Monthly Archives: August 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