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Pre-Owned Vehicle Car Inspection

Don’t Buy A Lemon! Get a Buyer’s Inspection! Getting a pre-purchase vehicle inspection is the smartest and easiest way to protect yourself when purchasing a used car. STAR Automotive provides exceptional used vehicle inspection results for both buyers and sellers....

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How Driving on Empty Damages Your Car

It is bad to drive on empty, and if you do it all the time, it can be really bad. Driving with the gas light glaring in your eyes is not only damaging your automobile but also putting you in danger. Here’s why: Running Out of Gas Running out of gas can actually place...

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How to Safely Disinfect Your Car’s Interior

How to Safely Disinfect Your Car’s Interior Beginning in Spring 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are more focused than ever before on the cleanliness and sanitization of surfaces we touch every day. Cars are no exception. We use our vehicles to get around, meaning...

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The Different Stages of Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF)

The ATF in your automobile plays two key roles. The first role is to protect your transmission from unnecessary heat and wear and tear by lubricating the gears and other moving parts. The second role is to help the gears shift, as transmission fluid is a hydraulic...

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Serpentine Belt Replacement

Today’s STAR Automotive article focuses on your serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems. Let’s take a look at them. First, the serpentine belt drives...

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What Is That Smoke Coming From Your Tailpipe?

Every car that uses gasoline, diesel, or any other source of combustible fuel, has a tailpipe and gives off exhaust. However, some cars just go too far. You see them driving down the street every day – cars with thick, smelly smoke billowing from their tailpipes. Not...

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What Are The Signs That You’ll Need New Tires?

Modern vehicles, with all of their elite technical refinements, still need four healthy hunks of round rubber on the wheels to make use of that fuel injected, computer controlled engine under the hood. Whether it’s a slow leak or a dangerous freeway speed blowout,...

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My Brakes Are Making Noises. Do I Need New Brakes?

The piercing, high-pitched squeal of defective brakes.  When you hear it next to you from another car, it’s annoying.  When you hear it from your own car, it’s scary. When is a little squealing just a natural mechanical sound of brakes doing their job, and when is it...

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What to Do If You Get Into an Accident?

Perhaps one of the most terrifying happenings in a driver’s life is the nearly-guaranteed-to-happen-at-least-once-before-you’re-too-old-to-drive car accident. When this happens, be prepared, be safe, and be smart. Follow these simple instructions if you happen to find...

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