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February 2016

Emergency Items For Your vehicle

Local Lakeside roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Lakeside ... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Lakeside drivers w... Read More

Keep Your Lakeside Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Lakeside - this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your vehicle burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very but... Read More

How To Get Better Gas Mileage In Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Lakeside 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 tak... Read More

Using Proper Fluids In Your vehicle

Today, 5 Star Automotive Center is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Lakeside are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years.If you... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Lakeside drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expe... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Lakeside, California Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider two-thirty-seconds of an inch to be the minimum legal... Read More

Hey Lakeside Drivers, How Many Miles Are On Your Car?

Nowadays, Lakeside drivers are paying more at Lakeside gas pumps. For some families in the greater Lakeside area, 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 California are putting off buying a new car. They... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Lakeside drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from California ... Read More

Recommended Service Intervals At 5 Star Automotive Center

Most people in the Lakeside 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.... Read More

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