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April 2014

5 Star Automotive Center: Good Service And Good Fuel Economy

Most Lakeside and Santee drivers want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving fuel efficiency. At 5 Star Automotive Center, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Lakeside motorists actually save? The US government h... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in Lakeside California ? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your check engine light started flashing! You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stopped... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine In Lakeside, California

  If the fuel system in your SUV is dirty, you will be hurting your fuel economy and losing performance as you drive around Lakeside, California . Unless they drive a vintage car, Lakeside motorists have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your SU... Read More

Severe Service Requirements

A lot of Santee motorists have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners' manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of... Read More

Keeping Your Lakeside Air Fresh When Driving With A Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Lakeside house? B. A fresh, piney scent? C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it’s C. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your SUV . ... Read More

Fuel Injectors

The last new American cars sold in Lakeside with a carburetor rolled out of the California dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Lakeside and nationally have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. ... Read More

Suspension Service In Lakeside At 5 Star Automotive Center

When they hear the word 'suspension,' Lakeside auto owners may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your car’s suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your car up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Santee. Its job is to keep your wh... Read More

Trip Inspection at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside

Santee drivers love their cars. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now Lakeside car owners can’t alwa... Read More

What To Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Lakeside

So you’ve bought a used car in the Lakeside area. Do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Lakeside area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that... Read More

PCV Valve Replacement

Hello Lakeside motorists, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is wh... Read More

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