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Feeling Every Bump on the Road? It's Time for a Suspension Inspection!

Feeling Every Bump on the Road? It's Time for a Suspension Inspection!

You know the feeling when you are driving. It seems like you feel every single little bump on the road. Your car vibrates on the highways or pulls a little as you make turns. Every time you come to a quick stop, your front end buckles. These are all common signs of suspension problems, and they shouldn't be ignored. A Matter of Safety When your suspension is weak, it may just seem like an inconvenience to have your ride feel more uncomfortable. However, a failing suspension can lead to bad things. For starters, it's not safe. If your car is bucking around like a wild bronco or not cornering well, it can be really dangerous to drive. This is especially true here in Colorado with a lot of driving on mountains, hills, rough roads and wet/icy surfaces in the fall and winter months. A Sign of Bigger Problems to Come In addition, an ... read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Oxygen Sensors

Everything You Need to Know About Oxygen Sensors

If you own a vehicle that was produced after 1980, it will definitely include oxygen (O2) sensors in the exhaust. Some vehicles from earlier than that will also have them. These sensors perform a vital function and are connected directly to the car’s computer system. They monitor the relative amount of oxygen running through the engine. If the oxygen levels are too low or too high, the sensor will be tripped and your check engine light will come on. What Do Oxygen Sensors Do? Oxygen sensors are one of the most common reasons why the check engine light comes on. Yes, they can wear out and/or simply fail over time. In other words, the warning light may just be a result of an oxygen sensor that needs to be replaced. Or, the sensor may be doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing. In this case, the check engine light is o ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Helps Out-of-Town Visitor with Water Pump Problem

LightHouse Automotive Helps Out-of-Town Visitor with Water Pump Problem

Scott was on the road and traveling back to his home in Texas. When he was in the Colorado Springs area, he discovered that his water pump was leaking and the vehicle was running hot. The situation was not good and he was eager for help. However, he isn't from this area and didn't know who to call.  "Called around for estimates and was shocked at the prices I was getting," Scott writes in his recent Google review of LightHouse Automotive. "Landed on these guys and they said they would try to help me and work on getting the price down as much as possible. They did great and beat all other estimates. And, they got right on it immediately!" In most vehicles that use a standard cooling system, the water pump is one ... read more

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6 Reasons to Bring Your Vehicle Fleet to LightHouse Automotive

6 Reasons to Bring Your Vehicle Fleet to LightHouse Automotive

If you run a business or civil service in the Colorado Springs area, you may have a fleet of service vehicles that need regular automotive care. From delivery vans to service trucks to company cars, LightHouse Automotive's team of expert automotive technicians can help you keep all your vehicles running their best. In fact, here are 6 of the best reasons why you should trust your vehicle fleet to LightHouse Automotive: 1. Preventative Maintenance It’s called “preventative” maintenance for a reason. By taking a proactive approach to regular automotive service for the vehicles in your fleet, LightHouse Automotive can keep them running as well as possible while also helping to prevent breakdowns and major repairs in the future ... read more

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Follow LightHouse Automotive Online

Follow LightHouse Automotive Online

At LightHouse Automotive, we like to stay connected to our customers. We also like to hear feedback about how we're doing. We really appreciate it when our customers take the time to write reviews about their service experiences at our shop. It's what helps us learn and grow as we continually refine our approach to provide the best possible automotive repair and maintenance services in the Colorado Springs area. Here are some of the ways you can follow LightHouse Automotive online and through social media: Our Blog You're reading one of our blog articles right now, but we post new blogs every single week. Whether it's news about our shop, helpful car care tips or general information about automotive repair, the LightHouse Automotive Blog is a great source of insight. O ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Serves as a Beacon for One Weary Traveler

LightHouse Automotive Serves as a Beacon for One Weary Traveler

Doc was driving through Colorado Springs while on a road trip when his temperature gauge showed that his truck was running very hot and about to overheat. He wasn't familiar with any local auto repair shops since he's from out of town, so he got his truck to the first one he came across. Fortunately for him, it was LightHouse Automotive. Doc recently shared his experience in a Facebook post. "LightHouse Automotive truly lives up to their name as a beacon for travelers," Doc writes. "I pulled into Colorado Springs on a 100+ degree day, only to have my temperature gauge spike into the red and the truck started to lose power. Convinced that I had cooked the water pump, I limped the truck into the closest shop I could find. Luckily, it was LightHouse." We are glad that Doc found us, as well. We knew he was in a desperate situation, so we were ... read more

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Technology and Experience - A Winning Combination in Colorado Springs Auto Repair

Technology and Experience - A Winning Combination in Colorado Springs Auto Repair

Many people throughout the Colorado Springs area trust the team at LightHouse Automotive because they know what they are doing. These technicians are led by owner, Rylan Blair, who is an expert mechanic who knows just about everything there is to know about auto repair.  A Powerful Combination This kind of proven knowledge and experience is vital to running a successful auto repair shop. And, when you pair automotive expertise with advanced technology and equipment, you get a truly winning combination. our team knows what to look for when it comes to vehicle problems. At the same time, the use of cutting-edge diagnostics equipment and other helpful tools make the inspection process even more effective. Diagnostics and Inspections ... read more

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Brakes Screeching? Here's What You Need to Know.

Brakes Screeching? Here's What You Need to Know.

Nobody likes the sound of brakes that are screeching and squealing every time you step on the brake pedal. There are actually a number of issues that can cause these unpleasant sounds, and it's not always the brakes that are the culprit. LightHouse Automotive has put together this list of common brake issues that you will want to have inspected and repaired if you hear screeching or squealing. 1. Worn Brake Pads This is the most common cause of squeaky brakes and it is also the easiest fix. Your brake pads may be worn out and it's time to get them replaced. If you wait too long, the sounds will only get worse as metal grinds on metal and potentially more damage is caused. 2. Dirt and Grease Sometimes brake pads, rotors and other components just get dirty. This is especially common during the wet winter months when there is a lot of dirt, mud, grease and grime get ... read more

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Truck Owner Finds Cost-Effective Repair Solutions at LightHouse Automotive

Truck Owner Finds Cost-Effective Repair Solutions at LightHouse Automotive

Gaby was a little hesitant to bring her Dodge Dakota R/T to a mechanic. She knew the truck needed a lot of work, but she couldn't hold off any longer. Gaby decided to bring it to LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs for a thorough assessment and a breakdown of her repair options. Her recent review on Google outlines her positive service experience. "This is the best service we have had in a long time," Gaby writes. "Went in needing a big job for our Dakota R/T and expecting to pay money I couldn't afford at the time. I was not only greeted with great customer service, but given affordable options to my problem which I really appreciate." At LightHouse Automotive, we are going to tell it like it is. We perform thorough ... read more

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Get the Most Out of Your Engine with LightHouse Automotive

Get the Most Out of Your Engine with LightHouse Automotive

Your engine is the heart of your car and you want to keep it running its best. The Colorado Springs auto repair experts at LightHouse Automotive know what it takes to keep engines performing well. Let's take a look at some of their engine repair and maintenance services. Preventative Maintenance When it comes to caring for your car's engine, preventative maintenance is important. Getting your oil and filter changed every 3,000-5,000 miles is crucial to keep all the components inside the engine properly lubricated. Then, you have other things like the fuel filter, air filter, exhaust system and cooling system that you want to keep in good shape to protect your engine from major damage. Check Engine Light Obviously, if your ... read more

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