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Yearly Archives: 2018

CVT Transmissions, Good or Bad.

Not too many people know what a CVT transmission is, or are aware that they even have one in the vehicle they drive. Most customers with a CVT are often not educated by the sales person on how to properly maintain this type of transmission either, often leading to premature failure and costly repairs. Here at 5-Star we have seen an increasing number of problems with vehicles having CVT transmissions. I encourage you to read the attached article, and contact us for your CVT maintenance needs. What Is a Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT? By Alex Palmeri, February 20, 2018 When shopping for a car, you might think you only have two transmission options: manual or automatic. While that’s technically true, the world of automatic transmissions has changed a lot in the last couple decades, and now almost every automaker offers a con ... read more

9 Back-to-School Driving Tips.

By Oliver Weiss, August 3, 2018 It's that time of the year again. Along with the rush to stock up on school supplies and some new duds, there are many newly licensed teenagers who are responsible for driving themselves to school for the first time. If you're among that number of new drivers, following these back to school driving tips will make it easier for you to have a safe, successful school year. 1. Leave plenty of time to get from point A to point B You've got your license. Congratulations! You no longer have to get up at the crack of dawn to get on the bus or go on a cold morning walk or bike ride to get to school. You're a new driver and although you might save some time, you shouldn't wait until the last minute to head off to school. By leaving early, you'll avoid the stressful last-minute rush and decrease the amount of traffic you have to deal with. Also, an unexpected accident or traffic on the road won't make you late for school ... read more

Direct injected engine's

GDi engines are an amazing feat of engineering, they are powerful, fuel efficient, and if cared for properly durable. The direct inject gasoline engine differs from previous fuel injected engines in that the injectors are located in the combustion chamber (much like a diesel). Much like a diesel, direct injection works under extremely high fuel pressure. The downfall to direct injection is the are highly prone to carbon buildup, injector tips can become covered in carbon inhibiting their ability to transfer fuel to the combustion chamber, as well intake valves can build up carbon which can reduce compression, and restrict airflow, all this translates to decreased fuel economy, power and in long term durability. Sadly most consumers are not educated on how to maintain a direct inject engine. We at 5-Star Lexington carry the products to care for your GDi engine