6802 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
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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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Winter Safety Tips – Don’t End Up In the Ditch!

January 14th, 2016
Some people love winter. They love the snow, the snap in the air, the short days and cozy nights at home. Others can’t stand it, for many of the same reasons. Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, though, chances are you’re going to have to get out and drive in it at some point. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you through the winter safely: 

Make sure you’ve got a well-maintained car. This includes fresh windshield wipers, proper tire inflation, a strong battery, a properly-maintained cooling system and a fresh oil change. If your tires aren’t up to the job of winter driving, you might consider switching to winter tires for a while – just 
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Winter Tires – Yea or Nay?

December 31st, 2015
In a lot of parts of the country, the winters are tough enough that all-season tires just won’t get the job done. All-season tires are a compromise; they offer good year-round traction with a quiet ride, good handling and road manners. They tend to perform well in wet weather and light wintry conditions, but when the snow is more than a couple of inches deep, all-season tires are out of their league. That’s when it’s time to consider winter tires. 
 
Today’s winter tires are a long way from the heavy, noisy, clumsy “snow tires” or “mud grips” that your dad might have had on his station wagon 40 years ago. Modern winter tires are designed for noise, handling, steering response and road manners that rival grand tourin ...[more]
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Everything You Need To Know About Winter Tires

December 5th, 2015
A generation ago, your dad or grandpa might have had a heavy, noisy set of “snow tires” or “mud grips” on the back of his woodgrain Ford station wagon. Cars have come a long, long way since then, and so has tire technology. Today’s winter tires rival all-season tires or grand touring tires in terms of road manners, but they’re still purpose-built and designed specifically for winter conditions. Are winter tires a necessity in Roanoke, VA? Star City Tire would like to break that down a little bit 
 
Q: How are winter tires different from all-season tires? 
 
A: All-season tires are designed for adequate performance in a wide range of weather conditions. “Adequate,” however, means “n ...[more]
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Winter Tires? Or All-Season Tires?

November 12th, 2015
Winter tires versus all-season tires…which is the right choice for you?
 
The two designs are quite different and deliver different levels of performance and winter-weather traction, so let’s discuss. 
All-season tires are designed as an all-around compromise. They feature a tread pattern that evacuates water from the tire’s contact patch to prevent hydroplaning, with plenty of small, textured slits (sipes) to add extra biting edges for traction in wet or slushy conditions. 
All-season tires are designed with a harder tread compound th ...[more]
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Star City Tire-Michelin Rebate

September 10th, 2014

Tire pressure low? Maybe its time for a new set! Come on over to Star City TIre and check out our great manufacturers rebates to save you some well earned money! Michelin is offering a great manufacturers rebate when you purchase 4 tires get $70 back via a prepaid mastercard! So come in today and see us at Star City Tire Roanoke, VA. Hurry in offer ends on September 21!

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Star City Tire-Kumho Rebate

September 3rd, 2014

We are offering some great manufacturers rebates on sets of tires right now at Star City Tire! Come on in today and check out all the offers today here is an example. Kumho Tires is offering with the purchase of 4 select Kumho TIres get up to $100 cash back! So come on in today and let one of our tire professionals help you select the next set of new tires for your vehicle! While your here let us change your oil too for only $21.99! Come see us today Star City Tire Roanoke, VA Hurry offer ends October 31st!

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Top Winter Driving Tips

February 1st, 2014

Winter Tires Roanoke, VA

It’s no secret that winter driving can be risky. Star City Tire & Battery in Roanoke, VA knows the truth is that winter driving conditions can become hazardous quickly, and sudden winter storms can hit well into March in most areas. Adding slick roads, snow, ice, and poor visibility into the mix, driving becomes a recipe for extreme ca

ution. There is no trick and no simple solution, unless you can afford to drive a tank. However, we can help you understand safety precautions and know the best steps to prepare your vehicle will help keep you and your loved ones safer in all that winter can throw at you.

  • Buckle Up for Safety! Use your seatbelt EVERY time you are in your vehicle.
  • If you’re warming up your vehicle, do not do it in an enclos ...[more]
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Who Needs Snow Tires?

December 20th, 2013

Looking at new winter tires in Roanoke, VA? Unsure if you need them? Perhaps you drive a vehicle that has all-wheel-drive and consequently you assume that you don’t need snow tires? Or maybe the all-season tires that came on your front-wheel-drive sedan have always served you well? Think that the stability control of your rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan will keep you out of trouble? You might want to rethink your position after hearing my argument for snow tires.

The bottom line is that anyone who routinely drives in snowy, icy winter weather can benefit from snow tires. Modern winter tires are a totally different concept Snow Tires Roanoke VAfrom the summer tires or all-season tires that are on most cars when they come from the factory. Simply put, they are designed for winter conditions, without all the compromises that get made in designing an all ...[more]

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