6802 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
540-278-1200

Do You Have Good Brakes?

February 28th, 2014
There are some things on your vehicle that you should have confidence in and never worry about. Is everyone buckled up? Do I have a full tank of gas? Your vehicle should make you feel safe and secure, and keep you and your loved ones safe throughout your travel. It goes then, without much, saying that you also need to be confident in your brakes. This function is the one thing keeping you out of harm’s way in the event of an accident or road hazard. Think about it, you do not want to find out in the middle of a busy highway when everyone has slammed on their brakes that yours have not been properly maintained or are failing. Knowing that your brakes are in great condition will keep you safe, and prevent a leading cause for many accidents on the road. 
 
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  Posted in: Auto Repair 101

Determining the Age of a Tire

February 14th, 2014
When it comes to determining the age of a tire, it is easiest to identify when the tire was manufactured by reading its Tire Identification Number (often referred to as the tire’s serial number or DOT number). Unlike vehicle identification numbers (VINs) and the serial numbers used on many other consumer goods (which identify one specific item), Tire Identification Numbers are really batch codes that identify several components.
 
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires that Tire Identification Numbers be a combination of the letters DOT, followed by ten, eleven or twelve letters or numbers that identify the manufacturing location, tire size and manufacturer's code, along with the week and year the tire was m ...[more]
  Posted in: Tires 101

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]
  Posted in: Tires 101