Monthly Archives: March 2020

LightHouse Automotive Helps MINI Owner Whose Car Wouldn't Start

LightHouse Automotive Helps MINI Owner Whose Car Wouldn't Start

Donald drives a MINI Cooper, but recently he was having trouble starting his car. The engine was cranking, but wouldn't fire up. Donald does most of his own auto repairs and maintenance at home. However, this time he wasn't able to determine the problem and he decided to turn to LightHouse Automotive for professional help with his vehicle. "Brought in my MINI Cooper," Donald writes in his online review. "It would crank, but wouldn't turn over. Had tried fixing it myself, but couldn't track down the issue." There are any number of reasons why a vehicle may be struggling to start. There could be an issue with the ignition/starter system, the battery, spark plugs, fuel ... read more

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Is Your Catalytic Converter Going Bad?

Is Your Catalytic Converter Going Bad?

The exhaust system is one of your vehicle's most important systems. It expels harmful gases from the engine, allowing it to "breathe" and run better. The most important component within your exhaust system is the catalytic converter. It burns off these gases and pollutants for safer emissions. If your catalytic converter is damaged or clogged, you can usually still drive the vehicle. However, it will potentially lead to some more significant issues. You will generally lose fuel economy. Exhaust leaks can develop. Worst of all, engine damage can occur and it probably won't be cheap to repair. At the first sign of catalytic converter failure or any other exhaust system issues, you will want to bring your vehicle to a professional auto repair shop. Colorado Springs' own LightHouse Aut ... read more

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Car Care Tips

5 Ways to Tell if Your Brake Pads Need to Be Replaced

5 Ways to Tell if Your Brake Pads Need to Be Replaced

Imagine this scenario. You are driving along in your car like you do every day. A car stops suddenly in front of you at a traffic light, so you step on the brake pedal as firmly as you can. However, your car isn't coming to a quick and complete stop. It slows down just barely enough to avoid disaster, but it sure was a close call.  This kind of scenario is not out of the ordinary, but what amazes us is that someone will still wait to get their brakes checked even after a near-disaster like this. When it comes to your safety as a driver, the safety of your passengers and the safety of drivers and pedestrians on the road in front of you (not to mention insurance premiums and repair costs if you are actually in an accident), it's important to get your brakes checked and serviced at the first sign of trouble. In most cases, it's just the brake pads that need to be replaced. They get worn ... read more

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Car Care Tips

Customer Gets Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection for Subaru Outback

Customer Gets Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection for Subaru Outback

Brian was in the market to buy a used car, and he had his eyes on a Subaru Outback for sale here in the Colorado Springs area. However, he is a smart consumer who knows his rights as a pre-owned vehicle buyer. Brian wanted to get the Subaru properly inspected by a professional automotive shop—a neutral third-party expert—before he committed to purchasing the vehicle. He wanted it done while he was in town looking at the SUV, so he called LightHouse Automotive. "I was looking for a place that could give my potentially future Subaru Outback a pre-purchase inspection on short notice," Brian says. "I was thankful LightHouse was able to squeeze me in SAME DAY!!" If you are thinking about buying a used car, it's always a good idea to have a pre-purchase ... read more

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