Simple Answers from Mountain View Automotive in Thornton : Severe Service

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Simple Answers from Mountain View Automotive in Thornton : Severe Service


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 were another story entirely: catching lizards, splash contests in mud puddles and crawling through the brush with GI Joe. Those clothes went straight into the laundry basket. My Sunday clothes – easy use. My Saturday clothes – hard use. They required a different laundry schedule. Severe service maintenance schedules are kind of like that for Thornton drivers. “Normal” driving has a regular schedule; “hard” driving has a severe service schedule. Service intervals are shorter on the severe schedule.

Most owner’s manuals will describe severe service as:

Stop and go driving

Short trips

Low speed driving

Extreme hot or cold

Dusty conditions

Carrying heavy loads


For most people in Thornton, some “severe” driving is part of their everyday routine. You can ask your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Mountain View Automotive about how you drive around the Denver area and see if your routine is closer to the regular or severe definitions and adjust your service intervals for things like oil changes, transmission, and cooling system service.

Give us a call.

Mountain View Automotive
8650 Pearl Street
Thornton, Colorado 80229

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