• For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Colorado Springs)

    Sunday 21 April 2019

    Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be. Then it's time to get your brakes checked out. After all, you have to be able to stop if you want to be safe. Nearly all newer vehicles have disc brakes on the front, and many have that type of brake on all four wheels. That... read more

  • Give me a Brake (Light)!

    Sunday 16 September 2018

    If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be something simple, like you put your parking brake on and forgot to take it off. Easy fix, you're on the road in seconds. Or, it could mean there's something wrong with your anti-lock brake system. That is a... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Brake Noise

    Monday 26 February 2018

    Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Colorado Springs. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are exposed and you’ll hear a squeal or grinding sound. That’s when Colorado Springs drivers should replace their brake pads at Lighthouse Automotive. Not only will new pads restore y... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Rotor Problems

    Tuesday 06 December 2016

    The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Colorado Springs.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less contact surface for the brake pads, leaving you with reduced braking power.Over time and miles, rotors can also wear down below safe specifications. It is important for Colorado Springs dr... read more

  • Lighthouse Automotive Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Colorado Springs

    Monday 21 November 2016

    Let's talk about something critical for all Colorado Springs drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and... read more

  • Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Lighthouse Automotive

    Monday 05 September 2016

    When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Colorado Springs drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are known as the friction materials in the brake system. They push together, providing friction which stops the vehicle. It's no wonder they have to be checked regula... read more

  • Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

    Sunday 06 March 2016

    Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Colorado Springs driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Lighthouse Automotive will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Sprin... read more

  • Brake Service at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs

    Wednesday 17 June 2015

    Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Colorado Springs drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Colorado driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Lighthouse Automotive, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems. Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into your Colorado Springs service center right away. And watch out for these problems... read more

  • Hitting the Brakes in Colorado Springs

    Thursday 25 December 2014

    Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Colorado Springs drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having troubl... read more

  • Hitting The Brakes In Fort Carson

    Wednesday 09 October 2013

    Hello Colorado Springs, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off a local Colorado Springs showroom floor. It has brand new brakes with brand new brake pads. The brake lines and pump are filled with fresh fluid and are completely clean inside... read more

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