Monthly Archives: December 2017

Signs You Might Have a Problem with Your Car's Heater

Signs You Might Have a Problem with Your Car's Heater

This is the time of year when your vehicle's heater and defrosters are ultra important. Fog, rain, sleet and snow can all impact your safety and visibility while driving on Colorado's roads throughout the winter months. You want to make sure your heater, AC and defroster(s) are all working correctly. It's cold outside, so you want to stay warm inside your car or truck. You also want to be able to see out the windows while driving. Remember other drivers will have the same limited visibility you do on bad weather days, so you always have to be extra vigilant while on the road. Here are some of signs that you could have issues with your vehicle's Heating/Air Conditioning system: Air Not Warm Enough It may take a few minutes for your car to warm up and thus start blowing hot air into the passenger cabin. However, if it is not getti ... read more

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Happy Holidays from LightHouse Automotive!

Happy Holidays from LightHouse Automotive!

Winter is such a neat time of year here in Colorado Springs. The snow begins to fall and holiday cheer takes over our wonderful community. The entire staff of LightHouse Automotive would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Reflecting on 2017 2017 has really been a great year at LightHouse Automotive. It has been a true pleasure to serve our loyal customers. Many visited our shop for the first time this year while others have been regulars for years. From routine oil changes to custom installations to major automotive repairs, Rylan Blair and the technicians at LightHouse Automotive have seen and done just about everything this year. Every day is full of excitement and challenges, and you know our team is always up to the task ... read more

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Customer Trusts LightHouse Automotive for Body Repairs on His Volkswagen Jetta

Customer Trusts LightHouse Automotive for Body Repairs on His Volkswagen Jetta

Steve was recently in a minor car accident, which resulted in some body damage on his 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. He is a longtime customer of LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs, so he brought in his car to have it looked at by owner, Rylan Blair.  "Rylan always gets the job done," Steve writes in his Yelp review. "I had a fender bender and took my Jetta to LightHouse to see if they did body work. Normally they don't, but the damage was not too extensive. They did a good job and kept it close to the price range I was willing to spend." Major body work is not something we typically handle at LightHouse Automotive, but we have a long list o ... read more

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5 Common Symptoms of Suspension Problems

5 Common Symptoms of Suspension Problems

There are a number of things that can affect how smoothly your car drives. Some factors include wheel alignment, tire treads, tire pressure, brakes, differentials, wheel bearings and axles. However, your suspension system will have the biggest impact on the ride of your vehicle, and that’s what we want to focus on in this article. Components of Your Suspension There are three main components you need to know about when talking about your vehicle’s suspension system: Springs Most modern cars will use coil springs while some older vehicles use leaf spring designs. Then, there are custom air-ride systems, as well. The springs help absorb bumps on the road and maintain a consistent vehicle height to balance against rough road cond ... read more

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