5 Star Automotive Center: Lakeside, California Auto Repair

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Lakeside Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in California are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. ... Read More

Arrive Alive in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Lakeside. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even da... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Lakeside Motorists

Your browser does not support the video tag. Some Lakeside vehicle owners wonder why 5 Star Automotive Center and other Lakeside auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at 5 Star Automotive Center for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be ... Read More

Speak Up: Talking with Your 5 Star Automotive Center Service Advisor

About 80% of the vehicles on Lakeside roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in California. Some of the maintenance issues are minor... Read More

What You Need to Know from Your 5 Star Automotive Center Service Advisor

Your browser does not support the video tag. Lakeside drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service tec... Read More

Questions to Ask Your Lakeside Service Advisor

Your browser does not support the video tag. We find that a lot of Lakeside drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions, but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Cars are very complicated and there's more to know about them ... Read More

How Does 5 Star Automotive Center Know What to Recommend?

When you drop your vehicle off at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. 5 Star Automotive Center professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Lakeside service center will... Read More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

Your browser does not support the video tag. All California pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assur... Read More

What Lakeside Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

Your browser does not support the video tag. There are some things drivers should know about Lakeside car service and repair. First and foremost, 5 Star Automotive Center cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside w... Read More

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Lakeside automotive service and repair industry... Read More

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