Monthly Archives: September 2017

Maintaining Your Diesel in Colorado Springs

Maintaining Your Diesel in Colorado Springs

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Colorado Springs area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Colorado Springs diesel-fueled vehicles on the road, especially in passenger cars and SUV's.Diesels are popular in Colorado because they get better fuel economy than gas-powered engines. They also last longer. Modern diesel engines are quiet and powerful. And if you associate diesel engines with black smoke, then you're not up with the times. That smoke is a thing of the past.Diesels don't produce any more pollutants than gasoline engines. The pollution standards for diesel-powered vehicles are as strict in Colorado as for other vehicles.Also, diesel engines can run on bio-diesel fuels as well as fossil fuels. Diesel fuel can be produced from vegetable ... read more

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Fuel System

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Colorado Springs?

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Colorado Springs?

  Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Colorado Springs?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Colorado – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in Colorado.Stolen airbags are making their way back into cars that have been in an accident. Of course, the danger to the consumer of having a stolen airbag installed is that you can never be sure what may have previously affected them and if they will work right when you need them. Contact us at Lighthouse Automotive for more information about where to get your airbags checked or replaced.Find us at 2499 East Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909You can reach us by phone at: 719.634.0005 There are reports that 1 in ... read more

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Maintenance

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Lighthouse Automotive

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Lighthouse Automotive

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by getting a trip inspection at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs. After all, you wouldn't travel without clean socks, why ask your vehicle to travel with a load of dirty oil?The first step in a trip inspection at Lighthouse Automotive is to look at your travel plans. What kinds of roads will you be driving on? Will you be in the Colorado back country or on the freeway? Will you be crossing mountains? Off-roading? What will the weather be like? How far away from Colorado Springs will you be traveling? How much are you hauling? Will you be towing a trailer or lugging a rooftop carrier? Will you encounter dust, mud, snow or sea salt? All of these questions can help determine which ser ... read more

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Inspection