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Turning Fears Into Love: Customer Service that Redefines the Auto Repair

Turning Fears Into Love: Customer Service that Redefines the Auto Repair

We see it often when we give customers bad news about their car. Sometimes it starts with a flinch and then gradually becomes a look of disappointment on their faces. It’s a crushing moment to know you’re about to lose some money to the upkeep and repair of your car. No one relishes spending money meant to enrich your family’s life on car repairs. Even genuine love of your car still makes it difficult to surrender to the inevitable: you need help with your vehicle, and you’ll have to sacrifice some of the money you’ve saved and budgeted. We work very hard to put you at ease in our shop because we want you to know that we are your allies, and not predators waiting to collect on you. When we do inspections, we give you an idea of all the needs your car has and the timeline they are most likely to need service in to allow you to adjust your budget safely and spend as you can afford to manage. Advanced planning and working within your budget is the cornerstone ... read more

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What ASE Certification means for YOU

What ASE Certification means for YOU

You’ve probably seen the signs up at American Five Star Auto Repair & Transmission for ASE-certified technicians. Have you ever wondered what exactly that means, and why it’s important to you, as a car owner? ASE stands for Automotive Excellence. It’s a professional certification board that serves as the U.S. standard for competence in auto repair. The certification creates a standard by which technicians can be measured and independently approved. The board uses 50 separate tests to evaluate the skill and knowledge of an applicant for different types of vehicles. When you bring your car to a shop for repairs, a mechanic doesn’t need to be ASE-certified to work on your car. All a mechanic needs is your approval to begin. While this paves a way for teenagers into an automotive career as a mechanic,  more often than not, it means that someone without ASE certification has been put in charge of the work on your vehicle. They’ve not passed their cer ... read more

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How Best to Travel with Fido

How Best to Travel with Fido

American Five Star Auto Repair knows that travel safety is vital for the whole family. And that includes your beloved family dogs! With that said, taking your dog along on your family travels will be a lot more fun when you prepare ahead of time. Read on to learn how best to travel with Fido!  Before you get started with how you'll travel with your dogs, make sure that they're healthy before doing so. Take your dog to the veterinarian for a checkup, and ensure all vaccinations are up-to-date. And make sure you bring your vaccination records with you! You'll also need your dog's health certifications if you plan to fly through an airline. Don't forget to make sure that you bring along enough of their regular food, bottled water, and any medications to last the whole trip! To keep your pooch safe while traveling, think about investing in a crate. You'll want it to be large enough for your dog to stand, turn, and lie down. Look for durable crate materials, w ... read more

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Car goals for 2020

 Car goals for 2020

We all have goals for the New Year, but it can be easy to forget the very thing that gets us to and from the office, soccer field, school, you name it. It’s important that as we begin planning for 2020, we take time to set some car goals too. Whether it’s to own a new one, get better insurance, or increase our commitment to better preventive maintenance, it’s all important.  Here are some great articles about buying a new or used car: https://www.motor1.com/features/387876/9-best-used-vehicles-buy-2020/ https://www.autotrader.com/car-shopping/buying-new-car-whens-best-time-211343 https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/new-car-buying-guide/ Looking to get a better auto insurance rate? https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/insurance/ways-to-get-cheapest-car-insurance/ When it comes to preventive maintenance, there’s plenty you can do on your own: Check all fluids for levels and color: Check fill lines and look for dirty colors. You need enough of each f ... read more

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Best Valentine's Day Events Near Tempe

Best Valentine's Day Events Near Tempe

  While it may not be snowing in Tempe, it sure is in many other parts of the country. February in Tempe is sure a nice place to be! It’s hard to beat the 70-degree daytime temps and the nights that hover around 40. That’s why so many snowbirds alight on our fair city every year knowing that they can escape the cold and the dreary. So if you are here, whether full-time or part, you might need a suggestion or two on what to do for Valentine’s Day. Gold Bar Espresso is a nice way to start or end your Valentine’s Day. Located on South McClintock Drive, it’s a family owned business that serves up pastries, coffee drinks, live music, and game nights. It’s a cozy, friendly environment that you’ll want to return to even when it’s not a holiday. And go ahead and snuggle up a bit. They won’t mind!If you or your sweetheart has a hankering for a live production piece, head on over to ... read more

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