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Automotive Tips from 5 Star Automotive Center: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Lakeside drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shou... Read More

Under Pressure in Lakeside: TPMS

Your browser does not support the video tag. Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Lakeside, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 ... Read More

Picking the Right Tires in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. Shopping for tires in Lakeside can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires ... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Lakeside: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Lakeside drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. California drivers ran ou... Read More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. A lot of people get custom wheels in Lakeside. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps... Read More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Lakeside Ride

Your browser does not support the video tag.   It seems like everywhere you go in the Lakeside area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some California auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - som... Read More

Lakeside Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Your browser does not support the video tag. Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Lakeside on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds... Read More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With 5 Star Automotive Center

Your browser does not support the video tag. Many Lakeside drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Lakeside area tire shops to get you the look yo... Read More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. Do you like to shop for shoes in Lakeside?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at th... Read More

Tire Rotation and Balancing at 5 Star Automotive Center in Lakeside

Your browser does not support the video tag. Tires do a lot of work for Lakeside drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Lakeside. They also support the entire weight... Read More

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