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Straight and True in Lakeside: Wheel Alignment

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Lakeside folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive mai... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Lakeside drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. W... Read More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at 5 Star Automotive Center

Your browser does not support the video tag. When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Lakeside can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of ... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Lakeside drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object.... Read More

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Lakeside Automobiles

Your browser does not support the video tag. Lakeside drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Lakeside, California, street... Read More

Power Steering Service at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. Many Lakeside drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Lakeside drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at 5 Star Automotive Center will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as susp... Read More

Lakeside Alignment Service

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into... Read More

Protecting Your SUV From Theft In Lakeside, California

Every car in Lakeside, California is at risk for theft. So it's up to us Lakeside motorists to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere. The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to p... Read More

Are There Blind Spots In Lakeside California?

All Lakeside car owners have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Lakeside. First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others.... Read More

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