When your car battery needs to be replaced (Part 2)
NOTE:This is part two of our series on battery replacement. Please click here for part 1.
Here is how to determine if your battery is getting enough electricity.
· If you notice signs like warning lights such as ’Check Engine’ flicker, disappearing, and then reappearing again or odd flickering lights, then these are signs that your car battery is not getting enough electricity. If the alternator is not in good shape, your battery is also faulty since it will no longer be able ...[more]
When you car battery needs to be replaced (Part 1)
The battery influences every electrical element in a car. Every car battery needs to be replaced at some point. We’ve written before about battery cables, but let’s see what else we can learn.
Let’s start with why the battery needs to be replaced.
Many cars on the road today use lead acid batteries, which are equipped with six lead cells, and lead oxide plates packed with dilute sulphuric acid. The lead acid battery usually gets drained of its capacity, mostly owing to high levels of sulfation. In severe cases, the capacity may drop too low that the battery may not be able to start a c ...[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]
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 3)
NOTE: This is part 3 of 106St Tire & Wheel's series on brake repair.
Click here for part 1.
Click here for part 2.
Whether your car has quite a few miles on it, or you only recently drove off the lot, you still need to start and stop; accidents can happen to anyone, so you must always make sure your brakes are in good condition. They wear out, and how fast they do is based on a variety of factors, such as the quality of the brake pad, wha ...[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]
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.
It i ...[more]
The Importance of Replacing the Air Filters in Your Car (Part 3)
NOTE: This is part 3 of 106St Tire & Wheel's series on air filters in your vehicle.
Below are various benefits to replacing your car filter according to different manufacturers.
1. Avoiding premature wear and tear of your car engine
This simple yet important piece of equipment is made to trap debris and dirt before it enters your car engi ...[more]
We at 106St Tire & Wheel are commited to keeping you and your passengers safe, so we are sharing some information with you regarding keeping your children safe in this weather.
: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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