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Auto Repair Services
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Whenever you need new tires or any type of automotive maintenance or repair, think Mountain View Tire & Auto Service. We combine many decades of technical experience with thorough knowledge of our products to serve drivers all over Los Angeles and southern California every day of the week.
Need details on specific services? Just look below, call or stop in - whichever is most convenient for you.
There are many variables that affect safe driving - weather, road conditions, road debris, other drivers - all of which you can't control. But you do have control over the safety and road-worthiness of your vehicle.
Chances are the engine is the most expensive component of your vehicle, so it makes good sense to take care of it. Fortunately, that’s very easy to do. Simply by having your oil and oil filter changed at any Los Angeles area Mountain View Tire & Auto Service location you can protect your engine’s inner parts and maximize its service life. (The oil and filter should be replaced as often as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. You’ll find that suggested interval in your owner’s manual.)
Did you know that automobile air conditioning has been around since 1939? Back then, AC units were known as Weather Conditioners, and they were hardly a standard feature. In fact, if a car was ordered with AC, it had to be shipped to the factory where the units were made so the air conditioning equipment could be installed.
You can do so much good by doing something so simple: taking your used motor oil to any Mountain View Tire & Auto Service store for recycling. California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) estimates that, each year, up to 50 million gallons of used motor oil are discarded improperly - and illegally - in the state’s storm sewers, rivers, lakes, garbage cans, even directly onto the ground. This dumping adds dangerous chemicals to our soil and waterways, including lead, zinc, chromium, arsenic, chlorides, cadmium, and chlorinated compounds.
Dead batteries are an easy fix, but if you wait too long to replace an aging car battery, you may find yourself stranded at the most inconvenient of times. Here are some handy tips to keep in mind.
The days of relatively simple automotive engines are long gone. Today’s vehicles have many electronic and computer-controlled components that work to transmit vital information, improve the driving experience and keep the vehicle running as efficiently as possible. These devices are one of the reasons most drivers need the expertise of professionally trained automotive technicians now and then.
Vibration, contamination, and exposure to heat make belts and hoses wear out faster than any other components in your car. That's why regular inspections are so important. Here are the types of belts and hoses in your vehicle, along with their applications.
If you car is easy to handle and gives you a comfortable ride, you can thank the suspension. It's a system that makes turning and steering predictable and safe, while smoothing out most of the bumps in the road.
You may not think about them often, but your brakes are your vehicle's most important system. After all, as vital as driving is to most of us, the ability to stop driving at a moment's notice literally can mean the difference between life and death. That's why we offer comprehensive brake service and repair at every Mountain View Tire & Auto Service location.
The smog in Southern California can pose a serious health risk for children, the elderly and people who already struggle with a respiratory condition.
If you’ve ever been stranded on the side of the road with steam pouring out of your car’s radiator, you know how important the cooling system is to your vehicle. Under normal circumstances, the average car engine runs at temperatures between 200 and 250 degrees. Excessive heat can damage engine parts and any lubricants within, so the cooling system works to keep the engine temperature within safe limits.
If you've ever been stranded because of a dead battery, you know how inconvenient, frustrating and even dangerous it can be. That's why we suggest having your vehicle's starting and charging system inspected once per year.
Sure, you have a direct connection with your vehicle’s fuel system each time you put gas in the tank, but there are several other components that make up the complete fuel system. And if just one is malfunctioning, your vehicle’s performance will suffer. We have many ASE-certified technicians on staff, and we can diagnose and repair any problems you may be experiencing with your fuel system.
The primary function of your vehicle's suspension and steering systems is to allow the wheels to move independently of the car, while keeping it "suspended" and stable. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems can result in a deterioration of handling and accelerated tire wear. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering systems.
Leaky or blown gaskets can spell big trouble for your engine. That’s why it’s important to address any problems with them as quickly as possible.
Mountain View Tire & Auto Service has been in business since 1987. We have dozens of locations in southern California. Each year, we sell about 110,000 new tires and repair another 20,000 tires. (Read about common tire problems and their causes.) In other words, we have A LOT of experience with tires.
The average headlamp lasts between 450 and 1,000 hours. That's quite a range. So, how do you know when it's time to have your headlights replaced? That's hard to say.
The transmission is your vehicle’s most complex system, which means it also can be the most difficult and costly to fix. As with most other types of car problems, the sooner you have your transmission symptoms diagnosed and repaired, the better the chances you can limit any damage and the cost of repairing it. That’s why it’s important to see us as soon as you suspect something is wrong with your transmission. Here are a few of the typical symptoms.
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