Monthly Archives: October 2017

LightHouse Automotive is Your Auto Customs Headquarters

LightHouse Automotive is Your Auto Customs Headquarters

In addition to standard auto repairs and maintenance services, we actually do a lot of auto customs work at LightHouse Automotive. Our owner, Rylan Blair, is passionate about all types of vehicles. He and his team love working on classic cars, performance cars and custom rides that not every shop in Colorado Springs is equipped to handle. Customized Service It certainly takes a special amount of knowledge and care to work on classic cars and to do custom performance upgrade installations, body work and other customizations. They call it “custom work” for a reason. Each vehicle is unique. Each job is unique. And it’s that little extra challenge that fires up the team at LightHouse Automotive. Custom Exhaust Installation & Repair One of the specialties at LightHouse Automot ... read more

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Classic Carburetors vs. Fuel Injection Systems

Classic Carburetors vs. Fuel Injection Systems

There's a simple equation that explains what powers your car's engine:  Fuel + Air = Combustion Gasoline or diesel is obviously the fuel in this equation, but many people overlook the importance of the air intake when it comes to the health and performance of their vehicle. First, it explains the need for a clean engine air filter. You should have your air filter checked with any automotive maintenance service visit and replaced if it is getting dirty. Otherwise, it will hinder the air flow and/or air quality being taken in, which both will impact the overall performance of your engine in negative ways.  Second, you need a system that controls the air intake and allows just the right amount of air into the engine at just the right times. This is where you'll either have a carburetor or a fuel injection system. L ... read more

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Subaru Owner Finds Honest and Accurate Auto Repair Services at LightHouse Automotive

Subaru Owner Finds Honest and Accurate Auto Repair Services at LightHouse Automotive

Tommy is a longtime Subaru owner and he has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 30 years. Because he’s been pretty loyal to that vehicle brand throughout his life, he used to trust the local dealership and auto repair/service chains. However, Tommy recently decided to declare his independence and bring his Outback to LightHouse Automotive—a family-owned and operated Colorado Springs business. He wanted a second opinion on his suspension problems because the “other guys” quoted him a very high repair estimate. “These guys are the best I have experienced in a LONG time.” Tommy writes in his Google reviews. “I will not be using the brand name groups ever again. Rylan [Blair, Owner of LightHouse Automotive] saved me hundreds, possibly more, by being honest and showing me why I did not need the work and parts another group flat-out lied ... read more

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How Well Do You Know Your Car's Different Fluids?

How Well Do You Know Your Car's Different Fluids?

Just like your body, your car has a number of different fluids running through it to keep it healthy. Specific fluids are used for lubrication to keep all the vehicle’s vital components moving freely and to prevent major internal damage. If you notice a leak under your car, it helps to understand the different types of fluid. There is some maintenance you can do on your own, while most automotive fluid issues should be handled by a professional auto repair shop like LightHouse Automotive. Let’s take a look at your vehicle’s fluids and what each of them does: 1. Engine Oil The oil in your engine is obviously very important, which is why you get your oil and oil filter changed every 3,000-5,000 miles as recommended. It keeps all the internal engine components properly lubricated. It is easy to ... read more

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