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Windshield Wipers of the Future: SOUND!

January 27th, 2016

The Force Field will be with you........

 

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Is Your Car Groaning, Chugging, Clunking?

January 12th, 2016

Noises from your ride; not a good thing!

If those noises are not the gentle purr of efficiency and the quiet zoom of a well performing engine they are usually warning signs.

When you hear them, that’s the time to drive over to 106 St Tire and Wheel (depending on the sound, see below, a tow truck may be needed) and let a pro hear what you hear. Our advice: It’s too risky to wait, of course, depending on the noise and the cause which you probably won't know until someone with diagnostic skill here's the sound.

While some auto repair shops might make a differentiation between sounds you could ignore and ones you need to investigate, our shops recommend that all noises and odors be checked out by our skilled technicians.

First, all of our locations offer a FREE 47 point safety check. That's the place to start by l ...[more]

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How Long Will Your Tires Last....

January 7th, 2016

....how long your tires last can be up to you and this article will tell you how and why.

It's fair to expect 50,000 miles from new tires or the tires that come with any new vehicle. However, like anything tire life depends on so many factors. If you leave a light bulb on day and night its going to last a shorter time then if you just turn it off after few hours, right?

In NYC we drive under "severe" conditions. Stop and go in heavy traffic is tough on a car's brakes. Pot holes and other less than perfect road conditions impact tire life and so does "maintenance apathy" meaning if you don't maintain proper tire inflation, get wheel alignments, rotate tires, guess what, you may not get that 50,000 miles which is a broad guideline and not an absolute for sure.

One of the large tire companies recently wo ...[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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Don't be Shocked by your Shock Absorbers!

November 13th, 2015

The life span of shock absorbers varies. There are several variables that include how many miles you drive, what types of surfaces you drive on and whether you drive like a maniac over rough roads (like NYC last winter with all the snow and hitting pot hole after pot hole!) or use your vehicle tenderly.

The above makes it very difficult if not impossible to estimate how long your shocks will last. However, if you do drive over rough roads featuring our famous NYC pot holes, we can't expect a mechanical part meant to adjust your ride to last forever. Rough roads featuring potholes, large cracks and sharp ridges that run across the pavement (you know, winter in NY) will wear out shoc ...[more]

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How to Get More Out of Your Engine

August 14th, 2015
Auto Repair in Queen NYIt’s been said that “a car engine is a machine that never has enough power.” While that’s true for some, for most people their car is just fine as it came from the factory. Sometimes, though, you want to get a little more oomph and maybe one or two more MPGs out of your vehicle. We won’t get into mods like a bolt-on turbocharger or a nitrous oxide tank, which can easily result in burned-out pistons or other expensive auto repair if done improperly! 
 
In the hands of a good auto repair technician, things like idle speed, fuel/air mixture, fuel metering and timing used to all be tweak-able on older vehicles. Today, that’s all handled by the engine control computer. Still, there are a few ways to coax a few extra ponies out of your engine: 
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Avoid Pothole Damage with These Tips

August 14th, 2015
tires in queens nyIf you’ve driven around in Queens, NY very much, it’s no secret to you that we’ve got more than our share of potholes. You can try to keep a sharp eye out for them and dodge them or swerve around them as much as possible, but eventually you’re going to drop a wheel into a moon-crater-size pothole that rattles your teeth. Here are some ideas on how to minimize the damage (and auto repair bills) that come from encounters with potholes.
  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated. Underinflated or overinflated tires are going to be much more prone to damage or blowouts from hitting a pothole. Properly inflated tires will also absorb more of the jolt, lessening the chance of damage to the rim or suspension parts. 
  • Slow down if you see one coming up and you can’ ...[more]
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System ...New TPMS Rules Starting Soon but 106 St Tire Has You Covered!

July 16th, 2015

In 2007, the federal government mandated the use of TPMS sensors in newly manufactured cars. What are they? They are your “tire pressure monitoring system” keeps you informed about the pressure in each of your tires. Tire pressure is crucial for a safer ride as each year, tire pressure failure results in over 10,000 deaths or injuries, millions in damages and property damage as well as time lost at work.

In this closed system, TPMS works via batteries and the tire industry is warning us that between 5 and 7 years after you purchase your new car with TPMS, the batteries are going to ...[more]

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Announcement: 106 ST Tire Home of the $45 Wheel Alignment, lowest price in NYC

July 16th, 2015

BIG NEWS!!!! All 106 St Tire & Wheel locations are HOMES OF THE $45 WHEEL ALIGNMENT  (most cars)

Wheel alignment  is needed about twice a year depending on your mileage and road conditions. Symptoms? When ...[more]

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Wheel Magic....106 St Tire & Wheel's Full Range of Rim Repair Services

July 16th, 2015

Wheel Repair Magic by Queens 106 St Tire and Wheel's Expert Techs

106 St. Tire and Wheel locations in Elmhurst Queens, Corona, Queens, Forest Hills Queens and Jamaica, Queens, offer a wide variety of wheel and rim services for alloy and steel wheels.

Badly damaged rims can usually be repaired and 106 St Tire & Wheel experts have the know how to remanufacture a badly damaged wheel back to factory standards.

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  Tags: pot hole damage
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