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Volkswagen Owner Discovers the Power of the NAPA AutoCare Warranty at LightHouse Automotive

Volkswagen Owner Discovers the Power of the NAPA AutoCare Warranty at LightHouse Automotive

Burton is a Volkswagen Passat owner and he recently had issues with his vehicle's fuel system. He knew it needed to be repaired or replaced, so he took his car into LightHouse Automotive for expert auto repair service. "I brought my VW Passat in for a new fuel system," Burton writes in his Google review. "Rylan [Blair, Owner] and the guys took good care of my car and got it back to me." A few days after getting his car back, however, Burton noticed that something still wasn't quite right with his car. The fuel system was still causing problems. He knew the work performed at LightHouse Automotive was backed by the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty (36 months ... read more

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Power Steering Maintenance at LightHouse Automotive

  Most cars, trucks, SUVs and vans manufactured in the past 30-40 years will feature power steering. The reason for this is because it makes the vehicle easier to control. You are able to turn the wheels freely with minimal effort compared to older cars without any sort of power steering components. However, as vehicles continue to evolve in the 21st Century, so too do power steering systems. In this article, we will discuss the different types of power steering systems found in modern vehicles and the maintenance required to keep these systems working properly over time. Traditional Hydraulic Power Steering Systems A vast majority of power steering systems (up until the past few years of manufacturing) will feature a hydraulic setup. Hydraulic fluid (a.k.a ... read more

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4 Signs You Might Need a Fuel System Service

4 Signs You Might Need a Fuel System Service

Your fuel intake system is very important. It is what takes the fuel from your gas tank and pumps it into the engine as needed. If the lines are dirty or clogged, or the fuel filter is old, you just won't experience proper performance from your engine. It could even lead to bigger engine problems down the road if your fuel intake system isn't working properly. A Fuel System Service at LightHouse Automotive will entail careful cleaning of the key fuel system components. This includes the fuel filter, fuel lines, fuel injector, intake valve and combustion chambers. Specialized cleaning solutions and techniques are used to remove debris, dirt and gunk throughout the all-important fuel system. This will allow your engine to run as smoothly as possible while also providing added b ... read more

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Colorado Springs Customer Experiences Trustworthy Service at LightHouse Automotive

Colorado Springs Customer Experiences Trustworthy Service at LightHouse Automotive

Katelynn recently visited LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs for the first time. She was in need of automotive repairs and wanted to find a local shop that she could trust. After doing some research, she decided to bring multiple vehicles into LightHouse Automotive. Katelynn recently wrote about her experience in a Yelp review. "This is a great repair shop," Katelynn writes. "I have had two issues with my vehicles and I was told to bring it on in. They are fast, professional and very affordable." As a local, family-owned automotive repair shop, we understand how important it is to treat people right. We strive to build customers for life throughout the Colorado Springs community by providing exceptional auto repair services with a friendly appr ... read more

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Vehicle Inspections and Diagnostics at LightHouse Automotive

When you bring your car into LightHouse Automotive for repairs, the first step is to identify the problem. Our technicians want to find out exactly what is wrong and then we can provide you with an accurate repair estimate. It's like going to the doctor and getting a diagnosis. We'll determine what needs to be fix and how to fix it. Then, we'll give you the information you need to make your repair decisions.  Depending on the severity or complexity of the automotive issue, different types of testing and inspections may need to be performed. In this article we will outline the differences between the different steps our technicians might take in order to identify any problems within your vehicleExternal Inspection This is almost always where we will start because it is the simplest ... read more

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The Differences Between a Fluid Change and a Fluid Flush

The Differences Between a Fluid Change and a Fluid Flush

Your car has many different fluids inside that help keep components lubricated and vital systems working properly. We're talking about engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid and radiator coolant (antifreeze). If these fluids aren't kept at a certain level and the fluid itself is not in good shape, your vehicle could develop major problems and you could be in for expensive repairs. Fluid Maintenance First of all, it's a good idea to get all your fluids checked regularly. The most common maintenance service is an oil change (which includes changing out the oil in the pan along with the oil filter). Other fluids usually don't need to be changed as often, but they always need to be taken care of properly. You may hear a c ... read more

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Customer Trusts His Mazda with the LightHouse Automotive Team

Customer Trusts His Mazda with the LightHouse Automotive Team

When you have a car that's 20 years old, you can expect that it will need some work from time to time. Whether it's routine maintenance or more significant repairs or parts replacements, it helps to have a local auto repair shop that you can trust to keep your vehicle running as well as possible. Richard knows that he can turn to LightHouse Automotive for help with his older Mazda. Check out what he had to say in his recent review on Google: "Hey there. So, I just wanted to say thank you to Rylan and associates at LightHouse for fixing and taking care of my 1998 Mazda Protege, as well as being straightforward, reasonable and honest in their estimates and pricing," Richard writes. "I cannot express my gratitude enough, especially in respect to one's honest, as that is unfortunately becoming a harder virtue to find today's age." ... read more

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5 Reasons to Have a Custom Exhaust System Installed at LightHouse Automotive

5 Reasons to Have a Custom Exhaust System Installed at LightHouse Automotive

Even the best-made vehicles have some room for improvement after they roll off the factory line. You may want to make various customizations to match your own taste and style. Or, you will want to consider custom performance upgrades to really get the most out of the vehicle. One of the most popular aftermarket upgrades that serious car owners will consider is a custom exhaust system. It can improve performance and it certainly can add a lot of flair. Here are five reasons why you might want to have a custom exhaust system installed at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Engine Performance and Power An aftermarket custom exhaust system can really unleash the full power of your car’s engine. By giving the exhaust gasses a more efficient escape route, your engine wi ... read more

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The Differences Between Brake Pads and Brake Rotors

The Differences Between Brake Pads and Brake Rotors

At LightHouse Automotive, brake inspections and repairs are among the most common services we perform for our customers. After all, everyone wants their brakes to be working properly! We often get questions about the differences between the primary brake components. This article will help explain the various parts and talk about the importance of brake maintenance for your vehicle's safety and performance.  Brake Components Most vehicles on the road have disc brake systems. We do work on a lot of classic cars with drum brakes here at LightHouse Automotive, but we're going to keep this topic focused on disc brakes. There are four primary components to disc brakes, including the caliper, caliper support, brake pad and brake rotor. Brake Pads vs. Brake Rotors Brake pads are attached to the calipers, which are essentially clamps that close when you press on the ... read more

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Customer Turns to LightHouse Automotive for Expert Auto Repair Services

Customer Turns to LightHouse Automotive for Expert Auto Repair Services

Mathew was in a tough situation. He had tried to work on his own car, an older-model Lincoln, but ended up hitting a wall. By the time he had a lot of it taken apart, he realized he wasn't equipped to make all the necessary repairs himself. Mathew needed professional help and he also wanted the repairs done quickly, which is why he turned to LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs. "Rylan and his team were great," Mathew writes in his recent review on Google. "I dropped them off an older Lincoln that I had torn apart and just did not have the mechanical expertise to finish up. They were quick to get it into the shop as I told them I needed the car ASAP." Sometimes it can be tricky when someone tries to make their own repairs and then brings it into ... read more

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