Category Archives: Auto Repair

What’s the Difference Between a Major Service & a Minor Service?

At American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission, many of our customers bring their vehicles in for both major and minor service. But what does that mean for your vehicle?   To be perfectly clear, check the Owner's Manual of your car for factory-recommended service. For most vehicles, minor service is recommended every 7500 miles, and major service is recommended every 15,000 miles. Both minor and major service provides preventive maintenance that will greatly lower the risk of your car having a breakdown.   Think about it this way, minor service is like going to the dentist’s office to get your teeth cleaned. When you see the dentist, you’ll get your teeth inspected for cavities, undergo a good cleaning, and your dentist will tell you about the areas where you can improve your dental hygiene, like flossing every day. Similarly, major service is when your dentist notices that big cavity and recommends scheduling a root canal so you can extend the life ... read more

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How To Help Your Vehicle Survive Summer

Summer’s sizzle can take a lot out of everybody and everything, including your car. Yes, we know your vehicle is an inanimate object. But, if the high temps are affecting you, your pets, your air conditioning bills, your plants, and your desire to go outside, imaging what extreme temperatures are doing to your car, truck, van, or SUV. If you want your vehicle to survive summertime temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, we have a few tips for you to consider: Protect your paint. Car paint will fade in regular, everyday sunshine. That’s a given. However, soaring temperatures can make a car’s paint job deteriorate faster, or even make it peel. Avoid paint sunburn by coating your car with a fine layer of wax or paint sealant. Not only will it protect the paint from fading, but it’ll also help fend off scratches and swirls made by road debris and dirt. Park in the shade. Shade is your car’s friend during the heat of the day. Many people fight for t ... read more

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