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September 2019

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... Read More

5 Star Automotive Center Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in California. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Lakeside residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital t... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Lakeside drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shou... Read More

Battery Maintenance Tips From 5 Star Automotive Center

Your browser does not support the video tag. When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. S... Read More

NOT JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER (Finding the Right Service Facility)

You might remember a hit TV sitcom that was set in a bar, a place where "everybody knows your name."  The idea, of course, is people feel more comfortable where they aren't just another customer among many; they're special because their relationship goes back a few years.   That comfortable relat... Read More

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