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Spring is In The Air – Time for Auto Repair (Hey, That Rhymes)

April 4th, 2016
The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer and the trees are starting to show some green. It seemed like winter was never going to be over…and it’s the perfect time to schedule some auto repair and maintenance.
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Spring Is In the Air – Is Your Vehicle Ready?

March 2nd, 2016
It’s March and it may not be warming up just yet, but you know that spring is right around the corner. The buds will be coming out on the trees, flowers blooming, birds tweeting, and it’ll be time to get your vehicle back in shape after the rigors of a rough winter.
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Six Hot Tips on Cool Air Conditioning

June 24th, 2015

Summer is here, and it’s time to start thinking about your car’s AC system! Nobody likes driving around in a hot, stuffy car, and a car with an AC system which only works marginally is somehow almost even worse than one which doesn’t work at all. Let’s go through a few tips which can help you keep your ride a little more comfortable this summer…

Remember a cars AC system is really a heat exchanger which moves hot air out of your vehicle, then replaces it with cold air. One thing you can do to help improve its efficiency is to leave your windows down an inch or two (if possible) when you park the car, helping to prevent excess heat buildup. When you start the car and begin to drive off, lower all the windows for the first minute or two to help move hot air out of the car more quickly, giving the AC system a chanc ...[more]

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Keep Your Cool This Summer

June 17th, 2014

Auto-Repair-ACBefore the blazing sun of summer leaves you sweating and feverishly rolling down the windows, consult a mechanic to inspect your air conditioning system for leaks, cracks or other malfunctions. There is no greater summertime discomfort than peeling yourself out of a scorching vehicle. Beat the heat with air conditioning repair. Like most auto repair an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of good. Never allow a tiny problem turn into a disaster; as a minor air conditioning repair is often relatively quick and inexpensive, while a larger fix may not be.

As the air conditioning system in a vehicle ages, constant check-ups and addressing small problems will save both time and money in the future. If the air conditioning system in a vehicle is not offering the cooling power it once did, there are several preventative measures whi ...[more]

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Preparing for Summer Holiday Travel

May 22nd, 2014
Before you hit the road this summer let us assist you in making yourself aware of a few important inspections and checks you can make to prepare yourself for those long, hot road trips. With a quick pre-trip vehicle check-up it is easy to determine how road-ready a vehicle is before experiencing problems on vacation or during travels. Conducting a vehicle inspection before leaving will help to avoid troublesome repairs and prevent potential safety hazards that result from a break down far from home. While some complications are not foreseeable, using the upmost caution and preparation will help to protect your vehicle and its occupants. 
 
Always schedule a tune-up before major trips as even a minor appointment with a mechanic could reveal a potential issue you did not detect or notice from driving. Tu ...[more]
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May is for Mother's Day

May 1st, 2014

If you are like most of the world’s population, you see Mother’s Day looming ahead and have a small panic attack. What do you buy the woman who seemingly Auto Repair Roanoke VAhas everything? These days, you have to be creative when Mother’s Day rolls around. Star City Tire invites you to think beyond the obvious, and get your mom or wife a gift that truly shows her how much you care for her and her safety.

If your wife or mother is like most working moms, she lives out of her car. There are streaks across the windshield from windshield wipers that are long overdue being replaced, cheerios crushed into the carpet, and a gas tank that is perpetually on ‘E’.  Star City Tire suggests treating the special lady in your life to a complete Mother’s Day Car Care package; a serviced vehicle from the outsi ...[more]

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April is National Car Care Month

April 1st, 2014

When most people hear the term “spring cleaning”, they relate it most to the deep cleaning of your home. Did you know that your car needs spring cleaning as Auto Repair Roanoke VAwell? More than just vacuuming the carpets and polishing the vinyl, there are many vital parts to your car that requires annual checkups.

April is National Car Care Month, and Star City Tire is here to make sure you and your family arrive safely to whatever your summer vacation destination may be. Here are a few tips to use as a checklist while doing spring cleaning on your vehicle!

  • Check fluids! Make sure all fluids, including engine oil, power steering fluid, brake and transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, and antifreeze are topped off! Reminder – brake fluid flush is recommended once a year. What bet ...[more]
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Tips for Safe Summer Driving

July 15th, 2013

Summer DrivingSummer driving brings about road trips, family vacations, and trips to the beach. For most drivers the worries of weather and road hazards are many months away, and motorists hit the road in large numbers. Even though summer driving may not present as many challenges as other times of the year, there are many important safety tips and maintenance tips to keep in mind to have the safest, worry free summer:

1. Road Construction- Summertime means orange cones and areas of road construction for many drivers. Be aware of road construction signs, precautions, and speed limit changes. These are there for the safety of you and your passengers, as well as the workers. In areas of road construction always remember to slow down and plan for sudden changes i ...[more]

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