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November 2017

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Lakeside residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometer... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From 5 Star Automotive Center

Your browser does not support the video tag. A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the California news. Lakeside people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Lakeside motorists had so-called... Read More

Brake Service at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Lakeside drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every California driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At 5 Star Automotive Center, our tea... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Lakeside 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 ... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

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