Have a Game Plan for Fall Service

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With fall quickly approaching, it is important to have your vehicle ready for the chilly temperatures ahead. Although it does not snow or get too terribly cold here in South Louisiana, you still need to have your car service and ready for the fall weather that will soon be upon us! All Star Automotive has compiled a few tips and recommendations in order to get your vehicle in tip-top shape before the season changes!

  • Check your battery

Keeping your battery connections clean, tight and corrosion-free are highly important! The summer months were tough on your car battery, but the cold weather can be every tougher if you don’t properly take care of your vehicle’s battery. In addition, if your vehicle’s battery is older than three-years-old, we recommend you look at replacing it sometime soon. Batteries don’t give a warning on when they start failing, so it is always better to be safe than sorry!

  • Heater, Defrosters and Wiper Blades

Make sure to check that the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system are working properly. Heating and cooling performance is vital for those cold mornings and hot afternoons and for safety reasons! The last thing you want is to be late to school or work because you’re defroster was not working! In addition, checking your wiper blades is just as important. In Louisiana, we tend to have lots of afternoon showers. This leads to worn out wiper blades and streaky windshields.

  • Tires

Checking your tires, tire pressure and treat depth before seasons change is very important. Uneven wear can indicate a need for wheel alignment. During the colder months, tire pressure should be checked weekly because tires lose pressure when the temperatures drop.

These are just a few things All Star Automotive suggests you check before the fall season rolls around! Taking care of your vehicle and routinely getting it serviced will ensure your vehicle will last a lot longer! Make sure to schedule your service appointment at any of our 11 dealerships, and view all of our Service Specials! 

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

Our Top Pick for the Best Car for College Students: Jeep Renegade

Here at All Star Automotive Group, we understands that as a parent of a college student you are looking for a vehicle that is reliable, safe, stylish and most of all…inexpensive! That is why our top pick for the best car for a college student is the Jeep Renegade. The Jeep Renegade gets great gas mileage at 24 city and 31 highway meaning this is a great vehicle for those college students that commute to and from school, work and home.

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The Jeep Renegade is a subcompact crossover and comes in four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk. All trim levels comfortably seat five passengers! From the base level trim all the way to the Trailhawk trim, the Jeep Renegade is a fun, sporty and easy vehicle to drive. College students will love the Jeep Renegade due to its rugged style and loads of cool features. Parents of college students will also love the Jeep Renegade because of its price point and safety. Anytime you upgrade from a sedan sized vehicle to a crossover sized vehicle, you are going to have more safety. From keyless entry to the Uconnect infotainment system, the Jeep Renegade is overall a great vehicle for college students!

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Manually removable sunroofs can be ordered on all of the Jeep Renegades, except on the Sport model, the front sunroof can also be power-operated. Also a tow package is available on all but the Sport trim. It is clear as to why this is a great vehicle for college students. It has great gas mileage, off-road capabilities, depending on while trim level you purchase, and the room of a crossover without being too large! All-in-all, this is a great vehicle if you’re a college student, or you’re just wanting a little extra room in your vehicle! Click here to view our entire Jeep Renegade inventory!

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At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

Labor Day Fun with the Family

 

For most people, Labor Day is a day free from work, school and any other obligations you may have on your plate. But if you’re wanting to spice up your normal and boring Labor Day, All Star Automotive Group put together a few of these fun crafts and recipes to keep you and your little ones entertained for the day!

Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin

What kiddo doesn’t love a good box of stuff to play with?! This Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin is filled with colored pasts and will have all your kiddos occupied while you’re making dinner or cleaning around the house! For more information on how to make this awesome Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin, click here!

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If you’re having a get-together this Labor Day Holiday, these games are great for the adults to have some fun and friendly competition! You can get the kids involved and have them be the judges for every game to ensure everything is fair and square!

Giant Jenga

It is exactly what it sounds like! Giant Jenga is a fun and exciting way to get everyone involved and having fun! You can create your own Giant Jenga set with the directions here, or you can purchase a Giant Jenga set here!

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DIY Cornhole Game

A Labor Day get-together is not complete without a Cornhole Game! Here in south Louisiana, almost every get-together is equipped with a Cornhole Game! Cornhole is a fun, exciting and easy way to get your guests involved in the get-together and having a friendly competition! To make it even more interesting, ask the kids to join in too! They’ll have a blast throwing around the bean bags! You can purchase a Cornhole Game at a local athletics store, or build your own Cornhole Game with these simple DIY instructions here!

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These are just a few things you can do to make your Labor Day Holiday a fun and exciting one! Remember to have fun, be safe and enjoy your time off with friends, family and loved ones!

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle: 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT

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At All Star Automotive Group, we love being able to get each customer into the exact vehicle that fits their lifestyle and needs! This 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT is the perfect fit for your busy lifestyle that needs lots of room, a comfortable ride and a reliable vehicle! This 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT is practically brand new and has less than 24,000 miles on it! There is plenty of room for your rear passengers to sit comfortably on those long commutes, and loads of room in the cargo area to store your groceries or luggage! You definitely cannot go wrong with this 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT!

Key features in this 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT include:

  • Heated Seats
  • Chevrolet MyLink Radio
  • Back-up Camera
  • Onboard Communications System
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel with controls
  • 7-inch Diagonal Color Touch-Screen Display
  • Bluetooth
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System
  • 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial

Safety features in this 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT include:

  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
  • StabiliTrak
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for Children), for child safety seats
  • OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years which includes Limited RemoteLink mobile app services and Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification
  • Hill Start-Assist (HSA)
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more!

Since this 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT is Chevrolet Certified, this vehicle comes with a 12-Month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty and 6-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty! You will have a piece of mind when you purchase this vehicle! Hurry in today because this vehicle will not last long! For more information about this 2016 Chevrolet Equinox LT, click here!

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

Back to School for Your Car Too!

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Although it may still feel like summer time outside, back-to-school time is right around the corner. August is always a busy month for parents and kids. Parents are trying to squeeze in last minute vacations and the kids are wanting to play with their friends all day! One item that is not usually on the top of the to-do list when heading back to school is your vehicle maintenance. Whether you’re attending high school, heading back to college or you’re the chauffeur for your family, your vehicle is going to need a little TLC before heading back to school and work!

Under the Hood

Open up your hood and check your fluid levels of engine oil, coolant and transmission, and brake and power steering fluid. Your owner’s manual will illustrate where everything is located and the proper levels to maintain! Also while you are under the hood, check for any leaks and locate the source if there are leaks. Check the battery also.

Check the Tires

Check the tires for uneven tread wear, nails or other potential hazards. One easy way to check tread depth is inserting a penny into a groove—if any part of Abe Lincoln’s head is obscured, you have enough tread. Check the pressure on each tire with a gauge when they’re cold (not driven). Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s suggested pressure, which is located on most vehicles on a sticker inside the driver’s door, center console, glove compartment lid or in the owner’s manual. Also, make sure the spare tire is inflated and a jack, lug wrench and jumper cables are in the trunk!

Check the Lights

This is a good time to get your kids involved in the preventive maintenance checklist review. Have him or her get in the car and turn on the headlights, turn signals and emergency flashing lights as you walk around the vehicle to make sure they are working. Check the brake lights by having him or her press the brake pedal, too. Vehicles can have many different types of bulbs and they have varying lifespans, according to Firestone. Inspect your vehicle regularly to ensure your lights are working properly.

Make sure to schedule a service appointment with one of our certified technicians that will be able to service your vehicle and get you back on the road! Doing routine maintenance on your vehicle will not only ensure your safety on the road, but it will also prolong the life of your vehicle!

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

Write Us A Review!

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Here at All Star Automotive we pride ourselves on excellent customer service! It’s our number one priority to ensure that every customer that walks through our door or visits http://www.allstarautomotive.com/. The All Star Treatment GUARANTEERS our customers that we are 100% committed to your satisfaction before, during and after the sale. We always love getting reviews and recommendations from happy customers and whenever we receive a review that especially stands out, we like to highlight it. This week, we’d like to share a 5-star review from a very satisfied customer of All Star Hyundai!

My Review of All Star Hyundai:

Larry and Rudy did a fantastic job of helping me find the right car. They gave me a great price and worked hard to get the best financing. Every small request was met with exceptional customer service. They met and exceeded all my expectations. I love my new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport! Great job guys!

Michael Murray

This review was just one of many! You can read all of our reviews to hear what our other customers have to say. If you’re a customer that would like to share your experience online, please visit Facebook, Cars.comGoogle, or Yelp. As always, we know you have a choice on where you buy or service your vehicle and we appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have passed away in active military service. It is also a time to thank all of the fallen and still with us men and women for their time in duty. So in honor of Memorial Day, All Star Automotive Group would like to thank everyone for their time that has served.

Because we love taking care of our customers and always making sure they get a vehicle at the best price for their budget, not only do we have some awesome Memorial Day Service Savings, but we also have a Military Discount. Visit one of our 11 locations for more information about the Military Discount!

A few of the Memorial Day Service Savings are

  • 20% off Complimentary Brake Inspection with Discounts on Parts and Labor
  • 15% off any accessory purchase
  • 20% off cabin, air and oil filters
  • 20% off a set of 22-inch wheels and also a GM accessory wheel with any purchase of 4 tires
  • Free tire rotation with the purchase of an oil change
  • Free Vehicle Inspection which includes a Computerized Diagnostic Check and a Complimentary Multi-point Inspection

These are just a few of the many Memorial Day Service Savings All Star Automotive is offering! To view these offers and more, click here!

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

10 Ideas for Summer Fun

Here in South Louisiana, we know how excruciating the heat can get outside during the summer months. You don’t want the kids to go outside and overheat, but they can’t stay cooped up inside all day without you going crazy! So we have complied a list of some ideas for indoor and outdoor summer fun!

Bike around the Neighborhood

If your kiddos are wanting to learn how to ride a bike, the summer is the perfect time to teach them! Biking around the neighborhood or a local park is an easy way to get out energy and enjoy the outdoors!

Fishing

Teaching your kids, or a friend, how to fish is so easy fun! It is an easy way to enjoy the outdoors, spend time with friends and family all while learning a new skill!

Visit Your Local Park

Visiting your local park for the day is such an easy way to have fun with the kiddos and not shell out any big bucks for amusement rides or park food. Simply pack lunch, a few snacks, and sunscreen. Some local parks also have a water park area so on a hot day your kiddos will love to play in the water! Just make sure to bring towels and extra clothes!

Build a Fort in the Living Room

Growing up we all used to make forts in our living rooms. Now it is your turn to teach your kiddos how to make the perfect living room fort! Drape some old sheets over kitchen chairs or your couches. Put some sleeping bags and pillows inside and you are set! Eat dinner, watch movies or tell spooky stories! Whatever you do in your living room fort will sure to be some amazing memories!

Neighborhood Game Night

Designate one evening a week for some friendly multifamily competition (think kickball, softball, and capture the flag). Keep things fair by designating a different parent to ref and dividing into new teams each time, like dads and daughters versus moms and sons. This Neighborhood Game Night is sure to become a tradition!

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Hold a Car Wash

Park your car in the driveway and let your child give it a good scrub with a pot of water and sponge or with the garden hose. Get the whole family involved for added fun!

Play Local Tourists

Learn more about your city’s history, local shops and new restaurants. You can ask friends and family for new and exciting places to go around town, or use Virtual Tourist to help you along the way!

Start a Craft Class

Most crafts stores — including chains like Michaels, A. C. Moore, and Hobby Lobby — offer hands-on activities just for kids such as scrapbooking, box decorating, bead stringing, as well as projects using clay, pipe cleaners, and more! Some classes are free; others require a nominal fee — typically $5 or less. For more information about classes, visit Michaels or Hobby Lobby, you can visit your local craft store!

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteering teaches compassion and responsibility — it also keeps kids busy. There’s plenty little ones can do, like cleaning up a green space or collecting canned goods. You can also bring your kiddos around the neighborhood and help your elderly neighbors do day-to-day tasks such as watering plants, putting up groceries and much more! For more information visit your local Food Pantry or Animal Shelter to see if they would like some extra hands to help!

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Play Twister with Colored Shaving Cream

If you have Twister on hand, this is a fun way to spice the game up! The kids will love it and it is so funny watching everyone slip around! Purchase multiple cans of shaving cream and food coloring. Simply empty the contents of the shaving cream into a bucket, drop as many drops as you want of the food coloring and mix it together. Make sure to keep all four of the colors in separate buckets. Once all of the colors are mixed, scoop out a blob of colored shaving cream onto the correct dot on the Twister board. Then you are ready to play Twister! The food coloring will stain your clothing, so make sure to wear old clothes!

All of these activities are inexpensive and a sure way to make the summer much more fun!

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

 

 

Spring Cleaning Your Vehicle

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Spring is approaching quickly! We know how eager you are to start spring cleaning your home, but don’t forget to spring clean your vehicle! Giving your car a good scrub inside and out not only protects your investment, but it’ll make your vehicle a nicer place for those beautiful spring days! We have complied some tips and tricks to help you give your vehicle a clean start to spring!

Freshening the Interior

Start by cleaning out all the trash, to-go cups, and any other debris you have in your vehicle. Make sure to slide your seats forward and backwards to get every piece of trash. Thoroughly vacuum out your vehicle including the trunk. Then organize what is left. Next will be to deep clean your vehicle’s interior. If dirt has embedded itself in the textures of your vinyl, some detail scrubbing with an old toothbrush will do the trick! The old toothbrush can come in handy to clean the crumbs and dirt out of those pesky seams in your seat cushions. If you have any shoe scuff marks or sticky food stains on any vinyl or leather parts of your car, take a Magic Eraser to those and they’ll disappear! Once you’ve got your vehicle completely detailed and squeaky clean, put a few dryer sheets under your cars seats to have a nice clean scent in your vehicle!

Cleaning the Exterior

Now that the interior of your vehicle is nice and clean, it is time to take care of the exterior of your vehicle. Most people jump right into washing their vehicle’s paint, but try cleaning your tires and rims before washing your vehicle’s paint. The tires and rims are often the dirtiest part of the vehicle and as you spray them off, dirt can get on the paint of your vehicle. So spray and clean your tires, rims and undercarriage first before you move on to the rest of the vehicle!

Make sure you have a cleaner formulated specifically for cars. Once you’ve mixed the cleaner and water, you can go one step further and fill a second bucket with clean rinse water. Use the clean bucket of water to rinse off your wash mitt often. Rinsing off your wash mitt often helps remove most of the road grit and helps prevent scratching your vehicle. When you are finished washing your vehicle, make sure to wash your mitt in the washing machine to ensure that is it completely clean. Make sure when rinsing your vehicle off, go from top to bottom. This ensures that the soap is running downwards and will help you clean it off better. Dry off your vehicle with a micro fiber towel or a squeegee/water blade. Then you can move on to waxing, cleaning your headlights with a headlight restoration kit, and then lastly, cleaning your glass. Make sure you are leaving your glass till last! Use a cleaner with no ammonia and a microfiber cloth to scrub both the inside and outside of your windows.

Although this is a few hours of work, detailing and caring for your vehicle yourself can save you thousands each year! Further, it protects and lengthens the life of your automobile investment.

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

Affordable Used Cars

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Tax season is here and you’re probably already planning to save your refund, remodel your home, or take a much needed get-a-way. But did you know you can use your tax return for a down payment on a car? By using your tax refund as a down payment, you may be able to finance a vehicle for a shorter-term loan. With a substantial down payment, you may also be able to get an excellent interest rate and a low monthly payment on your vehicle loan.

Between driving to the grocery store, work, or to vacation, you need a good reliable car to take you from point A to point B. We know how stressful it can be to purchase a car, but All Star Automotive Group is here to help you every step of the way! Cars can tend to be expensive, but we have you covered. We have implemented an Affordable Used Car Program. This program helps you find a vehicle that is priced correctly for the market and is in great condition as well! We have over almost over 100 vehicles all priced under $10,000! You don’t have to wait any longer to get the vehicle you’ve been wanting!

You can visit us online 24/7 to find the perfect one for you or come into any of our 11 All Star locations in the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.