Monthly Archives: February 2018

5 Reasons to Have a Custom Exhaust System Installed at LightHouse Automotive

5 Reasons to Have a Custom Exhaust System Installed at LightHouse Automotive

Even the best-made vehicles have some room for improvement after they roll off the factory line. You may want to make various customizations to match your own taste and style. Or, you will want to consider custom performance upgrades to really get the most out of the vehicle. One of the most popular aftermarket upgrades that serious car owners will consider is a custom exhaust system. It can improve performance and it certainly can add a lot of flair. Here are five reasons why you might want to have a custom exhaust system installed at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Engine Performance and Power An aftermarket custom exhaust system can really unleash the full power of your car’s engine. By giving the exhaust gasses a more efficient escape route, your engine wi ... read more

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The Differences Between Brake Pads and Brake Rotors

The Differences Between Brake Pads and Brake Rotors

At LightHouse Automotive, brake inspections and repairs are among the most common services we perform for our customers. After all, everyone wants their brakes to be working properly! We often get questions about the differences between the primary brake components. This article will help explain the various parts and talk about the importance of brake maintenance for your vehicle's safety and performance.  Brake Components Most vehicles on the road have disc brake systems. We do work on a lot of classic cars with drum brakes here at LightHouse Automotive, but we're going to keep this topic focused on disc brakes. There are four primary components to disc brakes, including the caliper, caliper support, brake pad and brake rotor. Brake Pads vs. Brake Rotors Brake pads are attached to the calipers, which are essentially clamps that close when you press on the ... read more

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Customer Turns to LightHouse Automotive for Expert Auto Repair Services

Customer Turns to LightHouse Automotive for Expert Auto Repair Services

Mathew was in a tough situation. He had tried to work on his own car, an older-model Lincoln, but ended up hitting a wall. By the time he had a lot of it taken apart, he realized he wasn't equipped to make all the necessary repairs himself. Mathew needed professional help and he also wanted the repairs done quickly, which is why he turned to LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs. "Rylan and his team were great," Mathew writes in his recent review on Google. "I dropped them off an older Lincoln that I had torn apart and just did not have the mechanical expertise to finish up. They were quick to get it into the shop as I told them I needed the car ASAP." Sometimes it can be tricky when someone tries to make their own repairs and then brings it into ... read more

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10 of the Most Common Auto Repairs Performed at LightHouse Automotive

10 of the Most Common Auto Repairs Performed at LightHouse Automotive

If you own a car or truck, you can expect to need repairs at some point. Beyond just standard preventative maintenance, minor and major automotive repairs are just a regular part of life for most of us. It’s important to have an auto repair shop in town you can trust. That’s why people throughout Colorado Springs turn to the automotive repair experts at LightHouse Automotive. We often get asked what the most common automotive repair services are. We’ve compiled this list of the Top 10 so you know what to expect when it comes to caring for your vehicle. These are some of the repairs we perform most often at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Brake Pads and Rotors You want your brakes to be working correctly at all times ... read more

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