Monthly Archives: November 2017

Your Check Engine Light Came On? Here's What You Need to Know.

Your Check Engine Light Came On? Here's What You Need to Know.

Today's vehicles are very advanced and your dashboard warning lights are very important. Your car will have many different sensors that feed information directly into the vehicle's computer system. When potential problems are detected, one of those warning lights will illuminate and you may need to take immediate action. The most important dashboard warning light in any vehicle is the "check engine" light. It can represent any number of problems relating to your engine and it should never be ignored. Here are a couple of different scenarios that can and will happen. The Check Engine Light is Flashing If your check engine light is flashing, it means there is a major problem. You should pull off the road immediately, turn off your vehicle and call for roadside assistance. If you don't do this, you can risk even more damage to the engine or ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Helps Honda CRV Owner Get Back on the Road

LightHouse Automotive Helps Honda CRV Owner Get Back on the Road

David wasn't sure what to do with his 2002 Honda CRV. It needed some repairs, so he was at a crossroads. Should he fix it up and keep driving it, or was it time for him to get a new car. He brought the CRV into LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs for an inspection and to get a professional opinion from owner, Rylan Blair. "I highly recommend LightHouse Automotive," David says in his online review. "Rylan provided me with different options for maintaining the car for a one-year period, two-year period, or longer. He provided an honest and thorough assessment of the car's overall condition." Rylan and the LightHouse Automotive team looked over David's Honda from bumper to bumper. The ins ... read more

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The Benefits of Wheel Alignment

The Benefits of Wheel Alignment

When it comes to the health and performance of your car or truck, wheel alignment plays an important role. That’s why it’s always a good idea to get your wheel alignment checked regularly. If it is way off, then it is worth getting corrected as soon as possible. There are three things looked at when we perform a wheel alignment test at LightHouse Automotive: Camber Camber is the angle of the wheel/tire if you are looking at it directly from the front or rear of the vehicle. If it is tilted in at the top, that’s considered negative camber. If it tilts the opposite way, that’s considered positive camber. You want the right camber for cornering performance and tread wear. Caster Caster is tougher to explain. It is the angle created by the steering’s pivot point, from the front to the back of the vehicle. It mainly impacts the steering of the v ... read more

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Taking Care of Your Car's Cooling System

Taking Care of Your Car's Cooling System

It should come as no surprise that your engine gets hot. With many repeated controlled explosions of fuel happening every second to power your vehicle, it's easy to understand why you need a good cooling system doing its job to prevent the car from overheating.  In this article, LightHouse Automotive shares the basic information you need to know about your vehicle's cooling system, its key components and standard maintenance tips. Radiator and Coolant The cooling system component most people are at least somewhat familiar with is the radiator. It's what houses the coolant (aka "antifreeze") that ultimately helps regulate the temperature of the engine ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Helps New Colorado Springs Resident with Auto Repairs

LightHouse Automotive Helps New Colorado Springs Resident with Auto Repairs

Jon had recently moved to Colorado Springs, so he didn't know many people in town and wasn't sure who to turn to for automotive repairs. His Toyota 4Runner was having some issues, so he wanted to have it checked out by a professional mechanic. Jon called around and was impressed by the response he got from LightHouse Automotive. "I called a few places around town to check some rates for my 4Runner," Jon explains in his online review of LightHouse Automotive. "Rylan [Blair, owner] was awesome!! He took the time with me to see what was really going on. Everyone else just said a high price and tried to push me off the phone." Customer service is very important to everyone at LightHouse Automotive. We understand nobody really wants to deal with ... read more

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