shocks and struts for all vehicle typesIf you feel like your car is bouncing and rocking too much on rough roads or turns, it may be time for
new shocks and struts.

A quick way to tell is by giving it the old “bounce test.” Push down hard on the bumper or body of your car. If it bounces more than twice after letting go, your shocks or struts are worn out and need replacing.

Surefire signs they need replacing:

· The nose dips when braking.

· The body rolls or sways too much when cornering or driving in heavy winds.

· The suspension bottoms out when backing out of the driveway or hauling extra weight (or people).

· Failed bounce test

Look for signs as well:

If you’re wondering when to replace your shocks and struts, examine your vehicle for signs of problems. If there are noticeable fluid leaks; if the shocks, struts or mounts look dented or damaged; or if your tires show unusual wear patterns, like cupping, it may be time to replace them.

Because in addition to driving performance,
worn out shocks increase other risks:

· Increased risk of skidding on wet or slick surfaces

· Requires more braking distance on rough roads

· Increased suspension wear

· Faster tire wear

Stop by any of our five locations and as a courtesy, we will gladly
inspect your shocks and suspension for no charge.  

Please visit: www.sierracarcare.com for a location nearest you.

Gas for goodnessThe Solace Tree Logo

Every Wednesday in April, we’ll make  a donation to a local charity for every gallon of gas sold from our Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers. And we’ll donate $1.00 per tire sold each Saturday at MST Tire Center on Mill
Street. All donations in April will support the Solace Tree.

The mission of the Solace Tree is that all  children, teens and their family members have the freedom to express their feelings  associated with death in a safe and loving environment. Our peer support programs and educational opportunities help children and teens learn to cope and adjust to the changes in their lives.

In 2002, while teaching at an elementary school and finishing his Masters degree in school counseling, Emilio Parga discovered he had cancer. He was also assisting students  who had lost parents to suicide, accidental death and cancer. In his attempt to provide these children with emotional support, he realized that many kids and teenagers in Northern Nevada had lost a parent, sibling or caregiver throughout the year, and that there were no grief support programs for them. Knowing all too well a child or teen’s need for support when a family member or caregiver dies, Emilio decided there was no time to wait and he created the Solace Tree in 2004.

So when you need gas or new tires, you can also support our local, the Solace Tree by visiting any of our 5 locations on Wednesdays for gas and Saturdays for tires (Mill Street location only).

For more information,visit:  www.SolaceTree.org
Thanks for supporting our community!

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Please see details here.

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