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Make Sure Your Car's Ready For Winter!

October 14th, 2016

You know that winter and bad weather are coming. Is your car ready? Here’s a quick checklist of things to get up to speed on:

Motor oil: Motor oil has a tendency to thicken in cold weather, making it harder to circulate to upper engine parts at startup. If you haven’t ever used synthetic oil Driving in the winterbefore, this might be a good time to start. The flow properties of synthetic oil are a lot more consistent, meaning it doesn’t thicken in sub-freezing temperatures or thin out when it’s hot outside.

Wipers: Even the best windshield wipers only last about a year. If your wipers are showing cracks or chips or losing strips of rubber, go ahead and replace them. Don’t forget to refill your washer fluid reservoir…you’ ...[more]

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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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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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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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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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Winter Automotive Tune-Up

January 17th, 2014

Winter Automotive Tune-Up

It’s a fact- your car gets pretty over-worked in the winter. Whether it’s the warm ups, the cold starts, holiday travel, or the freezing winter conditions, your vehicle doesn’t like winter just about as much as most people dread the coldest months on the calendar. If you don’t already, it’s about time to give your ride a little extra TLC this winter. Even if you have planned ahead and winterized your vehicle, it’s a really good idea to consider a mid-season automotive tune-up to maintain many of the vital functions of your engine. We’re here to help you with your winter checklist to prevent some of the main causes of winter-related breakdowns.Winter Tune-Up Roanoke, VA

·         Battery- Check your battery and ...[more]

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5 Simple New Years Resolutions for Your Vehicle

January 14th, 2014
Resolutions For Your Vehicle
This year you might resolve to fix your house, work out more, eat healthier, or go for that goal you’ve had your eye on for years. This year should also be the year that you resolve to fix or maintain your vehicle, lower your repair costs, lower your gas usage, and add a few years onto your trusted vehicle. With a few simple resolutions, you can keep your vehicle as happy and healthy as you strive to be this year. 
 

 

This year, resolve to: 

 

 
  1. Keep up on your oil changes! Your seasonal (every 3 months or every 3,000 miles) oil changes are the best thing ...[more]
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Winterizing Your Vehicle - Star City Tire

December 13th, 2013

Winterizing Your VehicleAnother winter storm coming? Before you rush to the store for the last gallon of milk and loaf of bread, you’ll want to be sure your car is ready to battle the elements. Follow these tips before venturing out into the winter wonderland.

  • Check your Cooling System. Have your mechanic check your hoses, belts and anti-freeze. A weakened hose or belt can break and leave you stranded, or a weak solution of anti-freeze can ice up and damage your cooling system. Hoses shouldn’t have cracks or become softened. In extreme temperature drops, keep an eye on your hoses and belts, as low temperatures can cause additional breakage or weak spots.
  • Check Your Battery. Make sure your car's battery connection is clean, tight and corro ...[more]
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