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FAQ About Suspension Systems

January 29th, 2016

Suspension systems keep your ride smooth. Imagine driving in NYC with them bottoming out in our yet to be hatched pot holes or when you go over those giant metal plates that cover holes in the street made by Verizon, EPA and Con Edion? Struts and shocks keep you comfortable and safe by allowing your tires and brakes and tires to work as they were designed too.

Shocks:

Shock absorbers work to reduce your springs natural tendency to move back and forth. Pushing on a corner of your car and observing how many times the car bounces is a way to sort of test whether your shocks need replacing. Do-it-your-selfers, if you do the push down on the edge of your car test and it bounces more than twice chances are you need shocks. How often you need shocks varies because of driving conditions, tire conditions, road condit ...[more]

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Free Safety Inspections, Avoid Driving Mishaps

January 28th, 2016

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.

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Our 2nd 24 Hour Location, Napa Car Care Center

January 26th, 2016

...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]

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Wheel Magic for Pot Hole Damage

January 25th, 2016

...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]

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All Season vs Winter Tires, Pt II

January 22nd, 2016

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.

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Do You Believe These Gas Myths?

January 20th, 2016

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]

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4 Points on Why Oil Changes are Imperative

January 19th, 2016

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]

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Used Tires...Here's Where They Come From

January 5th, 2016

FAQ about 106 St Tire & Wheel’s used tires

Where do used tires come from?

Take a look around after the environmental carnage of the flooding like we are seeing in Missouri. That folks is the good news for used tire buyers and the bad news for the whole country. There are millions of dollars in ruined cars, trucks, vans and more all ruined because of damage from fallen trees, tornados and flooding. There will be more, too, with the upcoming rain expected in California due to el nino shortly. Tires are impervious to water however when flood water gets inside a car, the inside is ruined. Flood water carries with it not only waste water but also street water containing spillage from leaking transmissions, oil leaks, antifreeze, etc. 

Interiors are ruined and drying them does not solve the situation as they are ...[more]

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Which Lane is the Safest Lane on the Highway?

December 22nd, 2015

Safety Tips You Don't Know

1) Men's Health states that ramp metering...you know...those annoying red lights that stop you from entering a highway...will save you time.

The use of traffic signals at highway on-ramps regulates traffic flow forcing a small time penalty on drivers at the beginning of their commutes. However, it pays off states the magazine. They quote David Schrank, Ph.D., of the Texas Transportation Institute: "Requiring vehicles to wait 20 or 30 seconds can save drivers 5 to 10 minutes on their trip."

2) Always be prepared for a water landing; most cars have electronic windows. Water and electricity don't mix well and your windows will short out when they come in contact with water. Result? You're trapped. Men's Health says, "Spend a few bucks on a center punch, a device shaped like a screwdriver but ...[more]

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