• Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Air Conditioning ? Common Problem

    Sunday 27 January 2019

    Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Colorado Springs. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Colorado Springs drivers that visit Lighthouse Automotive is contaminated refrigerant (the gas that cools the air). The inside of the A/C hoses deteriorates over time and tiny fragments of rubber clog passages. This makes the system less efficient and... read more

  • To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

    Sunday 07 October 2018

    No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air conditioning breaks in the fall and you live in a climate where it gets quite cold in the winter.  Should you get it fixed now, wait until spring since it won't get warm until then or ma... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

    Sunday 19 August 2018

    Colorado Springs drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubricate and protect expensive components and keep seals and gaskets from drying out. If refrigerant has leaked out – so has the compressor oil. This oil needs to be replenished... read more

  • A Cold Day in Colorado Springs ? Air Conditioning Service at Lighthouse Automotive

    Tuesday 24 July 2018

    Most Colorado Springs drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Colorado highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Colorado Springs rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot vehicle.A lot of Colorado Springs drivers judge their vehicles' air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and so may neglect them in favor of repair... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Air Conditioning Inspection

    Monday 17 July 2017

    Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Colorado Springs require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some parts manufacturers require other components to be replaced along with certain failed parts in order to maintain the new part warranty. This is because a given failure may be the result of a... read more

  • Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs

    Monday 17 October 2016

    Most Colorado auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning system can extend its life and prevent costly repair bills.Why is it important for Colorado Springs area drivers to get routine maintenance on their a... read more

  • Air Conditioning Service in Colorado Springs

    Monday 10 October 2016

    Hey Colorado Springs! Let's talk about one of our Colorado summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Colorado Springs drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool... read more

  • Colorado Springs Air Conditioning Service

    Tuesday 30 December 2014

    Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Colorado Springs, but not in your vehicle. When Colorado Springs residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable drive around Colorado has a lot of benefits, and keeping the AC System well maintained can help prevent repairs.A common cause of AC failure is water and air in th... read more

  • Keep Your Cool in Colorado Springs: Air Conditioning Service

    Thursday 11 December 2014

    Most Colorado Springs drivers don't even think about their air conditioner. Now here's a tip for Colorado Springs vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Colorado winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes some of the moisture in the air. So if you have trouble with fogging on your vehicle windshield during Colorado winters or during a rain storm, running the... read more

  • Air Conditioning Maintenance at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs

    Wednesday 31 October 2012

    Warm weather or cold, Colorado Springs drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Colorado Springs people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Lighthouse Automotive, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for air conditioning service, just as we do for transmission service, oil changes and so on. Maintaining your air conditioning system means that you always have enough... read more

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