• Ask Lighthouse Automotive About the Importance of Service Intervals

    Tuesday 14 November 2017

    Today in our Lighthouse Automotive blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your electric bill, changing your furnace filter - you get the idea.Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals?For one thing, your teeth may get mor... read more

  • Easy Miles ? Do Colorado Springs Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

    Monday 09 October 2017

    Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour (105 kilometers per hour) in 75°F (24°C) weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters and you are ad... read more

  • Should Colorado Springs Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

    Sunday 24 April 2016

    So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Lighthouse Automotive tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around Colorado Springs are less than four miles/six and a half kilometers.2. Most of your trips are less than 10 miles/16 km when outside Colorado temperatur... read more

  • Lighthouse Automotive Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

    Sunday 27 March 2016

    Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Colorado. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Colorado Springs residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. Colorado Springs residents can't afford to overlook any of them.The following is a list of preventive mai... read more

  • Recommended Service Intervals at Lighthouse Automotive

    Tuesday 08 December 2015

    Most people in the Colorado Springs area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated for areas in Colorado.The maintenance schedules are designed to ac... read more

  • Deciphering the Lighthouse Automotive Menu Board

    Wednesday 05 November 2014

    Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Colorado Springs, Colorado, service centers like Lighthouse Automotive have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning service. Feel free at any time to give Lighthouse Automotive a call at 71... read more

  • Hey Colorado Springs Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

    Wednesday 02 April 2014

    Nowadays, Colorado Springs drivers are paying more at Colorado gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Colorado drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle for a year or two longer than before.Even now, 2/3 of the personal vehicles on our local Colorado Springs, Colorado, roads have over 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) on them. The average... read more

  • Recommended Colorado Springs Service Intervals

    Wednesday 03 October 2012

    Everyone in Colorado Springs, Colorado, knows we are advised to go to our Colorado Springs dentist twice a year.  Oral-conscious Colorado Springs residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us what was found – "Everything's fine, see you in six months." Or "You've got a small cavity starting, let's schedule an appointment to take care of it." By the time y... read more

  • Is Your Colorado Springs Driving Severe?

    Thursday 15 March 2012

    People near Colorado Springs, Colorado, often ask Lighthouse Automotive how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Colorado Springs, Colorado, service advisor at Lighthouse Automotive look up your vehicle in a service database. What you find is often a surprise to people – there are actually two service schedules.One is the regular schedule and the other is the severe service schedule. S... read more

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