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Show your UNR WOLF PACK support and win a pair of tickets (2) to the game. Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers will be holding drawings for each home game, until we run out of tickets to give away. To enter just post comment “Thanks Sierra Car Care!” to be entered into the drawing. You can also find us on Facebook here. You can even “Like” us if you think we are great.

The drawings will be held from Monday – Thursday the week before a home game. Winners will be notified the same way they entered. Winners will be notified of where and when the tickets will be available for pick-up on the Friday before the game. You will also have to bring picture ID for verification.

Be sure to enter by posting “Thanks Sierra Car Care!” here on this site, our Facebook page, or you can enter at any of our 5 locations around the Reno-Sparks area. Locations are listed below. Enter now!!! And you can win!!!

STOP BY ANY OF OUR 5 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO ENTER
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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

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.

Sierra Nevada Donor AwarenessCome out and enjoy a 2 mile walk around the beautiful Sparks Marina to raise awareness for the tremendous need for organ and tissue donations. Give the gift of life and give back to our community.

Location: Sparks Marina

Dates: Sunday, Sep. 15 2013, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Address: 300 Howard Dr, Sparks , NV 89431

*Registration includes a goody bag, water and raffle tickets, entertainment and a great family event.

Web site for sign-ups, donations and more info: Sierra Nevada Donor Awareness

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There are so many worthwhile causes and we at Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center feel very strongly about giving back to the community. 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.

Hot August Nights - Kay Sawyer Dean

Photo By: Kay Sawyer Dean

Once again we begin Reno’s Hot August Nights! The plethora of events taking place in Reno and Sparks in August make it a hot spot for visitors from around the world, near and far alike. The biggest little city is an exciting place to be! The events, festivals, and concerts are some of the best attributes this city has to offer. They allow us to share our city with travelers from all over.

We are currently wrapping up July’s amazing Artown events to bring us into the long awaited Hot August Nights. It’s the largest classic car event in the country and participants span the entire region.

Our classic car appreciation is shown all year long at Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center. We display are classics in front of the stations, to share our deep roots in the automobile industry. We love this time of year!

Classic Car Sierra Car CareCome and enjoy the event with the whole family! You will see restored hot rods, muscle cars, classic cars, some with hoods open and some cruisin. It is enough to make any hot rod enthusiast nostalgic of popular decades of the past. You can expect to see more than 5,000 classic vehicles in this year’s showing! The events include: Show-n-Shines, drag races, burn-outs, nightly cruises, swap meet, sock hop, prom, and more. All of this whilst the best performers from the era provide headline entertainment!

At Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers, we would like to remind you that if you need a cold drink or to fill up your gas tank we are right there, next to the action in Sparks and Reno. We carry packaged VP Racing Fuels at all locations and from the pump at our Pyramid and Prater location in Sparks, NV. When you crave the most power, best performance and must-have fuel consistency, you need VP Racing Fuels.

Barrett-Jackson Cup 2013

Hot August Nights – Tahoe South
Aug. 2, 2013 – Aug. 3, 2013

Hot August Nights – Reno and Sparks
August 6, 2013 – August 11, 2013

INAUGURAL BARRETT-JACKSON CUP
ANNOUNCED AS GRAND PRIZE
AT 27TH ANNUAL HOT AUGUST NIGHTS

SHOW-N-SHINE COMPETITION TO
FEATURE $40,000 PRIZE PURSE

ULTIMATE BEST OF SHOW PRIZE PURSE $20,000

Our closest Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center location to the Victorian Square in Sparks, NV, is on the corner of Pyramid and Prater. We have a few locations close to the downtown Reno strip; they are, California Ave, Lakeside and Plumb, and Keystone and 7th.

If you find yourself in need of tires during the event, we have exactly what you are looking for at our Tire Warehouse location on Mill Street, MST 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.

Daily Event Schedule for Hot August Nights
There will be many different activities to fill each day of Hot August Nights. For a detailed events schedule click here.
Upcoming Events in Reno-Sparks and Surrounding Areas:
  1. Artown
    Hot August Nights
    Lake Tahoe Summerfest
    Sparks Farmer’s Market
    Reno-Tahoe Open
    Shakespeare Festival
    Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series
    Rib Cook-Off
    Burning Man
    Balloon Races
    Camel Races
    Reno Air Races
    Street Vibrations
    And Much More!!!

Reno is ArtownIn Reno, we are lucky to have a great blend of local musicians and artists willing to enhance our city through the arts. With the love of art, dance, theater, and music, our community is able to come together and enjoy Artown.

A strong collaboration of artists help create the Artown our community is so proud of. As Artown events come to a close for the 2013 summer, we encourage your attendance to extend gratitude to these artists who have dedicated their summer to Artown.

“Each July, theatre lovers can revel in the dramatic fervor citywide as a multitude of talented local theatre companies present works they’ve devoted countless hours to refining for the Artown festival.

With a vast array of tremendous local theatrical talent, there are a plethora of performances to catch this July, put on by many different troupes. From lighthearted and family-friendly, to poignant and compelling, this year’s festival will certainly sate your theatrical appetite.”

– See more at: http://www.renoisartown.com/2013/07/12/all-of-renos-a-stage-during-artown/#sthash.aTaJ4FPP.dpf

Also, when you are ready to get downtown, remember Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers have 5 locations around the Reno-Sparks area to fill up your gas tank, get your vehicle serviced, and/or purchase new tires. There are a few remaining Artown events coming up, don’t miss them!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR JULY:

7/1            Artown Opening Night: 40th Anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon

7/2            Dancing in the Park: The Reno Dance Company

7/3            World Music Series: Midnite

Reno Philharmonic: “Pops at the Ranch”

7/4          Patriotic Music in the Park ~ In partnership with Nevada Health Link.

7/5          Rollin’ on the River: Whitney Myer

Movies in the Park: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

7/6          Biggest Little Music Festival

7/7          Rickie Lee Jones

The Sierra Nevada MasterWorks Chorale

7/8          Family Festival

Mascot Night

Family Series: The Cat in the Hat

Monday Night Music Series: Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Reno Youth Philharmonic

7/9          Dancing in the Park: Reno Irish Dance Company

7/10       World Music Series: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

7/12       Rollin’ on the River: Hot Club Sandwich

Movies in the Park: “Field of Dreams”

7/13       Day of Visual Art:

Art in the Garden!, Giving Art, yART Sale by Connections, COUSINS & DADS: one family’s art, Art in the Hood, Inspired by Nature, Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-new–Northern Nevada Veterans’ Writing Project, Memories in the Garden Art, Second Saturday, Art for Contemplation, Glass Art Exhibit Reception, Portico Galleria Opening and Wine Tasting, Meet Annie Hall, Pawspective Art Show, Authors & Artists with Attitude

7/13         Pops on the River “Broadway Bash”

7/14        Nevada Opera Renaissance Fair

7/15       Family Festival

Family Series: The Unique Derique

Monday Night Music Series: The Glenn Miller Orchestra

7/16        Dancing in the Park: Sierra Nevada Ballet

7/17       World Music Series: Yemen Blues

7/19       Rollin’ on the River: Blue Moon Swamp

Movies in the Park: “Victor Victoria”

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre’s Rock Ballet Vortex

7/20        Basque Festival

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre’s Rock Ballet Vortex

Dave Koz: Summer Horns

7/21        Art Paws

Gospel Fest

7/22       Family Festival

Family Series: Story Pirates

Monday Night Music Series: Contraband

7/23        Dancing in the Park: InnerRhythms Dance Theatre

7/24       World Music Series: Red Baraat

7/25       Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Sheila E.

7/26       Rollin’ on the River: Janiva Magness

Movies in the Park: “The Iron Giant”

7/27       The Coeur d’Alene Art Auction

Compression! Art and Fire Festival

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “The Secret Garden”   3:00 PM

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “The Secret Garden”   7:00 PM

Reno Jazz Orchestra Presents The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess

Coppelia

7/28       Tour de Nez-Vada PopArtCycle

7/29       Family Festival

Family Series: “Hansel and Gretel”

Monday Night Music Series: “Those Were the Days” The Spirit and Song of the 60s

7/30       Dancing in the Park: Latin Dance and Showcase

7/31       Artown Closing Night:  Shuggie Otis ~ In partnership with Nevada Health Link.

– See more at: http://www.renoisartown.com/calendar/season-highlights/#sthash.MkKbejzl.dpuf

Thanks for supporting our community!

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.

Carefree vacation time

Here are a few vehicle maintenance tips to keep your family on the road, while saving you money this summer.

Whether you choose to perform minor check-ups  and repairs yourself or you prefer a professional mechanic look it over, here are a few tips that  can keep you safe before you hit the road.

We want your journey to be as carefree as your vacation.

Tire Pressure
Check tire pressure to make sure all tires, including the spare, are properly inflated and have been rotated. You will benefit by getting higher gas mileage and a decreased chance of blowout.

Also, if your tires have been filled with nitrogen, we suggest re-filling with nitrogen as well. You can see our MST Tire Center (formerly known as Mill Street Tire) for Nitrogen Services.

Tire TreadTire Tread Comparison MST Tire Center or Mill Street Tire
Check the tread depth of all your vehicle and trailer tires before you go.Put a penny in the tread and if you can’t see Lincoln, you are safe to hit the road. But if you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, the tire tread is likely too low.

You may need to invest in new tires before any long road trips or off-roading. Go to any of our  5 locations for new tire recommendations and check out our current tire specials here.

Brakes
Do your brakes squeak, squeal, or grind, or does your pedal feel “soft”? If the last inspection was more than 24,000 miles or 12 months ago, you may need your brakes inspected by a professional ASE certified technician.

Oil
Make sure the oil in your vehicle is filled up to the fill line and you can still “see through” it. An oil change is recommended every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. But, if the oil is black, that is usually an indication you need to change the oil and filter.

We offer a Buy one, Get one oil change FREE Deal. See the yellow coupon below for details.

Transmissions and Gear Boxes
Are you hauling a trailer or any toys, like; boats, ATVs, or motorcycles?  You may want to check and/or change the transmission fluid in your vehicle before you make that long haul.

Lights and Windshield WipersWindshield Wipers at Sierra Car Care
Walk around the vehicle and make sure all lights are in working order and your light casings are clean. If your wiper blades are worn out, they may need replacing.

Learn more
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: 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: June 30, 2013
Mention Coupon Code: FREE OIL
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Gas for goodnessScoutreach Boy Scouts of America

Every Wednesday in June, 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 June will support Scoutreach. This sponsorship will allow 45 boys to go to day and overnight summer camps that would not be able to attend otherwise.

The Scoutreach Division gives special leadership and emphasis to urban and rural Scouting programs. Scoutreach is the Nevada Area Council’s commitment to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood or ethnic background.

“I think that being a scout is good for learning about sportsmanship, responsibility, and team work.  Some skills that I have learned being a scout are tying knots, jamboree, and teamwork.”  Andy,  Anderson Elementary

“Cub Scouts is helping me in everyday life because it has taught me about team work.  It teaches me to how be a leader, and I just like it because we learn to work together as a team.  That is why I like being a cub scout.”  Jordan D.,  Alice Maxwell Elementary

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

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

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

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.

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STOP BY ANY OF OUR 5 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS
Packaged VP Racing Fuels, Auto Repairs & Performance Tires Available.
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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)

Check engine light

We’re often asked, “What’s a coolant flush, and do I really need one?”

In short, yes! Here’s why…

The name coolant is misleading because it does more than heat or cool your engine, and protect your engine from freezing in the winter.

Coolant keeps your car running and prevents expensive bills like replacing radiators, head gaskets, and heater cores.

These repairs could run you $400 -$1500. But a simple coolant flush done every 2-5 years can help you avoid those high bills.

How Coolant Works
Today’s engines run hotter than older cars. And to meet government fuel mileage regulations, manufacturers make most engine parts out of aluminum. This includes your cooling system, radiator, and heater core.

The problem is, aluminum corrodes easily, especially when heated. So, our hotter-running cars mixed with aluminum parts combine to break down your engine coolant faster.

Engine coolant contains inhibitors that protect metals from eroding and corroding. It does this by raising the boiling point and lowering the freezing point of your engine’s cooling system.

So, just like the carton of milk in your refrigerator, engine coolant breaks down over time and needs changing.

When Should I Change My Coolant?
If you want to avoid hefty car repair bills, change your coolant regularly. It’s best to have a professional check your coolant and recommend your next change.

So come into any of our 5 full service auto repair stations in the local Reno Sparks area to have one of our ASE certified technicians give youexclusive 3 years 36,000 mile warranty
a FREE Vehicle Inspection.

Includes: test antifreeze,
battery, charging system,
belts, hoses, fluids,
and tires!

Please visit: www.sierracarcare.com
for a location nearest you.

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SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE $60 off a Complete Coolant System Flush
Only $109.95 for most cars and light trucks
(Plus tax and $3.95 environmental fee)
Offer Expires: May 31, 2013
Mention Coupon Code: COOL
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Please Meet…. 

Katie FrazierKatie Frazier, Account Manager
Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Center – Reno

“I’ve been working for Steve and Laurie for over 12 years and I can honestly say that I love my job and the people I work for and with. Steve and Laurie are committed to customer service and building customers for life. They also feel that way about their employees. I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Sierra Car Care team.”

Gas for goodnessSAFF education is the present

Every Wednesday in May, 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 May will support Sierra Association of Foster Families (SAFF).

SAFF in Reno, Nevada, a 501c3 non-profit organization, focuses on the education of children and teens in foster care, as well as that of their birth parents and foster parents, by creating and facilitating educational programs for reducing the catastrophic statistic of:SAFF success is the future

  • 85% of adults in American federal and state prisons
    DO NOT have a high school diploma and…
  • 70% of those adults were once-upon-a-time children
    and teens in foster care.

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

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

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

shocks and struts for all vehicle typesIf you feel like your car is bouncing and rocking too much on rough roads or turns, it may be time for
new shocks and struts.

A quick way to tell is by giving it the old “bounce test.” Push down hard on the bumper or body of your car. If it bounces more than twice after letting go, your shocks or struts are worn out and need replacing.

Surefire signs they need replacing:

· The nose dips when braking.

· The body rolls or sways too much when cornering or driving in heavy winds.

· The suspension bottoms out when backing out of the driveway or hauling extra weight (or people).

· Failed bounce test

Look for signs as well:

If you’re wondering when to replace your shocks and struts, examine your vehicle for signs of problems. If there are noticeable fluid leaks; if the shocks, struts or mounts look dented or damaged; or if your tires show unusual wear patterns, like cupping, it may be time to replace them.

Because in addition to driving performance,
worn out shocks increase other risks:

· Increased risk of skidding on wet or slick surfaces

· Requires more braking distance on rough roads

· Increased suspension wear

· Faster tire wear

Stop by any of our five locations and as a courtesy, we will gladly
inspect your shocks and suspension for no charge.  

Please visit: www.sierracarcare.com for a location nearest you.

Gas for goodnessThe Solace Tree Logo

Every Wednesday in April, 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 April will support the Solace Tree.

The mission of the Solace Tree is that all  children, teens and their family members have the freedom to express their feelings  associated with death in a safe and loving environment. Our peer support programs and educational opportunities help children and teens learn to cope and adjust to the changes in their lives.

In 2002, while teaching at an elementary school and finishing his Masters degree in school counseling, Emilio Parga discovered he had cancer. He was also assisting students  who had lost parents to suicide, accidental death and cancer. In his attempt to provide these children with emotional support, he realized that many kids and teenagers in Northern Nevada had lost a parent, sibling or caregiver throughout the year, and that there were no grief support programs for them. Knowing all too well a child or teen’s need for support when a family member or caregiver dies, Emilio decided there was no time to wait and he created the Solace Tree in 2004.

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

For more information,visit:  www.SolaceTree.org
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