Monthly Archives: August 2020

4 Signs of a Failing Oxygen Sensor

4 Signs of a Failing Oxygen Sensor

All modern vehicles will have at least one oxygen sensor (O2 sensor) in the exhaust system, with most of today's cars having as many as four different sensors located at key points between the engine, exhaust manifold and catalytic converter. These are highly sensitive pieces of equipment designed to detect any dangerous fluctuations in your exhaust gases. Because these sensors are so sensitive, they will fail from time to time. They could start giving off false readings and warnings, or they may not work at all. You could have a harmful exhaust leak or other exhaust system problem and not even know it if the oxygen sensors aren't doing what they are designed to do.  The good news is there are several ways to tell if you have a failing O2 sensor in your car: 1. Check Engine Light One of the most common sources for your ... read more

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Customer Appreciates Thorough Service at LightHouse Automotive

Customer Appreciates Thorough Service at LightHouse Automotive

Keith was experiencing automotive problems with his truck, but he wasn't sure exactly what was wrong. He decided to bring his vehicle into LightHouse Automotive for a professional inspection and repair recommendations. Owner, Rylan Blair, and his team of automotive technicians looked over Keith's truck and were able to give him the information he needed to make the right repair decisions. "LightHouse went way beyond expectations from start to finish," Keith says. "They made sure I understood exactly what was wrong with my truck and what my options were. Rylan and his guys provide excellent customer service and quality work for a fair price." Providing helpful information and insight is important to us at LightHouse Automotive. We understand that some of our customers know more about ca ... read more

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7 Ways to Keep Your Vehicle's Suspension System in Good Shape

7 Ways to Keep Your Vehicle's Suspension System in Good Shape

Your vehicle's suspension system does a lot more than give you a smoother ride. It affects the handling of the car and your overall safety while also protecting other components like brakes, drivetrain, wheels and tires. All of these systems need to be in good shape and work together to create the best possible performance. Here are 7 things you can do to help keep your suspension system in good shape: 1. Periodically Inspect the Shocks or Struts A clear sign of suspension problems is when you notice the shocks or struts leaking hydraulic fluid. A leaking shock/strut should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent more significant automotive damage. 2. Get Your Wheels Aligned The suspension system can have an impact on the ... read more

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Are You Using the Right Oil in Your Car?

Are You Using the Right Oil in Your Car?

Figuring out what type of engine oil to use in your vehicle is more confusing than ever nowadays. There are many different brands, weights, synthetics and other options that will boggle your mind. However, it is important to make sure you are using the right kind of oil that's best for your particular vehicle—especially if you are doing your own oil changes. Look it Up The first and easiest recommendation is to look in your vehicle owner's manual or search online. It will tell you the recommended weight and type, whether it's a fairly standard 10W-30, synthetic blend or full synthetic. If you are taking your vehicle to a quick lube shop, they will usually ask you what kind of oil you want. If you don't have an answer, they will use their best judgment. In most cases, they are going to make the right decision. For your own peace of mind, however, it helps to know the ... read more

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