivers push a few buttons or turn some knobs, and voila! They have air blowing on their feet or cool air chilling their face. But how does all that happen? Well, it’s all thanks to the air blend box. This box lives behind your dash and helps direct the right temperature of air where…
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What To Expect When You Take Your Car In For An Oil Change

In the United States during 2018, the Oil Change Services industry reached $6 billion in revenue. Routine oil changes are crucial for protecting your car’s engine. Not only does it make your engine last longer, but your gas mileage can also actually get better. The U.S. Department of Energy says that this service can improve your…
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Why Your Car Won’t Start Up and What to Do About It

You’re late for work, it’s snowing and traffic is already bad. Now, your car won’t start up – talk about a frustrating situation! Today, Mountain View Automotive in Thornton discusses the possible culprits for a car that refuses to start. Typically, they fall into one of two categories, when the engine won’t crank and when…
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Everything You Need to Know About the Catalytic Converter

In the mid-1960s, motor vehicles were the source of over 60 percent of the pollution across the U. S. To address this problem and many other types of pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stepped in and passed several laws, including the Clean Air Act in 1970 and later, an amendment that called for the…
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Vehicle Transmissions 101: Everything You Need to Know

What’s the job of vehicle transmissions? Like it sounds, this very important component transmits the right amount of power from the engine through the drive shaft and into your wheels. If something goes wrong with the transmission, it’s not really something you can put off fixing. Typically, the problems only get worse, more complex and…
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3 Must-Know Facts About Car Alignment

There is no question that car alignment should be addressed as soon as possible at Mountain View Automotive in Thornton. Here’s why… Wheels that are out of alignment could affect safety. When tires aren’t pointing in the right direction, it affects vehicle steering, suspension, the life of your tires and most importantly, your own life! When…
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Everything You Need to Know About Vehicle Brakes

Get to know your vehicle brakes, and you can be confident no matter what Colorado’s road and weather conditions throw your way. You’ll be prepared for steep mountain driving and stop-and-go city driving. You’ll be ready for weather extremes, especially since we can get sun, rain, hail and even snow and ice in a matter of…
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5 Warning Signs You Need Immediate Auto Repair

Does that “CHECK ENGINE” light on your car’s dash warrant immediate attention? How about those weird sounds, like the screeching you hear when you put the brakes on? Does that constant vibration or swaying motion mean your ride needs repairs? All these are questions you have as a relative newcomer to the world of car…
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Signs Your Car Radiator Needs Replacing

If you suspect your car radiator needs replacing, it’s important to visit Mountain View Automotive in Thornton to see what’s going on with this key component of your vehicle’s engine. We can provide a full diagnosis, as well as any repairs or part replacements you might need to keep your vehicle safely on the road.…
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What’s a CV Axle?

At Mountain View Automotive in Thornton, we’re often asked – what’s a CV axle? Well, most vehicles today have what are known as “constant velocity” or CV axles. They’re a key component of a drivetrain, essentially responsible for transferring power from the transmission to your wheels and propelling a car forward. CV axles have joints, made…
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The Importance of Rotating Tires

While many drivers in Thornton come in for this service, Mountain View Automotive understands that you may not fully understand the importance of rotating tires. Today, we’ll explain everything you need to know about having your tires moved to a different spot on your car. Of course, if it’s been some time since your last tire…
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