Your browser does not support videoThe transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you h...
Posted in Transmission
on September 25, 2014
How do Lakeside auto owners know if an odometer is telling the truth? Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect California consumers against mileage fraud. It says a California seller must certify the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage. To have your o...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on September 18, 2014
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Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your SUV engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let’s go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on California interstates, twenty pounds of carbon dioxide come...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 11, 2014
Hello, welcome to 5 Star Automotive Center. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Lakeside runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we’re most concerned with here at 5 Star Automotive Center are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our sm...
Posted in Battery
on September 05, 2014