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New Car Shopping? 3 Sneaky Tips

December 21st, 2015

 

Save $$$ bucks with these quick tips:

Here's some great suggestions from Men's Health Magazine on how to beat a car sales person at their own game while you save a bundle:

1: Stay Out of the Showroom:Research, research, research and you will spend almost 90 minutes less in the showroom. While you are at it build your dream car at Edmunds.com as well and then request quotes from at least 3 car dealers.

2: Playing Hard Ball:After you get those multiple dealer quotes via email, play all the dealers against each other to win the deal. Don't go to the showrooms until you get the price you want or close to it. Always remember, the dealer's first quote is always a bad deal. Be point blank and say, "You will have to do better than that to win my business." Resist telling the sales person ...[more]

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Quick Tip: Renting a Car...Instant Acclamation!

December 14th, 2015

Renting a car for holiday travel?

It's advisable spend about 15 minutes plus acquainting ourselves with the features in the new car we just stepped into. But, that's easier said than done when you have the pressure of stepping behind the wheel of a brand new car, have to quickly acclimate yourself, start it and keep the line of exiting drivers and cars moving out of the rental car's garage or lot. You may feel pressured because of the line behind you.

After exiting, just pull over and do a quick study until you feel comfortable. Here's a hint about gassing up which you will need to do sooner rather than later if you don't want to pay the rental company's gas price:

Your rented vehicle's fuel gauge tells you which side your gas tank is on in the new cars...[more]

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Returning a Leased Car?

December 10th, 2015

What you need to know about lease returns!

Yesterday, our blog contained some insightful information from Men's Health about leasing a car. In a word, the magazine said: DON'T.

Today, we are talking about what if you do and the lease is up. What's good lease return advice? Well, 106 St Tire & Wheel can help you not get stung by a dealer. And don't tell us you have a great rapport with the dealer....truth is, the dealer does NOT check in your car, an independent agent does. So don't kid yourself. If the car's condition is less than what that person wants, you will foot the bill. And, by the way, who is that person? No one you know, let us assure you.

You know this, right? You do not own your LEASED CAR.

You are LEASING it; the dealer is going to sell your car when you retur ...[more]

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"DON'T LEASE" - Men's Health Magazine

December 9th, 2015

 

 

 

Great car tips from Men's Health

"Buy, Don't Lease 
Leasing is more expensive because you're using up the best years of the car's life. A monthly lease payment is precisely calculated to ensure that you pay for every penny of that dizzying depreciation, along with interest and other fees. If you'll keep the car at least 5 years, buying is usually a better deal. 

Arrive Armed 
Before going to the dealership, learn your credit score and check with your bank (as well as sites like bankrate.com) about loan options—or you'll be at the mercy of the dealer's finance office. Just don't take on a loan that will last longer than ...[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 peeps...save money, l ...[more]

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More Whacky, Wild, Helpful & Interesting Car Tips

December 7th, 2015

Danger...music!?!!?! Music with a heavy beat may get your blood pumping however it can lead to increased speed and, therefore, accidents—particularly if you crank up the volume and take off like a bat out of hell. With that in mind, also, know this: up tempo music slows down your reaction time. Also cranked up music hides critical road ...[more]

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Driver & Fertility Safety Tips

December 6th, 2015

Yep, we said fertility! More about that on the bottom of this article!

Holidaytime...its Christmas time in the city, feel the chaos? See the traffic jams? Parking pandemonium?
Here's a few hints to make the season a bit safer in more ways than one. It goes without saying: DO NOT DRINK, DRUG AND DRIVE! Right?

So we're having a little fun here today but safety is no laughing matter. 106 St Tire & Wheels is pointing out some important information here that may not be in your memory bank......yet.

Here's a few other things you might need to know:

Eliminate Distractions 
Truthfully, our eyes tend to follow where our hands go. FACT: Adjusting your radio dial takes 5.5 seconds. Guess what! That's 5.5 seconds that you are NOT watching the road! If you dial your phone while ...[more]

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Need a Tire Rotation? Want it FREE?*

December 3rd, 2015

Tire rotations free!* (see below)

Rotating your tires is important. Why? It's important that tires wear evenly. In general, we advise our customers that it is best to link similarly timed maintenance functions, especially low cost ones, to save you time and avoid forgetting essential maintenance and safety tasks.

In general we recommend that you get your oil changed when you get your tires rotated, however, we've taken it a step ...[more]

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Are You Making Your Car Sick?

December 2nd, 2015

Skipping Oil Changes Can Be Harmful!

Guess what? This picture above is not chocolate pudding..its car eating sludge!

Is there anywhere else in the US that faces the driving conditions of NYC and, specifically, Queens or Manhattan?

Stop and go driving? Not really good for an engine. Sitting in 45 minutes of traffic?

Not good for your engine...you get the picture. Therefore, there is no hard and fast rule about oil changes simply because NYC driving is not like driving anywhere else in the world.

However, when a vehicle maker makes a recommendation about oil changes, the advice is a one size fits all type of advice rather that for your specific driving conditions which is a huge consideration. Would you get this kind of cautionary advice ever? "Hey, if you live in Nu Yalk and drive dis car, first, ...[more]

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Change That Nasty Air Filter

November 30th, 2015

Come on now, you can tell us how nasty it is......sssh, we won't tell a soul! <wink>

Seriously, they don't need changing all that often and they can sure make your ride a bit sluggish...air filters are important because ultimately its your car's "breathing" mechanism. Your engine runs on a combination of air and gasoline. Your gas filter makes sure particles found in gasoline are filtered out and, of course ...[more]

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