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Why wheel alignments are necessary (Part 3)

August 5th, 2016



This is part 3 of our series on the imprtance of regular wheel alignments. Click here for part 1, and click here for part 2.


Wheel alignments save on fuel cost. 

The contact between your car tires and the road usually produces friction even when you are driving in a straight line. This is what is commonly known as tires rolling resistance. One of the primary functions of the car engine is to reduce this resistance. The harder it is to reduce tire rolling resistance, the more fuel the engin ...[more]

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Why wheel alignments are necessary (Part 2)

August 1st, 2016

 

This is part 2 of our series on the imprtance of regular wheel alignments. Click here for part 1.

Wheel alignments extends tire life. 

When your car has improperly aligned wheels, one you will notice premature wear and tear of the tires. For unaligned wheels, the tires tend to wear either on the edges or all over the tread. The tearing is usually uneven, and the tires are likely to make a noise when you are driving down the road.

As tire technology continues to advance, tires are becoming more and more expensive. If you are not careful with the wheels alignment of your car, then you might find yourself spending a fortune replacing your tires now and then.

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Why wheel alignments are necessary (Part 1)

July 29th, 2016



Five reasons why an annual wheel alignment check is necessary. 

If you are looking for a way to save cost and drive safely, then getting a wheel alignment is one of the car maintenance services you should consider at least every six months. Als you may know, driving conditions in New York are severe. While many people would only go for alignment if they happen to hit a cub or a pothole - and you certainsly should - research shows that the day to day use of a car affects alignment. Therefore, for cost saving, and safety purposes, this vehicle maintenance service is recommended at least twice in a year or after every 15000 miles.

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HAVE YOU BEEN HITTING POTHOLES IN QUEENS? SOLUTION: WHEEL ALIGNMENT

March 23rd, 2016

Wheel Alignment Tips in Queens, NY

 

Have you been hitting potholes this winter? If so, read on about wheel alignments:

Every new vehicle's wheels are set at very specific angles for proper drivability, stability, and handling before it leaves the factory.

The critical alignment angles for the front wheels are toe-in and toe-out. This refers to the direction in which a wheel points (relative to a dead-ahead straight line); caster, which refers to the position of the top of the wheel, and camber, which is the offset of the suspension relative to an imaginary vertical straight line behind the wheel.

Many newer vehicles also are designed with adjustable rear suspensions, and a four-wheel alignment ensures that the rear wheels’ “thrust angle” is at a proper relationship with the front wheels. 

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Pothole Wheel Damage & Spring is Rim Season

February 24th, 2016

106 St Tire & Wheel experts have the know how to remanufacture a badly damaged wheel back to factory standards as well as repair dents and dings, cracked, dented, curb rash from scraping on sidewalks, bent wheels from hitting potholes and more.

We're Queens expert alloy and steel wheel repair center and our restoration and repair services include:

-Rim straightening
-TIG wheel welding
-Dented rim repair
-Bent wheel repair
-Curb rash repair
-Wheel polishing
-Cracked wheel repair
-Computerized color matching
-TPMS sensors replaced, reset and ...[more]

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Potholes! How Winter Creates Them

February 3rd, 2016

Havoc is a word that applies when you hit a hefty pot hole. Keep hitting and your tires and front end will take a beating. Hit one deep enough and hard enough and you will likely incur some serious damage. In Queens they multipy faster than rabbits and they can damage your tires, your wheels, your front end and cost you plenty. AVOID THEM!

And we drive the same streets you do and we know they are everywhere. It's difficult to avoid them because traffic in Queens is incredible these days, watching the road for cars is critical enough but protecting your investment, namely your car, is important too. After all, in this economy no one has the money for expensive repairs.

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Wheel Magic for Pot Hole Damage

January 25th, 2016

...30" of snow? A massive thaw will equate to pot holes everywhere. All locations of 106 St Tire & Wheel in Corona, Forest Hills, Elmhurst and Jamaica, Queens, offer a wide variety of rim services for steel and alloy wheels.

Pot holes occur as a natural part of melting snow and ice and have nothing to do with city or state apathy; they are equal opportunity and they happen everywhere there are season thaws, freezes, snow falls and ice.  The resulting melted water seeps beneath the pavement through cracks caused by the wear and tear of traffic and the black top collapses. Because of our traffic situation here in the Big Apple and the weather we see now, we can expect plenty of pot holes that will cause damage to tires, wheels, axles, front end, etc. 106 St Tire is here to help you out if this darkens your ...[more]

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FAQ About Wheel Alignments Answered

January 18th, 2016

...alignments, a critical auto maintenance service

 

1) What is a wheel alignment?
106 St Tire & Wheel wants its customers to know that wheel alignments are important and they are a part of standard automobile maintenance. Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification. This helps steer your vehicle effectivbely and safely.

2) Why do I need a wheel alignment? 
A wheel alignment is required from a maintenance perspective because a lack of proper alignment can cause uneven or premature tire wear. Merely driving over pot holes, those metal plates used when Queens streets are being repaired or when w ...[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.
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