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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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4 Signs You Might Need a Fuel System Service

4 Signs You Might Need a Fuel System Service

Your fuel intake system is very important. It is what takes the fuel from your gas tank and pumps it into the engine as needed. If the lines are dirty or clogged, or the fuel filter is old, you just won't experience proper performance from your engine. It could even lead to bigger engine problems down the road if your fuel intake system isn't working properly. A Fuel System Service at LightHouse Automotive will entail careful cleaning of the key fuel system components. This includes the fuel filter, fuel lines, fuel injector, intake valve and combustion chambers. Specialized cleaning solutions and techniques are used to remove debris, dirt and gunk throughout the all-important fuel system. This will allow your engine to run as smoothly as possible while also providing added b ... read more

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Vehicle Inspections and Diagnostics at LightHouse Automotive

When you bring your car into LightHouse Automotive for repairs, the first step is to identify the problem. Our technicians want to find out exactly what is wrong and then we can provide you with an accurate repair estimate. It's like going to the doctor and getting a diagnosis. We'll determine what needs to be fix and how to fix it. Then, we'll give you the information you need to make your repair decisions.  Depending on the severity or complexity of the automotive issue, different types of testing and inspections may need to be performed. In this article we will outline the differences between the different steps our technicians might take in order to identify any problems within your vehicleExternal Inspection This is almost always where we will start because it is the simplest ... read more

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5 Reasons to Have a Custom Exhaust System Installed at LightHouse Automotive

5 Reasons to Have a Custom Exhaust System Installed at LightHouse Automotive

Even the best-made vehicles have some room for improvement after they roll off the factory line. You may want to make various customizations to match your own taste and style. Or, you will want to consider custom performance upgrades to really get the most out of the vehicle. One of the most popular aftermarket upgrades that serious car owners will consider is a custom exhaust system. It can improve performance and it certainly can add a lot of flair. Here are five reasons why you might want to have a custom exhaust system installed at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Engine Performance and Power An aftermarket custom exhaust system can really unleash the full power of your car’s engine. By giving the exhaust gasses a more efficient escape route, your engine wi ... read more

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10 of the Most Common Auto Repairs Performed at LightHouse Automotive

10 of the Most Common Auto Repairs Performed at LightHouse Automotive

If you own a car or truck, you can expect to need repairs at some point. Beyond just standard preventative maintenance, minor and major automotive repairs are just a regular part of life for most of us. It’s important to have an auto repair shop in town you can trust. That’s why people throughout Colorado Springs turn to the automotive repair experts at LightHouse Automotive. We often get asked what the most common automotive repair services are. We’ve compiled this list of the Top 10 so you know what to expect when it comes to caring for your vehicle. These are some of the repairs we perform most often at LightHouse Automotive: 1. Brake Pads and Rotors You want your brakes to be working correctly at all times ... read more

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LightHouse Automotive is Your Auto Customs Headquarters

LightHouse Automotive is Your Auto Customs Headquarters

In addition to standard auto repairs and maintenance services, we actually do a lot of auto customs work at LightHouse Automotive. Our owner, Rylan Blair, is passionate about all types of vehicles. He and his team love working on classic cars, performance cars and custom rides that not every shop in Colorado Springs is equipped to handle. Customized Service It certainly takes a special amount of knowledge and care to work on classic cars and to do custom performance upgrade installations, body work and other customizations. They call it “custom work” for a reason. Each vehicle is unique. Each job is unique. And it’s that little extra challenge that fires up the team at LightHouse Automotive. Custom Exhaust Installation & Repair One of the specialties at LightHouse Automot ... read more

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Auto Electric Repair Services at LightHouse Automotive

Auto Electric Repair Services at LightHouse Automotive

When it comes to your vehicle, the electronic systems are very complicated. There are many different components of a car that are powered by the battery, including the audio system, the starter, the headlights, dashboard gauges, computer system and more. The more complex that modern vehicles get with features such as entertainment and GPS systems, the more important the electronics are. Then, we also have hybrid and fully electric vehicles that depend greatly on the battery power to run so many different things. Some electrical issues can be easy to diagnose and fix. Wires may come undone or fuses could short out. Other electrical issues require a great deal of inspection to figure out the root of the problem. Either way, dealing with vehicle electronics repairs is probably not something you want to deal with yourself. It can be dangerous and it requires specialized knowledge from an auto repair ... read more

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Why Your Vehicle Needs Oil Changes

Why Your Vehicle Needs Oil Changes

In the field of auto repair, oil changes are the most common service performed at just about any shop. And of course, there are those "quick change" places all around town. "Quick" doesn't always translate to good service or proper work, though.  What the Oil Does for Your Vehicle Getting your oil changed regularly is a very, very important part of regular vehicle maintenance. It may seem simple and easy, but bad things can happen if you don't do it on a regular basis. Motor oil is the lifeblood of your car. There are many different fluids performing different functions within the vehicle, but there's no doubt that the oil is the most important. It lubricates vital components in the engine that are moving that high speeds as the motor is runni ... read more

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