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Our brand may have changed, but we are still operated by the same great management. Thank you for your trust.

 

We are a full service auto repair company. Our ASE Certified mechanics specialize in repair of all makes and models of vehicles. Enjoy competitive tire prices and gas pumps that are open 24/7 at three convenient locations in Reno.

 

Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers carry name brand tires for customers across Reno NV, Sparks NV, Verdi, NV, Carson City NV, and surrounding communities. Our tire prices are some of the lowest in Washoe County. When you buy your tires from us, the mount and balance are free. We also offer free tire repairs and free tire rotations for the life of the tires.

Not sure which tires are right for your car? Try our online tire catalog and search by vehicle, brand, or tire size. We offer one of the largest inventory of tires in Reno. If you have any questions or need help with other Reno, NV auto repair services, then stop today!

Michelin Tires Reno, NV

MICHELIN® founders Édouard and André Michelin were brothers from Clermont-Ferrand and Paris, France. Their small rubber factory was incorporated…

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BFGoodrich Tires Reno, NV

“The everyday tire with performance that’s anything but,” is the heart and soul of BFGoodrich®. The vision of BFGoodrich® is to be innovative and deliver products that make a difference…

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Uniroyal Tires Reno, NV

The United States Rubber Company was founded in 1892. It was one of the original twelve stocks of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In 1941, they bought a controlling…

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GT Radial Tires Reno, NV

GT Radial Tires are made and sold all throughout different countries including U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia, Europe, France, Indonesia, and Italy…

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Bridgestone Tires Reno, NV

Bridgestone or “Stone Bridge” (the direct translation of the name from Japanese) was founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan. Japan slowly started producing…

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Continental Tires Reno, NV

Continental is one of the world’s leading automotive industry suppliers. Continental AG was founded in 1871 in Hanover, Germany. It is currently one of the five largest automotive…

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Cooper Tires Reno, NV

Cooper traces its roots back to Akron, Ohio when in 1914 two brother-in-laws purchased the M&M Company, a company which made tire patches and repair kits…

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General Tires Reno, NV

William O’Neil and his partner, Winfred Fouse, founded the General Tire and Rubber Company in 1915. General Tire was an outgrowth of the Western Tire…

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Goodyear Tires Reno, NV

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling. With just thirteen employees, Goodyear began producing bicycle and carriage tires…

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Hankook Tires Reno, NV

Hankook Tire was established in 1941 in Seoul, Korea. Hankook began production in 1942, originally producing 110,000 tires a year. Today, they produce over 50 million…

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Pirelli Tires Reno, NV

Giovanni Battista Pirelli founded Pirelli & C. in 1872. The company focused on producing telegraph cables in the 1870s and 1880s. In 1890 Pirelli developed their first bicycle…

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Yokohama Tires Reno, NV

The Yokohama Rubber Company, Limited was established in 1917 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture with a joint investment from Furukawa Electric Company, Ltd…

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Your vehicle’s dashboard lights play an important role in precautionary maintenance. These lights indicate an issue with your car that needs either an immediate action or checking.

If you have a check engine light on, that requires immediate attention, feel free to bring your vehicle into any of our three locations around the Reno area.

 

Right Front Tire Low Add Air to Tire

On most newer vehicles there is a sensor that monitors the tire pressure.  When the vehicle senses one of your tires drops in pressure this light will illuminate.
Reasons for Tire Pressure Loss
  1. There is an object that has punctured the tire like a nail or screw
  2. The “bead” where the tire meets the rim becomes unseated or is not properly sealed
  3. The “valve stem” where air in placed in the tire is worn or leaking
  4. There is a dramatic change in outside temperature that required the inside tire pressure to be adjusted

Make sure you take a tire warning light seriously!  Low pressure can affect steering and braking of your vehicle. Any puncture or leak could cause the tire to burst and loss of control of the vehicle. Stop by and see us, Sierra Car Care and Tire Center, so we can check your tires for leaks and adjust the pressure as needed!

Most vehicles do not come with a stabilization program in their software systems. This program measures a variety of information to determine if your vehicle has the potential for sliding or losing control.

The system can independently reduce the engine speed and/or brake individual tires to reduce or correct the vehicle from a potential spin out. It is not absolute in its ability to keep you out of every potential spin situation, but it is incredibly successful in keeping vehicles safe.

Refer to your owner’s manual for information relevant to your specific vehicle.

Fall Car Care Month in October is a great time to give your car some extra attention before harsh winter weather sets in. Taking some time for auto care preventive maintenance now can help you avoid the headaches of costly repairs later.

Recommended Preventive Maintenance Check:

  1. Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  2. Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear.
  3. Check the battery and replace if necessary. Make sure the connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free.
  4. Check the brake system annually and have the brake linings, rotors and drums inspected at each oil change.
  5. Inspect the exhaust system for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous and must be corrected without delay.
  6. Check the engine to make sure it is delivering the best balance of power and fuel economy and producing the lowest level of emissions.
  7. Check the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system as proper heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and safety reasons, such as defrosting.
  8. Inspect the steering and suspension system annually, including shock absorbers, struts and chassis parts such as ball joints, tie rod ends and other related components.
  9. Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.
  10. Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation.

For more information please visit any one of our Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers locations around the Reno area.

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single best thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the future.

Anyone who’s ever worked on cars or spent a ton of money getting their car repaired will tell you: Don’t ignore preventive maintenance! When you refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual, you have everything you need to troubleshoot simple repairs, now and in the future.

The basics, like; changing your oil, checking your tire pressure, and getting scheduled inspections are crucial to extend the life of your vehicle. At Sierra Car Care and Tire Center, our technicians encourage all drivers to take preventive maintenance seriously to extend the life of your vehicle.

Preventive Maintenance Pointers

  • Learn to check your fluids. Even if you don’t ever learn how to change your antifreeze, power steering, coolant, or even your wiper fluid, you should learn how to check those fluid levels for your own safety. In some cases, you can see the tank level directly, but most have gauges or dipsticks you can pull out to check current levels against a notch that indicates optimal levels. Even if your owner’s manual doesn’t have much to say about checking your transmission fluid or antifreeze, don’t be afraid to open the hood and see if you can find it. If you’re running low, add more or get it changed. Most importantly, never ignore a leak.
  • Check and change your oil regularly
  • Get your tires rotated and balanced
  • Replace your cabin and engine air filter
  • Replace your windshield wipers when your view becomes impaired
  • Check your battery and clean the contacts if they start having build-up
  • Inspect and replace your spark plugs and wires regularly, according to your Owner’s Manual

These are just a few things that every vehicle needs, and almost all of them are things you can do yourself. We can’t stress enough the importance of checking your owner’s manual for anything we may have overlooked here, or anything specific to your vehicle. If you don’t have your manual, you can find it pretty easily online. Check with your manufacturer first—they may even have a PDF copy on their website. Here is a resource to find your Owner’s Manaual, Edmunds has a list of online manuals here organized by manufacturer (US only).

If you have questions or think you would rather have an expert ASE Certified Technician take a look under your hood, feel free to stop by any of our Sierra Car Care Reno locations.

FREE BRAKE FLUID FLUSH With Any Complete Brake Service

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.

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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.

$19.95/Pair Premium Windshield Wiper Blades on Localsaver.com

$89.95 A/C SERVICE on Localsaver.com

Expert Advice on Wheels, Rims and Performance Tires

At Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers, we want your car or truck to look its best. We also want you to feel good driving your vehicle around Reno or Sparks, Nevada. That’s why having a nice set of wheels or rims is crucial. We have a great selection of wheels and rims at Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers.

Great looking rims are the perfect way to show off your unique style, and your choice of rims can affect the car’s performance too. Our team is made up of wheel and rim experts who are enthusiasts about making a car look and ride superbly! At our shop you’ll always get true, custom advice on vehicle wheels and car rims from an expert who is on the cutting edge of wheel style, wheel configuration, and tire performance. If you’re looking for a new set of performance tires Reno, NV, or custom wheels and rims, then there is only one answer, Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers.

Give us a call at (775) 525-2420 or contact us online if you have questions regarding rims and wheels or any other auto repair Reno, NV services.

Wheels and Rims Reno, NevadaWhat to Look for When Buying New Wheels:

Alloy Wheels

Think about buying alloy wheels if you do a lot of driving in the mountains or in stop-and-go traffic. Some alloy wheels are designed to encourage cool air flow over the brakes to prevent overheating. The alloy itself can help dissipate heat, too.

Plus-Size Your Rims

If you want to improve performance and add a sportier look, think about plus-sizing your rims. With a larger inner diameter, you’ll find steering is more responsive and your car holds the road better. Purchasing rims that are one or two sizes larger than what you have means you’ll have to buy new tires as well.

Keep The Weight Down

Look for rims that aren’t too heavy for your vehicle. Big, steel rims on a small car can decrease handling ability. Heavy wheels are unsprung weight–not supported by your car’s suspension– and therefore useless for smoothing out the ride or improving balance in driving maneuvers.

Shop For Tires at Sierra Car Care

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 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 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.

Click here to browse our tire catalog

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What are the basics?

There is no way to tell exactly how long a tire lasts. The lifespan and mileage of a tire depends of a combination of factors: its design, the driver’s habits, the climate, the road conditions and the care that’s put into the tires.

Keep five years in mind for your tires

After five years or more in use, your tires should be thoroughly inspected at least once per year by a professional. The “penny test” can be used to gauge the tire tread wear.

Ten years is a maximum for tires

If the tires haven’t been replaced 10 years after their date of manufacture, as a precaution, it is highly recommended that you replace them with new tires. Even if they appear to be in usable condition and have not worn down to the tread wear indicator. This applies to spare tires as well.

Proper tire care expands a tire’s lifespan

You can increase your tire’s longevity by maintaining the correct air pressure, performing regular tire rotations and vehicle maintenance.

For original equipment: follow the vehicle manufacturer’s tire replacement recommendations.

How to check the manufacturing date on your tires

Look for the DOT number on your sidewall.

For new wheels & tires come see us!

At Sierra Car Care and Tire Center we promise to offer quality products at competetive prices. Please schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle in today to any of the following locations in the Reno, Nevada area.

Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers - Lakeside Service Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers – Lakeside Service
Manager: Rob Wolter
190 W. Plumb Lane
Reno, NV 89509
Phone (775) 825-1185

Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers – Northwest Service
Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers - Northwest Service Manager: Nile Bremser
1300 W. 7th Street
Reno, NV 89503
Phone (775) 747-1345

 


Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers – Village Service
Sierra Car Care and Tire Centers - Village Service Manager: Larry Yarborough
1101 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
Phone (775) 348-7508

Fall Car Care Month in October is a great time to give your car some extra attention before harsh winter weather sets in. Taking some time for auto care preventive maintenance now can help you avoid the headaches of costly repairs later.

Recommended Preventive Maintenance Check:

  1. Fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  2. Hoses and belts to make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear.
  3. Battery and replace if necessary. Make sure the connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free.
  4. Brake system annually and have the brake linings, rotors and drums inspected at each oil change.
  5. Exhaust system for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous and must be corrected without delay.
  6. Engine to make sure it is delivering the best balance of power and fuel economy and producing the lowest level of emissions.
  7. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system as proper heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and safety reasons, such as defrosting.
  8. Steering and suspension system annually, including shock absorbers, struts and chassis parts such as ball joints, tie rod ends and other related components.
  9. Tires including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.
  10. Wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation.

For more information please visit any one of our locations around the Reno-Sparks area.

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