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Are Tires Perishable?

March 1st, 2015

Tires in Roanoke, VALike many other consumer goods, tires are designed to last much, much longer than they did at one time. In the 70s, before radial tires were commonplace, bias-ply tires would typically come with a 20,000 mile treadwear warranty, barely long enough for two years’ worth of service for most drivers. In the 80s, the radial designs available then might last 40,000 miles; today, a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty isn’t uncommon, even with low-priced tires. Treadwear by itself, however, doesn’t tell the entire story.

A tire uses a complex rubber compound composed of natural rubber, various synthetic rubber formulations, carbon black, silica and other elements, which are then molded and bonded to layers of fabric and steel cords. That structure has to retain air under pressure and support a few thousan ...[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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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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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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Choosing the Right Tire - Star City Tire

November 25th, 2013

Choosing the Right TireWe know you've heard it before, but it's critical enough to repeat: the tires you choose for your vehicle are important. It is critical to understand that the tires on your vehicle are the one single link to the road surface. To keep the rest of your vehicle performing at its peak, your tires are the very foundation of your vehicle.

Different quality tires will last for different periods of time, depending on wear and tear. Regular maintenance is key to longer tread life, but tread wears down over time and with use. Once you get to the point where you need to replace your tires, there are several choices that you can make. The easiest choice is get the exact size and make that originally came on the vehicle, when it was new. Beyond that, you might consider going to a better quality tire ...[more]

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