Monthly Archives: January 2019

Local Customer Trusts LightHouse Automotive for Major 4x4 Repairs

Local Customer Trusts LightHouse Automotive for Major 4x4 Repairs

Luke owns a 4x4 vehicle that is over 30 years old. It means a lot to him and he sure gets plenty of use out of it. Colorado Springs is a great playground for drivers who like to do a little off-roading. Naturally, a vehicle like this needs a lot of care. Luke knows how important it is for him to have a mechanic he can trust to keep his 4x4 running right. After a recent visit to Rylan & Tia Blair and their team at LightHouse Automotive, Luke shared his appreciation in a Google review. "Hands down the most honest mechanic I have ever met," Luke writes. "You know I have seen a LOT of mechanics and needless to say I will never go anywhere else. I took him a broken down hunk and he had me back on the road in no time." Our initial inspections of Luke's vehicle at the LightHouse Au ... read more

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6 Common Causes of Auto Electric Problems

6 Common Causes of Auto Electric Problems

Today's vehicles are more advanced than ever, and the automotive technology is continuing to evolve at a very rapid pace. Obviously, the more modern the car, the more complex the electrical system is going to be. From the onboard computer and a multitude of different sensors to complicated wiring systems that power various components, today's automobiles are extremely high-tech. And, we haven't even mentioned the innovations behind hybrid and electric vehicles! You can usually tell if you have an auto electric problem. Some of the common symptoms include: • Check engine light or battery warning light • Engine not starting or having trouble starting • Dimming interior or exterior lights • Electrical malfunctions (stereo system, power windows/doors, etc.) • Smoke (not steam) coming from under the hood All of these are signs that you probably have an ... read more

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Exhaust Leak? Here's What You Need to Know.

Exhaust Leak? Here's What You Need to Know.

If your car has an exhaust leak, it is not something you want to take lightly. The performance of your vehicle will be hindered. More importantly, it can potentially be deadly for you and your passengers if carbon monoxide and other harmful fumes are leaking inside the vehicle. If you have an exhaust leak, here are a few key things you need to know. Source of the Leak The exhaust system has many different components that remove the exhaust fumes from the engine, burn them off and then expel the reduced emissions out of the tail pipe. A leak can occur anywhere throughout the system. It could come from a manifold gasket, the catalytic converter, the muffler or somewhere within the pipes themselves. You will want a professional mechanic to inspect your vehicle and identify the source of the leak. Then, you will know what kind of repairs need to be made in order to resolve the leak ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Replaces Faulty Mass Airflow Sensor for Happy Customer

LightHouse Automotive Replaces Faulty Mass Airflow Sensor for Happy Customer

Kerry knew he was in need of numerous automotive repairs for his car, so he brought his vehicle into LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs, CO. He wanted to have the experts perform a full inspection to identify any problems and perform the necessary repairs. Kerry recently wrote about his service experience on Google. "The folks at LightHouse Automotive are amazing," Kerry writes. "Over a period of two days, they diagnosed and fixed many of the major problems I was having with my car." The inspection process is very important at LightHouse Automotive. The goal is to make sure any and all potential issues are properly identified before specific repair services can be recommended. There may be faulty parts that n ... read more

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Are You Due for an Oil Change?

Are You Due for an Oil Change?

When is the last time you changed the oil in your car? It's important to keep track of this most common vehicle maintenance procedure. The engine oil is truly the life blood of any car, truck or SUV, and it's vital to make sure that it is changed per your manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule. Whether it's every 3,000, 5,000 or 10,000 miles depending on your vehicle, you will never want to overlook your regular oil changes. Winter Maintenance This is especially true during the cold, wet and icy winter season here in Colorado Springs. This weather can really put a lot of extra stress on your vehicle, especially the engine. If clean oil is not running through the system as needed, parts will seize up and it will lead to major engine damage. Something as simple as changing out the oil and oil filter every few mo ... read more

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