Monthly Archives: April 2018

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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