Monthly Archives: September 2018

Feeling Every Bump on the Road? It's Time for a Suspension Inspection!

Feeling Every Bump on the Road? It's Time for a Suspension Inspection!

You know the feeling when you are driving. It seems like you feel every single little bump on the road. Your car vibrates on the highways or pulls a little as you make turns. Every time you come to a quick stop, your front end buckles. These are all common signs of suspension problems, and they shouldn't be ignored. A Matter of Safety When your suspension is weak, it may just seem like an inconvenience to have your ride feel more uncomfortable. However, a failing suspension can lead to bad things. For starters, it's not safe. If your car is bucking around like a wild bronco or not cornering well, it can be really dangerous to drive. This is especially true here in Colorado with a lot of driving on mountains, hills, rough roads and wet/icy surfaces in the fall and winter months. A Sign of Bigger Problems to Come In addition, an ... read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Oxygen Sensors

Everything You Need to Know About Oxygen Sensors

If you own a vehicle that was produced after 1980, it will definitely include oxygen (O2) sensors in the exhaust. Some vehicles from earlier than that will also have them. These sensors perform a vital function and are connected directly to the car’s computer system. They monitor the relative amount of oxygen running through the engine. If the oxygen levels are too low or too high, the sensor will be tripped and your check engine light will come on. What Do Oxygen Sensors Do? Oxygen sensors are one of the most common reasons why the check engine light comes on. Yes, they can wear out and/or simply fail over time. In other words, the warning light may just be a result of an oxygen sensor that needs to be replaced. Or, the sensor may be doing exactly what it is supposed to be doing. In this case, the check engine light is o ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive Helps Out-of-Town Visitor with Water Pump Problem

LightHouse Automotive Helps Out-of-Town Visitor with Water Pump Problem

Scott was on the road and traveling back to his home in Texas. When he was in the Colorado Springs area, he discovered that his water pump was leaking and the vehicle was running hot. The situation was not good and he was eager for help. However, he isn't from this area and didn't know who to call.  "Called around for estimates and was shocked at the prices I was getting," Scott writes in his recent Google review of LightHouse Automotive. "Landed on these guys and they said they would try to help me and work on getting the price down as much as possible. They did great and beat all other estimates. And, they got right on it immediately!" In most vehicles that use a standard cooling system, the water pump is one ... read more

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6 Reasons to Bring Your Vehicle Fleet to LightHouse Automotive

6 Reasons to Bring Your Vehicle Fleet to LightHouse Automotive

If you run a business or civil service in the Colorado Springs area, you may have a fleet of service vehicles that need regular automotive care. From delivery vans to service trucks to company cars, LightHouse Automotive's team of expert automotive technicians can help you keep all your vehicles running their best. In fact, here are 6 of the best reasons why you should trust your vehicle fleet to LightHouse Automotive: 1. Preventative Maintenance It’s called “preventative” maintenance for a reason. By taking a proactive approach to regular automotive service for the vehicles in your fleet, LightHouse Automotive can keep them running as well as possible while also helping to prevent breakdowns and major repairs in the future ... read more

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