Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Effects of High Altitudes on Your Car

The Effects of High Altitudes on Your Car

Sitting at an elevation of over 6,000 feet above sea level, Colorado Springs is a high-altitude town—just like most cities throughout our great state of Colorado. Being this high up offers a lot of natural beauty, but the altitude can also put a little more wear and tear on your car than an average low-altitude environment in other parts of the country. It’s important to understand the effects of high altitudes and mountain driving on different systems in your car. Colorado Springs’ own LightHouse Automotive takes a look at some of things you need to know. Fuel Efficiency Most vehicles these days are tested specifically to handle a wider variety of altitudes and geographic environments. Still, higher altitudes mean lower air density and less oxygen, argon and nitrogen being pulled into the ... read more

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8 of the Most Common Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On

8 of the Most Common Reasons Your Check Engine Light is On

It never feels good when the check engine light comes on in your vehicle. If it's flashing or color-coded red, then that means it's an urgent problem. Pull off the road immediately and call for roadside assistance if this happens. Otherwise, the check engine light can illuminate for any number of reasons. It could be a big problem or a minor issue. Sometimes, it can even be tripped by mistake and just needs to be reset.  Let's look at some of the most common reasons why your check engine light might be on according to the Colorado Springs auto repair professionals at LightHouse Automotive. 1. Oxygen Sensor The oxygen (02) sensor is one of the most common culprits. The sensor could be tripped when the exhaust system isn't wo ... read more

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Local Woman Appreciates Honesty and Integrity at LightHouse Automotive

Local Woman Appreciates Honesty and Integrity at LightHouse Automotive

Tracy recently bought a used car and was experiencing some brake issues. She had been to LightHouse Automotive once before in the past and knew she could trust owner Rylan Blair and his team to provide honest, quality Colorado Springs auto repair services.  "I have been to the LightHouse Automotive shop twice now," Tracy says. "The main reason I returned is because the first time I brought my car in, I wasn't treated or talked to like a clueless woman. Everything was explained to me, and solutions and suggestions were talked about." This time around, Tracy didn't hesitate about bringing her new car into the LightHouse Automotive shop for a proper inspection and assessment of the brake issues. Once Rylan and the technicians took some time to inspect ... read more

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Why You Shouldn't Ignore an Oil Leak

Why You Shouldn't Ignore an Oil Leak

People often take engine oil leaks pretty lightly. They look past that stain on their driveway, they put down some kitty litter to absorb the leak, or they just keep topping off the oil tank. Dealing with Any Fluid Leaks The truth is that any fluid leak in your vehicle shouldn't be ignored. The most concerning leaks will be transmission fluid, radiator coolant (antifreeze) or brake fluid. If you notice any of those fluids leaking from under your vehicle, you will not want to wait to bring it to a knowledgeable mechanic for a proper inspection. Even the smallest leak can be a sign of bigger problems. Or, it may be something minor that can be fixed immediately before it develops into something much more costly. Engine Oil Leaks The same is true with motor oil. It is the lifeblood of your car's ... read more

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