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A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 1)

July 5th, 2016

A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 1)

Would it not be nice to always know if you have the right tire pressure in your car’s tires? That is where Tire Pressure Monitoring systems come in handy. TPMS notifies drivers when their vehicle’s tires pressure is going flat or is low. This increases your general safety on road by enhancing your car’s handling, reducing breaking distance, decreasing tire wear, and battering fuel economy.

Most countries including the United Stated have a Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that requires installation of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems) to warn drivers when a tire is under inflated. The standard applies to trucks, passenger cars, buses, and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less. This does not include vehicles with dual wheels on an axle.


  Tags: TPMS
  Posted in: TPMS
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Basic Air Conditioning Advice

June 28th, 2016

Discover AC Problems Early 

One useful technique for ensuring the air conditioning problems do not become too costly or difficult to repair is by catching them early. This may be done by understanding the regular warning signs. They include low airflow, blowing air that is warmer than usual, blowing damp or musty smelling air, and inconsistent airflow. When such signs arise, you should get professional AC repair service. However, there exist some maintenance tips that you can use to maintain the air conditioning system in excellent conditions so that you can avoid repairs. 

Other signs of Auto AC Failure include: 
• The AC system is not cooling properly or not cooling at all 
• If you experience intermittent cooling during acceleration of the car. 
• Foggy win ...[more]

  Tags: air-conditioning
  Posted in: car tips
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Ten Things To Keep In Your Glove Box

May 27th, 2016
There's not a lot of room in there...what do you keep in your glove box?
  Posted in: Safety First
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New Car Technologies You’re Likely To See Soon

May 4th, 2016
There’s been a lot of hoopla about self-driving cars, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking and other high-tech features on new cars…but here’s some lesser-known tech that’s in the works for upcoming years.
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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What Month Is It? Car Care Month!

April 29th, 2016
You may not know it, but the Car Care Council sets aside two months a year to promote car care awareness: April and October are both Car Care Month!
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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The Scoop on Used Tires; Your FAQ Answered

April 20th, 2016


FAQ about 106 St Tire & Wheel’s used tires...a price friendly way to a safer ride!

Where do used tires come from?

Take a look around after the carnage of the flooding, mud slides, tornados? Millions of dollars in ruined vehicles are scattered about like MatchBox cars...cars, trucks, vans and more all ruined because of damage from fallen trees, mud and flooding.

When flood water gets inside your car, inside your engine and your interior everything is ruined. Flood water carries with it not only waste water but also street water containing spillage from leaking transmissions, oil leaks, antifreeze, over-flooding sewers, etc.

Interiors are ...[more]

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Who’s Winning the Fuel Economy Game?

April 15th, 2016
Even though gas prices are down, comparatively speaking, right now, chances are they won’t stay that way and gas is never going to be “cheap” again. The smart money is on fuel-efficient cars, but what are the most fuel-efficient models out there?
  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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Cheap Windshield Wipers Vs More Costly Wipers FAQ

April 7th, 2016

:Are pricey windshield wiper replacements better than cheap ones?

Like anything else, prices of windshield wiper replacements vary by size, style, quality, brand, etc. Are there suggested styles and types that can service you better?

There are 3 basic types of windshield wipers:

1: frame type:this is the most common type and it uses metal framework to support the wiper. This is the most widely used and most affordable style of wiper.

2: winter wiper:this type has a rubber shell around the framework to keep it from collect ...[more]

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Part 2: Conditioning Leather Seats

April 6th, 2016

Clean, Rub and Buff with a Good Quality Product (part 2)

Conditioning leather: choose a water-based, pH neutral conditioner. Don't skimp here! Purchase ahigh-quality leather conditioner that does not contain silicone, petroleum distillates or waxes. The purpose of using a leather conditioner is to replenish the natural oils; choose one with top-quality ingredients. Cheaper leather conditioners may leave have a greasy finish.

Perform a spot test!!! (see part 1 from yesterday; do not take a chance ruining your leather or any part of your car!) Always spot check, check with your owner's manual and use less not more and be very cautious with perforated seat covers. Always follow the advice of the cleaning product manufacture and that of your owner's manual.

 Condition your seats. ...[more]

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DIY Cleaning of Leather Seats-part 1

April 5th, 2016

Professional tips for do-it-yourselfers! Part I

Caution: please spot test all products used on exterior and interior of your car. These days, many products are imported and you may be tempted to use them because of price factors and company claims. However, a spot test (use a spot that is hidden somewhere and not the middle of your hood or truck, the back of seats, somewhere that is not noticeable, please?) prevents ruining your paint job and surfaces.

Does you car have perforated areas? Is there stitching in your upholstery? Use great caution about NOT getting water, cleanser or conditioner into the holes left by stitches in your leather, sewing puts holes in whatever is

stitched. Always check with your owner's manual for manufacturer's suggestions before you clean or apply any products. Usually ...[more]

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