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Roanoke, VA 24019

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 outside in. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

1.       Tire Pressure – Have the tires checked for the correct tire pressure. When your tires are improperly filled, it affects your gas mileage. If your mom is like most woman, she would love to have those few extra dollars in her pocket for shopping.

2.       Fill‘er up! – Make sure all of the fluids in the vehicle are topped off. Gas, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and even windshield wiper fluid. Spring is here, and not much is worse than a windshield streaked with yellow pollen.

3.       Windshield Wipers – Check the wipers for any streaks that can hurt visibility. Old windshield wipers can be dangerous.

4.       Tires – You would never want your mom stranded on the side of the road. Check the tread on her tires to ensure that her vehicle will get her safely to her destination. We recommend 1/8 of the tread left on the tires as being safe.

5.       Spruce it up! – The kids can even be involved with this step. We all know that the inside of a mom’s vehicle sometime resembles the aftermath of a cyclone. Have the kids help spruce up the interior, and give the outside a scrub-down while they are at it!

These few inexpensive tips go a long way to keep mom happy and stress-free – either on her way to work, or in the car-pool lane at school. Visit Star City Tire in Roanoke, VA for more car-care tips! Star City Tire also offers quality, name brand tires at the best prices in town, including Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, and more. Visit Star City Tire today!

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