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Steve & Laurie Yarborough Owners

Steve & Laurie Yarborough – Owners

What Makes Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers Different from Competitors?
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.

NEWS: Sparks Convenience Store is Sold Sparks Service Station

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.



Tires Installation Includes:

Mounting & Balancing, Valve Stems, FREE Puncture Repairs, FREE Rotations for Life of Tires! *Most vehicles. Not valid with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of inspection.
Find Location Near You >

Offer Expires: May, 31 2016 | Mention coupon code: 4TIRES



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Thank you for being a huge part of what makes Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers successful, 40 years later.

Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers are a family-run, community-focused, neighborhood service and fuel station, providing full service auto repair and tire services.

Thanks to our partnership with the “Gas for Goodness” program, our customers have helped to make a difference in the lives of local families, just by pumping gas at our 4 convenient locations in the Reno-Sparks, NV area. Through this partnership, you have helped us exceed $12,000 each year in charitable contributions.

In the future, we promise to maintain that same great customer service you are accustomed to when visiting our shops. We strive to continue building long, lasting relationships with our customers.

If you have a story or would like to share your appreciation to Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers for their years of dedication to the service industry, we welcome you to “Review” us on Facebook > here, to let us know how we are doing. Your feedback is highly appreciated!

Thanks again!

ASEBlueSeal200x180-01-e1335835858656ASE Blue Seal of Excellence
One way to determine if a repair shop is qualified to maintain and repair your vehicle is the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence. It should be proudly displayed, as this achievement is not easy to accomplish.

What is the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence?
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (or ASE) is an independent, non-profit organization that tests and certifies auto repair & service professionals. Since 1972 ASE has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals and providing certification for many facets of automotive service.

Certification in a given category requires passing an exam and two years relevant work experience. For example, an ASE Master Technician shall have passed exams in each of eight categories (Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission and Drive Trains, Suspension & Steering, Brakes, Electrical Systems, Heating & Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance) and have two years experience servicing each of those systems.



We-employ-ase-certified-professionalsHow Does ASE Certification Help Gain Trust?
Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center’s ASE Certification promotes our dedication to excellence in automotive repair and service. ASE certifies our automotive technician and service professionals, not the auto shop(s).

Why Does ASE Exist?
To protect the automotive service consumer, shop owner, and the automotive technician. ASE will test and certify automotive professionals so that shop owners and service customers can better gauge a technicians level of expertise before contracting the technician’s services. ASE certifies the automotive technician professional so they can offer tangible proof of their technical knowledge. ASE Certification testing means peace of mind for auto service managers, customers.

How Does ASE Certification Work?
In addition to passing an ASE Certification test, automotive technicians must have two years of on the job training or one year of on the job training and a two-year degree in automotive repair to qualify for certification.

The exams are not easy. Only two out of every three test-takers pass on their first attempt. To remain ASE certified, professionals must be retested every five years to keep up with advancements in automotive technology.

Peace of Mind with our ASE Certified Technicians
At Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center we are proud to provide our customers with ASE certified technicians that excel in auto repair, and professional, friendly service. When you need a professional and experienced technician to service your vehicle, contact Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center.

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Non-Profit Organizations we have
supported in the past, with the
Gas for Goodness Program.

There are so many worthwhile local causes that we would love to support, but we cannot seem to keep up with all of them. That is where you come in, we need your help!

We would like to find a different charity each month that supports our community in a beneficial and rewarding way. If you are part of a charity or would like to nominate a charity for us to consider for our Gas for Goodness program, please submit your suggestion at our Main Office through our online form.

Each charity chosen will be highlighted in our monthly e-mail newsletter, Facebook, and blog article to further publicize the program, cause, event, or charity. Our goal is to work with you to get the word out about your cause and give back to our community at the same time.

Please refer your favorite causes, programs, charities, organizations so that we may extend our financial support. Together we can help build a better world.

Send more than one recommendation as we will need more for the future as well. Thank you for your time and continued support.

For more information,visit:
Thanks for supporting our community!

Do you know a local charity you’d like us to consider supporting?
Email me at:

1Driver safety is a priority in rough weather conditions and starts with having the right equipment for your vehicle. When driving in the snow and ice, you may want to think about some extra tire protection, like; snow chains or snow cables.

What is the difference between Snow Chains vs. Snow Cables for your tires? Is one better than the other?

Although snow chains and snow cables perform a similar job, there are several differences between them, enough to affect which one you should ultimately choose:

  • Snow Chains are made of large and heavy steel links and are often used for 2WD vehicles. Although snow cables are effective, snow chains seem to provide more traction.
  • Snow Cables are made of steel aircraft cable, encased in alloy traction coils, and are often used for 4WD vehicles. Due to their makeup, snow cables are lighter in weight than snow chains and are easier to apply/remove. They are also less expensive than snow chains.

To find out if your tires can be equipped with chains, check your vehicle’s maintenance or owner’s manual to verify that it contains no warnings advising against the installation of snow chains.

Some cars and trucks have very little clearance between the tire and other internal components, which may restrict your options to cables only.

If you have any questions or would like assistance shopping for snow chains or cables, please see a location near you and one of our Tire Specialists  will be happy to help you.

Not sure what to gift friends and family for the holidays?

We have GIFT CARDS available for Repairs, Smogs, and  Gas. Finally, a gift card YOU KNOW WILL GET USED! Just ask the cashier at any one of our five locations in the Reno and Sparks area!


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)

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

ASE Certified Technicians, AAA

Vehicle InspectionMaintenance lights are the 1st warning. Has it been a while since your last service? Is your vehicle making weird noises, having electrical issues or has your check engine light come on? You should bring it down for a Vehicle Maintenance Inspection.

Vehicle repairs are usually at the back of our minds and ASE Certified Technicians, AAAseem to happen at the most inconvenient times. Why not be proactive about your cars maintenance and prevent any possible big surprises down the road?

Regular scheduled maintenance is an important part of your vehicles long term health. Keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape can have many benefits.

  • Better gas mileage and efficiency
  • Smoother running engine
  • More eco-friendly
  • Prevent tire blowouts and other mechanical failures, costing big $$ to fix
  • Ensure safety for all riders in the vehicle

At Sierra Car Care, our Quality Assurance Vehicle Inspection will be conducted by one of our ASE Certified Technicians. They will thoroughly inspect the condition and appearance of your vehicle. So come in today and make sure your vehicle is in good running order.

During your vehicle inspection our mechanics will check to ensure proper functioning:

Vehicle Interior

  • Door locks
  • Headrests
  • Seats
  • Ashtrays
  • Mirrors
  • Door jams
  • Seat belts

Vehicle Drive Systems 

  • Steering rack and linkage
  • Bushings
  • Controls arms
  • Dust boots
  • Drive and axle shafts
  • Fluid levels, including differential fluid
  • Tire tread depth

Vehicle Lighting

  • Warning lights
  • Headlight
  • Tail lights
  • Brake lights
  • Backup lights
  • and Turn signals

Additional vehicle inspections offered by Sierra Car Care include:

Insurance Inspection
insurance inspectionAn insurance inspection is done to verify that a vehicle actually exists before an insurance policy is written on it. Also to verify that damage that is reported to insurance for payment of repairs actually exists. Learn more

State Emissions Inspection
emissions inspectionMost cars and light-duty trucks are required by the Nevada DMV to have an emissions inspection once per year. This state emissions inspection program ensures compliance with federal air-quality standards to help protect our environment. Learn more

 State Safety Inspection
safety inspectionMany states require state safety inspections. Emissions inspection may also be required as part of the vehicle inspection. When done correctly, safety inspections can prevent vehicle failure on the roadways. Learn more

Our fully qualified ASE Certified Technicians will do everything possible
to keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently.

Please visit: for a location nearest you.

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy One Oil Change, Get One FREE!
Come in for an oil change and receive a free oil change voucher good for up to one year. Pass it to a friend, loved one, or keep it for yourself.
Offer Expires: October 31, 2013
Mention Coupon Code: FREE OIL

GAS FOR GOODNESS: Supporting Our CommunityNSET Logo

Every Wednesday in October, we’ll make a donation to a local charity for every gallon of gas sold from our Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers. And we’ll donate $1.00 per tire sold each Saturday at MST Tire Center on Mill Street. All donations in October will support Northern Sierra Endurance Training (NSET).

NSET_Handing_CheckNSET’s mission is to provide a venue for individuals to meet other people training for endurance events in the Truckee Meadows. By promoting the benefits of endurance sports, like walking and running, in the Truckee Meadows, NSET hopes to improve individual’s health and performance as a result of positive, supportive group association.

NSET is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting physical fitness through activity in the surrounding community. The organization strives to foster an environment of fellowship and good will and exemplify key attributes of being friendly, professional and morally supportive of other athletes goals and achievements, no matter their level of success.

So when you need gas or new tires, you can also support our local Northern Sierra Endurance Training by visiting any of our 5 locations on Wednesdays for gas and Saturdays for tires (Mill Street location only).

For more information,visit:
Thanks for supporting our community!

Sierra Car Care / MST Tire Center

We would like to formally say goodbye to the name Mill Street Tire and say hello to MST Tire Center. They are one-in-the-same tire warehouse, but the name changed when the new owner’s Steve & Laurie Yarborough added the company to the Sierra Car Care service station family.

Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center are now serving the greater Reno-Sparks area with 5 full service auto repair and tire stores. This transition allowed for an opportunity to improve value and service to customers in the area.MST Tire Center

You may still see Mill Street Tire on the wall (on-location), the change is slow. The goal is to let you know the name has changed, but the same great service and workmanship are still here. So come on down and see us at MST Tire Center at 3180 Mill Street in Reno, NV.

All web related news, articles, e-blasts, posts, etc. will refer to MST Tire Center from now on. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us here.


Packaged VP Racing Fuels, Auto Repairs & Performance Tires Available.

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

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

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

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

Sierra Car Care Sparks ~ VP Racing Fuel at the Pump!
(775) 358-6186
800 Prater Wy. & Pyramid Wy.
(1/2 mile N. off I-80 exit)

Off-Road, 4x4, Mud, Tires, Nevada EXPLORE RENO TAHOE TRAILS
With the desert in our backyard we have many wide open spaces, which means many choices for the “weekend warrior”. With the option of mountains, sand dunes, forests, and amazing rock formations, there are many intriguing features to the Silver State’s beauty that beg to be explored.

Our job is to keep you on the trails, doing what you love.

That is why your vehicle should be as ready as you are when you hit the trails this summer. We would like to remind you to upgrade old or worn out tires on your car, truck and/or trailer. Also, don’t forget your regular engine service, removing any worry of vehicle problems while your in the back country this summer.

ASE Certified Technicians, AAA

In many cases, early detection of engine or tire problems can be the difference between $ and $$$. Bring your vehicle into any of our Reno or Sparks locations for a FREE Vehicle Inspection. Includes: test antifreeze, battery, charging system, belts, hoses, fluids, and tires! Our fully qualified ASE Certified Technicians will do everything possible to keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently. Please visit: for a location nearest you.

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
Nevada has a rich history
and you become part of that history
when you explore the trails

If you have lived in the Reno-Sparks area long, you may know about some of our hidden gem locations to hike, ATV/UTV & dirt bike ride, explore, treasure hunt, camp, stargaze or just getaway to enjoy nature.

It’s important to be well-prepared as the combination of desert heat, distance and lack of water can be deadly. Load the 4×4, ATV, or backpack with extra food and plenty of water for your expedition, you never know when it may come in handy.


Lake Tahoe, NV – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Stargazing

Virginia City, NV – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Mines, Treasure Hunting, Historic District, Ghost Town

Verdi NV, Crystal Mountain – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Treasure Hunting

Lovelock, NV – Off-Road Trails, Caves, Historic District, Stargazing

Fallon NV, Sand Mountain – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Stargazing

Pyramid Lake, NV – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Stargazing

Gerlach NV, Black Rock Desert – Off-Road Trails, Hiking, Camping, Stargazing

Shop Local at Sierra Car Care and MST Tire CenterAs you shop this holiday season, remember to support local business. By shopping at locally owned businesses, you help to boost our local economy and sometimes your own wallet. Let me explain how.

Buy Local – Support Yourself
When purchasing from a locally owned business, rather than from
a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money
is re-circulated on the local level through business-to-business
purchases, increased labor force, and promotional offers, which helps
to strengthen the economic  base
of the community.

Don’t just Shop – Invest & Create Jobs
When you shop any locally owned independent business, you are investing
in our local economy with everything you buy. This investment helps build
a strong local job market by increasing the need for employees, while
encouraging competitive consumer prices.

Buy Local – Support the Community
An average of 250% more support is provided for non-profit organizations
and local charities from small local business owners than from large companies.
At Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center we are dedicated to giving back
to our local community. A portion of your purchase at the pump on
Wednesdays and tires on Saturdays (at Mill Street location only) is donated
to a different local charity every month.

You see, by choosing to pump local at any of our full service Sierra Car Care
gas stations or purchasing tires from MST Tire Center, you are helping to keep
money in our local economy and  boost the job market.

We, at Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers would like to offer you our
Customer Loyalty Bonus when you Shop Local. So, remember us when
shopping for your family this holiday season and  you could save:

Buy any $100 Gift Card for only $90
or any $50 Gift Card for $45

Our goal is to build a strong, vibrant community that offers the value, the
professionalism and the services you need for all your vehicle maintenance
needs. We look forward to serving you! Happy Holidays!

Shop local. Buy local. Support local.

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