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No Snow? Not Out of the Woods, Folks

December 13th, 2015

So...where's the snow?

No snow SO FAR is no guarantee we won't have the usual January and February weather challenges. And 106 St Tire & Wheels is certainly not advocating you buy snow tires just in case. All weather tires can work fine.

But, here's the deal...tire tread must be at a safe depth and our 106 St Tire & Wheel locations will check your tire tread for free!

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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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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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Top 2 "Must Do" Engine Checks

November 29th, 2015

 Check your belts!

The front of your engine will usually have a series of rubber drive belts (depending on the make of your car, of course) that loop around the pulleys; these belts drive everything from the alternator to the a/c compressor. Your belts are subject to high temperatures and cold ones as well. Picture a winter day, your engine is ice cold like the weather. 

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New 24/7 Hour Location Open

November 24th, 2015

106 ST Tire & Wheel's Newest Location Open Holidays 24/7; 
State of the Art Wheel Alignment Center & Repair Shop

...both locations on Northern Blvd are open holidays 24/7 except Christmas

106 St Tire & Wheel, Inc an established tire and wheel business in Queens, NYC has announced the opening of their 5th location at 105-08 Northern Blvd. Now, as a member of the renowned Napa Auto Parts family, 106 St Tire’s new Napa Car Care Center will offer customers in Brooklyn and Queens an opportunity to extend the life of their vehicle with reasonably priced car care.

A 106 St Tire spokeswoman stated, “Too many of our customers do damage control rather than preventative maintenance. The problem with that is often additional needless expense as mechanical repairs, ...[more]

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Green is Good

November 23rd, 2015

Green is GOOD!

a few quick tips on helping earth heal:

  • keep tires properly inflated
  • replace filters regularly
  • change oil regularly
  • check your gas cap
  • recycle / dispose of engine oil, old tires, batteries properly
  • if you have serious engine problems chose a used or rebuilt engine

a better tomorrow for our kids is a choice we make TODAY!

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Don't Cut Corners on Visibility; Use Windshield Washer Fluid

November 11th, 2015

Some people try to save money by filling their windshield washer reservoirs with water.
 
Not a good idea!
 
The problem: It doesn’t properly clean the windshield and can freeze and destroy the reservoir.

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Saving Money on Auto Repair

November 6th, 2015

Everyone hates having their car repaired. It takes time, costs money, is inconvenient and often a scary process. Most people don’t know if their repair bills are real or inflated because they may worry about finding  themselves in a shop where making money overcomes ethics.

At 106 St. Tire & Wheel, we see the same faces not only year after year but decade after decade. Why? We pride ourselves on honesty and fairness. We value our customers and treat them like family. And they keep coming back year after year which delights us and has helped us grow into NYC’s Premier Tire & Wheel Dealers and offer more and more related services.

Your business is deeply appreciated and it inspires us to reach beyond what most discount tire dealers, rim, brake, wheel and repa ...[more]

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