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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]

  Posted in: Tires 101, Services, Safety First
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Used Tires...Here's Where They Come From

January 5th, 2016

FAQ about 106 St Tire & Wheel’s used tires

Where do used tires come from?

Take a look around after the environmental carnage of the flooding like we are seeing in Missouri. That folks is the good news for used tire buyers and the bad news for the whole country. There are millions of dollars in ruined cars, trucks, vans and more all ruined because of damage from fallen trees, tornados and flooding. There will be more, too, with the upcoming rain expected in California due to el nino shortly. Tires are impervious to water however when flood water gets inside a 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 ...[more]

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The Advantages of a Real Spare Tire...

December 15th, 2015

Full-Size Spare Tires...

Spare tires are a thing of the past, however, if you have room in your trunk, a full-size spare is really worth it. We are not speaking about those small "donuts" just to ride on until you are off the highway and find a service center that will give you a good price on a new one or a used one. Places like 106 St Tire & Wheel don't exist everywhere let alone ones that are open on holidays and all night like we are.

We are speaking about a full-size tire on a real metal rim. Yes, they are heavy.... yes, they are a thing of the past....yes, the weight helps you reduce gasoline efficiency but...

One advantage is that if you are traveling, you can slap on the real spare and you can keep going without paying higher tire dealer prices somewhere along your journey. You will save money and not sacrifice safety o ...[more]

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Need a Tire Rotation? Want it FREE?*

December 3rd, 2015

Tire Rotations in NY

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 ...[more]

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What You Don't Know About Tire Pressure!

November 25th, 2015

 

Here's something you've never thought about!

It's not your tires that support the weight of your car...it is the air pressure in your tires!

Think about that, please? It may give new meaning to something critically important and that's maintaining the correct air pressure in your tires so your vehicle gets proper traction, handles the way it is supposed to and your tires get the durability they are supposed to have.

Winter is approaching, traction is critical to your drive in snow and ice.
Handling is important all the time but even more so in the winter, right?

You cannot set your tire pressure and forget about it. It has to be checked at least once a month. 106 St Tire & Wheel does this for free and offers free compressed air, so no worries, but the thing is you have to get yourself ...[more]

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Extending Your Tires Life Span

November 19th, 2015

 

How to Extend Your Tires' Life Span;
FAQ about avoiding tire wear from 106 St 

Tires are a very critical part if driving safety and they don't come cheap. However, 106 St Tire & Wheel does our best to educate our customers how to care for what is a costly part of driver safety.

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Tire Tip: Don't Deflate Tires for Better Traction

November 10th, 2015

Tire tip of the day: Some drivers follow the old wives’ tale advice to reduce air pressure in tires during cold weather to increase traction.

The problem: While it MIGHT increase traction in some instances, it will cause undue tire wear when the weather warms.

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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 demonstrating 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 t ...[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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Don’t Trash Those Damaged Wheels

October 12th, 2015
wheel repair in Queens, NYBam!! You hit a curb, railroad track or a pothole and blew a tire. Even after replacing the tire and balancing the wheel, your car still doesn’t feel quite right…a slight shimmy, a vibration or maybe a more-pronounced shake. 
 
Chances are you damaged the rim. If you’ve been pricing wheels anytime recently, you know that it’s easy to spend between $400 and $1000 for a replacement. Why go to that expense if your damaged wheel is repairable? At 106 St Tire & Wheel, we offer a full range of comprehensive wheel repair:
 
  • Re-true a warped or bent wheel with a specialized straightening machine, bringing it back to balance and trueness again quickly
  • Repair the damage that comes from being scuff ...[more]
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