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Short Cuts around Minor Car Problems

June 1st, 2015

Auto Repair in Roanoke, VAAt Star City Tire and Battery Service, of course we want your auto repair business…but not everything qualifies as auto repair! We ran across a few fun tips that can make your life go a little easier when it comes to your car and thought we’d share them with you.

  • Over time, the battery in your remote-entry key fob will weaken and the fob won’t be as effective. If you’ve noticed its range decreasing, try holding the fob against your head or under your chin. It sounds weird, but the idea is to couple the fob’s signal with your head; all the capacitance in your skull will serve as a conductor and turn your head into an antenna. It can extend the fob’s wireless range by 10 or 20 yards!
  • A frozen car lock can be a real nuisance – the alcohol in hand ...[more]
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Safe Driving Tips for summer

April 1st, 2015

Auto Repair in Roanoke, VAHere we are in the dead of summer…the kids are out of school, the days are getting hot, you’ve got road trips and vacations planned and have done all the necessary auto repair and maintenance to make sure you’re ready to go.

Not so fast, though.

This may not be directly related to auto repair, but there are some safe-driving tips you need to keep in mind.

  • Watch out for kids: They’re everywhere now that summer’s out, and kids don’t always have the best judgment or awareness of what’s going on around them. We know you’re already a careful driver, but you should be hyper-aware and watchful when it comes to kids in the summertime. Use your car’s rearview camera, if so equipped, and maybe even take a walk around ...[more]
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Are Tires Perishable?

March 1st, 2015

Tires in Roanoke, VALike many other consumer goods, tires are designed to last much, much longer than they did at one time. In the 70s, before radial tires were commonplace, bias-ply tires would typically come with a 20,000 mile treadwear warranty, barely long enough for two years’ worth of service for most drivers. In the 80s, the radial designs available then might last 40,000 miles; today, a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty isn’t uncommon, even with low-priced tires. Treadwear by itself, however, doesn’t tell the entire story.

A tire uses a complex rubber compound composed of natural rubber, various synthetic rubber formulations, carbon black, silica and other elements, which are then molded and bonded to layers of fabric and steel cords. That structure has to retain air under pressure and support a few thousan ...[more]

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Auto Repair in a Winter Wonderland

December 23rd, 2014

auto repair roanoke vaThis winter season, hundreds of drivers in Roanoke, VA will prepare to embark on holiday travel ranging from quick commutes to national tourism. Prepare for last minute shopping and trips to Grandma’s house with Star City Tire and auto repair to travel the winter road ahead. Consult experienced technicians of Star City Tire in combination with these useful tips to ensure safe travels and peak vehicle performance. Consider these simple pointers before dashing through the snow this winter in Roanoke, VA.

Educate yourself on both your vehicle’s maintenance plan and how often that plan should be facilitated. Knowing when to administer oil changes, filter replacements and other fluid replacements is essential to automotive health and productivity. Star City Tire seeks to en ...[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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$21.99 Oil, Lube and Filter Coupon

August 18th, 2014
oil change roanoke vaUnderstanding the specific importance of each routine auto repair that contributes to overall vehicle maintenance may seem beyond you, Start City Tire is here to help! Star City Tire encourages the drivers of Roanoke, VA to service vehicles with oil changes and other preventative vehicle maintenance. We never intimidate customers with high pressure sales tactics or confusing mechanical lingo, drivers of Roanoke, VA can have confidence in Star City Tire support and auto repair services. Working diligently to ensure customers receive outstanding auto repair and tire services with unbeatable prices for any budget, take advantage of Star City Tire’s online promotions such as the $21.99 oil change coupon including: oil, lube and filter change. 
 
Servicing vehicle ...[more]
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Summer Road-Tripping Checklist

July 1st, 2013
Summertime equals Vacation Time! Whether you are driving across town for a weekend, or across the United States- There are so many things you can do to make sure that your trip is a safe one. If your vehicle is properly maintained and checked before travelling you are much less likely to experience a breakdown, you may get better fuel efficiency, and you could have a safer journey, leaving behind the worry and anxiety of an unplanned, vacation-ruining visit with a tow-truck.
  Posted in: Tires 101

Keeping a Child Safe in your Car

June 3rd, 2013

While most safety is self-explanatory: seatbelts, air bags, anti-lock brakes- child safety is something that many drivers could use more education on. Whereas accidents can sometimes be un-avoidable, additional harm to a child passenger can be prevented in most cases. Road injuries are a leading cause of death and injury to children, and simple safety precautions can keep your little ones protected from harm.

  • Know your car seat. Car seats can reduce injuries and the risk of death to children by up to 71% when used correctly, but many are not properly installed. Car seats are rated for a child’s age, height, and weight. Car seats will also have an expiration date to ensure the safety of the parts and materials. Check your car seat to make sure y ...[more]

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