• The Lighthouse Automotive Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

    Sunday 10 December 2017

    There's a lot of auto advice in Colorado right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be true?” If the answer is yes, do more research.The internet offers us a convenient and quick way to research someone's claims about gas savings... read more

  • Fuel Injector Cleaning at Lighthouse Automotive

    Wednesday 06 December 2017

    In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-injected vehicle driving down Colorado Springs roads.Most fuel injectors for gas engines are known in the Colorado Springs automotive community as port fuel i... read more

  • Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Lighthouse Automotive

    Tuesday 03 October 2017

    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 Col... read more

  • Maintaining Your Diesel in Colorado Springs

    Friday 29 September 2017

    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... read more

  • How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Colorado Springs

    Tuesday 20 June 2017

    There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Colorado Springs can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a new computer at our nearest Colorado Springs computer store. But computer experts know that there are things you can do to delay the need for a new computer purchase. You can... read more

  • Fuel Injectors

    Tuesday 28 March 2017

    The last new American vehicles sold in Colorado Springs with a carburetor rolled out of the Colorado dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Colorado Springs, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a mi... read more

  • The Lighthouse Automotive Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

    Tuesday 27 December 2016

    A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Colorado Springs area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Colorado Springs can conserve fuel by improving fuel economy. And one of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is to keep the oil in our vehicle adequate and clean.Oil lubricates your v... read more

  • Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Colorado Springs Drivers

    Wednesday 14 September 2016

    Hello, Colorado Springs residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Colorado Springs auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the be... read more

  • Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Lighthouse Automotive

    Monday 27 June 2016

    Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Colorado Springs drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenance.Fuel injectors have replaced carburetors in most of today's vehicles. These injectors deliver better fuel economy than a carburetor, but they can be compromised by rust, di... read more

  • Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Colorado Springs

    Thursday 17 December 2015

    Colorado Springs drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Colorado Springs area, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car.Because new cars are more expensive, Colorado Springs residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old... read more

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