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LightHouse Automotive Helps Local Veteran with Air Conditioning Repairs

LightHouse Automotive Helps Local Veteran with Air Conditioning Repairs

With the 4th of July this week, it's important to honor our country's veterans, especially those who may be down on their luck. John is a homeless veteran who is currently living out of his car with his elderly dog. Unfortunately, he has been having persistent problems with his air conditioning, which is making life even tougher with the summer heat.  John brought his car into LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs, and owner Rylan Blair helped him out personally to fix the air conditioner properly. "Thank you to Rylan Blair, his family and his friendly staff," John says. "Rylan went up and beyond what is expected from a small business owner to help out a person. He repaired my A/C when I had already spent money at other chain repair shops. He spent his own personal ... read more

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Trust Your Vehicle Fleet to LightHouse Automotive

Trust Your Vehicle Fleet to LightHouse Automotive

Running a successful company takes a lot of hard work and attention to detail. And when you have a fleet of business vehicles (delivery trucks, service vans, taxis, police cruisers, company cars, etc.), keeping up with regular maintenance and automotive repairs can be difficult. LightHouse Automotive Fleet Services That's why many businesses throughout the Colorado Springs area count on LightHouse Automotive for their fleet management services. Our experienced ASE Certified technicians can handle all types of vehicles and keep your fleet working for you. LightHouse Automotive is also a certified NAPA AutoCare Center. Whether it's scheduled routine maintenance or unexpected repairs, big and small, we have you covered with fleet account rates and flexible financing options. Preventative maintenance is ... read more

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When is it Time to Get New Brakes?

When is it Time to Get New Brakes?

We get this question all the time at LightHouse Automotive. Customers want to know when it's the best time to get new brake pads or brake rotors. The truth is, there is not a "one size fits all" answer when it comes to brake repair and replacement. There are many factors that go into brake wear. Therefore, it is important that you get your brake pads, rotors and fluid inspected regularly and replaced as needed. The general rule of thumb says you'll probably get your brake pads replaced every 50,000 miles. However, some brakes may wear out after only 25,000 miles. Some may last up to 75,000 miles. If you are driving and hear a lot of screeching, squealing or squeeking every time you come to a stop, it may be a brake problem and you'll want to have it checked out as soon as possible. You never want your brakes to fail! Here are some common factors that af ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Helps Customer Find Peace of Mind Before a Long Road Trip

LightHouse Automotive Helps Customer Find Peace of Mind Before a Long Road Trip

Leanne was getting ready for a long road trip from Colorado Springs to Omaha, Nebraska. However, she knew better than to just hit the road without making absolutely sure that her car was in good shape. After all, nobody ever wants to break down or have car trouble when away from home.  Leanne thought it would be best to call the team at LightHouse Automotive, the Colorado Springs auto repair experts. She had read online reviews and knew ours was a trusted name for automotive services. Leanne was able to make a same-day appointment and we were happy to help her out by performing a full vehicle inspection before she left for her trip. "This place fit me in last minute to do a complete check on my car," Leanne says in her online review. "My car was in tip-top shape ... read more

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At LightHouse Automotive, We Take Things Personally

At LightHouse Automotive, We Take Things Personally

When we opened LightHouse Automotive 13 years ago, we had a simple goal in mind. We wanted to be the best Colorado Springs auto repair shop we could be. Most importantly, we wanted our name to be one that our customers could trust. Just as a lighthouse guides weary sailors to safer waters, the automotive repair team at LightHouse Automotive is dedicated to helping customers drive down the road safely. This commitment is what drives the personalized approach to service at LightHouse Automotive. We want you to feel comfortable from the moment you walk into our shop. We want you to feel confident in the expertise of our automotive technicians and the repairs or services being performed. We want you to drive away knowing you made the right decision to trust your car with the ... read more

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Understanding Your Vehicle's Factory Maintenance Schedule

Understanding Your Vehicle's Factory Maintenance Schedule

We perform a lot of routine maintenance at LightHouse Automotive. Customers know they can count on our Colorado Springs auto repair technicians to perform the necessary maintenance services, along with any other automotive repairs that need to happen.  It is important to have regular maintenance done in order to ensure the performance of your vehicle over time. You will want to understand the factory maintenance recommendations provided by your manufacturer. If you have your owner's manual, you can easily look up the recommended maintenance schedule in there. Every vehicle will have slight different schedules to follow. Different factors include the age of the car, the make, the model and even the oil type. For instance, synthetic oil usually needs to be changed less often than standard oil. It all comes down to following the specific recommendations for your car, though ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Saves Customer Time and Money By Avoiding Unnecessary Auto Repairs

LightHouse Automotive Saves Customer Time and Money By Avoiding Unnecessary Auto Repairs

Richard was getting frustrated after dealing with a Jeep dealership in Denver. They were recommending a major repair, but he wasn't sure it was necessary. He knew it was at least worth seeking a second opinion from a reputable automotive shop, so he called Rylan Blair at LightHouse Automotive. "Rylan and his crew inspected my Jeep," Richard says in his online review. "The Jeep dealer in Denver recommended I basically replace my front end. I doubted this analysis because I had no play shaking, etc." Rylan and our LightHouse Automotive team in Colorado Springs were happy to take a better look at Richard's Jeep in order to determine the problem. Rylan personally has a lot of experience with Jeep vehicles, so he and our automotive technicians performed a thor ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Honors the Rich Military Heritage of Colorado Springs

LightHouse Automotive Honors the Rich Military Heritage of Colorado Springs

Armed Forces Day is this Saturday and Memorial Day is just a couple weeks away. What better time to show our appreciation to our nation's dedicated service men and women? Colorado Springs has a strong military tradition and LightHouse Automotive is proud to honor it. To say Colorado Springs has a significant military influence would be quite an understatement. After all, we have Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, Fort Carson and the Air Force Academy nearby. And, you have NORAD not too far away in the mountains. Naturally, we have a lot of military veterans and active service personnel coming into our Colorado Springs auto repair shop.  As a small token of thanks for their service to our country, LightHouse Automotive offers discounted automotive repairs an ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Offers the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty

LightHouse Automotive is a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, which gives us access to their nationwide network of parts providers and many other automotive repair resources. In addition, it means qualifying parts and repairs performed at LightHouse Automotive are backed by the 36-Month, 36,000-Mile NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty.  This great warranty protects our customers (and all NAPA AutoCare Center customers across the country). Basically, if you get qualifying repairs done at LightHouse Automotive and then experience further problems, you can bring your car back to our Colorado Springs auto repair shop and we'll take care of any necessary follow-up repairs. Likewise, you can take your car to any of the ... read more

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Car Care Tips for Colorado's Rainy Season

Car Care Tips for Colorado's Rainy Season

  It's that time of year in Colorado Springs. Snow is no longer an issue, but we will get some rain. That means more humidity in the air and wet roads, both of which can put extra wear and tear on your car. LightHouse Automotive has compiled these rainy season car care tips that will help you maintain your vehicle's performance while also staying safer on the road. 1. Keep Your Windshield Clean Mud, dirt and bugs can build up quickly when it's raining out, not to mention the rain itself providing less visibility. Make sure you keep your windshield clean and that your windshield wipers are working well. New wipers can make a major difference. Also, check your windshield washer fluid and top it off if needed. 2. Wash Your Car and Apply a Fresh Coat of Wax This is especially important on older cars with older paint jobs. It may seem like a pointless endeav ... read more

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