Monthly Archives: June 2020

Does Your Car's Air Conditioner Need a Tune-Up this Summer?

Does Your Car's Air Conditioner Need a Tune-Up this Summer?

We're heading into Colorado's summer season. We'll see more drivers on the road and visitors coming in from out of town. The warmer weather and longer drives usually mean you will depend on your vehicle's air conditioning system more than during the colder seasons. You want to keep yourself cool and your passengers comfortable, so now is the perfect time to get your A/C tuned up at Colorado Springs' own LightHouse Automotive!A/C System Repairs and Maintenance No matter what kind of air conditioning services you need, LightHouse Automotive has you covered. If you need repairs, our team will inspect your A/C system and let you know what parts need to be replaced or refurbished. Thermostats can fail or refrigerant leaks can develop. There may be any number of reasons why your ... read more

Categories:

Our Services

Customer Gets A/C Recharged at LightHouse Automotive

Customer Gets A/C Recharged at LightHouse Automotive

When summer starts to roll around, we get a number of customers coming into LightHouse Automotive who are looking for air conditioning tune-ups, repairs and coolant recharges. It makes perfect sense as the weather is beginning to heat up and having an A/C system that works properly becomes more important than ever.  Ryan visited the LightHouse Automotive shop in Colorado Springs recently because he needed to get his A/C coolant recharged. It's a pretty standard and basic automotive service, but it is one service that is best done by trained professionals. Air conditioning coolant (aka Freon) can be dangerous to work with and you don't want to take any chances, especially if you are already dealing with any sort of leak. The "simple" do-it-yourself recharge kits and spray cans ... read more

Categories:

Customer Stories

How to Prevent Air Bubbles from Getting into Your Cooling System

How to Prevent Air Bubbles from Getting into Your Cooling System

Clean air is good for your engine because it maintains proper combustion. However, when excess air gets into other vehicle systems—especially fluid lines—it can really cause trouble. The cooling system is one where air bubbles can be a significant concern. They can lead to hot spots in the engine, which can cause it to overheat and lead to all sorts of internal engine damage that will be costly to repair. Cooling System Maintenance First of all, it’s important to get your cooling system inspected at least once a year. Heading into the summer season is a good time to do it as the outside temperatures rise and you want to avoid overheating the engine. A cooling system tune-up will usually entail draining the radiator and putting in fresh radiator coolant—or at least “bleeding” the radiator to remove any air bubbles. This is in ... read more

Categories:

Car Care Tips

Summer Vehicle Maintenance at LightHouse Automotive

Summer Vehicle Maintenance at LightHouse Automotive

Though it has been a strange year, summertime is officially here. We may not see quite as many travelers out on the road in 2020 because of everything going on. However, if Memorial Day Weekend was any indication, it's clear that people want to get out and start enjoying some normal social and outdoor activities. Things may be a little different than usual, but there will definitely be a lot more cars out on the road during the summer months. Summer Preventative Maintenance With more driving comes more responsibility to take care of your car and its preventative maintenance needs. The reason it's called "preventative" maintenance is simple. It is done to make sure things are working right and to help prevent major automotive problems from developing. Let's face it. Getting your oil changed every few months is a small price to pay compared to what it would cost to re ... read more

Categories:

Our Services
If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call LightHouse Automotive (719) 634-0005 For Assistance.