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Roanoke, VA 24019
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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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Five Tips for Thanksgiving Travel

November 27th, 2014
auto repair roanoke va1. Tires: Ensure tire pressure is properly serviced and maintained for both lengthy travels and everyday driving. Underinflation of tires can cause unnecessary wear and hardship to tire tread, causing tire failure or malfunctions. If not properly inflated, fuel economy can be severely decreased, causing drivers to lose about .6 miles per gallon due to improper tire conditions. Whether over or under inflated, tires can easily lose traction that could lead to an accident if not addressed. Service tires before Thanksgiving travel this holiday season to avoid unnecessary accidents, injury or inconvenience.
 
2. Headlights: Maintaining proper safety and visibility is imperative for winter driving conditions as travelers ofte ...[more]
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Daylight Saving Ends - Check Your Vehicle Lights

November 13th, 2014
Prepare for the end of Daylight Saving Time with proper maintenance of vehicle lighting to ensure safety. After November 2nd, clocks “fall back” which causes most drivers’ commutes to be in darker lighting, being that dusk will occur during peak hours of evening traffic hours. As winter quickly approaches, vehicle lighting should be inspected to ensure optimum visibility for drivers in dim or inclement conditions that command top quality operations of both lighting and windshield wipers.
 
External vehicle lighting serves as an imperative part of enabling vehicle operation and safety during winter months, especially after Daylight Saving Time has passed. Potential for accidents increases drastically as obstacles and obstructions are more difficult to ...[more]
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Auto Repair for Summer Travel

September 16th, 2014

auto repair roanoke vaBags are packed: sunscreen, bathing-suits, beach towels and bologna sandwiches, sounds like everything is ready for summer travel and fun in the sun. In the hustle and bustle of road trips and summer travel often drivers forget some of the most important road-trip essentials are auto repair and tire services. When planning cross-country excursions never ignore or neglect existing auto repairs and needed preventative maintenance. Use these auto repair and tire maintenance tips in combination with services from Star City Tire in Roanoke, VA for vehicle safety to travel through summer.

Tire Maintenance: Hot summer weather and sporadic weather conditions can cause irregular tire damage and wear. Before leaving for a trip consult Roanoke, VA’s first choice for tire services at Star City T ...[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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