• Beware of Cheap Tires in Colorado Springs

    Tuesday 10 July 2018

    Do you like to shop for shoes in Colorado Springs?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires? Colorado Springs drivers should also think about the safety aspect of tires. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you... read more

  • Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Colorado Springs: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Lighthouse Automotive

    Sunday 24 June 2018

    Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Colorado Springs drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Colorado Springs drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on... read more

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

    Tuesday 19 June 2018

    Why are wheel bearings for Colorado Springs vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Lighthouse Automotive post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around Colorado Springs, Colorado. Wheel bearings are pretty simple parts. They're made of high quality steel and are engineered to last 100,000 miles (160,000)  or more if properly cared for. The bea... read more

  • Lighthouse Automotive Advice on Buying New Tires

    Wednesday 13 June 2018

    Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Colorado Springs driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all Colorado seasons.Colorado Springs off-roaders should be excited about the options available to them as well. The tread on off-road tires is designed to handle the wear from bumps and rocks. The tires' high profile protects rims from damage.But what if you own an SUV but... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

    Sunday 29 April 2018

    Repair or Replace? That’s a question Colorado Springs drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may not be able to be repaired. And sometimes there is internal damage revealed on inspection that indicates the tire should not be repaired. Run flat tires shou... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Lighthouse Automotive: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

    Wednesday 18 October 2017

    When Colorado Springs drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery condi... read more

  • Shake It up in Colorado Springs!: Why Wheel Balancing

    Thursday 17 August 2017

    Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance. This means that as the wheel spins, there is a slight wobble to the path of the tire. For best handling performance and safety on the road, Colorado Springs drivers want to minimiz... read more

  • Winter Tires

    Sunday 18 December 2016

    What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Colorado Springs driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Colorado, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread design. Colorado drivers called them snow tires back then, and they had big, knobby lugs that were designed to give good traction in deep snow. They had the same rubber compound as regu... read more

  • By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Lighthouse Automotive in Colorado Springs

    Sunday 27 November 2016

    Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Colorado Springs drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local Colorado Springs tire store.Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R... read more

  • Picking the Right Tires in Colorado Springs

    Monday 07 November 2016

    Shopping for tires in Colorado Springs can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Colorado Springs are looking for maximum summertime performance. The rubber is a little softer to help stick to the road on fast corners on Colorado roads. The tread has wide blocks at the shoulder to stiffe... read more

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