Monthly Archives: February 2018

Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Colorado Springs. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when Colorado Springs drivers should replace their brake pads at Lighthouse Automotive. Not only will new pads restore your stopping power, but replacing them on time will prevent damage to the rotor.If your brakes are making noise, ask your Lighthouse Automotive service advisor to inspect your brakes. Addressing problems early will restore your safety and prevent expensive brake damage.Lighthouse Automotive2499 East Platte AveColorado Springs, Colorado 8090971

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Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Colorado Springs drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not completely recharge while you’re driving and you could end up stranded around Colorado Springs with a dead battery. In short, a worn serpentine belt will stress all of the accessories it powers leading to premature wear and possible early replacement. When as little as 5% of belt material is lost, the serpentine belt cannot provide the proper traction for the accessories. Your friendly and professional Lighthouse Automotive service advisor can inspect your belt for excessive wear and replace your serpentine belt system if it’s excessively worn.Give us a call.Lighthouse Automotive2499 East Platte AveColorado Springs, Colorado 8090971

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What Colorado Springs Customers like About Us at Lighthouse Automotive

A big part of the service we provide at Lighthouse Automotive for our Colorado Springs customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Colorado Springs area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Lighthouse Automotive automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our Colorado Springs customers like the service reminders. They've grown to trust that our recommendations are based on the vehicle manufactures’ published maintenance schedules and that Lighthouse Automotive is not just pulling them out of the air. We know that people in Colorado Springs live a busy life with a lot more to think about than wondering if it's time to replace the PCV valve on their vehicle. Part of our Lighthouse Automotive service process is checking the vehicle manufacture's schedule to make sure we don't ... read more

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