A Touching Message – “Why I Participate in the Relay for Life Event”

Five Star is honored to be sponsoring a team at this year’s Placer County Relay for Life race and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. As a devoted friend and Medical Assistant (M.A.), Edward has experienced first-hand the impact and devastation Cancer can have on patients and their families. He was kind enough to share his story with our team, and…

Why do I need a car wax?

My Car is New, Why do I need Wax?

Wax is “Sunscreen” for your paint.  I am asked all the time, “Does my car need wax?”  Vehicles that have good paint should always have protectant on them.  Having protectant on your paint works to protect the paint in the same way that sunscreen can protect your skin.  Not only does it protect your paint from sun damage but it…

Get ready to sell your car with help from Five Star Auto Center

Top steps to follow to sell your car this spring

As the weather warms, and tax returns begin to burn a hole in many people’s pockets, buyers begin searching for a reliable used car. You can get ahead of the curve by following Five Star’s steps to easily and professionally sell your car. Now is the perfect time to get your ride ready for sale, especially if you’re planning on…

Benefits of Certified Technicians in a Repair Shop

The Benefits of Certified Technicians in a Repair Shop

Certified vs. Un-Certified Automotive Technicians   Certified Automotive Technicians are held to measurable and strict standards in their line of work, and they are accountable to those standards individually. As their employer, Five Star is also dedicated to upholding those standards of practice. Certified Technicians undergo regular training and are always updating their knowledge base in order to keep their…

Safety Tips for Busiest Travel Day of the Year

Safety Tips for Busiest Travel Day of the Year

Happy Holidays! Did you know Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year?! Yes, that’s right it beats all of the other lovely holidays throughout the year. In fact, around 47 million people travel for this wonderful day, and more than 89% of them are on the roads! We want all of our family, friends and customers to be…

Winterize Your Car

Winterization Checklist for Your Car

We are in the full swing of fall and the temperatures are dropping! Pretty soon, the Sierra Nevadas will be covered in snow and we will have frequent rainy days. It is especially important to make sure your car is fully prepared for the season change, for both your safety and the functionality of the vehicle. But, rest assured by…

Summer Road Trip Preparation & Car Maintenance Checklist

It’s summertime and what better time to take a road trip with your friends or family?! Maybe head up to the mountains to escape the recent heat wave or drive down to Southern California for everything from the beaches to Disneyland. Roll down the windows, blast the music and stop to admire the beautiful scenery. Hey, even take a quick…