The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacements (Part 1)
It’s not just about the engine or the tires, but every little moving part that makes the car perform at its absolute best. For this to happen, it needs care, it needs you. Your windshield is one of the underrated components of your car, a component that’s responsible for your visibility and also, your general safety while driving. Let’s take a look at the various reasons why replacing your windshield wiper blade replacement is so important.
Safety is first and foremost
A large percentage of accidents happen because of compromised visibility. What can cause this? Usually it’s dirty or cracked windshields. Dirt is obvious; it sticks to the surface and direct ...[more]
Understanding the New York State Automotive Safety Inspections Requirements (Part 3)
This is part 3 of our series on New York State safety inspections.
· Click here for part one.
· Click here for part two.
Emissions inspections for cars and light trucks
The Federal Clean Air Act passed in 1990 requires that the New York State carries out an insp ...[more]
Important brake repair and maintenance tips (Part 4)
NOTE: This is part 4 of 106St Tire & Wheel's series on brake repair.
· Click here for part 1.
· Click here for part 2.
· Click here for part 3.
Understanding the New York State Automotive Safety Inspections Requirements (Part 2)
Safety Items Inspected on Cars and Light Trucks
Seat belts: These are inspected for proper anchorage and operation. The inspector will also make sure it works in different positions. We also check the air bag warning light to make sure it functions correctly.
Brakes:The inspector must remove at least one wheel to look at the brakes. We will look at vehicle’s brake pedal reserve, brake pedal fade, power brake unit, brake master cylinder, disc brake pads, drum brake linings, brake drums and rotors, wheel cylinders and calipers, brake lines and hoses, parking brake and brake e ...[more]
Important brake repair and maintenance tips (Part 2)
In part 1 of our series on brake repair and maintenance, we discusses how different car manufacturers use varying specifications for each model, and how that affects the consumer when it’s time to buy new brakes. As a result, some manufacturers out there cut corners when it comes to safety. Remember, as of yet there are no laws on the federal level regulating brake specifications. While these cheaper brakes may perform well under normal driving conditions, they do not take into account the difficulties drivers may encounter, like ...[more]
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]
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]
Ouch!!! You hit a curb or one of Queens infamous potholes and blew a tire. You get a new tire and get it balanced but something doesn't feel right…a slight shimmy, a vibration or maybe even a more-pronounced wobble.
Sounds like there is a good chance you have a damaged the rim. If you’ve been pricing wheels recently, you know they can be pricy ranging from between $400 and $1000 for a replacement.
Come to 106 St Tire & Wheel as we offer a full range of comprehensive wheel and rim repair services and the good news? Most rims are repairable!
Here's what we can do to help you:
- Re-true a warped, cracked or bent wheel ...[more]
NYC, we got them and we got them bad! Severe road conditions that is. We all know when the National Weather Service says there is a severe weather warning, we need to take precautions.
Our blog has pointed out many times during this last year the fact that in the NYC area we always drive under "severe road and traffic conditions" and we have spoken about many factors contributing to dangerous, over used, never maintained roads, traffic, stop and go driving, sudden breaking due to highways seemingly converging traffic and drivers going from doing 55 mph to 10 mph for miles and miles, etc.
Nowhere in the USA except other major metropolises like Los Angeles, Chicago, Atla ...[more]
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