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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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The hot summer heat is never easy on a vehicle and can lead to overheating and damage to your radiator and engine if not taken care of properly.

Your vehicles cooling system is what keeps your engine at the proper temperature. If the engine is too cold, it emits more pollutants and engine components can wear out quicker. If the engine is too hot, it can cause serious damage, or even stop working completely.

Visit Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center today for your FREE COOLING SYSTEM INSPECTION before the heat wave hits ($27 Value). Offer ends July 31, 2014.

At Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center, one of our ASE certified technicians can thoroughly inspect your cooling system for any malfunctions. If any parts are worn out or need replacement, our technicians can quickly and efficiently take care of that for you.

Description of Cooling System

The cooling system primarily consists of:

  • Cooling Fan
  • Water Pump
  • Thermostat
  • Radiator
  • Heater Core
  • Heater Valve

and various other parts that primarily work together to dissipate and remove heat from a vehicle’s engine.

The antifreeze is also responsible for keeping other engine fluids from boiling or freezing. After the antifreeze flows through the engine, it cycles back to the radiator, where the excess heat escapes through the radiator’s walls. The antifreeze is cooled by the cooling fan and readied to be re-released into the engine to dissipate additional heat.

Benefits of Cooling System Repair

Over time, antifreeze breaks down and loses its efficiency. If not drained and replaced, old antifreeze can lead to corrosion.

During a cooling system flush and fill, our staff will drain the antifreeze from the radiator, flush the cooling system, and fill the radiator with  new antifreeze.

Proper cooling system maintenance will help keep your vehicle running cool all Summer long.

Cooling System Inspection Includes: 

During an inspection of the cooling system service, our experts will check the cooling fan for damage and the fan belt for cracks. Because the radiator is responsible for cooling the antifreeze as it circulates throughout the cooling system, a leak or a broken radiator hose can lead to major engine failure.

A radiator pressure test is one way we can check for potential leaks or radiator damage.

Ultimately, neglecting basic cooling system and radiator maintenance can lead to a potential radiator replacement and major engine or radiator repairs down the road.

Set up your appointment online or give Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers a call at  (775) 525-2420 today to schedule your next Cooling System maintenance appointment.

Customers often come in frustrated that their air conditioning:

  1. Starts off cool, but then the air warms up as it runs
  2. Is cool, but it isn’t as cold as it used to be

What to Do
If your A/C isn’t blowing frosty air like it used to, your system may have a leak or need a part replaced. Or you’re A/C may just need a recharge. To find out, bring your car into any of our 5 Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers for an air conditioning inspection.

Complete Air Conditioning Inspection
If your car’s A/C isn’t keeping you cool enough, schedule an air conditioning inspection at one of our service stations. We will:

  • Measure output temperature
  • Visually inspect for leaks on hoses, lines, and seals
  • Inspect drive belts and pulleys
  • Check system pressure
  • Inspect condenser function
  • Test compressor function

Everything you need to keep you cool on the road.

Yours truly,
Laurie Yarborough
President, Mill Street Tire Center

Please Meet…. 

Richard Blasey, Store Manager at Sierra Car Care

Richard Blasey, Store Manager
Northwest Sierra Car Care  (on 7th St. and Elgin)

“The best part of my job is making sure a customer’s car is safe – and doing it honestly. I want customers to feel happy and safe about their service. For me, being able to give customers peace of mind about their cars is priceless.”

Gas for goodness
Every Wednesday in August, we’ll make a donation for every gallon of gas sold from our Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers. And we’ll donate $1.00 per tire sold from MST Tire Center on Mill Street. All of August’s donations will support Good Luck Macbeth Theater Company.

Good Luck Macbeth captures the imagination and nourishes the heart of our vibrant community by creating great theater for adults and children, providing academic theatrical training, encouraging artistic growth, collaborating with area businesses, partnering with other organizations and artists to present movies, improv, puppetry, life drawing events, and music.

So when you need gas or new tires, you can also support the local arts in our community by visiting any of our 5 locations on Wednesdays for Sierra Car Care gas and Saturdays for tires at Mill Street.

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