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To rotate your tires means to move each tire from one wheel to another and from left to right or back to front, or even diagonally.

Why Rotate Tires?

The front tires tend to wear on the outside edges because the tire leans over when you turn a corner. The rear tires just follow the fronts, so they usually wear more evenly.

If you leave tires in place, those outside edges on the front tires will wear down much faster than the rest. You’ll have to replace the tires thousands of miles sooner. Regular tire rotation helps extend the life of your tires and improve performance.

If your vehicle’s alignment is unbalanced, tires can also cause uneven wear.

Rotating tires keeps them from wearing unevenly. That will make your ride smoother and handling safer for longer. Rotating your tires extends the life of your tires, saving you time and money in the long run.

Tire Rotation Checklist:

  • Each tire and wheel is removed from your car or truck, and moved to a different position.
  • Air pressure should be checked and adjusted as necessary.
  • Brakes should be checked while the tires are off and it’s easy to see and reach them.
  • Alignment should be corrected if unbalanced, to extend the life of your tires.

Recommendations will be given if any wear and tear is deemed dangerous to continue driving with, in its current state. Your well being is our top priority. Sierra Car Care & Tire Center, getting families home safely since 1979.

Please schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle in today at any of the following location 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

Here are a few simple tire tips to keep you safe on the road…

Rotate Every 3,000-5,000 MilesTire Tread Comparison MST Tire Center or Mill Street Tire
Because your front tires bear so much burden, you should rotate your tires from front-to-rear several times during their life cycle.

This lets all four tires wear evenly, which can:

  • Increase gas mileage
  • Improve ride comfort
  • Give you maximum life for each tire
  • Improve handling during sudden stops or turns

Watch Your Pressure
Having your tires even slightly over inflated or slightly under inflated can:

  • Increase your chance of a flat or blowout
  • Prevent you from stopping in time
  • Severely shorten the life of your tires.
    You’ll end up buying new tires earlier
    than you expected.
  • Lower your gas mileage

Proper Tire Care Will:

  • Improve tire performance
  • Increase tire life
  • Improve ride smoothness
  • Increase your safety

We suggest rotating your tires every 5,000 miles, or every other oil change. Even better, save time and hassle by scheduling a tire rotation WITH your oil change at any of our 5 Sierra Car Care/MST Tire Centers.

Yours truly,
Laurie Yarborough
President, Mill Street Tire Center

Please Meet…. 

Rob Wolter, Store Manager Sierra Car CareRob Wolter, Store Manager
Lakeside Sierra Car Care
  (on Lakeside and W. Plumb)

“I like solving car problems for customers. Especially when they come in feeling like it’s the end of the road and we fix their problem easily and get them back on the road faster than they expected. I also keep every part of the store clean, so you feel comfortable leaving your car with us. The way I see it, we’re like doctors for your car. You wouldn’t trust a doctor with a messy exam room, would you? Well, I believe you shouldn’t trust a messy mechanic either.” 

Gas for goodness

Every Wednesday in September, 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 of September’s donations will support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada.

When you donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada, you join our cause to support children in our community. It’s not just a donation; it’s an

Big Brothers Big Sisters

investment in a child’s future. Mentoring impacts children’s educational and social skills and sets them on a positive path for life. Be part of something big.

So when you need gas or new tires, you can also support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada by visiting any of our 5 locations on Wednesdays for gas and Saturdays for tires.

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