Repair and maintenance
Power steering system service
You should change your vehicle’s power steering fluid at least once every two years. Also ensure that you add a new fluid conditioner regularly. This will prevent the seals from wearing, which usually causes leaks and steering pump failure.
Shock and strut replacement
Worn out shocks and struts lead to a loss of vehicle stability on the road. You need to maintain a working suspension ...[more]
We at 106St Tire & Wheel are committed to keeping you and your passengers safe, so we are sharing some information with you regarding keeping your children safe in this weather.
This is part two of 106St Tire & Wheel's series on Steering and Suspension Maintenance. Click here for part one.
Signs of a faltering steering and suspension system include:
Inspections should be done to check shocks for leaks, cracks, and any other kind of damage. Look for vehicle bounce and sway when navigating corners and when breaking. When the car seems to bounce a lot, the shock absorbers may be worn out or leaking.
Problems with steering and suspension often cause an inflexible steering wheel. Whenever you find that it is getting difficult for you to turn the steering, check for causes such as low tire pressure, wheels are out of alignment, the power steering drive belt is bro ...[more]
This is part 2 in 106St Tire & Wheel's series on air filters -- part of our commitment to keeping you and your passengers safe. Click here for part 1.
How to maintain your car air filter
There are two important ways in which you can take care of your car’s air filters.
1. Regular inspection – just like any unit in your house, you have to regularly inspect your car’s air filters. By doing this, you will ensure that they are in good condition. A good rule of thumb is to check them at least once a week. You should look at them more often during hot and windy weather. During hot and dry weather, the units will accumulate more dirt than usual, so we recommend that you keep ...[more]
Steering and suspension systems ensure balance and stability in your car so you and your passengers have a safe and comfortable ride. Your wheels should always firmly grip the road and preventing the car from skidding.
Improvements in steering and suspension systems, together with advanced tire designs and construction, have led to great safety and comfort in riding. However, this does not mean that regular inspection and maintenance is unnecessary.
There are two fundamental types of steering systems: standard mechanical and rack & pinion steering. Standard mechanical systems may or may not be power assisted but the rack & pinion system is always power assisted. Rack & pinion steering combines the steering box and center link into one unit allowing more precision. It makes steering more responsi ...[more]
The Importance of Replacing the Air Filters in Your Car
Everyone knows how important car maintenance and oil changes are to vehicle performance. However, most people do not know the significant of replacing the air filters. You may be shocked to know the benefits your air filter brings and how it prevents engine problems from occurring. This small unit plays an important role in improving air quality. And for the filters to work properly, you need to take good care of them.
According to various studies, exposure of passengers inside a vehicle to dangerous air pollutants is higher than that of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other public transfer riders. Increased exposure to pollutants can bring health problems. The pollutants can also irritate the nose, eyes, and respiratory systems.
Your car engine relies on cl ...[more]
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]
This is part 4 of our series on wheel repair. Click here for part 1, click here for part 2, and click here for part 3.
Don't forget, you can schedule an appointment for your wheel repair by clicking here.
Do repaired wheels add any value to a car that’s intended for sale?
Wheel repairs may or may not add value to a car that is intended for sale. The results depend of a lot of factors, such as age of the car, make and model, and of course, the type of wheels in ...[more]
Click here to schedule your tire rotation at 106St Tire & Wheel.
Tires should be rotated often, 3,000 to 5,000 miles whether or not they show obvious signs of wear. Tire rotation is best performed while your vehicle is off the ground, so you can have it done during oil changes. With your vehicle on the lift your tires can be inspected for damage and uneven wear, pressure and also the treads can be cleaned by removing stones and debris.
The tires on the front axle of your vehicle accomplish very different tasks than the tires on the rear axle. Tires on a front-wheel drive vehicle are responsible for steering and cornering and are more prone to wearing than those on a rear wheel drive vehicle.
Signs that your vehicle needs tire rotation
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.
Wheels alignmen ...[more]
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