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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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Get the Most Out of Your Engine with LightHouse Automotive

Get the Most Out of Your Engine with LightHouse Automotive

Your engine is the heart of your car and you want to keep it running its best. The Colorado Springs auto repair experts at LightHouse Automotive know what it takes to keep engines performing well. Let's take a look at some of their engine repair and maintenance services. Preventative Maintenance When it comes to caring for your car's engine, preventative maintenance is important. Getting your oil and filter changed every 3,000-5,000 miles is crucial to keep all the components inside the engine properly lubricated. Then, you have other things like the fuel filter, air filter, exhaust system and cooling system that you want to keep in good shape to protect your engine from major damage. Check Engine Light Obviously, if your ... read more

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When is the Last Time You Had Your Brakes Inspected?

When is the Last Time You Had Your Brakes Inspected?

Are your brakes screeching and squealing? Is your car not stopping quite as quickly as it normally does? Are your tire treads wearing out very unevenly? If the answer is yes to any or all of these questions, you are due for a brake inspection. Let's face it. Your brakes are one of your vehicle's most important components. Without good brakes, you won't have good control over your car and it can be extremely dangerous. You want to be able to come to a quick stop when the situation demands and you also just want to enjoy a smoother ride without herky jerky stops and starts. If you live in the Colorado Springs area and think you might have brake issues, bring your vehicle into LightHouse Automotive for a proper brake inspection. Our team of ASE Certified auto repair technicians will inspect your brake system a ... read more

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Power Steering Maintenance at LightHouse Automotive

  Most cars, trucks, SUVs and vans manufactured in the past 30-40 years will feature power steering. The reason for this is because it makes the vehicle easier to control. You are able to turn the wheels freely with minimal effort compared to older cars without any sort of power steering components. However, as vehicles continue to evolve in the 21st Century, so too do power steering systems. In this article, we will discuss the different types of power steering systems found in modern vehicles and the maintenance required to keep these systems working properly over time. Traditional Hydraulic Power Steering Systems A vast majority of power steering systems (up until the past few years of manufacturing) will feature a hydraulic setup. Hydraulic fluid (a.k.a ... read more

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