The largest nostalgic car show in the world is back in Reno, NV. Every August brings the rumble of classic engines and well-built hot rods.

Ready for a trip down memory lane or a new adventure? Whichever way you look at it, this nostalgic event has it all.

Don’t forget to stop by any of our three locations around the Reno area to gas up and cruise. Sierra Car Care & Tire Center is one of the last locally owned Gas Stations / Repair Stations in the Reno area. Support local business and shop here first.

Take advantage of our $89.95 A/C Service. Please consult a technician at any of our locations for more details.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018

HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

8am to 4pm
Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Inside Delta Saloon

9am to 3:30pm
Hot August Nights Foundation Daily 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Days Ticket Sales – Delta Venue Lot

9am to 4pm
Classic Car Show-n-Shine along Historic “C” Street

9am to 4pm
Hot August Nights Souvenir Merchandise & Oldies Emporium – Delta Venue Lot

9am to 4pm
Poker Walk – Check in at the Delta Venue Lot

3:45pm
Hot August Nights Foundation Daily 50/50 Raffle Ticket Drawing – Delta Venue Lot Stage

4pm to 5pm
Classic Car Cruise through Historic Virginia City

ENTERTAINMENT – VIRGINIA CITY

Delta Venue Lot
9am to 1pm
DJ’s Steve West & Rich West

1pm to 5pm
Arizona Jones

ENTERTAINMENT – RENO/SPARKS

Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Grande Exposition Hall
8pm
America – Tickets from $49.50 Call (800) 687-8733 or go to www.silverlegacyreno.com/event/shows/america

 

HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

8am to 3pm
Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Inside Delta Saloon

9am to 3:30pm
Hot August Nights Foundation Daily 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Days Ticket Sales – Delta Venue Lot

9am to 4pm
Classic Car Show-n-Shine along Historic “C” Street

9am to 4pm
Hot August Nights Souvenir Merchandise & Oldies Emporium – Delta Venue Lot

9am to 4pm
Poker Walk – Check in at the Delta Venue Lot

11am to 2pm
Celebrity Judging

3:30pm
Celebrity Show-n-Shine Awards Presentation Delta Venue Lot Stage

3:45pm
Hot August Nights Foundation Daily 50/50 Raffle Ticket Drawing – Delta Venue Lot Stage

4pm to 5pm
Classic Car Cruise through Historic Virginia City

ENTERTAINMENT- VIRGINIA CITY

Delta Venue Lot
9am to 1pm
DJ’s Steve West & Rich West

1pm to 5pm
Lady & the Tramp

ENTERTAINMENT- RENO/SPARKS

Grand Sierra Resort
Grand Theatre
8pm
Toto – Tickets from $39.50 Call (800) 501-2651 or go to http://www.grandsierraresort.com

Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Grande Exposition Hall
8pm
Adam Ant: The Anthems Tour – Tickets from $49.50 Call (800) 687-8733 or go to www.silverlegacyreno.com

 

RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PRE KICK-OFF PARTY

9am to 4pm
Hot August Nights OFFICIAL Pre Kick-Off Show-n-Shine – Washoe County’s Rancho San Rafael Regional Park – 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno – Free Classic Hot August Nights Poster to the First 200 Classic Car Participants

9am to 3:30pm
Hot August Nights Foundation Daily 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Days Ticket Sales

3:45pm
Hot August Nights Foundation Daily 50/50 Raffle Ticket Sales for Charity – One Ticket Will Be Drawn & the Winner Will Take Home 50% of the Cash from the Days Ticket Sales

4pm
Awards Presentation

ENTERTAINMENT
9am to 4pm        DJ Steve West

 

RENO-SPARKS

7am to 11am
Special Hot August Nights Breakfast Buffet $12.99 – Purchase a Buffet Breakfast & receive a Free 2018 Commemorative Hot August Nights T-Shirt – Baldini’s Casino – 865 South Rock Blvd. Sparks

Noon to 7pm
LOCALS ONLY Car Participant Check-In & Registration – Must Present a Valid Nevada Driver’s License to Pick Up Packet – Grand Sierra Resort SILVER STATE PAVILION

Noon to 8pm
Free T-Shirt Giveaway – Atlantis Casino Resort Outside Sports Bar

Noon to 8pm
Parking Lot Golden Ticket – 20 winners winning $25 Peppermill Gift Cards

4pm to 8pm
Kick-Off “Mill Mile” Show-n-Shine Judging – Peppermill Resort

4pm to 10pm
Hot August Nights Official Kick-Off Party – Peppermill Resort

4pm to 10pm
Classic Specialty Cars on display – Peppermill Resort

4pm to 10pm
Kick-Off “Mill Mile” Cruise – Peppermill Resort

4pm to 10pm
Cruisin Craft Fair – Atlantis Casino Resort

4pm to 10pm
Acres of Champions Show-n-Shine – Atlantis Casino Resort

5pm to 7pm
Freestyle Hula Hoop – Atlantis Casino Resort

5pm to 10pm
Cruise of Champions – Atlantis Casino Resort; Free Party Pack

7pm to 8pm
Guinness World Records Hula Hoop Contest Atlantis Casino Resort

8pm
Trike Racing – Atlantis Casino Resort – Sign up at the Information Booth located outside by the Rotunda or by the Outdoor Stage – Must be at least 21 to participate

8pm to 10pm
Freestyle Hula Hoop – Atlantis Casino Resort

10pm
“Mill Mile” Show-n-Shine Finalist Awards Casino Lounge at the Peppermill Resort

10:15pm
Cruise of Champions Awards – Atlantis Casino Resort (Indoor Cabaret Stage)

ENTERTAINMENT

Atlantis Casino Resort
Outdoor Stage
5pm to 10pm
The Chromatics and Hot Rod Rebellion

Indoor Cabaret Stage
7:30pm to 1am
Heroes of Rock and Roll

Peppermill Resort
Outdoor Stage
Noon to 10pm
DJ Axel Rocks Your Favorite Classics

6pm to 9:45pm
Beverly Belles & Revival

Download the Events Schedule for the entire week here.

For more information please visit: Hot August Nights

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Pumping Air

Your vehicle’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) continuously monitors the air pressure in your tires.

When there is an instance of low tire pressure, or if the tire pressure drops below the manufacturer’s recommended level of tire pressure, the TPMS will detect and report the discrepancy by illuminating an indicator light on the dashboard of your vehicle.

When the TPMS light flashes on the dashboard, you should check your tire pressure, inflate the affected tire to the level indicated by the manufacturer, or bring your vehicle into one of our three locations so that the issue can be remedied by our expert staff.

During a TPMS maintenance service, our service staff will run a series of tests to ensure that the system is operating both correctly and at maximum efficiency.

If our technicians uncover damage to the system or its accompanying components, they may need to replace valve cores, valve nuts, seals, seal washers, or valve caps.

If you are in need of TPMS repairs, maintenance, or replacement services, or if you are in need of a TPMS installation service, then contact us today.

What is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?

Tires operating below inflation standards put the overall performance of your vehicle and the safety of your passengers at risk. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System helps increase your safety on the road by improving your vehicle’s maneuverability, decreasing the tread wear of your tires, reducing your vehicle’s braking distance, and improving your vehicle’s fuel economy.

There are two types of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems in existence today—Direct and Indirect. A Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System uses sensors on the inside tire assembly to transmit tire pressure information to your vehicle’s computer.

An Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System gauges tire pressure through your vehicle’s Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) by using speed sensors to measure the rotational speed of each wheel (as tire pressure decreases, the rolling distance decreases, and the rotational speed increases).

All TPMS systems require regular maintenance in order to meet maximum performance standards, which requires all vehicles to be equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Give us a call at (775) 525-2420 or contact us online if you have questions regarding your tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) or any other auto repair services.

At Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers, we provide new tires to customers in Reno, NV, Verdi, NV, Carson City, NV, and surrounding areas. Use our consumer tire guide to learn more about tire type, tire width, aspect ratio, construction, wheel diameter, load index and speed rating.

Click here to browse our tire catalog

Find out how these basic tire traits can help you choose the right tire for your vehicle. Browse our tire catalog full of the best brands in the industry.

Because we have an extensive inventory of more than 4,000 tires in stock, our unparalleled tire selection assures you that we will have the replacement tire for your car or truck.

We have passenger and performance tires. Featuring tires from MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich® and Uniroyal®. Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers also carry tires from manufacturers such as GT RADIALS, Bridgestone, Continental, Cooper, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Pirelli and Yokohama.

At Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers, our tire experts are able to match your specific driving needs, including factors such as driving terrain, endurance and travel conditions, resulting in the best possible match for your vehicle. You may also shop from home via the online tire finder by inputting your vehicle’s make, model and year.

A vehicle’s climate control system is comprised of multiple, smaller systems that work together to maintain a comfortable cabin environment. It is important to maintain your climate control system yearly for optimal performance. The climate control system is able to affect and regulate the internal temperature of a vehicle; air conditioner (cool) and heater (hot).

Typically the climate control systems primary function is to improve the comfort levels of both drivers and passengers. There are times however, over the course of the year, when maintaining the ideal internal temperature becomes more than a matter of comfort. In severe weather conditions, maintaining the proper internal climate can actually factor into automotive safety. This is why it is important for you to seek climate control repairs at the first sign of trouble.

Importance of Climate Control Systems

When your vehicle’s climate control system malfunctions or stops working, it is important to schedule a climate control repair service. In addition to regaining the comfortable cabin environment you enjoyed prior to your system’s problems, you can help ensure your safety as a driver. If you pay attention to the warning signs of an impending climate control system service, you may be able to prevent a broken system and subsequent safety concerns.

In addition, your owner’s manual should provide recommended regular service intervals for climate control systems. Catching early warning signs and replacing or repairing climate control system components as necessary will help ensure your ability to control air flow at all times.

Schedule your Climate Control System Repair

Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers proudly serves the Climate Control Systems needs of customers in Reno, NV, Verdi, NV, Carson City, NV, and surrounding areas. Please click any of the following links to setup an online appointment for your vehicle or you can contact us at a store near you to make an appointment with one of our ASE Certified Technicians.

Air Conditioning System Diagnostic

Air Conditioning System Service

Heating System Diagnostic

Heating System Service

The electrical and electronic systems in your vehicle are responsible for routing power and information in order to dictate the behavior of certain systems. The electrical systems are linked by wiring, fuses, circuit breakers, and relays.

Loose or broken wiring, poor pin fits, and broken connectors or switches may lead to intermittent power or a completely inoperative system.

When you begin experiencing trouble with your electrical and electronic systems, ask yourself these questions: How often does this problem occur, and how long does this problem persist?

The more information you are able to provide to our staff during an electrical and electronic systems service, the quicker we will be able to recreate the same conditions, and ultimately hone in on the exact problem.

The Importance of the Electrical and Electronic Systems

If your vehicle experiences an electrical or electronic systems failure, it is beneficial to have the problem repaired quickly. A vehicle with electrical problems may not start, or it may become inoperative.

At Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers our experts are able to diagnose and repair problems during an electrical and electronic systems service. We can locate shorts, grounds, open, and resistance problems in electrical and electronic circuits, and we can repair wiring harnesses and connectors along with electrical wiring and solder repair. Our staff is also able to diagnose the cause of uneven headlight brightness, intermittent lights, dim lights, and inoperative lights.

In addition, we can service headlights and bulbs as well as correct intermittent turning signal and hazard light operation. Motor-driven accessory circuits, heated glass operation, and electric lock operation are all concerns for our staff as we begin to diagnose the electrical and electronic issue. In the end, our staff will work hard to get you driving a safe and functional vehicle again.

Schedule your Electrical and Electronic Systems Repair

Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers proudly serves the Electrical or Electronic Systems needs of customers in Reno, NV, Verdi, NV, Carson City, NV, and surrounding areas. Please click any of the following links to setup an online appointment for your vehicle or you can contact us at a store near you to make an appointment with one of our ASE Certified Technicians.

Dashboard Warning Diagnostic

Headlight Bulb Replacement

Interior & Exterior Lighting Repair

Power Locks Repair

Power Window Repair

Most experts say that wiper blades need to be changed every six to 12 months. This depends on weather conditions and the quality of blades you purchase. Ordinary rubber blades have the shortest lifespan. Halogen-hardened rubber blades last a bit longer. But silicon blades have the longest lifetimes of all, perhaps exceeding a year even under intense use. Of course they also cost more than ordinary rubber blades.

You’ll know when your wiper blades need to be replaced because you’ll see streaking as they wipe the moisture from the windshield or even large gaps where no water is being removed. They may start making squeaking or chattering sounds (though this can also happen if you run the wipers when the windshield is mostly dry). If left unchanged for too long, the material of the blade can shred and break loose from the arm. This can actually cause damage to your windshield, as the metal or hard plastic of the arm scrapes across the glass. This is not preferred.

Fortunately, you won’t necessarily have to replace the entire blade assembly. Most blade arms will accept rubber refills, giving you the option of replacing only the part that’s damaged. However, blade arms can become bent over time, so make sure that the refill is all that you need to replace in order to fix the problem.

If you are unsure and would like an experts opinion, stop by any of Sierra Car Care’s three locations in the Reno area. We are happy to help!

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Preventive maintenance is the care and protection of your vehicle against potential major auto repairs. Negligence is the most common and costly way to see money wasted on repairs that could have easily been prevented through regular service intervals.

Depending on your vehicle’s manufacturer, avoiding preventive maintenance on certain parts and components has the potential to void warranty coverage. Car maintenance intervals have been designed to improve the reliability, durability, and resale value of your vehicle.

Based upon your driving conditions, these service intervals may arrive sooner than you expect. For example, short commutes can actually hurt a vehicle because most engines thrive during long drives.

Driving short commutes, experiencing stop-and-go traffic, and carrying heavy cargo are all aspects of severe driving. However, severe driving can also be reinforced by your environment. Hot or cold weather, mountainous or rough roads, and dusty or salty environments can all affect your vehicle.

Because of these innumerable factors, adhering to a rigid service schedule can keep your vehicle operating at maximum efficiency for years to come.

Preventive Maintenance Prolongs the Life of Your vehicle

Vehicle components and parts naturally wear out over time, and road hazards can negatively impact critical components. By adhering to the preventive maintenance schedule in your vehicle owner’s manual, you will help ensure that your vehicle always runs at optimal conditions.

Depending upon the vehicle’s service interval mileage, our staff may inspect the function of your steering and suspension components, fluid filters, belts and hoses, brakes and axles, and more to help ensure that your vehicle functions efficiently.

At Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers, our staff can look at the level of vital vehicle fluids. We are also able to review exterior and interior lights, examine windshield wiper blades, check batteries, inspect hinges and locks, determine level of ball joint wear, check transmission components, fix exhaust system components, and conduct both tire wear inspection and inflation checks.

It is important to schedule preventive maintenance for these and other components to ensure they continue to work as intended. Remember that environmental conditions may affect your ideal preventive maintenance schedule. Depending upon your environment, you may need to seek more frequent inspections and replacements.

Contact us today to learn more about recommended car maintenance service intervals for your vehicle.

Schedule your Preventive Maintenance Appointment

Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers proudly serves the Preventive Maintenance needs of customers in Reno, NV, Verdi, NV, Carson City, NV, and surrounding areas. Please click any of the following links to setup an online appointment for your vehicle or you can contact us at a store near you to make an appointment with one of our ASE Certified Technicians.

Air Filter Replacement

Fuel injection

Oil and Filter Change

Spring Checkup

Winterization Checkup

Wiper Blades Replacement

7,500 Mile Service

15,000 Mile Service

22,500 Mile Service

30,000 Mile Service

37,500 Mile Service

45,000 Mile Service

52,500 Mile Service

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67,500 Mile Service

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Built with durability, reliability, and optimization in mind, diesel engine systems are designed to use their own compression to ignite fuel.

In gasoline engines, the fuel is mixed with air, compressed by pistons, and ignited by a spark plug.

The rate of compression in a diesel engine is more than three times that of a regular gasoline engine system. In a diesel engine system, the air is compressed at a high compression ratio, which introduces a great amount of heat. Following this compression, fuel is directly injected into the cylinder, where the fuel vapor is ignited.

Diesel engines are built without spark plugs. Instead, diesel systems use glow plugs to start and run more efficiently in colder temperatures. Glow plugs have two heating elements that allow them to get very hot very quickly for fast starts. Turbochargers increase the compression ignition by quickly compressing the air flowing into the engine, allowing for more air to flow into the chamber. More air in the combustion chamber means more fuel can be added to the combustion process. Turbochargers provide diesel engine systems with improved efficiency, and ultimately, more miles per gallon of diesel fuel.

Importance of Diesel Engine Repair

Your diesel engine plays a major role in your vehicle, so it is especially important that you be aware of problems and seek repairs whenever you experience an issue. Because diesel engines make a considerable amount of noise during normal, everyday operation, diagnosing diesel engine problems can be hard to do if you are listening solely to the engine. However, there are a number of symptoms you can watch out for that indicate your diesel engine needs maintenance.

A diesel engine running at lower RPMs or a hard-to-start engine are signs of low fuel pressure, but these signs may also be symptoms of an insufficient fuel supply or poor fuel quality. Allowing our staff to troubleshoot your diesel engine can help ensure that the proper repair procedures are followed to repair the engine.

Every diesel engine manufacturer requires different preventive maintenance procedures, so referring to your owner’s manual will help in planning and scheduling routine maintenance services. Keeping all diesel engine components—glow plugs, fuel injectors, and turbochargers—in proper working order will increase the life of your diesel engine system while promoting overall vehicle maintenance.

Schedule your Diesel Engine Repair

Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers proudly serves the Diesel Engine Repair needs of customers in Reno, NV, Verdi, NV, Carson City, NV, and surrounding areas. Please click any of the following links to setup an online appointment for your vehicle or you can contact us at a store near you to make an appointment with one of our ASE Certified Technicians.

Excessive Noise Diagnostic

Excessive Smoke Diagnostic

Glow Plug Replacement

Hard Starting and Drivability Diagnostic

Turbocharger Repair

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