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Mill Street Tire presents free back-to-school tire changing and safety clinic for teen drivers, parents

By ThisIsReno

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It’s back-to-school time and Mill Street Tire wants teen drivers to make it to and from campus safely, and be prepared in the event tire trouble occurs. Mill Street Tire expert, Lisa Smith, will host a free Tire Changing and Safety Clinic on Saturday, September 10th at 2pm at Mill Street Tire, located at 3180 Mill Street in Reno. Teen drivers, including those who are applying for or already have their driver’s permit, are encouraged to participate along with their parents.

“With the start of the school year right around the corner, we parents are reminded of our kids’ independence as they commute back and forth to school and extracurricular activities and there’s always that concern that they arrive safely to their destination,” said Patty Miranda, Owner of Mill Street Tire and mother of two. “With Driver’s Education cut from classrooms, I feel there is a great need to teach our teen drivers about tire safety and give them the tools to prevent, and if need be get themselves out of, a flat tire situation.”

  • In addition to learning how to change a tire, participants will also gain knowledge about:
  • Tire wear – examples of real tires worn improperly and the need for rotation and balancing
  • Emergency kit – what’s in it, what it’s used for and how to use it
  • Tire pressure – tools used for checking tire pressure and examples of how to check it
  • Advantages of nitrogen

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For more information and to register for the Back-to-school Tire Changing and Safety Clinic please call 775-329-6434. For more information about Mill Street Tire visit www.millstreettire.com. Mill Street Tire is locally and independently owned and the only combination warehouse and tire center in Northern Nevada. Home of the Happy Hour Oil Change, it offers an array of automotive services, including everything from alignments to brakes, tire repairs, battery replacements and more and features a comfortable waiting room with free Wi-Fi, coffee, a work table and kids’ toys.