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5 Simple Tips for Better Tire Maintenance

5 Simple Tips for Better Tire Maintenance

When you take care of your tires, they will take care of you and your car. You want your tires to be in good shape because they will provide better safety and overall performance for your vehicle. When it comes to tire care and maintenance, here are some simple tips from LightHouse Automotive that will help you keep your tires in the best shape possible. 1. Check Your Tire Pressure At least once a month, take a few minutes to check your tire pressure. Keep a tire gauge in your glove compartment or use the gauges at the "Tire & Air" pump at your local gas station. Remember to check all four tires (and your spare if it's easily accessible) and make sure they are at proper air levels. If not, fill them back up accordingly. Maintaining consistent air pressure will help your tires last longer and can even help with things like fuel efficiency. 2. Check Your Tire Tread ... read more

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5 Signs You Need a Wheel Alignment

5 Signs You Need a Wheel Alignment

Is your vehicle due for a wheel alignment? If you are in the Colorado Springs area, you can always bring your car, truck or SUV into LightHouse Automotive for a quick and easy wheel alignment check. We can tell you if anything is misaligned or off-balance with the wheels, tires, suspension, brakes, axles or differential(s), and we'll offer honest recommendations for wheel alignment and balance repairs. Otherwise, it's sometimes fairly easy to tell yourself if you have a wheel alignment problem with your vehicle. You may notice some strange things when you are driving or you can take a look at your tires to see the common signs of wheel misalignment. If you are experiencing any of the following issues, it may be a wheel alignment concern that's worth getting repaired or at least looked at by a professional auto repair technician like ... read more

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Local Customer Puts Faith in LightHouse Automotive

Local Customer Puts Faith in LightHouse Automotive

Donna needed automotive repairs, but she really didn't have a shop in Colorado Springs that she felt completely comfortable with. Therefore, she did her research and came across LightHouse Automotive. She decided to give us a try and was very happy with her service experience, which inspired her to share her review on Yelp. "Found these guys in the Christian business directory," writes Donna. "Did a great job on our car that had many issues, for a reasonable price and did not try to charge extra. Super nice and stayed in communication with us the whole time." At LightHouse Automotive, we are driven by our core values. Our shared faith doesn't define our business, but it certainly shapes the way we ... read more

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Got a Transmission Fluid Leak? Here's What You Need to Do.

Got a Transmission Fluid Leak? Here's What You Need to Do.

A leaking transmission is no laughing matter. Transmission fluid provides vital lubrication and cooling properties throughout your transmission. If the fluid is at a low level or the fluid itself is in bad shape, it will lead to bigger problems. Transmission repairs, rebuilds and replacements are not cheap. Like any automotive issue, it's always a good idea to address a small issue before it develops into a huge concern. How to Identify a Transmission Fluid Leak If there is a major leak, transmission fluid is very easy to identify. It is typically bright red in color. If you notice any drips or puddles on the ground underneath your car, this is a big problem that you will want to get checked out by an auto repair expert immediately. Any drips on the ground means there is a significant leak that should be dealt with as soon as possible. Otherwise, a minor transmission fluid leak ca ... read more

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When is the Last Time You Had Your Brakes Inspected?

When is the Last Time You Had Your Brakes Inspected?

Are your brakes screeching and squealing? Is your car not stopping quite as quickly as it normally does? Are your tire treads wearing out very unevenly? If the answer is yes to any or all of these questions, you are due for a brake inspection. Let's face it. Your brakes are one of your vehicle's most important components. Without good brakes, you won't have good control over your car and it can be extremely dangerous. You want to be able to come to a quick stop when the situation demands and you also just want to enjoy a smoother ride without herky jerky stops and starts. If you live in the Colorado Springs area and think you might have brake issues, bring your vehicle into LightHouse Automotive for a proper brake inspection. Our team of ASE Certified auto repair technicians will inspect your brake system a ... read more

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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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