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Maintain Your Suspension for a Cold Colorado Winter

Maintain Your Suspension for a Cold Colorado Winter

It's no secret that winter weather wreaks havoc on the roads in and around Colorado Springs during the winter season. We have rain, snow, ice and sleet that can cover the streets and create slick driving surfaces. Freezing temperatures and excess moisture can also lead to a lot of cracks and potholes. Water, grease, mud and road salt can also kick up underneath your vehicle while you drive and cause significant issues. Suspension System Maintenance All of these factors make Colorado winters pretty rough on your vehicle's suspension system. When it comes to safety and handling during difficult driving conditions, maintaining your suspension is extra important. You want your shocks/struts to be healthy to absorb all the bumps, cracks and potholes. You want your wheels in perfect alignment to avoid drifting and slipping on ti ... read more

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At LightHouse Automotive, We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For!

At LightHouse Automotive, We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For!

2020 is a year none of us will ever forget. That is for sure. Yet, as we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we still have to stop and take the time to give our thanks. That's what this special holiday is all about.  Being Thankful We may not be able to have really big family get-togethers this Thanksgiving, but we can still be thankful for the things we do have. LightHouse Automotive has been fortunate enough to be considered an "essential business" and we've been able to stay open throughout the year in order to help people throughout the Colorado Springs area with their auto care needs. Support Your Favorite Local Businesses Not all local businesses have been as fortunate, though. This holiday season, we highly recommend you support local businesses as much as possible. Buy gift cards at your favorite restaurants and shop at your loca ... read more

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Customer Gets Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection at LightHouse Automotive

Customer Gets Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection at LightHouse Automotive

If you are considering the purchase of a used car, always remember that you have the right to get the vehicle inspected by an objective third party. It's the smart thing to do before you commit to buying. If no problems are found, it gives you extra peace of mind. If there are issues, you will be able to make better purchase decisions. Even if you still decide to buy the car, you'll know exactly what work it needs and that can also help with your negotiations. We perform pre-purchase inspections all the time at LightHouse Automotive. Used vehicle buyers know they can count on us for an unbiased opinion and thorough inspection report. We recently had a customer named Cole come into the shop for a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. Here's what he had to ... read more

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Happy Veterans Day from LightHouse Automotive!

Happy Veterans Day from LightHouse Automotive!

There's a lot going on in our country—and throughout the world—right now. However, today is Veterans Day in the United States, so we wanted to take a moment to celebrate this very important holiday. As an auto shop based in Colorado Springs, we have always had a strong connection with this area's rich military heritage. Local Military Connections We have Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Fort Carson, Cheyenne Mountain and the Air Force Academy all fairly close to our city. It should come as no surprise that we deal with many active duty service men and women, as well as veterans who still live in this community and cadets at the Academy. We are grateful to each and every one of you for your service and sacrifice. LightHouse Automotive Military Discount As our own little way of saying "thank you" for your service, we offer a 10% discount on our automotive services to all military veterans and active duty per ... read more

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Preparing Your Car's Heater and Defrosters for Winter

Preparing Your Car's Heater and Defrosters for Winter

You might not think that fall is a good time to get your car's air conditioning system serviced, but it is. Remember, the A/C system also controls the heater and front window defrosters. Those are obviously important features in Colorado, where the winter temperatures dip below freezing. We get snow, ice, fog and rain through fall and well into spring, as well. Now is a great time to get your A/C system inspected, tested and serviced as we head into the coldest months of the year. Stay Safe and Comfortable Most Colorado Springs drivers will get plenty of use out of their heaters and defrosters this time of year. Of course, you want to stay comfortable while inside the vehicle. Few things feel better than cranking up the heat after spending a few minutes outside. Make sure your heater is providing ample heat, your vents are clean and your cabin air filter is replaced when ... read more

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8 Automotive Issues to Think About Heading into the Colorado Winter

8 Automotive Issues to Think About Heading into the Colorado Winter

As we end October and get ready to begin November, we can already feel the special chill in the air throughout Colorado Springs. It's a sign that winter is coming soon and we want to keep our vehicles running their best despite the freezing temperatures, ice, rain and snow.  There is no doubt that many of your car's important systems and parts need to work a little harder in the winter months. LightHouse Automotive has identified these 8 things in your vehicle that need extra attention heading into the coldest season of the year in Colorado: 1. Car Battery With cold temperatures, it's hard to get your battery warm and keep it charged in between starts. Make sure your alternator is in working properly and your battery is holding a full ... read more

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Recent Customer Reviews of LightHouse Automotive

Recent Customer Reviews of LightHouse Automotive

We truly value our customers at LightHouse Automotive, and we especially appreciate when they take the extra time to post a review of our Colorado Springs auto shop online. Whether someone posts on Google, Facebook, Yelp or directly on our website's Reviews page, the feedback we get is so helpful. We are always looking to build our reputation in this community. Reading reviews from our customers—whether positive or constructively critical—helps keep us us focused on making our customer service the best it can be every single day. With this in mind, we wanted to share a few recent customer reviews of ... read more

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3 Benefits of Preventative Transmission Service

3 Benefits of Preventative Transmission Service

Though the engine gets all the credit, your car simply won't run without its transmission. The engine provides power, but the transmission is what takes that power and sends it out to the wheels in order to actually make the vehicle move down the street. Unfortunately, a lot of people tend to ignore their transmission until it becomes a problem. They don't prioritize standard transmission services like they do oil changes or tire rotations. Transmission services don't need to be performed nearly as often as these other preventative maintenance services. The intervals may range anywhere from 30,000 miles up to 100,000 miles depending on the age of the vehicle, it's transmission system design, the use of the vehicle, its mileage, your driving habits and ... read more

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4 Reasons to Get Your Brakes Serviced Regularly

4 Reasons to Get Your Brakes Serviced Regularly

A lot of us don't worry about our cars' brakes until they become a serious problem. We wait until they start to screech and squeal, and even then we sometimes continue to drive until they eventually fail completely. Then, we're faced with dangerous driving conditions and expensive brake repairs.  Like oil changes, tire rotations, transmission services and other preventative maintenance procedures you do to keep your vehicle running right, you definitely want to take care of your brake system. It's a good idea to get your brakes inspected regularly and serviced as needed. A qualified mechanic will be able to look over all the brake components and make sure that everything is functioning properly. Brake pads need to be replaced when they are getting low. Brake rotors should be resurfaced periodically. Brake fluid needs to be checked and replaced every so often. Here are 4 benefits of g ... read more

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Dodge Owner Gets Emergency Auto Repairs at LightHouse Automotive

Dodge Owner Gets Emergency Auto Repairs at LightHouse Automotive

Robert drives a 2007 Dodge Nitro compact SUV. Over Labor Day weekend, he was experiencing troubles with his vehicle and new he needed to have it repaired as soon as possible. He depends on the vehicle for his job and was worried about the costs of getting it fixed. Robert knew that LightHouse Automotive has a great reputation throughout the Colorado Springs area, so he brought his Nitro to us. "I had an emergency with my 2007 Dodge Nitro," Robert says. "Though they were closed that day, they did look at it the next day. I was afraid to even drive it there, but they have a super reputation. James met me at the counter and listened (actually listened to how much I needed the car, as I am single income and it affected my job." At LightHouse Automotive, we understand that eve ... read more

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