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Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Colorado Springs

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Colorado Springs

With high fuel prices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on   is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some research on the internet or ask your Colorado Springs, Colorado, service advisor at Lighthouse Automotive.There aren't any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank, and the government hasn't suppressed a device you can clamp on your fuel line to make your vehicle run on air. Not even in Colorado Springs!So next time you get one of those e-mails, check it out with an automotive professional. You'll get more bang for your buck with an oil change or an engine air filter replacement.We're here for you at Lighthouse Automotive, so give us a call at 719.634.0005 for good honest advice about your vehicle. Lighthouse Aut ... read more

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How Do You Save Gas in Colorado Springs, Colorado?

No one in Colorado Springs, Colorado, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Colorado fuel prices, however, have spurred Colorado Springs drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel prices. But we still need to drive (we love our vehicles, after all!), so it makes sense to try and increase our fuel economy however we can.Let's look at a real life example. This man has one of those really big SUVs. Lots of kids and horses to haul around, you know. His family was planning a four day camping trip. Here's what he did to cut his fuel costs:First, he installed a new, high flow engine air filter. Then he had his service center change his oil, flush his cooling system and service his front and rear differentials along with the transfer case. He also had a fuel system cleaning, replaced his PCV valve and breather element. He also m ... read more

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Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Colorado Springs Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Colorado Springs area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your local Colorado Springs gas pump rolling higher and higher.The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its work. When it's in need of service, the transmission drags your fuel economy down.So keep it clean at Lighthouse Automotive  and give yourself a fighting chance. Lighthouse Automotive 2499 East Platte Ave Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909 719

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Service to Improve Fuel Economy

The price of gas in Colorado has got people in Colorado Springs talking. It seems that Colorado Springs folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel economy. First let's start with how we drive around Colorado. People in Colorado Springs may not realize that they can really save on gas by just changing a few driving habits. One of the biggest is jackrabbit starts - you know, flooring the gas as soon as the light turns green. That really wastes a lot of fuel. Building up your speed at a slower pace uses less fuel and is easier on your engine and drive train. And don't drive with one foot on the brake. That's also a drag on fuel economy, and it wears out your brakes faster, too. Another thing Colorado Springs drivers can do is drive more slowly - but only when it's safe. Some ... read more

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