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What it Means to Be Family Owned and Operated

What it Means to Be Family Owned and Operated

LightHouse Automotive opened in Colorado Springs almost exactly 16 years ago. It was back in October of 2003 when an experienced local auto mechanic, Rylan Blair, and his wife, Tia—who brings a great mind for business management and marketing—decided to open their own automotive repair shop in their beloved hometown. Together, they have built something truly special with the help of their amazing team of employees. Independently Owned. Family Operated. Since the beginning, LightHouse Automotive has been proud to be an independent, family owned and locally focused auto shop serving the needs of Colorado Springs residents and anyone in the surrounding El Paso County communities.  NAPA Knowhow Without the Chain Store Limitations We are an affiliated NAPA AutoCare Center ... read more

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With the Kids Back in School, Now is the Time to Take Care of Your Vehicle

With the Kids Back in School, Now is the Time to Take Care of Your Vehicle

With Labor Day Weekend behind us, it's hard to believe the summer is officially over and kids are already back in school. Hopefully, you enjoyed a fun and active summer season with your family. Whether you took a family road trip or just stayed around town shuttling them to and from sports and other activities, odds are your family car has been through a lot this summer. Now that things are getting somewhat back to a normal school year routine, it's actually a great time to take care of any automotive needs that you may have been putting off the past few months. If you are in the Colorado Springs area, LightHouse Automotive is here to help. Automotive Repairs Obviously, if you know that your vehicle is in need of repairs—big, small or you aren't quite sure—you probably shouldn't want ... read more

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Classic Car Repair at LightHouse Automotive

Classic Car Repair at LightHouse Automotive

Do you own a classic car? Whether it's an old cruiser, a rare import or a brawny muscle car, we all dream of having a cool older vehicle to drive around in and tinker on in the garage. Classic Car Care It takes a lot of love and effort to care for a classic car like this, and it's really easy to get in over your head. Replacement parts can be hard to track down and working on the old school mechanical components can bring unique challenges. You'd think the simpler the mechanics, the easier things would be to troubleshoot and fix. However, it's not always that way. The LightHouse Automotive Difference That's why a lot of classic car owners throughout the Colorado Springs area count on Rylan Blair and his team at LightHouse Automotive. From preventative maintenance services to major repairs, we deal with a number of older vehicles and we know what it ta ... read more

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How is Your Suspension Holding Up?

How is Your Suspension Holding Up?

There are times when it seems like you can feel every single tiny bump on the road. Maybe your car lurches forward every time you come to a stop. Or, the handling just seems off, especially when you are turning sharp corners. These could signs of wheel alignment or tire issues, but there's a good chance that your suspension system is to blame. Suspension System Damage Especially after a long cold winter, your vehicle's suspension can take a lot of abuse. Ice, wet roads and road salt can kick up with grease and other contaminants as you drive. They get under the vehicle and cause damage to brake and suspension components. If you also drive a lot on the mountain roads around Colorado Springs, you will also put some extra strain on your suspension with a lot of hilly driving, tight corners and rough ... read more

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The Importance of Having an Auto Shop You Can Trust

The Importance of Having an Auto Shop You Can Trust

People are often hesitant to bring their vehicle into an independent auto repair shop. You never know what kind of service you are going to get. Will they be honest with the inspection and repair recommendations? Will they try to upsell you on unnecessary services and parts? Will they mark up the prices a lot? We get it. It's not easy to put your trust in a business you've never been to before, especially when it comes to automotive repair. It's All About Trust We opened LightHouse Automotive to be a different kind of auto shop where trust is earned and honesty is the cornerstone of our business. Perhaps it's based in our unwavering faith, but we are all about treating people the way they deserve to be treated. This means honest service, fair prices, professional expertise and personal care throughout the entire process. Locally Owned. Family Operated ... read more

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Are You Due for an Oil Change?

Are You Due for an Oil Change?

When is the last time you changed the oil in your car? It's important to keep track of this most common vehicle maintenance procedure. The engine oil is truly the life blood of any car, truck or SUV, and it's vital to make sure that it is changed per your manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule. Whether it's every 3,000, 5,000 or 10,000 miles depending on your vehicle, you will never want to overlook your regular oil changes. Winter Maintenance This is especially true during the cold, wet and icy winter season here in Colorado Springs. This weather can really put a lot of extra stress on your vehicle, especially the engine. If clean oil is not running through the system as needed, parts will seize up and it will lead to major engine damage. Something as simple as changing out the oil and oil filter every few mo ... read more

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Are You Due for a Brake Inspection?

Are You Due for a Brake Inspection?

It's always important to make sure your vehicle's brakes are in good shape. You should get them inspected at least a couple times of year and standard brake services should part of your regularly scheduled maintenance plan. However, during the winter months here in Colorado, having good brakes is even more important. Roads get slick, visibility is worse and there are simply more safety concerns facing every driver.  Your brakes can literally save your life. If you haven't had your brakes inspected in awhile, now might be a good time to visit LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs for a thorough brake inspection. Our experienced automotive technicians will check everything out. If all the components are in good shape, then you can get back out on the road and drive confidently. If there are issues, we ... read more

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10 Things You Should Know About LightHouse Automotive

10 Things You Should Know About LightHouse Automotive

A lot of people are a little hesitant to bring their vehicle(s) to an independent auto repair shop because they are not sure what to expect. Well, here are 10 things you can expect when you visit LightHouse Automotive in Colorado Springs: 1. Friendly ServiceLightHouse Automotive is a family owned and operated business. Tia and Rylan Blair, along with their team of service advisors and automotive technicians, are proud Colorado Springs residents who are here to help you with all your auto repair and maintenance needs. 2. Expertise If you spend 5 minutes with Rylan or any of our technicians, you will clearly see they know what they are talking about. Our team puts this automotive expertise to work for you. From initial inspections to quality repair work, you can count ... 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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Technology and Experience - A Winning Combination in Colorado Springs Auto Repair

Technology and Experience - A Winning Combination in Colorado Springs Auto Repair

Many people throughout the Colorado Springs area trust the team at LightHouse Automotive because they know what they are doing. These technicians are led by owner, Rylan Blair, who is an expert mechanic who knows just about everything there is to know about auto repair.  A Powerful Combination This kind of proven knowledge and experience is vital to running a successful auto repair shop. And, when you pair automotive expertise with advanced technology and equipment, you get a truly winning combination. our team knows what to look for when it comes to vehicle problems. At the same time, the use of cutting-edge diagnostics equipment and other helpful tools make the inspection process even more effective. Diagnostics and Inspections ... read more

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