Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tracking True in Colorado: Wheel Alignment in Colorado Springs

Tracking True in Colorado: Wheel Alignment in Colorado Springs

The biggest issue for Colorado Springs area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs. When undergoing an alignment service at Lighthouse Automotive, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are checked for damage. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the factory settings.Precision adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels going in exactly the same direction.Colorado Springs drivers should be aware of the signs of alignment problems. These include the car pulling to one side. Also, the steering wheel may not be centered when you're going straight. If you see the edges of ... read more

Categories:

Alignment

Exhaust Service at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs

Exhaust Service at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Colorado Springs residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Lighthouse Automotive is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental regulations.Exhaust service has really become exhaust and emissions service. High-tech computer controlled emissions devices are now a big part of exhaust service. Because it is so sophisticated, your recommends you have your emission system checked out by a qualified Colorado Springs exhaust technician regularly to make sure everything is working right - usually every 6 months or 10,000 miles/16,000 kilometers.If your Check Engine light comes on, especially if it's flashing, get your car looked at right away. Technicians at Lighthouse A ... read more

Categories:

Exhaust

Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Colorado Springs drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery conditions. Your friendly and professional Lighthouse Automotive tire professional can help you know when your worn tires should be replaced, if you can have a damaged tire repaired as well as selecting the right tires for your needs.Give us a call.Lighthouse Automotive2499 East Platte AveColorado Springs, Colorado 8090971

Categories:

Tires and Wheels

Easy Miles ? Do Colorado Springs Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Easy Miles ? Do Colorado Springs Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour (105 kilometers per hour) in 75°F (24°C) weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters and you are adding stress to your engine. Change them significantly and you are driving under severe conditions.Let's look at the parameters one a time. First, the length of the trip. Short trips around Colorado Springs are harder on an engine than longer ones. As your engine cools down, water in the air condenses onto the engine. When you heat the engine again, the water evaporates off. This is healthy. But on short trips, the engine doesn't stay hot enough long enough for all of the water to evaporate. So i ... read more

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Lighthouse Automotive

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Lighthouse Automotive for a check up.In today's Lighthouse Automotive auto post,we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Colorado Springs residents need fuel to go, and the cleaner the fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better mileage .A clean fuel system saves money for Colorado Springs drivers at Colorado gas stations. We guess you could say it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things Colorado Springs residents can do to keep their vehicle fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.So buying cheaper gas in Colorado can actually be more expensive for Colorado Springs drivers in the long run. Now, most cars on Colorado roads are more than five or six years ol ... read more

Categories:

Fuel System