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  • 3 Signs of a Bad Motor Mount

    Wednesday 13 February 2019

    Motor mounts (also known as engine mounts) serve a very simple, yet extremely important function in your vehicle. They represent the connection point between the engine and the chassis. They are typically a combination of metal and rubber. The metal is there for support and security while the rubber component helps absorb and minimize the vibrations. As you can imagine, the engine is gen... read more

  • 6 Common Causes of Auto Electric Problems

    Wednesday 23 January 2019

    Today's vehicles are more advanced than ever, and the automotive technology is continuing to evolve at a very rapid pace. Obviously, the more modern the car, the more complex the electrical system is going to be. From the onboard computer and a multitude of different sensors to complicated wiring systems that power various components, today's automobiles are extremely high-tech. And, we haven't even mentioned the innovations behind hybrid and electric vehicles! You can usually... read more

  • Exhaust Leak? Here's What You Need to Know.

    Wednesday 16 January 2019

    If your car has an exhaust leak, it is not something you want to take lightly. The performance of your vehicle will be hindered. More importantly, it can potentially be deadly for you and your passengers if carbon monoxide and other harmful fumes are leaking inside the vehicle. If you have an exhaust leak, here are a few key things you need to know. Source of the Leak The exhaust system h... read more

  • Are Your Tires Wearing Out Too Quickly? Here Are 5 Possible Reasons Why.

    Wednesday 12 December 2018

    If your tire treads are uneven or they are wearing out more quickly than they should, it’s usually a sign of something else wrong with the car. Of course, you should get the tires rotated every 5,000-10,000 miles depending on your recommended service schedule, but that can only do so much to help evenly distribute the regular wear and tear over time. When tire wear is really significant or the uneven wear is really noticeable, then you will want to get your vehicle inspected by an expert... read more

  • Alternator Problems? Look for These 5 Common Signs.

    Wednesday 07 November 2018

    Your vehicle's alternator is an ingenious piece of equipment, and it performs a very vital function to keep your car and all of its electronic components working properly. It essentially recycles power from the engine back to the battery. Without it, your battery will die quickly and nothing will run right. There are some common signs you can look for if your alternator is failing. LightHouse Automotive in Color... read more

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