Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Lakeside auto owners think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at 5 Star Automotive Center is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board em...
Posted in Exhaust
on March 31, 2014
Here is a questions for smart Lakeside car owners What is a cabin air filter? Is it:
A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
A fresh, piney scent?
A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it's 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air befo...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on March 30, 2014
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 Lakeside motorists's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago in Lakeside, winter tires differed from highwa...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on March 29, 2014
Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Lakeside, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your 5 Star Automotive Center technician that your dif...
Posted in Drive Train
on March 28, 2014
Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every Lakeside driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection at 5 Star Automotive Center will check ...
Posted in Brakes
on March 27, 2014
Most Lakeside car owners are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes...
Posted in Steering
on March 25, 2014