Monthly Archives: July 2018

Get the Most Out of Your Engine with LightHouse Automotive

Get the Most Out of Your Engine with LightHouse Automotive

Your engine is the heart of your car and you want to keep it running its best. The Colorado Springs auto repair experts at LightHouse Automotive know what it takes to keep engines performing well. Let's take a look at some of their engine repair and maintenance services. Preventative Maintenance When it comes to caring for your car's engine, preventative maintenance is important. Getting your oil and filter changed every 3,000-5,000 miles is crucial to keep all the components inside the engine properly lubricated. Then, you have other things like the fuel filter, air filter, exhaust system and cooling system that you want to keep in good shape to protect your engine from major damage. Check Engine Light Obviously, if your ... read more

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What to Do if Your Vehicle Overheats

What to Do if Your Vehicle Overheats

We're in the middle of summer in Colorado. The combination of mountain driving with some warmer temperatures will put extra stress on your engine. What do you do if your vehicle happens to overheat? Here are some helpful tips from Colorado Springs' own LightHouse Automotive. 1. Turn the A/C Off The first preventative step you can take when you notice your vehicle is running hot is to turn off the air conditioner. Even turning the temperature dial to hot can be helpful as it will draw away the hot air from the engine. With the A/C on, your engine will be working harder and overheating becomes a real concern. 2. Pull Over If the engine ... read more

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Ford Focus Owner Very Satisfied with Service Experience at LightHouse Automotive

Ford Focus Owner Very Satisfied with Service Experience at LightHouse Automotive

Sabrina was desperate. Her 2000 Ford Focus had been sitting dead for 10 months and she needed it repaired. She couldn't hold off any longer. At the same time, Sabrina had to stay within her budget. After doing extensive research, she decided to bring her car into LightHouse Automotive. Sabrina was ultimately very glad she made this decision. Her recent Google review will attest to her positive experience at our Colorado Springs auto repair shop. "This place is awesome, very courteous and professional," Sabrina writes. "I had to have my 2000 Ford Focus towed to the shop. It had a world of problems (just completely dead) after sitting for 10 months. I did my research on auto mechanics through the Better Business Bureau. Rylan [Blair, owner of LightHouse Automotive] was the only one that woul ... read more

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Got Transmission Trouble? Look Out for These Common Symptoms.

Got Transmission Trouble? Look Out for These Common Symptoms.

If your transmission is not working properly, your car won't run right and it may not run at all. Rebuilding, replacing or making major repairs to your transmission can be costly, so it's a very good idea to address any minor issues before they develop into major problems. Here are some common transmission trouble symptoms that you can look for: Transmission Fluid Leaks Transmission fluid is generally bright red in color, so it's easily identifiable if you notice a leak under your car. This is something you will want to have looked at immediately if you notice a leak or check the transmission fluid dipstick under your hood and find that the fluid is discolored or the level is low. Transmission fluid is the lifeblood o ... read more

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