Monthly Archives: June 2018

8 Common Signs of Engine Problems

8 Common Signs of Engine Problems

Your engine is the heart of your car. If it is not performing correctly, it's not a good situation. Minor engine damage can ultimately lead to major vehicle failures and expensive repairs if not dealt with as soon as possible. Sometimes a simple fix today can prevent thousands of dollars in damage tomorrow.  As a driver, you can use your senses to feel when something is not right, whether it is an engine problem or something else wrong with your car. Here are 8 of the most common symptoms to look for: 1. Check Engine Light Obviously, if your check engine light or another dashboard/computer display warning comes on, it's usually for a good reason. Your vehicle has many sensors throughout it and if a problem ... read more

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Young Colorado Springs Customer Values Respectful Service Received at LightHouse Automotive

Young Colorado Springs Customer Values Respectful Service Received at LightHouse Automotive

Alena is in her early 20s and admittedly doesn't know much about cars. It should come as no surprise that she was a little hesitant when she needed work done on her older van. She was afraid of being taken advantage of by a mechanic. So she called around to several auto repair shops in the Colorado Springs area, and decided to put her trust in the team at LightHouse Automotive. "It was difficult for me to locate a trustworthy mechanic who I could rely on without getting ripped off," Alena writes in her recent Google review. "After calling several places, I decided to call LightHouse Automotive back because the respect I received over the phone was the most welcoming compared to all the other places! Rylan [Blair], the shop owner, was ever so kind and treats his guests with such loyalty and as an individual rather than a customer. Such a nice and knowledgeable m ... read more

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Is Your Car Ready for Summer in Colorado?

Is Your Car Ready for Summer in Colorado?

Summer is finally here! It's time for family road trips and other excuses to hop in the car and drive around without so much snow and rain on the roads. The big question: Is your car ready for summer? The more you drive your vehicle, the more you need it to be running well. After a long, cold winter, it's undoubtedly time for a tune-up. These simple maintenance steps from LightHouse Automotive can help you get more out of your car this summer: 1. Get the Oil Changed This is something you should be doing every 3,000-5,000 miles, no matter what the weather. However, even if you didn't drive that much mileage over the winter months, it's still probably a good idea to change the oil and filter. The more the car sits around in the cold, the quicker the oil will deteriorate. Now is a great time ... read more

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Exhaust Problems? Count on LightHouse Automotive for Maintenance and Repairs!

Exhaust Problems? Count on LightHouse Automotive for Maintenance and Repairs!

Not everybody realizes this, but your exhaust system is one of your vehicle’s most important features. From the manifold to the catalytic converter and the muffler to the exhaust pipes themselves, all components need to be functioning properly for optimal performance. Effects of a Bad Exhaust System What happens if your exhaust system isn’t working correctly? Here are just a few things that should concern you:             • Decreased Engine Performance            • Possible Engine Damage            • Decreased Fuel Economy            • Failure to Meet State Emissions Requ ... read more

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