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Roanoke, VA 24019
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Winter is Coming

October 15th, 2015
The days are getting shorter, there’s a snap in the air, and before you know it, the winter months are going to be upon us. Is your vehicle ready? 
 
Wipers: Even the best windshield wipers are only good for about a year; normal wear, the sun’s UV rays and the elements take their toll on them. Get a good look and check them for chunks, strips or chips missing, and replace if necessary for a streak-free field of vision in wet weather. Hint: a fresh application of 
Rain-X on your windshield and window glass can help visibility greatly. 
Brakes: Are you hearing any squeaks, squeals or ...[more]
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Spring into Brake Repair

March 9th, 2015

brakes in Roanoke VAThe liveliest season of the year is quickly approaching. Budding flowers, longer days, even a few pesky rain showers are right around the corner. There is no better time to have a brake repair or inspection, because there is no safety feature more important than properly functioning brakes. Star City Tire is the area’s most trusted source for brake inspection servicing for all customers at both locations in Roanoke, VA.

Proudly serving Roanoke, VA with the best selection and prices in brake repair and tires, Star City Tire takes pride in a job well done and values their customers who can always find confidence in knowing their vehicle is with the most trustworthy and timely staff. Staff encourages customers to stop by and let their expert technicians help you to understand signs of when a brake repair might be needed. Li ...[more]

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Don't Be Scared By Auto Repair - Fall Car Care Tips

October 30th, 2014
As Halloween quickly approaches, the spookiest time of the year is right around the corner with plenty of goblins and ghosts to frighten even the most cheerful souls. However, nothing is more frightening than unwanted vehicle malfunctions or foreseeable failures. Prevent excessive auto repair situations with useful tips on Halloween driver safety coupled with careful driving habits to keep any vehicle rolling through this season. Through proper maintenance and inspections, auto repair does not have to be scary; instead find safety in proper vehicle operations with improved handling, fuel efficiency and mobility.
 
In preparation for winter, fall auto repair is important for both maintaining current automotive functions and sustaining proper conditions for future use. Maint ...[more]
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Stay Ahead of Brake Repairs

September 30th, 2014

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Staying current with brake inspection is imperative to avoid costly repairs or replacements. Most major malfunctions and repairs can be avoided with routine maintenance, coupled with driver awareness. Learn signs of needed brake repairs such as: noises, smells and other vehicle malfunctions. Through driver awareness of these symptoms, problems can be easily detected to prevent long-term damages. Use these following tips to detect early signs of needed brake repair and, when these signs appear, consult your auto repair specialist immediately.

Sound: Unfamiliar noises such as: squealing, rubbing, and screeching are typical symptoms of brake pad or brake shoe malfunction. Inspecting curious noises produced from brake systems should be addressed a ...[more]

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End of Summer Auto Repair

September 1st, 2014

auto repair roanoke vaFall is quickly approaching as schools resume classes and summer rapidly draws to an end. Taking advantage of summer’s glow one last time, many travelers will set off for their final road trip of this season. Before hitting the wide-open-road, seek auto repair from Star City Tire and Battery Service of Roanoke, VA for routine check-ups and preventative maintenance to guarantee hassle-free travel. Consider these quick auto repair tips or inspections before leaving town and avoid preventable vehicle malfunctions. Star City Tire and Battery Service in Roanoke, VA encourage customers to follow these tips:

Headlights: Headlight restoration, repair and maintenance is imperative before night travel of any capacity. Inspect headlights for clarity and proper operations before leaving Roanoke, VA. ...[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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Spring Driving Hazards

March 20th, 2014

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It’s that time of year again! Flowers bloom, days become longer, and the weather is warmer. Birds, nature, and warmth come to everyone’s mind around this time of year. Although, most people do not see what spring also brings.

With the luxuries of spring comes hazardous road conditions that every driver should be aware of. Find out what to look out for, and use these spring driving tips to help you become a more aware and safe driver.

What to Avoid and Tips on How to Avoid Them

 

Fog:

Fog is one of the most dangerous hazards to accompany spring. Spring brings warmer weather on a cold area. This creates dangerous areas with little to no ...[more]

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Do You Have Good Brakes?

February 28th, 2014
There are some things on your vehicle that you should have confidence in and never worry about. Is everyone buckled up? Do I have a full tank of gas? Your vehicle should make you feel safe and secure, and keep you and your loved ones safe throughout your travel. It goes then, without much, saying that you also need to be confident in your brakes. This function is the one thing keeping you out of harm’s way in the event of an accident or road hazard. Think about it, you do not want to find out in the middle of a busy highway when everyone has slammed on their brakes that yours have not been properly maintained or are failing. Knowing that your brakes are in great condition will keep you safe, and prevent a leading cause for many accidents on the road. 
 
There are several chec ...[more]
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