Are you driving merrily along until some maintenance issue is thrust upon you at the most inconvenient moment? For example, you're in bumper to bumper traffic and you step on your brakes and they aren't there?
That's one heck of a place for that to happen. We hope you are a member of AAA because it will be unsafe to continue to drive and you will need to be towed.
Really, most of these kinds of mechanical failures can be avoided and 106 St Tire & Wheel is here to help you do you that with lots of FREE services to avoid the inconvenience and dangers of the situation above. We offer free brake inspections.
The Force Field will be with you........
...new year and a reminder that our second location on Northern Blvd is a 24/7 location and is a Napa Car Care Center. The address of this location is 105-01 Northern Blvd, 718-446-6769.
This location replaces our old alignment center with a state of the art facility utilizing John Beam 3-D wheel alignments. As you can see Corona is a regentrying area and our former location on 106 St has made way for a new co-op. In response to this wonderul upscale development, we have moved outr location and opened it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please make an appointment for any service you require. Please make an appointment right here on our website or better yet call the store at 718-446-6769. Making an appointment is a time saving tool for your busy schedule and its the future of auto repair. Of course, we will always be available when ...[more]
...30" of snow? A massive thaw will equate to pot holes everywhere. All locations of 106 St Tire & Wheel in Corona, Forest Hills, Elmhurst and Jamaica, Queens, offer a wide variety of rim services for steel and alloy wheels.
Pot holes occur as a natural part of melting snow and ice and have nothing to do with city or state apathy; they are equal opportunity and they happen everywhere there are season thaws, freezes, snow falls and ice. The resulting melted water seeps beneath the pavement through cracks caused by the wear and tear of traffic and the black top collapses. Because of our traffic situation here in the Big Apple and the weather we see now, we can expect plenty of pot holes that will cause damage to tires, wheels, axles, front end, etc. 106 St Tire is here to help you out if this darkens your ...[more]
Take a look at this test sponsored by Bridgestone and author Jason Torchinsky
In this great demo video you can see the difference on an ice skating rink with specially designed trike tires.
Remember, as we stated, winter tires are composed of different materials than all seaon tires, they have special treads and patterns meant to push snow away from your tires making them better handling, safer tires in the snow and ice.
In January, 2011, 106 St Tire & Wheel became the only tire dealers in Queens, NY to have a free, informative, cutting edge, e-book downloadable from their website to offer empowering information for customers and community and assist them with money saving tips.. Please see our home page (middle of the page for a free copy). At that time, gas cost more per gallon then it does now, of course, however, since climate change has been recently acknowledged by the world, thinkin ...[more]
Always Critical to Extending Engine Life.....
1. Engine Performance: 106 ST Tire & Wheel could never stress the importance of this aspect of vehicle maintenance. Changing oil regularly helps maintain vital engine performances and engine operations. Allowing improved functionality and smoother driving, changing oil every 3,000 nukes will keep internal engine parts clean and lubricated.
2. Remove Build-Up: Used oil eventually builds up certain amounts of dirt and debris and becomes engine gunk, without regular oil changes this can damage engine components and decrease performance a lot.
3. Fuel Economy:...[more]
Simple, fast tips to make your windshield wipers last longer! Here's how:
1: keep your windshield as clean as possible so keep your windshield wiper reservoir full. Having your blades scrape over dirt wears your blades out much faster.
2: keep your windshield wiper blades as clean as possible by using a clean towel or rag, spraying it and cleaning your blades often
3: stand your blades up to keep them from freezing to your windshield in rough weather. Pull them away from your windshield (see photo) ...gently please if you have never done this before. If they don't stand up put a plastic grocery bag on each one on the nights when you know it's going to snow or freeze
Safety Tips for Holiday Drivers
· Always plan ahead and make sure your car is in good condition maintenance wise. All of our 106 St Tire & Wheel locations are set up to do 47 point safety inspections for free. We'll check: your lights, oil, tires (condition like tread wear and air pressure level), belts and hoses, brake fluid, brakes themselves, antifreeze fluid and the condition of your battery. Anything going wrong could ruin your holiday plans and all of the above should all be checked by a professional before you leave.
· Planning your route in advance will save time. GPS is good! Even with a GPS system, it's a good idea to bring al ...[more]
Detailing Your Car Like a Pro - part 2
Okay, so you know this is not just about cleaning the outside with a bucket a hose, right?
We did say like a pro...so here you go with deep cleaning areas you probably never thought of!
Got a small air compressor? It's THE WAY to successfully blow dust and dirt out of the vents from your heater and air-conditioning system. Aim the high pressure air at the walls of the ducts behind grills, vents, etc. Dirt and grime stick to the walls of the vet system and can leave you car smelling musty. Change your cabin air filter if you have one....at the least blow the dirt and dust out of it. We hope that a clean smelling car is not one of those Christmas tree looking air freshners that hang from your rear view mirror.
Continue to use the compressor to blow leaves, wrappers, whatever from the nooks and cran ...[more]
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