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.


Engine repairs by Mountain View Automotive

The 20.9 Percent Factor (Oxygen Sensor)

Do you know what gas makes up 20.9% of the air we breathe? It’s oxygen. Oxygen is an important part of the combustion process that enables your engine to make power. The amount of oxygen in the exhaust provides clues as to how well your engine is running. Your vehicle has oxygen sensors that provide…
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Auto repair near Thornton Colorado

Vehicle Suspension Repair Thornton

Let’s talk about your suspension – you know, the system that connects your wheels to your vehicle, controls your handling, and delivers a good ride. Your suspension is critical for proper steering, stopping, and stability. Hey, it’s a rough world out there – every time you hit a pothole, a bump, or an object in…
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Differential repair and servicing in Thornton, CO

Simple Answers from Mountain View Automotive in Thornton : Severe Service

Question: What is a severe service maintenance schedule? Mountain View Automotive Answer: When I was a kid in Thornton, Sunday meant having a bath, getting dressed for church and then hanging up my Sunday clothes soon as we got home. Mom didn’t have to wash those clothes but once a month or so. Now, Saturdays…
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Suspension repair in thornton colorado

Your Vehicle’s Suspension in Thornton, Colorado

Suspension systems should continue to operate effectively for many years and over long distances, holding your tires’ footprint on the road.  Eventually, components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive in Colorado. As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth Thornton, Colorado, highways,…
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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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Air tire pressure warning repair by Mountain View Automotive

Mountain View Automotive Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure

Under-inflated tires waste gas.  Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you must work harder because of the resistance.  When your tires don’t have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased, and it simply takes more gas to get where you’re going. Always check your tire pressure when you…
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