Yearly Archives: 2019

Why We Love the Holidays at LightHouse Automotive

Why We Love the Holidays at LightHouse Automotive

The holiday season is here. The snow is falling and the Christmas decorations are up at home and at the LightHouse Automotive shop. We love this time of year. It's a special time to celebrate with friends and family. It's a time to reflect on the year that's past and look forward to the New Year ahead.  We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and wonderful holiday season! A Memorable 2019 2019 has been another memorable year for LightHouse Automotive. We've been blessed to serve so many great people and help them with their automotive repair and maintenance needs. We can't do what we do without our amazing team. They are what make our shop tick. Thank you to our excellent auto technicians and our customer service team! Thank You Everyone! ... read more

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3 Simple Tips for Better Tire Care this Winter

3 Simple Tips for Better Tire Care this Winter

When the roads in Colorado Springs have ice, snow, rain, slush and road salt on them in the winter, it's important to take care of your tires. After all, they are your vehicle's only direct point of contact with the road surface. The handling of your car and your safety depend greatly on the health of your tires. LightHouse Automotive would like to share these winter tire care tips: 1. Check the Air Pressure Often Cold temperature can decrease the air pressure in your tires. On the other side of the coin, overinflated tires will provide much less traction. It's worthwhile to check the air pressure at least every couple of weeks during the winter to make sure they are inflated properly. 2. Check the Tire Treads Your tire treads are very important during the winter to help with stability and traction. Look at the ... read more

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Dodge Caravan Owner Gets Suspension Repairs at LightHouse Automotive

Dodge Caravan Owner Gets Suspension Repairs at LightHouse Automotive

Mariano was experiencing suspension issues in his Dodge Caravan, so he took his vehicle into LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs for a proper diagnosis and professional repairs. He had been to our shop previously for some transmission repairs, so he knew he could count on our team to provide quality service. “The replacement of the rear suspension bushings for my Dodge Caravan turned out to be more difficult and time consuming than expected, but the crew at LightHouse stayed with it until the job got done at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!”Suspension problems can often be more complex than simply replacing some worn parts. Ultimately, the bushings themselves are pretty simple to install. They are there to provide cushi ... read more

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4 Things to Look for When Checking Your Oil

4 Things to Look for When Checking Your Oil

It's easy to check the oil in your car using the dipstick under the hood. Most cars will have several dipsticks for different fluid reservoirs, so consult your owner's manual to locate the engine oil reservoir and corresponding dipstick.  If you've never done it before, it's really simple. First, pull out the dipstick and use a cloth or paper towel to wipe off any old oil that may be on it. Dip it all the way back in and pull it out to get a fresh sample. It's a good idea to check your oil every so often because you want to make sure you have enough healthy oil in the pan to help keep your engine running smoothly. If not, it's time for an oil change! When you do take the time to check your own oil, here are 4 things you should look for according to the Colorado Springs auto repair experts at Light ... read more

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It's All About Giving Thanks

It's All About Giving Thanks

At LightHouse Automotive, we believe in the "attitude of gratitude." We've built our business on making positive connections with people, so it's only natural for us to want to give thanks during the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a special holiday to spend quality time with your friends, family and loved ones, and it's also a time to be grateful for everything we have. We want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Teamwork at Work We also want to give out our own thanks and share our gratitude for all the people who have helped make LightHouse Automotive what it is today. Rylan and Tia Blair started this Colorado Springs auto repair shop over 15 years ago with a simple mission to provide friendly customer service and quality auto care. These values are still at the core of everything we do as a business. It starts with our ... read more

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Chevy Owner Gets Fuel Pressure Sensor Replaced at LightHouse Automotive

Chevy Owner Gets Fuel Pressure Sensor Replaced at LightHouse Automotive

Edward was concerned when the check engine light came on in his 2007 Chevrolet Impala. He didn't hesitate to bring his car into LightHouse Automotive for a diagnostic check and inspection to determine what the problem was.  "They let me know my fuel pressure sensor was bad and needed to be replaced," Edward says. "They gave me an estimate to see if I can afford it, which was a good thing." The fuel pressure sensor (also known as a fuel rail sensor) is one of many important sensors within a vehicle. It monitors the fuel pressure in the fuel system, and then sends measurements to the car's computer. The computer then makes adjustments to keep the fuel burning consistently in the engine. It's a very sensitive component, so when it fails it can really impact the fuel efficiency and performance of the vehicle. When any sensor in you ... read more

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7 Signs of Fuel System Failure

7 Signs of Fuel System Failure

Your vehicle’s fuel system pumps fuel from the gas tank and into the engine. Needless to say, it can be problematic if the fuel system isn’t working properly. You will lose fuel efficiency (MPG). If something is really wrong, then the car might not run at all. Damage to fuel system components may also lead to a fuel leak, which can be dangerous in a number of ways. In most cases, major fuel system issues will come down to the fuel pump. It’s what keeps the gas flowing through the lines. Other problems that can be developed are clogged fuel filters or fuel lines. Or, a leak can happen with a loose connection or damaged parts. Here are are 7 common signs that your car has a fuel system failure, according to LightHouse Automotive: 1. The Engine is Sputtering This of ... read more

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What it Means to Be Family Owned and Operated

What it Means to Be Family Owned and Operated

LightHouse Automotive opened in Colorado Springs almost exactly 16 years ago. It was back in October of 2003 when an experienced local auto mechanic, Rylan Blair, and his wife, Tia—who brings a great mind for business management and marketing—decided to open their own automotive repair shop in their beloved hometown. Together, they have built something truly special with the help of their amazing team of employees. Independently Owned. Family Operated. Since the beginning, LightHouse Automotive has been proud to be an independent, family owned and locally focused auto shop serving the needs of Colorado Springs residents and anyone in the surrounding El Paso County communities.  NAPA Knowhow Without the Chain Store Limitations We are an affiliated NAPA AutoCare Center ... read more

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Dodge Owner Gets Coolant Leak Fixed at LightHouse Automotive

Dodge Owner Gets Coolant Leak Fixed at LightHouse Automotive

Patty has had her Dodge Durango for many years, so it's needed plenty of maintenance and repairs for as long as she's owned it. Recently, she was having some cooling system problems, so she took it to the Colorado Springs auto repair shop she trusted. Patty has been to LightHouse Automotive in the past, so she knew she could count on Rylan Blair and our team to get the job done right. "I have had my 2003 Dodge Durango in Rylan's shop a couple of times," Patty writes in her recent Google review. "They are always professional and honest." When an older vehicle like Patty's comes into the LightHouse Automotive shop, we always want to give it a little extra attention. We look everything over carefully to make sure there are no potential problems and that the ... read more

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The LightHouse Automotive Guide to Vehicle Filters

The LightHouse Automotive Guide to Vehicle Filters

Every vehicle has four primary types of filters that perform very simple, yet important functions. As the term implies, they filter out dirt, debris and impurities that can otherwise contaminate vital automotive components and hinder performance. Here's what you need to know about your vehicle's different filters, according to the Colorado Springs auto repair experts at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Oil Filter This is probably the filter that most car owners are most familiar with because it needs to be changed the most often. When a standard oil change is performed, the oil filter will be replaced along with any oil in the reservoir. This ensures that fresh oil is running through the engine components and providing the necessary lubrication and cooling properties. It's important to change the oil fil ... read more

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