Yearly Archives: 2020

Customer Appreciates Honest Service at LightHouse Automotive

Customer Appreciates Honest Service at LightHouse Automotive

A recent customer going by the initials of O.B. was kind enough to post an online review of his customer service experience at LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs. He came in for a professional inspection on his truck and recommendations for repairs. Here is what he had to say in his review: "They were very professional and so nice!" O.B. writes. "They told me everything that was wrong with my truck and estimated costs to fix it. The owner is so nice, we had a great conversation with him. It took awhile, but my truck is difficult." We are very passionate about cars, trucks and SUVs here at LightHouse Automotive. Perhaps nobody loves cars more than our owner, Rylan Blair. He is a lifelong gear head and his passion for automobiles is what drives our entire team of technici ... read more

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from LightHouse Automotive!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from LightHouse Automotive!

We just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! This message goes out to our team, our families, our friends, our clients and our neighbors throughout the Colorado Springs area. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! Focusing on the Positive This has been a tough year for everyone. Now more than ever, it's important to focus on the positive and be thankful for the good things in life. We're looking forward to some new hope in 2021, but 2020 has also brought its positives. They say every cloud has a silver lining. Through this experience, we've able to see the community of Colorado Springs band together. We've received so much love and support from our customers, and we try to give back every day by providing the best automotive services around. Our Commitment No matter what ... read more

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8 Signs of a Dying Car Battery

8 Signs of a Dying Car Battery

A dead car battery is a common problem in the winter season. Sometimes, it's due directly to the freezing temperatures, but that's not always the issue at hand. There could be many different reasons why your battery is weak and/or dying. Here are some of the warning signs you can look for, according to the Colorado Springs auto repair specialists at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Car Won't Start This is a pretty obvious sign that the battery is dead. If you turn the key or hit the start button and it makes no noise (or maybe just a few light clicks), then it's probably the battery that needs to be recharged or replaced. It could be a failing starter, alternator or spark plug, as well, so make sure to look at more than just the battery. ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Customer Appreciates Thorough Service Approach

LightHouse Automotive Customer Appreciates Thorough Service Approach

Jonathan recently visited LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs for some repairs to his vehicle. He wasn't sure exactly what was wrong, which is why he wanted to take it to a local automotive expert he knew he could trust. Here is what Jonathan had to say in his Google review of our shop: "Good communication, normal pricing with the standard markups," Jonathan writes. "They may need to chase and issue for awhile, but what they work on they do fix correctly." We appreciate that feedback and acknowledgement of our process, Jonathan. We may never be the biggest auto repair shop in town, but we are honest, dedicated and very thorough in everything we do. Our technicians want to make sure that we get to the bottom of any automotive problem. With a proper diagnosis, we are able to make accur ... read more

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Maintain Your Suspension for a Cold Colorado Winter

Maintain Your Suspension for a Cold Colorado Winter

It's no secret that winter weather wreaks havoc on the roads in and around Colorado Springs during the winter season. We have rain, snow, ice and sleet that can cover the streets and create slick driving surfaces. Freezing temperatures and excess moisture can also lead to a lot of cracks and potholes. Water, grease, mud and road salt can also kick up underneath your vehicle while you drive and cause significant issues. Suspension System Maintenance All of these factors make Colorado winters pretty rough on your vehicle's suspension system. When it comes to safety and handling during difficult driving conditions, maintaining your suspension is extra important. You want your shocks/struts to be healthy to absorb all the bumps, cracks and potholes. You want your wheels in perfect alignment to avoid drifting and slipping on ti ... read more

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At LightHouse Automotive, We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For!

At LightHouse Automotive, We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For!

2020 is a year none of us will ever forget. That is for sure. Yet, as we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we still have to stop and take the time to give our thanks. That's what this special holiday is all about.  Being Thankful We may not be able to have really big family get-togethers this Thanksgiving, but we can still be thankful for the things we do have. LightHouse Automotive has been fortunate enough to be considered an "essential business" and we've been able to stay open throughout the year in order to help people throughout the Colorado Springs area with their auto care needs. Support Your Favorite Local Businesses Not all local businesses have been as fortunate, though. This holiday season, we highly recommend you support local businesses as much as possible. Buy gift cards at your favorite restaurants and shop at your loca ... read more

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Customer Gets Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection at LightHouse Automotive

Customer Gets Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection at LightHouse Automotive

If you are considering the purchase of a used car, always remember that you have the right to get the vehicle inspected by an objective third party. It's the smart thing to do before you commit to buying. If no problems are found, it gives you extra peace of mind. If there are issues, you will be able to make better purchase decisions. Even if you still decide to buy the car, you'll know exactly what work it needs and that can also help with your negotiations. We perform pre-purchase inspections all the time at LightHouse Automotive. Used vehicle buyers know they can count on us for an unbiased opinion and thorough inspection report. We recently had a customer named Cole come into the shop for a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. Here's what he had to ... read more

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Happy Veterans Day from LightHouse Automotive!

Happy Veterans Day from LightHouse Automotive!

There's a lot going on in our country—and throughout the world—right now. However, today is Veterans Day in the United States, so we wanted to take a moment to celebrate this very important holiday. As an auto shop based in Colorado Springs, we have always had a strong connection with this area's rich military heritage. Local Military Connections We have Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Fort Carson, Cheyenne Mountain and the Air Force Academy all fairly close to our city. It should come as no surprise that we deal with many active duty service men and women, as well as veterans who still live in this community and cadets at the Academy. We are grateful to each and every one of you for your service and sacrifice. LightHouse Automotive Military Discount As our own little way of saying "thank you" for your service, we offer a 10% discount on our automotive services to all military veterans and active duty per ... read more

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Preparing Your Car's Heater and Defrosters for Winter

Preparing Your Car's Heater and Defrosters for Winter

You might not think that fall is a good time to get your car's air conditioning system serviced, but it is. Remember, the A/C system also controls the heater and front window defrosters. Those are obviously important features in Colorado, where the winter temperatures dip below freezing. We get snow, ice, fog and rain through fall and well into spring, as well. Now is a great time to get your A/C system inspected, tested and serviced as we head into the coldest months of the year. Stay Safe and Comfortable Most Colorado Springs drivers will get plenty of use out of their heaters and defrosters this time of year. Of course, you want to stay comfortable while inside the vehicle. Few things feel better than cranking up the heat after spending a few minutes outside. Make sure your heater is providing ample heat, your vents are clean and your cabin air filter is replaced when ... read more

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8 Automotive Issues to Think About Heading into the Colorado Winter

8 Automotive Issues to Think About Heading into the Colorado Winter

As we end October and get ready to begin November, we can already feel the special chill in the air throughout Colorado Springs. It's a sign that winter is coming soon and we want to keep our vehicles running their best despite the freezing temperatures, ice, rain and snow.  There is no doubt that many of your car's important systems and parts need to work a little harder in the winter months. LightHouse Automotive has identified these 8 things in your vehicle that need extra attention heading into the coldest season of the year in Colorado: 1. Car Battery With cold temperatures, it's hard to get your battery warm and keep it charged in between starts. Make sure your alternator is in working properly and your battery is holding a full ... read more

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