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What is headlight restoration? (Part 1)

September 15th, 2016

What is headlight restoration? (Part 1)

Headlight restoration

Everyone wants their car running and looking perfect, but this is not always easy. Taking care of the small things in your car before they get out of hand is a good way of maintaining your vehicle. Essential things like washing the car, cleaning the interior, changing the oil and keeping up with the regular maintenance can ensure that the car remains in good shape always.

When washing your car, do you notice how the headlights look? Many vehicles have cloudy, hazy, discolored, and scratched headlights. This is very common, even with newer vehicles. Many people don't bother to wash and wax these parts because they never look good after all the effort.

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Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 3)

September 13th, 2016

Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 3)

This is part 3 of our series on using Nitrogen to inflate your tires.

·        Click here for part one.

·        Click here for part two.

Drawbacks you can expect when using nitrogen inflation.

1. Regardless of its ability to stay put within the tire, nitrogen is s ...[more]

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Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 2)

September 8th, 2016

Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 2)

Please click here for part one of our series on nitrogen fill for your tires.

Benefits of Nitrogen tire inflation

1. Provides more consistent inflation.

As much as compressed air is still widely used, it is important to note that one of the most detrimental properties of oxygen is the permeability of its molecules. The rate at which oxygen seeps out of the tires causes them to lose up to 3PSI per month. Nitrogen has significantly larger molecules than oxygen, being as much as four times larger than oxygen molecules. 

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Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 1)

September 7th, 2016

Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 1)

Nitrogen has recently emerged as an ideal alternative for inflation of tires. As many drivers are switching from traditional air inflation, it is important to know exactly what gives nitrogen the edge over compressed air inflation and what this could mean for you.

Using Nitrogen to keep your tires inflated

·        You may wonder what the difference is filling with nitrogen since it already makes up about 78% of the air. Despite nitrogen being the main component of atmospheric air, it still contains oxygen and the noble gases. The noble gases are not really an issue here, but rather it is the lack of oxygen.

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Understanding the New York State Automotive Safety Inspections Requirements (Part 1)

August 31st, 2016

Understanding the New York State Automotive Safety Inspections Requirements (Part 1)

The state of New York has a vehicle inspection program meant to ensure that all vehicles registered within its boundaries satisfies the minimum set standards for safely operating on highways and public streets. When a car is purchased within the state, the dealer is liable for the inspection. It must be carried out within 30 days from date of sale and before it is delivered to the owner. In addition, vehicles are also subject to emissions inspection to control air pollution. These inspection are carried out together by a DMV certified inspector in any of the authorized the facilities.

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Important brake repair and maintenance tips (Part 2)

August 24th, 2016

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]

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Important brake repair and maintenance tips (Part 1)

August 22nd, 2016

Important brake repair and maintenance tips (Part 1)

Every vehicle model has different brake specifications, which is why every different model requires a different brake pad. This means different shape, different texture, different coefficient of friction etc. Unfortunately, the carmakers do not specify what these specifications are for each vehicle, so a lot of what you pay for when you buy brakes is a result of the research and development; different brake manufacturers spend varying amounts on this process, which is why we at 106St Tire & Wheel are proud to offer NAPA brakes because we know that they do the best to keep you and your passengers safe on the road.

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Steering and suspension maintenance (Part 3)

August 16th, 2016



This is part 3 of 106St Tire & Wheel's series on steering and suspension maintenance. Click here for part 1, and click here for part 2.

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]

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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?
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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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