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The Holidays Are Coming – Is Your Vehicle Ready?

November 26th, 2015
Where did this year go? Before you know it, it’s going to be time for the holidays, and that can mean travel in some pretty trying conditions (and we don’t just mean restless kids in the back seat). Is your vehicle ready for some interstate miles?

 
Tires: It’s a good idea to have your tires rotated every 5,000-7,000 miles to ensure even wear. With that in mind, it’s easy to just schedule a tire rotation with every oil change, since the vehicle will be up in the air on a lube rack anyway. Have you checked your inflation lately? Your proper 
inflation levels will be on a sticker on the driver’s side ...[more]
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Get Ready for Summer Road Trips with New Tires

May 28th, 2015

Summer’s going to be here before you know it, and that means time for family road trips! 
 
We know there’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a vacation...money, accommodations, scheduling, keeping the kids occupied in the car...but one thing you definitely should not neglect in those plans is your tires. 
 
Summer road trips are hard on tires. You have to figure you’re in a car that’s likely loaded to the gills, driving for hours and hours to get to your destination in 90-plus-degree weather. That’s a good way to end up with overheated tires, and heat is the enemy of even the best tires. Here are a few things to consider before you load up the car and get going: 
 
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  Posted in: Tires 101

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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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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