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What are the basics?

There is no way to tell exactly how long a tire lasts. The lifespan and mileage of a tire depends of a combination of factors: its design, the driver’s habits, the climate, the road conditions and the care that’s put into the tires.

Keep five years in mind for your tires

After five years or more in use, your tires should be thoroughly inspected at least once per year by a professional. The “penny test” can be used to gauge the tire tread wear.

Ten years is a maximum for tires

If the tires haven’t been replaced 10 years after their date of manufacture, as a precaution, it is highly recommended that you replace them with new tires. Even if they appear to be in usable condition and have not worn down to the tread wear indicator. This applies to spare tires as well.

Proper tire care expands a tire’s lifespan

You can increase your tire’s longevity by maintaining the correct air pressure, performing regular tire rotations and vehicle maintenance.

For original equipment: follow the vehicle manufacturer’s tire replacement recommendations.

How to check the manufacturing date on your tires

Look for the DOT number on your sidewall.

For new wheels & tires come see us!

At Sierra Car Care and Tire Center we promise to offer quality products at competetive prices. Please schedule an appointment to bring your vehicle in today to any of the following locations 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

Snow Tires at MST Tire Center

The upcoming forecast of heavy rain & snow fall, means icy road conditions are not far behind. Keep your automobile running efficiently in the cold weather with these helpful tips from our technicians.

  • Tire Tread ComparisonCheck your fluids: oil, antifreeze, brake, windshield washer.
  • Check your tire tread, low tire tread on ice is hazardous.
  • Replace worn windshield wiper blades.

Our ASE certified technicians excel in auto repair, and professional, friendly service.

If you bring your vehicle in, we’ll perform a Courtesy Winter Vehicle Inspection to ensure your car is fully prepped for the ensuing cold. Winter car care is not a step to be neglected, especially if your car has a lot of miles.

Farmer’s Almanac Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017

According to the Farmer’s Almanac winter temperatures will be above normal, with precipitation a bit below normal in the Reno area. The coldest periods will be in early and mid- to late December and mid- to late January. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal elsewhere, with the snowiest periods in late November, early and mid-December, and mid-January.

April and May will be slightly warmer and drier than normal.

Summer will be slightly hotter than normal, with near-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in late June and early to mid- and mid- to late July.

September and October will be cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.

Farmer’s Almanac 2-Month Weather Forecast

DECEMBER 2016: temperature 30.5° (1° below avg. north, 4° below south); precipitation 2″ (0.5″ above avg.)

  • Dec 1-4: Snowstorm north, flurries south; cold
  • Dec 5-9: Snow, then flurries, cold
  • Dec 10-13: Sunny, cold
  • Dec 14-17: Snow, then sunny, mild
  • Dec 18-20: Sunny north, snowstorm central, rainy south
  • Dec 21-28: Snow showers, cold
  • Dec 29-31: Sunny; mild north, cold south

JANUARY 2017: temperature 34° (2° above avg.); precipitation 1″ (0.5″ below avg.)

  • Jan 1-4: Snow showers, cold north; sunny, mild south
  • Jan 5-10: Snow showers north, sunny south
  • Jan 11-15: Rainy periods north, sunny south; quite mild
  • Jan 16-18: Snowstorm north, flurries south
  • Jan 19-27: Flurries, turning bitterly cold
  • Jan 28-31: Flurries, mild

Winter Savings Coupons

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Veterans Save All Year Long

Veterans Save 10% OFF Any Service

Weather forecaster knew it was coming and warned you about the El Nino storms.

Following a storm system that spread the first flakes to portions of the Western states last week, a new system will bring more accumulating snow across the region through the first half of this week.

The storm has the potential to bring the first blizzard of the season to parts of the High Plains and eastern slopes of the central Rockies, including Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

A storm system will track eastward across the Western states into the Plains by Wednesday. Read more…

The storms have already started to hit and you need to start evaluating the condition of your vehicle. Check your fluids: oil, antifreeze, brake, windshield washer. Check your tire tread. Make sure all engine lights are off – or have a diagnostics ran of your vehicle’s computer to translate the error codes.  Or if you would rather leave that to a professional, come see Sierra Car Care and MST Tire Centers at any of our 4 location in the Reno and Sparks area.



Includes: Full 30 point inspection, battery, antifreeze, tires and wipers. Please see a location near you to schedule a visit or just come on down.




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