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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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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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