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