Monthly Archives: February 2020

10 Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your Car

10 Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your Car

There are some people who like to get a new vehicle every few years, whether they are on dealer lease programs or they trade-in and purchase a new or used car. Then, there are those of us who buy a vehicle and want to drive as long as it will keep running. We are proud when that odometer rolls over past 100,000 miles and maybe even 200,000 or 300,000 after many years of dependable driving.  Sometimes, you can get really lucky with a vehicle that lasts a long time. However, the best way to ensure that a car lives a long and healthy life is by performing proper preventative maintenance and taking care of minor problems before they turn into major repair jobs.  Here are 10 tips to extend the lifespan of your car, according to the Colorado Springs auto repair team at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Change the Oil This is the most common and most important preventative maintenance procedu ... read more

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7 Advantages of a Custom Exhaust System

7 Advantages of a Custom Exhaust System

Because of today's manufacturing standards, a lot of auto manufacturers will leave plenty of room for improvement with most cars that roll off an assembly line. They use affordable, standardized parts to fit a large quantity of mass-produced automobiles. They aren't concerned about maximizing each vehicle's performance, especially when it comes to torque and horsepower. This is why many vehicle owners opt to install aftermarket exhaust systems. It's one of the best way to boost horsepower, torque and other performance factors. In addition, a custom exhaust designed specifically for your car and your engine can improve things even more than a bolt-on kit. Here are 7 reasons why you should consider installing a custom exhaust system, according to the Colorado Springs auto repair experts (and custom exhaust specialists) at ... read more

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Local Customer Appreciates Clear Communication at LightHouse Automotive

Local Customer Appreciates Clear Communication at LightHouse Automotive

Edmund appreciates having a local mechanic in Colorado Springs that he can trust. He recently visited LightHouse Automotive for some auto repairs, and he was nice enough to share his feedback in a Google review. "Great service that you most definitely wouldn't see at any standard mechanic," Edmund writes. "LightHouse Automotive is the best mechanic I've been to since living here in Colorado Springs. They actually talk to you about what is wrong with your vehicle—about things other than how much it is going to cost." The most important thing to us at LightHouse Automotive is making sure our customers understand exactly what is going on with their vehicles. We listen to their concerns when they bring in their cars, trucks or SUVs. Then, we'll perform a thorough ... read more

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Do You Need to Change Your Engine Air Filter?

Do You Need to Change Your Engine Air Filter?

When people do their own vehicle maintenance at home, the engine air filter is often one of the most overlooked items. It's easy to remember changing the oil and oil filter or rotating the tires based on specific mileage driven, but the air filter isn't quite as memorable because its need for maintenance will fluctuate. However, it serves a very important function and it needs to be replaced periodically. When to Change Your Air Filter How often you should change your air filter can vary depending on a number of things. The general rule of thumb is somewhere between every 15,000 and 30,000 miles. How you drive the vehicle, the air quality where you drive, the age of your vehicle and several other factors can play into how much work your air filter has to do. It's a good idea to check it any time you are changing the oil or getting other maintenance done. Once it gets too dirt ... read more

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