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Tire Side Wall Reading 101

November 3rd, 2015

106 St Tire and Wheel is much more than a tire and wheel dealer. We are an information hub serving Queens for nearly a quarter of a century. 

Not only do we bring you the very best tires in the world but we're always very proud to help our customers learn about tires and wheels, get the best tires for their specific driving need and empower the community about relevant facts like saving money on maintenance, reducing air pollution, understanding the science behind why a basic knowledge of mechanics is critical to every driver.

Today, we've posted the diagram above demostrating all the information on your tires. Who knew? Come on, now, be honest. 

We feel an educated, knowledgeable customer is a more satisfied one. Remember, information is power.

Here are the major brands of ti ...[more]

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Winter Driving; Will your Car Be Ready?

November 2nd, 2015

Take a look at the picture above. It's Greenwich Village last February. How will your car perform when the weather gets like this?

106 ST Tire and Wheel offers all our customers a free 47 point safety inspection.

At this time of the year, with winter approaching, every driver needs mechanical systems inspected to prevent further damage to their cars and unsafe driving conditions  to be able to safely handle the approaching winter season.

For example, our free inspection includes a battery check...on those cold winter mornings will your car have the "juice" to start? Want to wait for AAA or miss a day at work?

Another example? Will you get adequate braking on ice? Why wait till your car is sliding around or can't stop causing injury and/or an accident.

106 St ...[more]

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Despite low gas prices, saving gas consumption matters; it saves money, helps the environment & increases safety...106 St Tire tips

October 30th, 2015



Sure, gas is cheap now....but will it always be that way? Emissions and green house gases are a factor in climate change. Could you use a few extra bucks in your pocket at the holiday season? With more drivers on the road at the holidays, 106 St Tire has to caution you that increased traffic,  a faster pace and poor tire performance could cause some serious issues...these factors could contribute to an accident.

Queens 106 St. Tire & Wheel, Inc is continuing its innovative role as a community educator by supplying information about gasoline prices, how to save money on gas and using better judgment while driving to improve gas mileage and driver and passenger safety. It’s also adding a host of free services to customers.

In January, 2011, 106 St Tire & Wheel became the ...[more]

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106 St Tire will be at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas, join us on our Facebook Page!

October 29th, 2015

106 St Tire & Wheel will be on the road to SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas!

106 St Tire always attends the SEMA show, which is the largest automotive industry show in the world. It displays the latest and greatest in the industry and keeps our technology, as well as the world's auto tech, up to date. In a world where technology is advancing as fast as it is, it’s critical for our organization to keep our knowledge and skill up to date to better serve our customers with KNOWLEDGE.

106 St Tire is a progressive organization, understanding that knowledge is power, so off we go! We will do as we usually do and make what we see available to our customers on our Facebook page, so come and follow us for g ...[more]

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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 lab....how 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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Yokohama tire rebate

October 26th, 2015

Yokohama is currently offering a $60 rebate off qualifying tires!

106 St Tire has been serving Queens for decades, and we are delighted as always to share great tire rebates still ongoing at all of our locations. Don't wait until it's too late to save money, get ready for winter, improve your gas mileage and drive safer.
We are open 24/7 at 106-01 Northern Boulevard and 105-08 Northern Boulevard, including holidays except Christmas. Our other locations are open 7 days a week at 45-13 108 St, 7920 Queens Blvd, and 118-02 Merrick Blvd.

Our number is 718-446-6769, so call or come on over 24/7.

Buy any 4 tires and get a free wheel alignment, nitrogen fill for a year, and free tire rotation for the life of those purchased tires, as well as free mounting and balancing!
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Autumn...Time to Change your Driving Style for Safety Sake

October 14th, 2015

Autumn...Time to Change your Driving Style for Safety Sake

Autumn is a dangerous time to drive because schools open, leaves fall....

1) Kids have gone back to school

2) Halloween puts more kids on the streets after dark

3) Daylight savings time is approaching, it will be darker earlier

4) Fallen leaves make roads slippery

5) Leave hide debris, pot holes, kids

Result? The number one killer of kids ages 4-18 is traffic accidents that happen in autumn reports the 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That amounts to 29% of all pedestrian related fatalities.

Our children's safety must be a high priori ...[more]

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106 ST Tire, State of the Art Wheel Alignment, now our 2nd building on Northern Blvd, Queens

September 18th, 2015

Our state of the art wheel alignment center is now located on Northern Blvd at 105-08 Northern Blvd.
This picture gives the one picture worth a thoudand words view of where our new alignment center is...
not even a half a block away from previous location...and you were worried? :o)

This new facility is our second Northern Blvd location joining our iconic tire and wheel repair location
on the corner of 106 St and Northern Blvd at 106-01 Northern where we have served the community
for decades. As you can see the new wheel alignment center is just feet away from the old one and
its brand new. 

Our famous HOME OF THE $45 wheel alignment (most cars) is still out community outreach front runner.
All of our locations   offer thi ...[more]

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Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about TMPS, FAQ about Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

September 3rd, 2015

The ABCs of TPMS:

FAQ about TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) from the experts at Queens 106 St Tire & Wheel

I’m hearing a lot about tire pressure monitoring systems; what exactly is TPMS?  TPMS is a fairly new automotive warning system feature displaying tire pressure in new vehicles equipped with them. The law requiring TPMS was mandated by the federal government in 2007. And right from the start everyone at Queens 106 St Tire & Wheel ...[more]

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FAQ About Used Tires...where the heck do they come from?

August 11th, 2015

FAQ about used tires from the pros at 106 St Tire & Wheel

1) Where do used tires come from?

Take a look around after the carnage of natural diasters like Hurricane Sandy and remember the millions of dollars in ruined vehicles? Cars, trucks, vans, more all ruined because of damage from fallen trees and flooding.

When flood water gets inside your 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 stained with waste materials like oil, grease, etc and maybe worse. Most times, a vehicle recovered from a flood will have the engine ruined by dirt, sand, debris getting into t ...[more]

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