Seasonal Car Care: Six Fluids to Check for Holiday Travel!

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Did you know? Your car uses six primary fluids: coolant, motor oil, brakes fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and windshield washer fluid. Seasonal changes affect the performance of these fluids, so regular fluids checks are essential. Take the time to check your fluids and avoid the hassle and unnecessary expenses that result from car failure. Here is a rundown of the six fluids that help your engine hum. Continue reading

Winterize Your Vehicle at All Star Automotive!

Dirt covered SUV on a muddy roadIt may be Fall, but we’re already feeling the affects of the cold weather with the onset of the feared “polar vortex.” Whether you live in an area that gets hit hard by cold temperatures, or you’re traveling to one of those areas, it’s important to prepare your vehicle for winter weather. Sleet, snow, ice and subzero temps are all enemies of your vehicle and can do a lot of damage. Fluids are the lifeblood of your car, and f it’s liquid and is carried between your fenders, it needs attention- especially during the cold weather months. We’ve put together a list of three very important parts of your vehicle to prepare for the winter months and upcoming Holiday travel. Continue reading

Road Trip Food Tips from All Star Automotive!

Son and daughter (6-10) helping father load luggage in back of cWith the arrival of summer comes a season of fun, sun and of course road trips! While all-day car trips are full of fun and adventure, if you’re not prepared, they can quickly turn into disasters. Part of a road trip preparation is ensuring that you are well-prepared with nutritious snacks and drinks- just because you’re stuck in the car for hours doesn’t mean you can’t eat healthy! We’ve put together a list of excellent food-on-the-go tips to help you stay healthy and satisfied while on the road. Continue reading

All Star Automotive: Assembling Your Travel Car Kit!

Broken DownWhether you’re driving a mile from your home or traveling across the country, we’ve all had some kind of emergency while on the road. Emergencies can range from spilling your coffee all over your seats to running over a nail, to forgetting to fill up your tank and running out of gas! Unfortunately, you can never fully predict what will happen to you while behind the wheel, but there are several things you can store in your car that will make emergency situations a little less stressful, and could even save your life. Below is a list of in-car must haves for you to have every time you hit the road. We hope you never actually have to use these, but if the time ever comes, we want you to be as prepared as you can be! Continue reading

All Star Automotive: 10 Worst Highways in America

Worst HighwaysWe can all agree that any time you get behind the wheel of your car and drive, you’re taking a little bit of gamble. You may be a world-class Formula 1 driver, but that doesn’t mean everybody else out there on the road is. Bad driving causes hundreds of thousands of accidents a year, but bad roads do too! We’ve put together a list of what drivers and experts say are the 10 worst highways in America. Maybe this will help you to avoid certain roads the next time you take a road trip to a new place! Continue reading