Monthly Archives: September 2020

Dodge Owner Gets Emergency Auto Repairs at LightHouse Automotive

Dodge Owner Gets Emergency Auto Repairs at LightHouse Automotive

Robert drives a 2007 Dodge Nitro compact SUV. Over Labor Day weekend, he was experiencing troubles with his vehicle and new he needed to have it repaired as soon as possible. He depends on the vehicle for his job and was worried about the costs of getting it fixed. Robert knew that LightHouse Automotive has a great reputation throughout the Colorado Springs area, so he brought his Nitro to us. "I had an emergency with my 2007 Dodge Nitro," Robert says. "Though they were closed that day, they did look at it the next day. I was afraid to even drive it there, but they have a super reputation. James met me at the counter and listened (actually listened to how much I needed the car, as I am single income and it affected my job." At LightHouse Automotive, we understand that eve ... read more

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What You Need to Know About Automatic Transmission Fluid

What You Need to Know About Automatic Transmission Fluid

Along with engine oil and some other fluids like radiator coolant, transmission fluid is absolutely vital to the health and performance of your vehicle. If you are low on transmission fluid (also known as transmission oil or automatic transmission fluid—ATF) or the fluid itself is not fresh and clean, you will experience problems. It can lead to serious internal transmission fluid or do damage to sensitive equipment such as the the clutch system in manual transmission vehicles or the torque converter in automatic transmission cars, trucks and SUVs. Here are a few things you need to know about transmission fluid, according to the Colorado Springs auto repair specialists at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Transmission Fluid Quality In order for your transmission to be healthy, it needs clean transmission ... read more

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Engine Sputtering? Here Are Some of the Most Common Causes.

Engine Sputtering? Here Are Some of the Most Common Causes.

You can usually tell right away when your engine is sputtering. It might be backfiring or it just sounds and feels like it is not working at normal power. A sputtering engine means that it is not achieving full combustion. It could be the sign of a very simple problem or it could be a symptom of a much more concerning engine, fuel system or exhaust system issue. Here are 10 of the most common causes for a sputtering engine, according to the Colorado Springs auto repair specialists at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Out of Gas The most common reason why an engine sputters is when you are about to run out of gas. The engine will struggle as it doesn't get enough fuel and eventually the car will stop running altogether. If your engine is sputtering, the first thing you should do is look ... read more

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Jerry Recommends LightHouse Automotive

Jerry Recommends LightHouse Automotive

Jerry recently visited LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs to have some auto repair work done. He wasn't sure exactly what was wrong, so he brought his car in for a professional inspection and diagnosis. Along the way, he had plenty of questions and our team was happy to give him all the information he needed before authorizing any repairs. "Great mechanics and great customer service," Jerry writes in his Google review. "They take their time to talk to you and help you if you have any questions whatsoever." At LightHouse Automotive, we understand that most people are not automotive experts. We love working with different customers every day, because we get to meet and interact with such a wide range of people and personalities. Some people know a lot about their vehi ... read more

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8 Ways to Help Prevent Your Car from Overheating

8 Ways to Help Prevent Your Car from Overheating

Summer is just about over in Colorado, but that doesn't mean overheating still isn't a concern for many drivers. In fact, the engine overheating is something that can happen any time of year and in any type of weather, especially when dealing with mountain driving. It is definitely more of a threat in the warm summer months. However, if you are not taking care of your vehicle's cooling system, it can be a recurring problem. Here are a few tips from Colorado Springs' own LightHouse Automotive to help keep your car from overheating: 1. Check the Coolant Level You can check the engine coolant (radiator fluid) in your radiator. Just make sure and do it when the car is turned off and the engine is completely cooled down. If the radiator cap is under heat and pressur ... read more

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