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A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere.  Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too.  So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... 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

Make Your Battery Last

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today's report from 5 Star Automotive Center is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time... Read More

A Stitch in Time at 5 Star Automotive Center

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicl... Read More

5 Star Automotive Center Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today's 5 Star Automotive Center post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your 5 Star Automotive Center ser... Read More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, inc... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Lakeside drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. 5 Star Automotive Center can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted –... Read More

California: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

California residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So wha... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at 5 Star Automotive Center when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Lakeside drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possibl... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Lakeside residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometer... Read More

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