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Regular, Synthetic or Blend...What Kind of Oil Do I Need?

May 26th, 2016

At one time, there were only a couple of choices for motor oil. Today, that is no longer the case, and hasn't been for quite some time. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to consider when it's time for an oil change:

  • Viscosity: Viscosity is how thick your oil is, and how it retains its pour properties at various temperatures. In this respect, synthetic oil is far superior. Conventional oils will thicken in cold weather and thin out when very hot, while the viscosity of synthetic is much more uniform. Check your owner's manual -- many newer models require a thinner, lower-viscosity oil, which also helps the engine run more efficiently. Viscosity is expressed as a numerical value -- the lower the number, the thinner the oil. Many are designed to work a ...[more]
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Spring is In The Air – Time for Auto Repair (Hey, That Rhymes)

April 4th, 2016
The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer and the trees are starting to show some green. It seemed like winter was never going to be over…and it’s the perfect time to schedule some auto repair and maintenance.
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Spring Is In the Air – Is Your Vehicle Ready?

March 2nd, 2016
It’s March and it may not be warming up just yet, but you know that spring is right around the corner. The buds will be coming out on the trees, flowers blooming, birds tweeting, and it’ll be time to get your vehicle back in shape after the rigors of a rough winter.
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Why Schedule Regular Oil Changes For Your Vehicle?

March 5th, 2015
Many vehicle owners do not take the time to schedule regular oil changes. Regular oil changes are vital to the life of your engine and can extend its performance for years. This is one of the most important and inexpensive things you can do to keep engine protected. Most manufacturers recommend changing your oil every 3,000-6,000 miles, depending on your vehicle use and the type of oil you are using. 
 
Oil Changes are essential to:
  • Lubricate engine to reduce wear and friction
  • Reduce engine temperatures
  • Maintaining proper engine function
With regular oil changes your engine will be protected against much of the harm normal wear and tear will cause. Parts will stay cleaner with less corrosion, which means with regular upkeep there will b ...[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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$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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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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Tips for Safe Summer Driving

July 15th, 2013

Summer DrivingSummer driving brings about road trips, family vacations, and trips to the beach. For most drivers the worries of weather and road hazards are many months away, and motorists hit the road in large numbers. Even though summer driving may not present as many challenges as other times of the year, there are many important safety tips and maintenance tips to keep in mind to have the safest, worry free summer:

1. Road Construction- Summertime means orange cones and areas of road construction for many drivers. Be aware of road construction signs, precautions, and speed limit changes. These are there for the safety of you and your passengers, as well as the workers. In areas of road construction always remember to slow down and plan for sudden changes i ...[more]

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