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Top 5 Reasons for a Check Engine Light

When your vehicle’s internal computer system finds an issue with your engine or any other important part, it warns you by turning on the check engine light. This warning is indicated by the engine symbol on your dashboard lighting up red, orange, amber, or yellow. The cause of an illuminated engine light might be as…
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3 Unsettling Car Problems and How a Mechanic Can Help

For many, the prospect of a car breaking down is terrifying because of the hassle it would bring, the money it would cost, and the risks it may pose to safety. In addition, it can be stressful to have automotive trouble and have no idea what the root of the problem is. This is where…
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The MOUNTAIN VIEW AUTOMOTIVE Guide To A Long Lasting Vehicle

Let’s say you’ve got a nine-year-old vehicle with plenty of distance on the odometer. What can you to do make it last another year or two? Let’s start with the premise that there’s no reason that a modern car can’t run for 200,000 miles or 320,000 kilometers in Thornton with proper care. The engineering and…
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Boots for Your Ball Joint (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)

There’s a little part on your vehicle you may not know about, but when it develops a problem, getting it fixed sooner rather than later can save you a lot of money in the long run. Got your attention now? This part is called a ball joint boot.  Ball joints are part of your suspension…
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Steamed Up (Vapor Coming Out of Vents)

Sometimes you may notice a little steam or vapor coming out of your vehicle’s vents when running the air conditioning or heater.  Is this something about which you need to worry? The answer is it may or may not be troublesome. Sometimes it can be caused by water accumulating in the vent system after it…
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Mirror, Mirror (Door Mirror Problems)

You’ve probably seen them lying around at the side of the road: someone’s outside rearview mirror that’s been knocked off by a driver’s not-so-perfect driving.  And you realize the person who owns that vehicle now has lost an important safety feature.  Having functional mirrors enhances your safety and that of drivers around you. You probably…
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What To Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Thornton

So you’ve bought a “new” used vehicle. How do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because Thornton drivers sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it…
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Simple Answers from MOUNTAIN VIEW AUTOMOTIVE: Cabin Air Filter

Question: My car has a bad odor when I run the heater or air conditioner.  My friend said I might need a new cabin air filter – what’s that? Answer:  A cabin air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into the passenger compartment – or cabin – of your vehicle. …
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Keeping Your Engine From Overheating

If you’re old enough, you’ve heard the term “fan belt”. Back in the day the radiator fan in your vehicle was turned by a belt driven by the engine. There are still belt-driven fans – although most are now driven by the serpentine belt. But most vehicles now have electric fans that draw fresh air…
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