WE ARE #LOUISIANASTRONG!

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The flooding in South Louisiana that has taken place on August 13th has impacted thousands of people right here in our home town. Thousands of Louisianans are coming together to help strangers evacuate their homes and bring them to shelters. Families have been ripped apart, homes have been flooded to the rooflines with water and cars have been flooded and lost in 10 foot waters. But this will not stop the citizens of Louisiana. We will come out stronger than ever all while helping each other out more than ever. Here at All Star, we pride ourselves in supporting our local communities and truly believe that together we the people of Louisiana are an “ALL STAR FAMILY.”

Our entire staff is working very diligently to get our locations that have been effected, back up and running as soon as possible. Here is a list of all of the current standings of our locations:

All Star Chevrolet – OPEN!

11377 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Chevrolet North – OPEN!

9352 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here


All Star Ford and All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Denham Springs

Friends, customers, and coworkers, many of you have been contacting us about replacing your vehicles. As of right now we still cannot get to the dealership. We are in the process of obtaining replacement inventory from both manufacturers as well as bringing pre owned vehicles from other locations. With a little luck we are hoping to be able to begin assisting customers by this weekend.

All Star Ford Lincoln – OPEN!

17742 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Hyundai – OPEN!

10313 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Kia of Baton Rouge – OPEN!

5740 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Kia East

Please refer to our All Star Kia of Baton Rouge location (5740 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809) until we are able to get our dealership back up and running.

All Star Nissan – OPEN!

12422 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge – OPEN!

9150 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70815

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

All Star Volvo of Baton Rouge – OPEN!

10101 Coursey Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

To view our current inventory, click here

To schedule a Service Appointment, click here

Wondering how to help in the community? We have put a list together of just a few of the many ways to help give back to our community, during this time of need.

Many shelters have opened all around Louisiana, to help those that are in need during this historic event. The America Red Cross has stepped in and is currently helping at least 4,700 people in dozens of emergency shelters. Many other places such as churches, schools and event centers are coming together to provide shelter, food and clean clothes.

SHELTER NEEDS:

Lamar Dixon in Gonzales, 9039 S St Landry Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737, is in need of volunteers as well as:

  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Clothes – adults and children clothing,
  • Underwear (new in package)
  • Ziploc bags

Lamar Dixon is also providing free housing for animals all the way from horses and goats to cats and dogs. Volunteers are needed to help clean cages, feed, and water these helpless animals.

The Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S River Rd, 70802 Baton Rouge, LA, has been turned into a shelter and is also requesting for pillows, blankets, new children’s clothing from 18 months – 2t and new socks/underwear. River Center is above capacity but is NOT turning away evacuees.

The City of Denham Springs, and Healing Place Church, are working together to establish a distribution center to meet the needs of individuals in our community. Donations for the center can be dropped off at Healing Place’s Denham Springs campus, located in the 600 block of Florida Boulevard behind Whitney Bank. The following items are being are currently being accepted:

  • Water
  • MRE’s
  • Heavy duty contractor trash bags
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Metal scoop shovels
  • Utility knives (cutting carpet/Sheetrock)
  • N95 masks
  • Gloves
  • Crowbars
  • 5 gallons buckets to put tools in
  • Hammers
  • A chalk line to cut out the Sheetrock clean line
  • Tape measure
  • Screw drivers that are interchangeable to from flathead and phillip
  • Push brooms
  • Safety glasses
  • Snow shovels
  • Mops
  • Clam shells
  • Hygiene items
  • Baby items
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Pet food
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Tarps
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products
  • Garbage cans

The Salvation Army is accepting toiletries, water, and monetary donations at the Cortana mall beginning at noon Tuesday, August 16. Other donation items that will be accepted are toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and cleaning supplies. Please no diapers or used clothing at this time. For more information contact (225) 355-4483.

PETS:

Sherwood South Animal Hospital on South Sherwood Forest Blvd. is offering to house pets. They’ve also got doctors on hand. Residents can call (225) 293-6440 for more information.

A mobile pet shelter has been set up at the Baton Rouge River Center on 275 S River Rd.

The ASPCA has dispatched a disaster response team to conduct animal water rescues. The ASPCA is working with the Louisiana State Animal Response Team (LSART) to coordinate local resources. Residents who need assistance recovering an animal from their flooded home or who need emergency shelter for their animal should contact the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP). Their contact information can be found here. More information about the ASPCA’s rescue efforts can be found here.

EBR Animal Control on 2680 Progress Road, Baton Rouge 70807 is serving as an animal shelter.

If you are wanting to foster an animal that has been displaced because of the flooding, click here for the foster application for the Denham Springs Animal Shelter.

FOR THOSE IN NEED OF TEMPORARY HOUSING:

Airbnb is waiving service fees for those affected by the flooding across southeast Louisiana who check in between August 14 and September 4. Available homes can be found here.

WAFB has also put together an article that is constantly being updated with new information about how to help with volunteering or donating information. As well as, another article with information about shelter locations and phone numbers for emergency rescue needs.

Thousands of homes, sentimental belongings and precious memories were ripped away from the people of South Louisiana. If there is any way you can volunteer a few hours of your day or donate clothing or supplies to any of these shelters, please do so.

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!

5 Stars

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.

Featured Vehicle: 2017 Ford Explorer Limited

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This SUV is ready for any and every single adventure you want to throw at it! It has a 7 person seating capacity which means everyone will be able to sit comfortably and securely in the vehicle. You will have plenty of room to store all your belongings and have more than enough room for everyone to sit comfortably on your trip. This is a great family vehicle not only because of how spacious it is, but also all the safety features that this vehicle comes loaded with. You will have peace of mind with your family members in this vehicle because of how amazingly sturdy and safe this vehicle truly is.

Key features on this 2017 Ford Explorer Limited include:

  • Heated Leather seats
  • Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel with Auto Tilt-Away
  • Third Row Seats
  • Keypad entry
  • Navigation
  • Power Liftgate
  • SYNC 3 System which includes:
    • Voice-activated communications and entertainment system with 911 Assist
    • Vehicle Health Report (VHR)
    • 8-inch LCD color touchscreen in center stack
    • 2 driver configurable 4.2″ color LCD displays in instrument cluster
    • 1 smart-charging multimedia USB port
    • 1 powerpoint in media hub
    • SD card reader
    • 1 year SYNC services is provided complimentary (traffic reports, GPS based turn-by-turn directions and information services)
  • Sony Audio System which includes:
    • 12 speakers
    • HD Radio
    • SiriusXM radio and voice-activated navigation system with pinch-to-zoom capability
    • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
  • FOB Controls which include:
    • Windows
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Keyless entry
  • Memory Settings which include:
    • Door Mirrors
    • Steering Wheel
    • Pedals

Safety features on this 2017 Ford Explorer Limited include:

  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Mykey System which includes:
    • Top Speed Limiter
    • Audio Volume Limiter
    • Early Low Fuel Warning
    • Programmable Sound Chimes
    • Beltminder with Audio Mute
  • Back-Up Camera with Washer
  • Advancetrac with Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Front Camera with Washer
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

This 2017 Ford Explorer Limited is a great family vehicle that will last for many years down the road. For more information about this awesome 2017 Ford Explorer Limited, click here or visit All Star Ford Lincoln located off Airline Highway in Prairieville! You better hurry because this 2017 Ford Explorer Limited won’t last long on the lot!

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.

5 Vehicle Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip

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Whether you are heading to the beach with friends, taking a road trip with your family, or commuting back and forth to work, it is important that your vehicle is ready and properly prepared for the summer months. That is why All Star Automotive Group has compiled a list of vehicle tips to ensure that you will stay safe on your summer road trip!

Get your Vehicle Serviced

Before you get on the road, get your vehicle serviced. Regular maintenance such as oil changes, battery checked and tire rotations will go a long way towards preventing breakdowns. If your vehicle has not been serviced according to the manufacture’s recommendations, schedule a maintenance checkup with us right away! You can schedule a service appointment by clicking here or calling any of our 11 dealerships!

Emergency Kit Prepared

Also remember to pack and emergency roadside kit. Even a well-maintained vehicle can break down or get a flat tire, so it is important to be prepared for any situation thrown your way. Click here to view some awesome emergency roadside kits!

Buckle-Up!

Now that your vehicle is serviced, you are ready to get on the road! Make sure you buckle up every single time you get in your vehicle. Even if you are driving down the road to a friend’s house or the grocery store, protecting yourself and your passengers in the vehicle is the most important thing. Set the example by always wearing your seat belt!

Stay Alert

Stay alert and focused! This is especially important if you are taking a road trip and driving early in the morning or late at night. Make sure you take stops along your route to stretch, get something to eat and drink, return calls or text messages and change drivers if you are feeling tired or drowsy. If your trip is more than a 10-12 hour drive, consider staying overnight at a hotel or family resort so you are well rested for the remainder of your drive.

Double Check those Babies

Keep kids and pets safe in the car at all times. Make sure your children are properly secured in their car seats and booster seats. Also make sure they remain seated and buckled in when the vehicle is in motion. If you are traveling with a pet, make sure the animal is properly secured in a harness or dog seat belt. Here are some different options for a dog seat belt if you are traveling with a larger dog. Pets are part of the family, so make sure they are properly secured also!

These are some great tips to remember if you are about to take a long road trip, or just for your daily commutes to work and doing errands! Summer time is a great chance to spend some much needed time with family and friends, but always remember these tips to stay safe this summer and you will be ready for any adventure thrown your way!

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.

Happy Fourth of July from All Star

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Happy Fourth of July to all of our amazing All Star Family! Here at All Star Automotive we love this country, and are proud to be a part of it! So as a part of this celebration, our sales department will be open! If you are in the market for a new car at a good price, be sure to come in to any of our 11 locations and celebrate with us!

The Fourth of July is a blast with all your family and friends. The company and food is great but what’s the best part of the fourth? Fireworks, of course! With Fireworks comes safety hazards, so we want you to be safe this holiday weekend. Here is a list of safety precautions you should take when handling fireworks.

  • They Are Not Toys: Kids are often very curious and enjoy awesome colorful things. Be sure to place the Fireworks away in a secure place from the little ones. If they use Sparklers, be sure to watch them! Sparklers can reach over 1,800 degrees F!
  • Just In Case: Have a bucket of water, hose, or fire extinguisher nearby! You never know what could happen!
  • Think About Your Pet: Animals have sensitive ears and the Fourth of July can be very stressful for them. Keep them indoors to reduce the risk of them running away or getting injured.
  • One at A Time: Lighting multiple fireworks at one time is very pretty but very dangerous! Light one at time. Don’t use glass or metal containers and never relight a dud firework.
  • Stay Clear of Others: Fireworks have been known to backfire or shoot off in the wrong direction. Make sure people are far away from you and that firework is pointed in the right direction before you light it.

These are just some of the many safety tips to follow this holiday season. For a new vehicle this holiday, come see us! Whether you’re looking for a pre-owned or a brand new vehicle, we will make sure you leave very satisfied in your new vehicle. We hope that everyone has a very safe and memorable Fourth of July!

At All Star Automotive, we offer a ide 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.

Road Trip Ready Savings

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Summer is in full swing and All Star Automotive knows you have a few road trips planned so we are here to share some awesome Road Trip Ready Savings! If you, a family member, or a friend has been thinking about purchasing a new vehicle, the summer time is the perfect time! With great savings on some amazing vehicles, you’re sure to be rushing to one of our 11 dealerships to take advantage of these savings!

Here are just a few of the awesome Road Trip Ready Savings All Star Automotive Group has to offer!

A 2016 Chevrolet Malibu LS which includes alloy wheels and push button start for just $19,995! Or maybe you like trucks better, All Star has a great truck for you! All Star will take $11,500 off the MSRP of a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab which includes the All Star Edition, tow package, remote start and back-up camera!

Have you being eyeing the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra? Well, All Star is going to give you a paycation! That means you will have no payments for 6 months with 0.9% APR Financing! Or maybe you’ve been constantly looking at the 2016 Toyota Rav4 and Rav4 Hybrids? We have a great Road Trip Ready Savings on that vehicle also! You can get 0% APR Financing up to 60 months or a $750 GST Rebate when you purchase a new 2016 Toyota Rav4 or Rav4 Hybrid!

Want to know more about all of the Road Trip Ready Savings each of our 11 dealerships has to offer? Click here for more information!

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.

Featured Vehicle: 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5

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In the market for a strong, rugged looking and dependable vehicle? Look no further than the 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5! This vehicle is a beast! With its Barcelona Red Metallic exterior and Black/Graphite interior, you’re sure to turn some heads with this beauty! This specific 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 has the TForce package which includes Glass Break Sensor, Remote Engine Start, Cargo Net and much more. The 5 person seating capacity ensures that you and your passengers will be comfortable all while still having plenty of cargo area!

Key features in this 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 include:

  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Remote Keyless Entry with Integrated Key Transmitter
  • 5 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Entune Audio Plus with Connected Navigation which includes:
    • Entune Multimedia bundle which includes a 6.1-inch high resolution touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability, 8-speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port w/iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition
    • Hands-free phone capability
    • Phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology
    • Siri Eyes Free
    • SiriusXM All Access Radio with a 3-month complimentary trial
    • HD traffic and weather in major metro areas
    • Integrated backup camera display w/projected path
  • Real-Time Traffic Display
  • 5 12 volt DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • 40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Locking Glove Box

Safety features in this 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 include:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • A-Trac ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

This 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5 is ready for any and every adventure you have planned! So stop by All Star Toyota of Baton Rouge to test drive this best or click here for more information about this 2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5! You won’t regret it!

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.

Gifts for Dad’s Car

Let’s face it, men love their vehicles! So what better way to say “We love and appreciate you” by giving gifts for their most prized possession, next to you of course! All Star Automotive Group knows how much Dads shuttle kids to and from school, haul equipment for t-ball games and occasionally complete a few projects off the Honey-Do List on the weekends. So we have compiled a list of a few gifts for Dad’s vehicle for Father’s Day!ASAG - Car Cleaning Kit

Car Cleaning Kit

Everyone loves for their car to be nice and clean. So why not give your Dad a kit that has everything he needs to perfectly clean his car! To make it even more fun, offer to help wash his car with him. He’ll love spending time with his family and cleaning his car! For more information or to view other kits Meguiar’s offers, click here!

Garmin DriveSmart™ 50LMT

A Garmin navigation device, other than your phone, is the perfect gift to give the busy Dad. Between family vacations and t-ball and soccer tournaments, Dad is bound to need directions. This Garmin DriveSmart 50LMT has a bright 5.0-inch display screen with dual-orientation and pinch-to-zoom display. It is also equipped with Bluetooth for hands-free calling and voice-activated navigation so Dad never has to take his hands off the wheel! For more information about this Garmin GPS of others navigation devices Garmin has to offer, click here!

Air Pump

Keeping your tires properly inflated is critical for a safe, smooth ride. Instead of relying on the air pumps at gas stations, and the quarters they demand, why not keep your own pump close by? The VIAIR 85P portable tire inflator is a small portable compressor with a built-in LED work light, capable of inflating up to 31-inch tires by simply plugging into your cigarette lighter power port. For more information about this air pump, click here!

Regardless of what you get your Dad on Father’s Day, spending time with him is what’s most important to him. All Star Automotive would like to thank all the fathers out there for being so awesome! Happy Father’s Day from the entire team at All Star Automotive Group!

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.

Summer Heat Tech Tips

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We all know how blistering hot it can get in Louisiana during the summer time, and getting into a hot car is no fun. You burn your legs on your hot leather seats, you feel like you need to wear oven mitts to touch your steering wheel and your dripping sweat before you even start your car! Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems. All Star Automotive Group is here with some awesome summer tech tips to make sure your car is in perfect condition for the hot Louisiana weather.

  • Tires need special care in warmer weather as high temperatures put added stress on them. To maximize tire life and safety, check the tire condition and inflation pressure monthly. It is also good to have the tires rotated every 5,000 – 6,000 miles. Summer heat will cause the pressure within a tire to rise, therefore, it’s important to check the pressure when tires are cold. You vehicle’s owner manual includes the recommended air pressure for your vehicle’s tires.
  • Sunshades are sometimes metallic and look almost like aluminum foil stretched across the inside of a windshield. Others, especially ones designed for back seat windows, have child-friendly designs such as Winnie the Pooh on them. Their use is obvious: they keep the sun from reaching the inside of the car and heating up the seats. If you do not have a sunshade, you should try to park away from the sun. Parking in the shade or in a garage is also highly effective and recommended whenever possible!
  • The key to summer driving is keeping the engine cool. We’re going to talk about the radiator and coolant soon, but first you need to check the hoses and belts. The hoses connected to the radiator help pump coolant to and from the engine block, and the belts run the fan that helps cool the system further. If the hoses crack or the belts snap, the radiator will quickly overheat, leaving you stranded.
  • Check hoses for cracks, leaks and loose connections. Hoses should be firm, never soft and malleable. Hoses suffer from a slow deterioration process called electrochemical degradation (ECD) that eats away at rubber hose material from the inside. The most vulnerable parts of the hose are those nearest to clamps where the hose connects to the radiator or the engine.
  • Belts can also be visually checked for cracks and damage. Take note if the belt looks excessively slick or smooth. Remove the belt to make sure that the material hasn’t started separating into different layers. Experts say the risk of belt failure rises dramatically after 36,000 miles.

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.