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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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$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. 
 
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Spring Driving Hazards

March 20th, 2014

Spring Driving HazardsSpring Driving Unknown Hazards

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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