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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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


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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