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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Introduction to Diesels for Colorado Springs, Colorado

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Colorado Springs, Colorado, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Colorado are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have diesel engines. Nearly all import brands offer a range of diesel engines abroad – even the ultra-luxury brands like Mercedes and BMW. For the most part, these diesel engines haven't been available in Colorado Springs, Colorado. But that's about to change.In the past, North American diesel fuel has had a much higher sulfur content than European fuel. Recent environmental laws have required changes in diesel formulation and emissions standards here in Colorado Springs, Colorado, so we are now ready to start seeing more diesel options offered over the next few years.Why are so many Colorado Springs drivers interested in diesel engines? Well first off, diesel fuel ... read more


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Power Steering Service at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs

Many Colorado Springs drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal parts. The power steering fluid also protects vehicle components from rust and corrosion.Colorado Springs car owners should be aware that vehicle manufacturers recommend that the fluid be replaced on schedule. At Lighthouse Automotive, the old fluid is drained and the system cleaned thoroughly. Fresh fluid is then installed.Unfortunately, many Colorado Springs drivers don't realize how important it is to service their power steering, and some may not even know that it's necessary in the first place. A neglected power steering system can develop leaks that will shorten the life of the pump.Col ... read more



Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Colorado Springs

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Colorado Springs. If you took an informal poll around Colorado Springs you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Colorado Springs aren't aware that it needs periodic service.If you're younger than a certain age, you've probably never driven a vehicle without power steering. To get an idea of the difference; if you've ever cut a board with a hand saw, you know it's a lot of work. Using a power saw is easy-peasy by comparison.Without power steering, your arms have to do all the work to steer the wheels, and that's hard, especially around downtown Colorado Springs. That's why old cars had such big steering wheels: to get enough leverage to steer.Most vehicles in Colorado Springs have a hydraulic power steering system. The serpentine belt from the engine powers a pump. The pump pressurize ... read more



ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Colorado Springs Colorado

When accidents occur in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Colorado police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, purses and cell phone directories, they waste precious time.In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident, you have people in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, area who you'll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment and inform Colorado Springs paramedics of medical conditions, allergies or medications.A brilliantly simple solution is now spreading through Colorado Springs and around the globe: ICE. ICE – standing for In Case of Emergency – is a way to identify emergency contacts in your cell phone directory.Simply put 'ICE' before a contact name in your cell phone, like 'ICE ... read more

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