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Are You Overdue for a Brake Inspection?

Are You Overdue for a Brake Inspection?

Spring is officially just around the corner. However, we all know the winter weather tends to stick around a little longer in Colorado Springs. There are still plenty of cold days ahead, which means ice, snow, rain, salt and grease on the roads that will put your vehicle's brake system to the test.  If you haven't yet had your brakes serviced this winter, now may be a good time to take care of it. At the very least, you should bring your car, truck or SUV into a local auto repair shop like LightHouse Automotive for a professional brake inspection. Our experienced technicians can look over all your brake components and make sure everything is healthy. Here are some of the things we look at during a brake inspection: Brake Pads Of course, brake pads wear out with time and use, and the winter weather usually takes its toll because of the freezing temperatu ... read more

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How Can We Help You?

How Can We Help You?

This past year hasn't been easy for anyone, and there are still some tough days, weeks and months ahead. We just want everyone to know that LightHouse Automotive is here for you whenever you need us. If you live in the Colorado Springs area and are in need of automotive repair or maintenance services, our team is dedicated to making your experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.  A Family ApproachLightHouse Automotive is a family owned and operated business with strong ties to the Colorado Springs community. Rylan and Tia Blair opened the shop in 2013 with a goal to provide higher standards of automotive care. Between Rylan's experience as a mechanic and the service team's commitment to treating people right, we've been able to build a strong reputation over the years. We're proud of the work we do and we do are best to make ... read more

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Happy Veterans Day from LightHouse Automotive!

Happy Veterans Day from LightHouse Automotive!

There's a lot going on in our country—and throughout the world—right now. However, today is Veterans Day in the United States, so we wanted to take a moment to celebrate this very important holiday. As an auto shop based in Colorado Springs, we have always had a strong connection with this area's rich military heritage. Local Military Connections We have Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Fort Carson, Cheyenne Mountain and the Air Force Academy all fairly close to our city. It should come as no surprise that we deal with many active duty service men and women, as well as veterans who still live in this community and cadets at the Academy. We are grateful to each and every one of you for your service and sacrifice. LightHouse Automotive Military Discount As our own little way of saying "thank you" for your service, we offer a 10% discount on our automotive services to all military veterans and active duty per ... read more

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Preparing Your Car's Heater and Defrosters for Winter

Preparing Your Car's Heater and Defrosters for Winter

You might not think that fall is a good time to get your car's air conditioning system serviced, but it is. Remember, the A/C system also controls the heater and front window defrosters. Those are obviously important features in Colorado, where the winter temperatures dip below freezing. We get snow, ice, fog and rain through fall and well into spring, as well. Now is a great time to get your A/C system inspected, tested and serviced as we head into the coldest months of the year. Stay Safe and Comfortable Most Colorado Springs drivers will get plenty of use out of their heaters and defrosters this time of year. Of course, you want to stay comfortable while inside the vehicle. Few things feel better than cranking up the heat after spending a few minutes outside. Make sure your heater is providing ample heat, your vents are clean and your cabin air filter is replaced when ... read more

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Does Your Car's Air Conditioner Need a Tune-Up this Summer?

Does Your Car's Air Conditioner Need a Tune-Up this Summer?

We're heading into Colorado's summer season. We'll see more drivers on the road and visitors coming in from out of town. The warmer weather and longer drives usually mean you will depend on your vehicle's air conditioning system more than during the colder seasons. You want to keep yourself cool and your passengers comfortable, so now is the perfect time to get your A/C tuned up at Colorado Springs' own LightHouse Automotive!A/C System Repairs and Maintenance No matter what kind of air conditioning services you need, LightHouse Automotive has you covered. If you need repairs, our team will inspect your A/C system and let you know what parts need to be replaced or refurbished. Thermostats can fail or refrigerant leaks can develop. There may be any number of reasons why your ... read more

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Summer Vehicle Maintenance at LightHouse Automotive

Summer Vehicle Maintenance at LightHouse Automotive

Though it has been a strange year, summertime is officially here. We may not see quite as many travelers out on the road in 2020 because of everything going on. However, if Memorial Day Weekend was any indication, it's clear that people want to get out and start enjoying some normal social and outdoor activities. Things may be a little different than usual, but there will definitely be a lot more cars out on the road during the summer months. Summer Preventative Maintenance With more driving comes more responsibility to take care of your car and its preventative maintenance needs. The reason it's called "preventative" maintenance is simple. It is done to make sure things are working right and to help prevent major automotive problems from developing. Let's face it. Getting your oil changed every few months is a small price to pay compared to what it would cost to re ... read more

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Service Specials at LightHouse Automotive

Service Specials at LightHouse Automotive

We know everyone likes to save a little money on auto repairs when they can, especially in today's COVID-19 economy. That's why we set up the LightHouse Automotive Specials page, where you can download a number of coupons that will provide discounts on our standard auto repair and maintenance services. Our service specials are updated monthly, so be sure and check back often and look at the expiration dates. If you previously printed a coupon and it has since expired, just come back to our specials page for an updated version. Certain service specials run almost every month! Here are a few current ones you might want to look at: Spring Oil Change and Vehicle Inspection For $59.95, you can get your oil changed at LightHouse Automotive while also getting a complete vehicle inspection. We will run diagnost ... read more

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Doing Our Best to Keep You Safe

Doing Our Best to Keep You Safe

When you own an auto repair shop, safety always has to be the number one priority. We need to make sure our staff is safe with the best possible training, equipment and work environment. We need to make sure our customers are safe, which is why we put such care into our automotive repairs. We never want vehicles out on the road that aren't safe to drive. New Safety Measures Now, we have new safety threats to deal with because of COVID-19. Colorado is gradually opening back up for business and that means more drivers on the roads of Colorado Springs. We've been fortunate enough to stay open throughout this ordeal, but we expect things to get busier at the shop as everyone else starts to get back to work in our community.  However, we still have to play it safe and continue taking the necessary precautions to help prevent the spr ... read more

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Keeping Your Vehicle Maintenance on Track

Keeping Your Vehicle Maintenance on Track

It's an interesting time right now. There are less drivers on the road as people are staying at home as much as possible. However, many essential workers are still commuting to and from their jobs every day. They need their cars running well. Others may not be driving much, but that doesn't mean they should be ignoring standard vehicle maintenance tasks. Eventually, we will all be back to work and other daily activities! Taking Care of Automotive Needs In fact, now is a good time to get preventative maintenance procedures taken care of or having more significant auto repairs completed. Perhaps you have been putting off certain repairs and maintenance because of your busy schedule. It can be easy to let things slip when life is in the way. If you are staying home, there may be some automotive tasks you can do yourself. You can check the oil, wash the car, clean the interior, repl ... read more

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When is the Last Time You Had Your Tires Rotated?

When is the Last Time You Had Your Tires Rotated?

Rotating the tires on your car may seem like a silly maintenance task that you have to do every once in awhile. However, it actually makes a big difference in how long your tires will last and how well they will perform. Without rotating your tires periodically, you will find that one or more of them will wear out more quickly than the others. It ends being a lot more costly when it comes time to replace them because changing out one tire a time is definitely more expensive than buying a whole set and having them installed at the same time. How Often Should I Rotate My Tires? Most mechanics will tell you that tire rotation should be done every 5,000-6,000 miles. Some may even push that number to 10,000. At LightHouse Automotive, our general rule of thumb is to coordinate tir ... read more

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