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Vowing to end the “assault on the American auto industry,” President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration. Today’s target is a big one: the fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks.

These rules are hardly an ideal climate policy, since they only apply to new cars (not the millions of cars already on the road), and since they’ve been undercut by cheap oil and the growing popularity of SUVs. But it’s one of the few federal programs aimed at greening the US transportation sector, which accounts for one-third of carbon dioxide emissions.

In 2012, the Obama administration approved fuel economy standards that required automakers to average 54.5 miles per gallon across their fleets of vehicles by 2025 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A follow-up review was slated to begin this year, but the Obama administration expedited it after November’s election and determined in January that the standards were sound. In 2016, U.S. cars and light trucks were expected to average 35.5 miles per gallon.

Read the full story > USA Fleet Solutions: Trump Reverses Obama’s Fuel Economy Rules for Cars

Happy Couple Car

Valentine’s Day can mean more than just chocolates and flowers. How about a gift that lasts and shows that special someone you really care?

For decades car’s have symbolized the means by which to get away

In the old days, we used to ride off into the sunset on horseback, romanticized by westerns. Not since the first car was invented.

Over time, what it meant to own a vehicle really has shaped the future we live in today. The vehicle production industry alongside the oil industry stands to shape the future of tomorrow as well.

Although cars and trucks are still compared to horses, the average vehicle is way more powerful now. Even so, since we have replaced vehicles with horses – it doesn’t stop the avid car lover from treating their ride like it’s alive and has feelings.

Embrace that car love.

Just MarriedWhen celebrating we decorate our car so that it draws attention to our big day, whether it be our wedding day, game day, birthday, graduation, etc. In short, we love our cars and the freedom they represent.

We also understand that transportation is necessary in one form or another to achieve our goals and ambitions.

For the love of your car: Give the gift of travel

What do you give that special someone when you know in the back of your mind that flowers won’t last, sweets are unhealthy and teddy bears are for children?

This year, instead of your usual Valentine’s Day gift, why not try new brakes or tires – to really say I love you? This year buy something that will help your loved one get where they need to go.

Invest in a gift that lasts

SPECIAL $50.00 GAS GIFT CARD WITH FOUR TIRES PURCHASE

Includes: Mounting & Balancing, Valve Stems, FREE Puncture Repairs and FREE Tire Rotations for the life of the tires. Limited time offer.

Tires from Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center have 3 years / 36,000 miles warranty on all parts and labor. Shop the best tire brands in Reno, NV.

SAVE $50.00 ON ANY BRAKE REPLACEMENT

Services Include: Full brake inspection, brake flush, pads, rotors, clean & adjust. 3 years / 36,000 miles warranty on all parts and labor. Limited time offer.

$5.00 OFF WHEN YOU BUY A $50.00 GAS GIFT CARD

Purchase at any of Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers four locations in Reno. Limited time offer.

BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-FREE OIL CHANGE (PREMIUM, SYNTHETIC & HIGH MILEAGE)

ALSO INCLUDES: Preventive Maintenance Vehicle Inspection.

Most cars and light trucks. Not valid with any other offer. Limited to all filters in stock. 4×4 / AWD $5 extra. Up to 5 qts. add $3.95 waste disposal fee. Limited time offer.

Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers

We pride ourselves on providing preventative maintenance Reno, NV auto repair services including oil changes, brake replacement and many other Reno, NV auto repair services at affordable prices.

For auto repair and tires give us a call at (775) 525-2420 or contact us online to get a free quote. Feel free to stop by any one of our four tire and auto repair shops located in Reno, Nevada.

Set up an appointment today: Contact us here.

Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers would like to inform you that after careful consideration the owners have decided to sell the Pyramid and Prater location. They found the sell to be in their best interest, to further growth and improvement for the companies future.

Our other four locations are still fully operational and look forward to servicing your vehicle. If you are a regular customer of the Pyramid and Prater location and would like to continue to support Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers we have shared the location of those stations, for your information, below.

The nearest location to Pyramid & Prater for full service auto repair and tire services is MST Tire Center also known as Mill Street Tire (this is our tire warehouse).

We hope to continue serving our Sparks, NV customers.

Mill Street Tire

Mill Street Tire
Manager: Larry Yarborough & Lisa Smith
3180 Mill Street, Suite A
Reno, NV 89502

Sierra Car Care - Lakeside Service

Sierra Car Care – Lakeside Service
Manager: Rob Wolter
190 W. Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89509

Sierra Car Care - Northwest Service

Sierra Car Care – Northwest Service
Manager: Richard Blasey
1300 W. 7th Street
Reno, NV 89503

Sierra Car Care - Village Service

Sierra Car Care – Village Service
Manager: Larry Silva
1101 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509

Mechanic with a wrenchSierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers are some of the leading auto repair shops in town. All automotive repair and mechanic services are performed by highly qualified mechanics. Our mechanic shops work on numerous vehicles daily with the best vehicle repair equipment, and are capable of servicing a variety of makes and models. Whether you drive a passenger car, medium-size truck, mini-van, or SUV, our ASE Certified mechanics strive to ensure that your vehicle will be performing its best. Our superior standards show that our mechanics always have your best interests in mind. Plus, we offer the industry’s best warranty coverage.

Looking for a one-stop automotive repair shop? Than look no further, and allow our highly qualified mechanics to estimate the extent of auto repair you may be looking at. To set up an appointment now, call 1-775-525-2420 or contact us online.

Our number one goal has always been complete customer satisfaction. Our vehicle repair shop has a long-standing reputation for quality repairs. Whether you need routine auto maintenance services or emergency vehicle repairs, contact us online or visit us during business hours.

Areas Served : Carson City NV | Reno NV | Sparks NV | and surrounding areas

Auto Repair Services

Steve & Laurie Yarborough Owners

Steve & Laurie Yarborough – Owners

Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers are locally owned and operated by Steve and Laurie Yarborough. Previously 76 dealers, we chose to become independently branded with the goal of bringing better prices to local customers.

Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center is a family-run, community-focused, neighborhood service station and full inventory tire warehouse, with 5 convenient locations in Reno/Sparks.

We Care About Your Safety and Your Vehicle’s Maintenance!
If you’re looking for the best auto repair services, then you have come to the right place. All of our locations are staffed with the best mechanics around, ASE Certified Technicians.

Whether it’s a car, truck, SUV, diesel or alternative fuel vehicle, we can help!

Full Inventory Tire Center
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.

At MST Tire Center, our tire experts are able to match your tire to your specific driving needs, including factors such as driving terrain, endurance and travel conditions, resulting in the best possible match for your vehicle.

Tire Brands In Stock
MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal®, GT Radial, Bridgestone, Continental, Cooper, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Pirelli, Yokohama.
> Browse Online Tire Catalog

Outstanding Customer Service
We pride ourselves on our customer service and the fact that all automotive repair services are done right the first time. We want to earn your trust and become your go-to auto mechanics and your one-stop-shop for tires.

Industry’s Best Warranty
We are so confident in the superior workmanship from our master mechanics, we’ll stand behind them for 36 months/36,000 miles. Our warranty covers all parts and labor for 36 months/36,000 miles*, whichever comes first. For more information, click here.

Hassle-Free Financing
Need vehicle repairs or new tires, but can’t afford the investment right now? Our 90 days no interest financing from Easy Pay might help you get back on the road. For more information, click here.

Community Involvement – Giving Back to the Community
Steve and Laurie Yarborough have a strong commitment to supporting local charities, personally as well as in business. We believe deeply that we have a responsibility to give back to our community and partnering with charities strengthens all of us.

Shop Local – Buy Local
We know there are a lot of choices out there for auto repair and tires, it is our privilege to serve you and your vehicle. We’re proud of our top notch workmanship and high quality parts. You can take confidence in that when you get back on the road.

Stop by any one of our auto repair locations for affordable deals on car mechanic services or tires, or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.

GREAT NEWS: Sparks Convenience Store Expansion Sparks Service Station

We are expanding our convenience store at the Prater & Pyramid Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center – Sparks Service Station. We will still be open during renovations, please excuse the dust. As of 10/6/14, the vehicle repair shop will be closed. We would like to say THANK YOU to all of our patrons in the Sparks area for years of commitment, please see any of our four other locations for vehicle repair in the future. And enjoy the expanded food & beverage selection at our Sparks Service Station!

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LIMITED TIME OFFER
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ENGINE MAINTENANCE SPECIAL $189.95 + Tax
Improves Fuel Mileage and Performance

Includes the following: Fuel Induction Service, Engine Flush, Oil Change + High Grade BG Oil Additive. *Most vehicles. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of inspection.
Find Location Near You >

Offer Expires: November, 30 2014 | Mention coupon code: ENGINE

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Save Money at The Pump at Sierra CAr CAreThe summer heat is fast approaching and so are rising gas prices.

A few simple and inexpensive vehicle maintenance steps can stretch your dollar at the pump and even help protect the environment. With 5 local, full service gas stations in the Reno and Sparks Nevada area, our advisement for gas savings may be worth reading.

What many motorists don’t realize is that fuel consumption is directly related to vehicle maintenance and can impact the amount of gasoline your vehicle uses. Gas prices can climb quickly, but the good news is that you have some control. By properly maintaining your vehicle, you can improve fuel economy while saving money.

Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center would like to encourage motorists to be car care aware and perform regular vehicle maintenance to improve fuel economy.

  1. Gas Cap
    Damaged, loose or missing gas caps allow gas to vaporize into the air.
  2. Tune-Up
    Keep your vehicle running properly and improve gas mileage by an average of 4%.
  3. Motor Oil
    Improve gas mileage by 1 – 2% by using the grade of motor oil recommended by the manufacturer.
  4. Air Filters
    Replacing clogged air filters on older vehicles can improve fuel economy and will improve performance and acceleration on all vehicles.
  5. Tire Pressure
    Keep tires properly inflated and improve gas mileage by up to 3.3%.
  6. Fix It
    Addressing a serious maintenance problem, like a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve mileage by as much as 40 percent, according to www.fueleconomy.gov.

In addition to vehicle maintenance, modifying driving habits, such as observing the speed limit and avoiding quick stops and starts, can also increase fuel efficiency. Consolidating trips, avoiding excessive idling and removing unnecessary items from the trunk are also easy ways to lower fuel consumption.

Since 1975, Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center’s have proudly been providing fast, friendly and reliable service along with Quality Guaranteed Auto Repair. If you would like to find out more, please visit SierraCarCare.com for more information.

vp-racing-fuelSierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers is proud to offer VP Racing Fuel. We sell 100 Octane unleaded at our pumps at our Sparks location for Street Performance vehicles including luxury cars and sports cars, collector cars, street motorcycles, etc.  We also sell packaged VP Racing fuel with higher octane for off road vehicles at all of our locations.

When you crave the most power, best performance and must-have fuel consistency, you need VP Racing Fuels.

Why? Because performance fuel is our passion, our lifeblood. It’s not a sideline or hobby, it’s not one department or profit center in a large conglomerate. Since 1975, it’s been the primary focus of everything we do.

And it’s not just “race gas.” It’s performance fuels of all types—racing gasoline, racing methanol, nitromethane, small engine fuels, hobby fuels, storage fuels—essentially any application requiring custom formulation for specific performance characteristics. And the pump gas you’ll find at VP-branded stations? In keeping with VP’s demanding standards, you can be confident it ranks with the best on the market.

Obsessive R&D
VP’s singular focus is reflected in our obsessive dedication to R&D. Our technological developments set us apart from every other racing fuel manufacturer. What other company would focus on developing formulas for even the smallest niches in racing—to the tune of nearly 70 blends?

While VP Racing owns and operates a fully equipped analytical laboratory, we spend most of our time working with racers in their shops, on their dynos and with their vehicles at the track. We’re actively involved in our customers’ success. That’s how most of our blends came about—in response to specific customers’ requests for help. Most of us are racers as well, so we like the thrill of competition. And we like to win.

“World Leading Technology” is a bold claim.
But the facts speak for themselves—in volumes. As if nearly 70 blends weren’t enough, VP has introduced more fuels this year that set new standards for performance in powersports, off-season storage and other applications. And you can expect the technological advancements from VP’s lab to keep on coming.

It’s about winning.
Technology aside, racing is about winning. And the fact is, in racing not subject to fuel rule restrictions, VP fuels more winners than any American fuel company. Consider the NHRA Pro Stock Champions who have made VP their fuel of choice for 34 consecutive years. Or the VP-powered AMA Pro Racing motorcyclists who swept most of the Pro Class Championships over the last decade. Or the Champions of the American LeMans series, who rely on VP to fuel some of the most technologically advanced cars in racing. Even the Champions of the Reno Air Races, where VP fuels the world’s fastest piston-powered airplanes.

So besides winning, what’s behind VP’s passion to stay on the leading edge of performance? It’s a recognition that we’re manufacturing performance parts. And our performance parts can mean the difference between winning and losing.

Race fuel is a performance part.

That’s right—fuel is a performance part, as critical to your program as a camshaft or piston. A race vehicle is nothing more than a collection of parts. And to have a winning race vehicle, you need the best parts—and that includes racing fuel. Racing fuel that is specifically designed to optimize performance in your application, according to your requirements and your fuel rules.

The most cost effective performance gains you can buy.
Because you presumably race to win, you know winning usually requires the best parts—and you get what you pay for.

Formulating race fuel is challenging and complex. Recognizing that race fuel is a performance part, VP seeks out and uses only the best components. And the components that yield the best results are expensive. That’s why VP’s fuels are typically not inexpensive. VP fuels are premium products manufactured with premium components. We take no shortcuts. If you see a lower price on another race fuel, your first question should be “what shortcuts were taken in its production” and “what am I risking or sacrificing as a result?”

vp100-barrelPrice vs. Performance
We encourage you to weigh the price of VP’s fuels against the quality and performance gains they deliver. We’re confident you’ll find they’re among the most cost-effective parts in your arsenal.

As an example, if you switch a drag car from a generic 116 octane fuel to VP’s Q16, you can pick up 30 Hp (and sometimes more) in a 550 in. engine and a .03-.05 gain in your 1/8 mile ET. Even if you’re paying $3 more per pass for Q16, that’s the cheapest horsepower you can buy!

Or say you switch your circle track car from a “standard” 110 fuel to VP113. You’ll find it makes more power, offers better throttle response, burns cleaner and your engine runs cooler. And because it runs cooler, you’ll maintain power through the longest races and harshest conditions. Considering what you spend on your engine, isn’t it worth $1-2 extra per gallon to not only improve your chances of winning but also protect your investment?

Please call us at one of our store locations or contact us online.

VP_Racing_Fuels_100_OctaneYou get to the gas pump and typically see three choices for fueling, but what is the difference?

Regular, Regular Plus (mid-grade), and premium gasoline grades are all distinguished by their octane level. Octane rating or octane number is a standard measure of the performance of a motor fuel. The higher the octane number, the more compression the fuel can endure before detonating. The lower the octane level, the easier the gasoline will burn.

Difference in Octane Numbers Make the Grade
Regular grade gasoline has an octane rating between 85 and 88, with the average being 87. Regular Plus gasoline has an octane rating of 88 to 90, with the average being 89. Premium grade gasoline has an octane rating that is larger than 90, with an average being 92. These three types of gasoline are typically what you see at the gas pump.

100 Octane At The Pump!
Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers Pyramid and Prater location in Sparks, NV carries 100 octane gasoline AT THE PUMP! Our 5 locations in the Reno and Sparks area all carry packaged VP Racing Fuels for purchase as well. 100 octane is specifically engineered for high-performance street vehicles including luxury sports cars, muscle cars, street rods, tuner cars, sport bikes, cruisers and more. Oxygenated with ethanol, this CARB-legal fuel is environmentally friendly and street legal (in most areas). Oxygenated with ethanol, VP100 significantly outperforms premium grade unleaded pump gas.

If your Owner’s Manual Recommends Premium Gasoline, Use It!
You might damage your vehicles engine if you try to save money by using low grade fuel. At the same time, using higher octane gas than your car requires costs you more money and provides no additional benefit for your engine. It is important to fuel your car with whatever fuel grade is recommended.

Standard-performing vehicles are outfitted to use the correct amount of compression to eliminate internal combustion pings, usually requiring Regular Unleaded gasoline. Sports vehicles, or high-performance cars, benefit from mid-grade to premium gasoline because their engines were built for higher fuel compression for additional driving power. Please see your owner’s manual for more details about what gasoline grade your vehicle requires. You may find it worth the time!

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