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Your browser does not support the video tag. Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's pro... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Lakeside, California

Your browser does not support the video tag. Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Lakeside, California, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel e... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside for Better Performance

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i... Read More

5 Star Automotive Center Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Your browser does not support the video tag. Lakeside residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular ... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. With high fuel prices in Lakeside, California, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on   is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it re... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Lakeside, California

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Lakeside, California.Unless they drive a vintage car, Lakeside auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has ... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at 5 Star Automotive Center

Your browser does not support the video tag. Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in t... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your California Driving

Your browser does not support the video tag. Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Lakeside knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Lakeside area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: wel... Read More

The 5 Star Automotive Center Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

There's a lot of auto advice in California right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good ... Read More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. Lakeside drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring publi... Read More

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