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Lakeside Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Lakeside driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Lakeside residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this... Read More

Transmission Service at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Lakeside drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in California to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But pr... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at 5 Star Automotive Center

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Lakeside. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technologica... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Lakeside. The timing belt’s important job... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Lakeside drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is p... Read More

Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Lakeside drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expe... Read More

5 Star Automotive Center Auto Tips and Car Care: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Lakeside auto owners need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure. Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Lakeside Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help Lakeside motorists make informed decisions about car care and prevent costly repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts. An engine’s power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston tha... Read More

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