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9 Fall Car Care Tips for Colorado Drivers

9 Fall Car Care Tips for Colorado Drivers

  The fall season is upon us. The leaves are turning colors and the weather will only get more unpredictable as we head into winter in Colorado Springs. Having your vehicle in good shape is important when you live in a place with four distinct seasons. With some simple maintenance steps, it will perform better and you will be safer as a driver. As we get into fall and start preparing for winter rain and snow, here are some Colorado car care tips from LightHouse Automotive for you to follow: 1. Replace Your Windshield Wipers Visibility is so important when it's raining, snowy or foggy out. Make sure your windshield wipers are working well, and get them replaced if needed. 2. Check Your Headlights Headlights are also vital when it comes to visibility. As the days get shorter, you need good headlights. Make sure yours are bright and the housings are clean for opt ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Turns New Customer into a Believer

LightHouse Automotive Turns New Customer into a Believer

Dana wasn't happy. She had some work done at a different auto repair shop in Colorado Springs. Unfortunately, they seemed to do more damage than good. She was losing faith in local auto mechanics, but then she decided to give LightHouse Automotive a shot. Dana was glad she did. "I had initially taken my car to another shop which I paid a little over $900 to fix. It hadn't run right since," Dana says in her review on Google. "I had seen the reviews for LightHouse Automotive and decided to take a chance. I don't regret it one bit!" It's too bad that it had to come to this, but we see it all the time. Someone else does a poor repair job that we have to fix or completely redo. In Dana's case, it was totally messed up, so we essentially had to start over from scratch to perform the repair that the other shop had attempted—and failed—to complet ... read more

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How Are Your Tires Doing?

How Are Your Tires Doing?

Summer is almost over, which means it's time to get ready for fall and winter weather here in Colorado Springs. When it comes to your safety as a driver, few things are as important as your tires. If the treads are getting low and starting to go bald, now is the ideal time to get new tires. Here is a tire tread test you can do yourself. It's called the "penny test" and it's really easy to do. Take a normal penny (some say a quarter is even more accurate, but either coin will give you a basic idea). Turn it upside down and stick it in the middle of your tire treads. If there is any space between Lincoln's head and the tread, then you are getting dangerously low. Remember that your tires may not be wearing evenly, so it's a good idea to check them all in case one is lower than the rest. If you fear that your tire treads are getting low, bring your vehicle into LightHouse Automotive ... read more

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Auto Electric Repair Services at LightHouse Automotive

Auto Electric Repair Services at LightHouse Automotive

When it comes to your vehicle, the electronic systems are very complicated. There are many different components of a car that are powered by the battery, including the audio system, the starter, the headlights, dashboard gauges, computer system and more. The more complex that modern vehicles get with features such as entertainment and GPS systems, the more important the electronics are. Then, we also have hybrid and fully electric vehicles that depend greatly on the battery power to run so many different things. Some electrical issues can be easy to diagnose and fix. Wires may come undone or fuses could short out. Other electrical issues require a great deal of inspection to figure out the root of the problem. Either way, dealing with vehicle electronics repairs is probably not something you want to deal with yourself. It can be dangerous and it requires specialized knowledge from an auto repair ... read more

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