No Snow? Not Out of the Woods, Folks

December 13th, 2015

Tire Wear in NY

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!

Drivers need to be really careful about tire tread getting too low because it's dangerous and the danger increases when the weather gets ugly. Once you can touch the wear bar on your tire at any point on that tire then the tread is too low and it becomes dangerous.

If the edges of your tires are worn down that means your alignment is probably off and you should seriously consider new tires and ...[more]

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Part 2: Winter Safety Car Kits; What You Need

November 18th, 2015

 


Emergency Winter Roadside Kit; YOU NEED ONE! (part 2) 

Stay warm

1) Keeping your body temperature regulated and avoidance hypothermia in a winter emergency is crucial. Please keep your clean cloth items in plastic bags to make sure they stay dry. Pack extra pairs of gloves and socks along with an extra hat and/or a facemask to keep you as warm as possible so you can change if yours get wet while changing a tire. Also, a second pair of insulated shoes or boots are important as extremities need extra warmth and if one pair gets wet.  


2) Store at least two blankets in your kit or in your trunk. Include chemical hand warmers and a mylar blanket which looks like a thin piece of aluminum foil, but works with your body heat to keep your temperature consistent. Wool blankets are warm ...[more]

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Emergency Winter Roadside Kit; YOU NEED ONE! (part I)

November 17th, 2015

 

 

Winter Emergency Roadside Kit; YOU NEED ONE!

Traveling in unpredictable winter weather can be more dangerous the unpredicatability of unexpected snow and ice storms that reduce visibility and makes roads slippery and impassable. Nowadays with "climate change" or whatever we are calling it ...[more]

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Avoid These Deadly Driving Mistakes in Winter

November 5th, 2015

From the tire pros at 106 St Tire and Wheel, TWO WORDS about winter driving? “DRIVE SLOWLY”

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health did a study that reports there is a casual affect of driving in poor weather and an estimated and staggering 7,000 deaths a year. About 800,000 injuries also result with a shocking 1.5 million car crashes yearly across the nation with an estimated economic toll of $42 billion. Yep, that’s billion with a “B”. Why? The number one reason is not being properly prepared. Ever hear the expression an ounce of preventions is worth a pound of cure? You can’t control the weather but you can sure be ready for it.

Bad weather causes almost 20% of highway deaths according to this report. The report indicates that the most dangerous da ...[more]

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Winter Driving; Will your Car Be Ready?

November 2nd, 2015

Take a look at the picture above. It's Greenwich Village last February. How will your car perform when the weather gets like this?

106 ST Tire and Wheel offers all our customers a free 47 point safety inspection.

At this time of the year, with winter approaching, every driver needs mechanical systems inspected to prevent further damage to their cars and unsafe driving conditions  to be able to safely handle the approaching winter season.

For example, our free inspection includes a battery check...on those cold winter mornings will your car have the "juice" to start? Want to wait for AAA or miss a day at work?

Another example? Will you get adequate braking on ice? Why wait till your car is sliding around or can't stop causing injury and/or an accident.

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