Posts by Mountain View Automotive

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Air conditioning and heating repair in Thornton, CO

Air Blend Box

You push a few buttons or turn some knobs, and voila, you have warm air blowing on your feet or cool air chilling your face. How does all that happen? Well, it’s all thanks to the air blend box. This box lives behind your dash and serves up just the right temperature of air right…
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Brake repair by Mountain View Automotive

Differential Service

When Thornton drivers take a corner in their vehicle, the outside wheels have a slightly longer distance to go than the inside wheels. That means that the outside wheels have to turn a bit faster than the inside. The piece of mechanical wizardry that makes this possible is called the differential. The differential allows the drive…
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Reliable auto repair in Thornton, co

Prevent Costly Auto Repairs

You’ve probably seen auto parts delivery trucks in Thornton making their rounds. Every part has a story behind it. Unfortunately, some of the stories are tales of repairs that could have been prevented. One-stop may be to deliver an engine air filter and a mass airflow sensor for a customer’s pick-up. His service advisor has…
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Differential repair and servicing in Thornton, CO

Transfer Case Service

You may not know much about transfer cases, but if you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, you’ve got one.  It makes sure you have power available for both the front and rear axles.  For example, if you have a rear-wheel drive SUV, power goes to the rear wheels until you need 4-wheel drive.  That’s when…
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brake repair in Thornton CO

Brake Rotor Problems

Disc brakes are called disc brakes because of the big metal disc – or rotor – that spins with the wheel.  The brake pads rub against the rotor to slow the vehicle.  In technical terms, the motion energy of the moving vehicle is transferred into heat energy by the brakes.  The job of the rotor…
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transmission replacement from Mountain View Automotive

Why You Need to Change Your Transmission Fluid

It’s easy to forget about servicing your transmission because it doesn’t need it very often, but proper transmission service keeps your vehicle running smoothly and helps you avoid costly repairs down the road. The transmission undergoes a lot of stress.  The grit you see in a used fluid collection is actually bits of clutch material.…
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New brake pads installed by Mountain View Automotive


Howdy, Thornton drivers. Let’s talk about your brakes. Basically, the power brake system helps you provide braking power so that you don’t have to do all the work with your brake pedal. The brakes themselves are applied at the wheel using hydraulic pressure. When we step on the brake pedal, we create pressure in the…
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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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