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Diagnosing Your Vehicle at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside

When we Lakeside residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ... Read More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at 5 Star Automotive Center

Your browser does not support the video tag. Okay. You went to your local Lakeside car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Lakeside ... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, 5 Star Automotive Center service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a co... Read More

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