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Prolonging the Life of Your Tires - Star City Tire

July 31st, 2013

A good quality set of tires should be an investment that will last you up to five years with regular use. In order to make the most of the life of your tires, there are simple maintenance steps you can take, as well as precautions to ensure they last as long as possible.

 
  • Inspect your tires. Frequent visual checks of your tires can be the first step in preventing premature wear or damage that can bec

    ome irreparable. Look for debris, signs of uneven wear, bulges, dips, bumps, or ‘feathering’ of the tire rubber.

  • Tire Pressure. Proper tire pressure will keep the tires at their specified rat ...[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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Summer Road-Tripping Checklist

July 1st, 2013
Summertime equals Vacation Time! Whether you are driving across town for a weekend, or across the United States- There are so many things you can do to make sure that your trip is a safe one. If your vehicle is properly maintained and checked before travelling you are much less likely to experience a breakdown, you may get better fuel efficiency, and you could have a safer journey, leaving behind the worry and anxiety of an unplanned, vacation-ruining visit with a tow-truck.
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