March 29th, 2016

You may not think about your brakes often however there's a stiff penalty for that: BRAKE FAILURE!
...and NYers, you more than any other city, need to remember you have special conditions that wear out brakes
mush sooner than any city in Idaho, Nebraska, Albany, Tuscany...think "severe driving conditions."

While other systems in your vehicle can be forgiving in that they will continue to work and it won't keep your car from starting, the really scary thing to keep in mind is once your brakes go, you may not be able to stop which will certainly hurt someone, something or perhaps kill pedestrians, kids, yourself or your own family, etc.

There's no point in saying "brakes last 1-2 years" o ...[more]

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Automatic Braking; Standard on All New Cars in 2022

March 22nd, 2016

Automatic Braking System coming to all new cars in less than 8 years! 

Automatic emergency braking or AEB systems a standard feature on practically all new vehicles sold in the U.S. by 2022 according to a new plan from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Automatic brakes are designed to stop a vehicle before it collides with a car or another object. Experts say that making them standard could prevent as much as 20 percent of accidents.

AEB systems are usually coupled with another tech breakthrough called "forward collision warning" which scans the road ahead then warns the driver if the car is about to crash. This allows drivers to take action to slow down the car or ...[more]

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Brake Calipers Gone Bad? The Scoop!

February 8th, 2016

Brake Caliper NY

Advice from the 106 St pros...

We bet you thought the word is caliber, right? As in .45mm? Hey, we're from the 'hood, too, so we understand.

However, the word is caliper and each brake has one but does your ride have 2 or 4. That depends on type of braking system you have. Check your owners manual if you don't know. Don't have it, download it by Googling year, make and model for your car bible.

Brake calipers are one of several important parts composing your braking system, and, for God's sake, this is NYC. Queens epitomize ...[more]

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Give Your Brakes a Break!

December 8th, 2015

Give Your Brakes a Break!

The life of your brakes is very much within your control. Use common sense and the info you get here to change ingrained habits. 106 St Tire & Wheel loves to save you money, you are our money, l ...[more]

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Car Controversy: Brake Fluid...WHEN?

December 1st, 2015

Changing brake fluid seems important but yet it's somewhat controversial.

Some car makers think it's important and include it in their maintenance schedules and others don't. We think it's important too!


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106 St Tire Reporting on How Brake Pads are Made

October 28th, 2015

106 St Tire & Wheel FAQ series presents
How Are Brake Pads Made:

1) Like most things, brake pads start in a to do it, what to include, configuration, etc., and, let’s face it, Napa has great auto parts. They are known worldwide as a quality brake manufacturer. 106 St Tire wouldn't have it any other way, would we? With decades of service to the auto community in Queens, we wouldn't settle for anything less than Napa. Would you?

2) So, let's talk what's critical: a dynamometer. What the hell is it? Great question! It's is a device for measuring force, torque, or power and before brakes are brakes, a brake pad will spend hours on a "dyno." Why? To verify the performance.

3) During the process of developing brake pads, engineers will carefully examine every ...[more]

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