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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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Cold Weather: Hard On People, Hard On Cars

November 5th, 2015
auto repair in Roanoke, VAWinter’s on its way, and while some people look forward to snowball fights and blazing fireplaces, many of us find winter to be a real pain. Winter can be really hard on vehicles as well as people. At Star City Tire in Roanoke, VA, we would like to talk about a few ways that cold weather and winter conditions put an extra burden on your car (and some things you can do to help). 
 
  • Battery: You go out on a cold morning, stick the key in the ignition and hear the engine turn too slowly to start…followed by the dispiriting “click…click” of a fully discharged battery. How did that happen, when your car was starting fine just a couple of days ago? Extreme cold slows down the chemical reaction inside the battery’s cells and ...[more]
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