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Keeping Your Car Young in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. As Lakeside consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in California, and much of it is fairly cheap, ... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've ever been driving around Lakeside and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, ... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. Every Lakeside car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a reco... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Your browser does not support the video tag. Sometimes we hear people in Lakeside say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use mo... Read More

5 Star Automotive Center On Your Serpentine Belt

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Lakeside, California, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electri... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Lakeside man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car... Read More

Gas Savings in Lakeside: Sharpen Your Pencil

Your browser does not support the video tag. High gas prices in Lakeside increase the cost of living for California drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Lakeside veh... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At 5 Star Automotive Center we've had a lot of Lakeside customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in California. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 perc... Read More

Hey Lakeside Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

Your browser does not support the video tag. So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Lakeside?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracti... Read More

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