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Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season!

Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season!

The LightHouse Automotive team would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year and wonderful holiday season! It truly is a special time of year right now, especially when you have all four seasons here in Colorado Springs. It's a great time to reflect and be grateful to everyone who has made 2018 such a memorable year for LightHouse Automotive. From our loyal customers to our vendor partners and other businesses throughout town, we appreciate your support and we're proud to be a part of this community. Year-End Reflections 2018 certainly was a fantastic year at LightHouse Automotive. We brought some new faces on board and we helped so many people with their automotive repair and maintenance needs. We would especially like to thank those customers who took the time to ... read more

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Are Your Tires Wearing Out Too Quickly? Here Are 5 Possible Reasons Why.

Are Your Tires Wearing Out Too Quickly? Here Are 5 Possible Reasons Why.

If your tire treads are uneven or they are wearing out more quickly than they should, it’s usually a sign of something else wrong with the car. Of course, you should get the tires rotated every 5,000-10,000 miles depending on your recommended service schedule, but that can only do so much to help evenly distribute the regular wear and tear over time. When tire wear is really significant or the uneven wear is really noticeable, then you will want to get your vehicle inspected by an expert mechanic. There are certain things they will know to look for. To help narrow things down, LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs has put together this list of common sources of uneven tire wear: 1. Wheels/Wheel Bearings The wheels themselves are often responsible for significant tire wear. Perhaps the lug nuts are a tad loose or the wheel bearings inside are getting worn out in one of the wheel ... read more

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Customer Turns to LightHouse Automotive for Auto Electric Repairs

Customer Turns to LightHouse Automotive for Auto Electric Repairs

Cutler was dealing with an electrical issue in his car. After doing some research, he decided to bring his vehicle into LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs for diagnostic testing, inspection and repairs. He knew our shop had a great reputation for auto electric repairs. "LightHouse Automotive quickly and correctly solved and electrical issue with my car awhile back," Cutler writes in his recent review posted on Google. "They also gave me time to explore my options." The first step in any automotive repair situation is to properly determine the problem. Especially when it comes to electrical issues, it can be tricky to uncover the source of the failure. Sometimes, it's just a loose connection or frayed wire that is easy to fix. Other common issues include failing sensors ... read more

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Are You Due for a Brake Inspection?

Are You Due for a Brake Inspection?

It's always important to make sure your vehicle's brakes are in good shape. You should get them inspected at least a couple times of year and standard brake services should part of your regularly scheduled maintenance plan. However, during the winter months here in Colorado, having good brakes is even more important. Roads get slick, visibility is worse and there are simply more safety concerns facing every driver.  Your brakes can literally save your life. If you haven't had your brakes inspected in awhile, now might be a good time to visit LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs for a thorough brake inspection. Our experienced automotive technicians will check everything out. If all the components are in good shape, then you can get back out on the road and drive confidently. If there are issues, we ... read more

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Happy Thanksgiving from LightHouse Automotive

Happy Thanksgiving from LightHouse Automotive

Thanksgiving is such a special time of year for families to come together, enjoy a great meal and share memories with one another. It's also the time to be thankful. That's why LightHouse Automotive would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to everyone who has made our little shop what it is today. Customer Care First and foremost, LightHouse Automotive would like to thank our loyal customers. Without you putting your trust and faith in us, we wouldn't have a shop. Whether you came in just one time for service, repairs or maintenance or you are a longtime customer who's visited the shop many times throughout the years, we appreciate your business and we're proud to have served you. We approach ... read more

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Local Customer Thanks LightHouse Automotive Team for Excellent Service

Local Customer Thanks LightHouse Automotive Team for Excellent Service

Vanessa is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to her car. She has some mechanical experience and realized that there were various issues she needed to deal with. Vanessa decided to bring her vehicle to LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs for a full inspection and breakdown of recommended repairs. "I am so pleased with the service I received," Vanessa says in her online review. "I have some mechanical knowledge and when I would talk about the things that I though were wrong with my car, none of the mechanics talked down to me. They were so respectful and helped me every way possible with my car." The LightHouse Automotive team did a thorough inspection of Vanessa's car and ran diagnostic tests, as wel ... read more

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Alternator Problems? Look for These 5 Common Signs.

Alternator Problems? Look for These 5 Common Signs.

Your vehicle's alternator is an ingenious piece of equipment, and it performs a very vital function to keep your car and all of its electronic components working properly. It essentially recycles power from the engine back to the battery. Without it, your battery will die quickly and nothing will run right. There are some common signs you can look for if your alternator is failing. LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs, CO has compiled this list of symptoms for you. 1. Warning Light Most cars will have warning lights specifically for alternator problems. It may be the one that looks like a battery, or it could have more specific text like GEN or ALT. If this light is illuminated, then the sensors in your vehicle are letting you know that you might have an alternator issue. 2. Dead/Weak Battery If the alternator isn't doing its job, then power is not bei ... read more

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5 Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle's Cooling System

5 Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Vehicle's Cooling System

Fall is already here in Colorado Springs and another cold winter is just around the corner. It's a good time to make sure your car is in the best possible shape for safety and performance throughout the colder and wetter months.  Cooling System Maintenance One system that is very important in the winter is your vehicle's cooling system. "Cooling system" is sometimes a misleading term. Yes, this is the system that keeps your engine from overheating. However, it is also vital in helping keep the engine and other components from seizing up when the temperatures outside are cold. You might even think of it as a temperature regulation system for the engine. Ultimately, it performs very important functions in all seasons.  Here are a few tips from Colorado Springs' own ... read more

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See What LightHouse Automotive Customers Are Saying About Their Service Experiences

See What LightHouse Automotive Customers Are Saying About Their Service Experiences

At LightHouse Automotive, we love seeing our customers write reviews. Whether it's on our website, Yelp, Google or our Facebook page, we welcome all honest feedback. It's what helps us strive to provide the best possible customers service. We've been getting a lot of great comments from our customers lately, so we'd like to share a few here. Dan says: "Needed to find some place to rely on for my car repair/maintenance that I could trust. Found it.""These mechanics are who the mechanics take their vehicles to," adds Terri. "They really know what they are doing.""Great job," says Ronald. "Freelander is run ... read more

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The Importance of Visibility During Colorado's Winter Season

The Importance of Visibility During Colorado's Winter Season

Driver visibility is often, ironically, overlooked when it comes to standard vehicle maintenance. Most people are pretty good about getting their oil changed and their tires rotated when service is due. As we head into the cold, rainy and snowy months here in Colorado Springs, however, visibility should be a major priority for all vehicle owners.  If your vision is compromised at all while driving, it's not safe for you, the other drivers around you or even pedestrians. You want to be able to see well so that you can drive safely. With this in mind, LightHouse Automotive has put together these visibility maintenance tips. 1. Get a Defroster Check-Up In addition to keeping you warm in the vehicle, your heater/air conditioner runs your front defroster fans. Most rear defrosters are actually more o ... read more

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