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Oil Change SyntheticDoes oil change with the weather?
Your engine depends on the free flow of oil through all working parts. When the weather gets colder your oil will thicken and take longer to flow between those moving parts, which may cause damage to and/or reduce the life of your engine.

When should I get an oil change?
You should change your oil when the weather begins to get colder or hotter by approx. 10-20 degrees. Motor oil thins as it heats and thickens as it cools. So, with the right additives to help it resist thinning too much, an oil can be rated for one viscosity when cold, and another for when it’s hot.

At Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers we recommended that you get an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles depending on the year and model of your vehicle. If you live in the city, with a more stop-and-go driving routine, we recommend a change every 2,000-3,000 miles.

Is oil important for the engine?
Without oil to lubricate and cool moving parts, keep them clean and help to seal the pistons in the cylinders, the engine would seize almost immediately. So, yes, oil is important.

Recommended Oil Types 
The weight or viscosity of oil recommended for your vehicle should be located in your owner’s manual, or you can just ask one of our ASE certified Technicians. Changing your oil and filter according to this schedule can save you big $$ and reduce the need for repairs down the road.

After determining the correct viscosity, the next choice in motor oil is what type? Higher mileage blends can benefit engines over 75K miles. Synthetic blends and full synthetics can bring additional protection and often flow more easily during severe cold than conventional oils.

If you are not sure, just ask! We have trained professionals at all of our 5 locations in the Reno and Sparks area. We are more than happy to assist you, for appointments or walk-ups.

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

Please visit: www.sierracarcare.com for a location nearest you.
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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: September 30, 2013
Mention Coupon Code: FREE OIL
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Charity Logo'sAt Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center we feel  that community support is important for our city’s growth and success. Good community support promotes business and job growth in a range of fields. That is why we are passionate about giving back to the community and people within our city.

Every month we donate a portion of sales from the pump at our Sierra Car Care locations, and a portion of new tire sales from MST Tire Center (formerly Mill Street Tire), to benefit a local charity.

Our Gas for Goodness Program provides awareness and exposure for the chosen non-profit over the course of one month. The charity is featured on all of our social media sites by displaying photos/videos and information about the charity.

There are so many worthwhile causes and we at MST/SCC feel very strongly about giving back to the community.

You can help local charities too, just by purchasing from Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center.

If you are a charity or would like to nominate a charity for us to consider for Charity of the Month, please submit your suggestion to us at our Main Office through our online form.

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

For more information,visit: www.SierraCarCare.com

Thanks for supporting our community!

Do you know a local charity you’d like us to consider supporting?
Please see details here.

Share the Road Safely with MotorcyclesDuring the summer months there are more vehicles traveling on the road, which includes motorcycles and bicyclists. Due to the heavier traffic during these months, safety becomes an issue, which is why every precaution should be taken when practicing safe driving.

Motorcyclists are at a huge risk while on the road, as their vehicles offer less stability, less protection, and they are less visible on the road. With more people in the United States riding motorcycles today than ever before, motorcyclist safety is an important public health concern.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVER’S
Nearly two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents are caused by a driver violating a motorcycle rider’s right-of-way, here are some tips for safe maneuvering:

  • Stay back. When riding behind a motorcycle,  increase your following distance. Leave an extra buffer zone for safety.
  • Let them swerve. This is necessary for bikers to miss potholes and other road debris which may not seem important in a car, but can mean life or death for a biker.
  • Double-check when turning. Please, look twice and save a life! If you are looking out for small vehicles, you are sure to see everything else.
  • Share the road. Bikers can only do so much to protect themselves, so make a mental note to keep a look out for them.
  • Practice defensive driving techniques when motorcycles are on the road.

Let’s keep our rider’s safe. They are our friends, neighbors, family members, and co-workers. Follow these motorcycle safety tips, share the road, and please, drive safely!

SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDER’SShare the Road Safely
When you ride your motorcycle, follow these tips to stay safe:

  • Always wear a DOT-approved helmet.
  • Watch your speed. Motorcycles accelerate the fastest of all vehicles, so exercise caution when passing other vehicles.
  • Wear protective clothing. Leather clothing, boots with nonskid soles and gloves can protect your body from severe injuries. Upper body clothing should also have bright colors or reflective materials, so other motorists can see you more easily.
  • Avoid tailgating and watch for driver’s blind spots.
  • Maintain a safe speed and exercise caution when traveling over slippery surfaces or gravel.
  • Always ride with your headlights on.

SAFETY INSPECTION
Before setting out on your journey, take a good look at your vehicle and/or motorcycle to ensure everything is in good running order. If you have any questions or concerns 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: www.sierracarcare.com for a location nearest you.
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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: July 31, 2013
Mention Coupon Code: FREE OIL
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Charity Logo'sAt Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center we feel  that community support is important for our city’s growth and success. Good community support
promotes business and job growth in a range of fields. That is why we are passionate about giving back to the community and people within our city.

Every month we donate a portion of sales from the pump at our Sierra Car Care locations, and a portion of new tire sales from MST Tire Center (formerly Mill Street Tire), to benefit a local charity.

Our Gas for Goodness Program provides awareness and exposure for the chosen non-profit over the course of one month. The charity is featured on all of our social media sites by displaying photos/videos and information about the charity.

There are so many worthwhile causes and we at MST/SCC feel very strongly about giving back to the community.

You can help local charities too, just by purchasing from Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center.

If you are a charity or would like to nominate a charity for us to consider for Charity of the Month, please submit your suggestion to us at our Main Office through our online form.

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

For more information,visit: www.SierraCarCare.com

Thanks for supporting our community!

Do you know a local charity you’d like us to consider supporting?
Please see details here.

Car Tune-up from Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center

Much like your body, your car needs a regular check up to keep it running smoothly and prevent big problems.

That’s the job of a tune-up.

Depending on the mileage and type of car, a tune-up generally includes replacing
a few small parts that don’t
cost much, but they wear down easily and lower your car’s performance. And these parts can cause very expensive damage when they’re worn.

Typical tune-ups include replacing spark plugs, fuel induction service, changing the air filter and fuel filter, as well as inspecting other system components for wear or damage.

If you’re not sure when your car needs a tune-up, check your owner’s manual for a schedule. Or call us for advice.

Like your health, it’s a lot less expensive and much easier to do a little preventative maintenance now, than pay to fix a bigger problem later.

Laurie Yarborough
President, Mill Street Tire Center

Please visit: www.sierracarcare.com for a location nearest you.
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SPECIAL OFFER: INSTANT $25 OFF a Full Ignition Tune-Up
Keep your car running smoothly and reliably for many years ahead.
Offer Expires: March 31, 2013
Mention Coupon Code: IT25
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Please Meet…. 

Jake Koeber - Manager Sierra Car Care in SparksJake Koeber, Store Manager
Sierra Car Care – Sparks
(on corner of Prater and Pyramid Way)

“I work for Sierra Car Care because it’s a local shop where the big boss knows your name and truly cares about your family. You can’t ask for more than that in today’s world, where it’s everyone for themselves. Here at Sierra Car Care we are about the customer, the customer comes first.”

Gas for goodnessShakespeare Animal Fund

Every Wednesday in March, 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 each Saturday at MST Tire Center on Mill Street. All donations in March will support the Shakespeare Animal Fund.

For many elderly and disabled their animals mean everything in the world to them, and when their animals become ill or injured they have no money for emergency veterinary care. That’s where Shakespeare Animal Fund steps in.

Founded in January 2004 in memory of a dog named Shakespeare, the organization’s mission statement is to stop the suffering of animals by paying emergency veterinary bills for elderly, disabled and other low income individuals. And to date the fund has paid out more than $275,000, most in the northern Nevada and northern California areas. A registered 501©(3), all donations are tax deductible.

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

For more information,visit: www.ShakespeareAnimalFund.org
Thanks for supporting our community!

Do you know a local charity you’d like us to consider supporting?
Please see details here.

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