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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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After a summer like this one, your vehicle might benefit from some extra care. Sure, we’re the go-to destination for quality tires at great prices, but we’re also passionate about properly maintaining and repairing your vehicle. So come in today, and let us help keep your ride in tip-top shape.

Easily shop the Tire Advantage Calculator and discover why we are the best. Instantly compare our prices to any other online or local competitor to ensure you are getting the most out of your tire investment.

Largest Tire Selection

Receive a $50 gas card with any four tire purchase!

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

At MST Tire Center, 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.

Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers

is a pillar of the community and a leader in offering name brand tires and wheels. Offering full service auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Reno, Nevada area.

Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business.

We-employ-ase-certified-professionalsSierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer, at Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center we have a wide selection available.

Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers website or call us for personalized service.

Happy Holidays from Mill Street Tire


Our sincere thanks for your valued business.
We appreciate having you as our customer
and look forward to serving you in the New Year.

Steve & Laurie Yarborough
Owners of Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center

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Exciting changes are coming to Sparks Service Station.

We are expanding our convenience store at the Prater & Pyramid Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center location. We will remain open during renovations, please pardon our dust. As of October, the Sparks 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, and would like to refer you to any of our four other locations for vehicle repair in the future. And, please enjoy the expanded food & beverage selection at our Sparks Service Station.

Visit us online at SierraCarCare.com or at one of our locations:

 Lakeside Service
(775) 825-1185
190 W. Plumb Lane & Lakeside
(1 block West of So. Virginia)

Northwest Service
(775) 747-1345
1300 W. 7th & Elgin
(1 block W. of Keystone)

Village Service
(775) 348-7508
1101 California Ave. & Booth
(S. on Keystone to Booth St.)

Sierra Car Care Sparks
(775) 358-6186
800 Prater Wy. & Pyramid Wy.
(1/2 mile N. off I-80 exit)

MST Tire Center
(formerly Mill Street Tire)
(775) 329-6434
3180 Mill Street & Telegraph
(2 blocks East of Terminal)

ASE Certified Technicians, AAA

 

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

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As the mornings have grown colder, I’ve noticed my heater isn’t putting out hot air. With winter approaching, I’d like to get this fixed soon.

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The method used to warm a car’s cabin isn’t very different from the one used to keep the engine cool. In fact, it’s all hooked together and runs on the same circuit. Coolant circulates through the engine and absorbs engine heat, which is exchanged with the outside air by way of the radiator. A much smaller radiator called the heater core uses the same hot coolant to keep the cabin toasty. In general, there are two things that can go wrong with this setup.

Here are the two main culprits of reduced heat output in your vehicle’s cabin:

1) The first item to check is the engine temperature. To help cold engines warm up fast, the flow of coolant is restricted by way of the thermostat—a thermal valve that opens when it’s hot and closes when it’s cold. When the thermostat wears out, it remains stuck open or shut, which leads to either overheating or cool operation.

A worn-out thermostat might be preventing the coolant from getting warm enough to heat the cabin. Replacing the thermostat can be a 20-minute job or a real hassle. Check your service manual to see how involved the replacement is or stop by any of our 5 convenient locations in the Reno-Sparks area.

2) If the thermostat is fine, the flow of coolant in the heater core may be restricted by built-up goop. Sediment and grime can accumulate between coolant changes and collect in the heater core.

A flush can be done by disconnecting the heater hoses at the water pump (when the car is cold) and using compressed air to push the coolant and gunk backward, out the inlet hose. Be sure to capture all the old coolant and dispose of it properly. Follow that with a few rounds of filling the core with tap water and flushing it out in the same way, then refill the core with mixed coolant and reattach the hoses. None of these fixes are hard, but the heater-core flush is messy, so you might want to take your car to a shop for service.

Properly maintaining the cooling system is key for the heating system of your vehicle to work efficiently. Having the coolant in your engine flushed regularly and re-filled with the clean coolant/water mix is very important along with repairing any leaks that occur in your cooling system. We recommend having your cooling/heating system inspected on a regular basis with each oil change, so that you are aware of any issues and can have them repaired while they are still small.

To schedule an appointment for a FREE COOLING SYSTEM INSPECTION good until 9/31/14, or regular service, please visit any of our 5 full service repair stores:

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

Phone (775) 825-1185
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Sierra Car Care – Northwest Service
Manager: Richard Blasey
1300 W. 7th Street
Reno, NV 89503

Phone (775) 747-1345
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Sierra Car Care – Village Service Sierra Car Care - Village Service
Manager: Larry Silva
1101 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509

Phone (775) 348-7508
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Sierra Car Care – Sparks Service
Manager: Jacob Koerber
800 Prater Way
Sparks, NV 89431

Phone (775) 358-6186
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Mill Street Tire Mill Street Tire
Manager: Larry Yarborough & Lisa Smith
3180 Mill Street, Suite A
Reno, NV 89502

Phone (775)329-6434
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Thank You from Sierra Car Care

and then there’s us: a service station.

That means we’re more focused on keeping your car running its best than sending you out the door with a soda and a pile of reheated, spicy mystery meat. Each Sierra Car Care station is full-on about full-service, meaning we offer brake service, suspension and alignment, cooling system repair, computer control diagnostics, transmission repair, and, well, you get the idea. As we see it, an efficient car is far better for you than a day-old burrito. Thank you.

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