• Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Colorado Springs?

    Tuesday 12 September 2017

      Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Colorado Springs?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Colorado – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in Colorado.Stolen airbags are making their way back into cars that have been in an accid... read more

  • Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Lighthouse Automotive

    Tuesday 05 September 2017

    Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by getting a trip inspection at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs. After all, you wouldn't travel without clean socks, why ask your vehicle to travel with a load of dirty oil?The first step in a t... read more

  • How Does Lighthouse Automotive Know What to Recommend?

    Monday 28 August 2017

    When you drop your vehicle off at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Lighthouse Automotive professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Colorado Springs service center will note the mileage on your vehicle. They'll then check to see what inspections and services the vehicle manufacturer recommends for a vehicle of your make, model and mileag... read more

  • What You Need to Know from Your Lighthouse Automotive Service Advisor

    Monday 21 August 2017

    Colorado Springs drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your service advisor at Lighthouse Automotive uses a term you don't understand, just ask him to explain. Remember, they are the auto service experts. If they came to your place of work, they probably wouldn... read more

  • Shake It up in Colorado Springs!: Why Wheel Balancing

    Thursday 17 August 2017

    Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance. This means that as the wheel spins, there is a slight wobble to the path of the tire. For best handling performance and safety on the road, Colorado Springs drivers want to minimiz... read more

  • Let Lighthouse Automotive Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

    Sunday 30 July 2017

    If you haven't shopped in the Colorado Springs area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Colorado Springs, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more years gets even more attractive.On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? U... read more

  • On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

    Sunday 23 July 2017

    Starting in 1996, Lighthouse Automotive service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that monitors and controls many engine functions.Sensors throughout a vehicle send readings to the Engine Control Module. These readings help the co... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Air Conditioning Inspection

    Monday 17 July 2017

    Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Colorado Springs require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some parts manufacturers require other components to be replaced along with certain failed parts in order to maintain the new part warranty. This is because a given failure may be the result of a... read more

  • Smooth Shifting in Colorado Springs, Colorado: Transmission Service

    Tuesday 11 July 2017

    So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is something even more important than the cleanliness of the interior: you want to make sure that your vehicle maintenance is up to date. Think about it – heavy traffic on the way out of Colorado S... read more

  • Relax When the Wind Blows in Colorado: Winter Car Prep for Colorado Springs Drivers

    Sunday 02 July 2017

    When autumn comes around in Colorado Springs, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Colorado Springs drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Colorado Springs drivers on what vehicles need to keep everyone safe and rolling throughout the Colorado winter months.1. Check your antifreeze. Top it off or change it if necessa... read more

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