Have you been hitting potholes this winter? If so, read on about wheel alignments:
Every new vehicle's wheels are set at very specific angles for proper drivability, stability and handling before it leaves the factory.
The critical alignment angles for the front wheels are toe-in and toe-out. This refers to the direction in which a wheel points (relative to a dead-ahead straight line); caster, which refers to the position of the top of the wheel, and camber, which is the offset of the suspension relative to an imaginary vertical straight line behind the wheel.
Many newer vehicles also are designed with adjustable rear suspensions, and a four-wheel alignment ensures that the rear wheels’ “thrust angle” is at a proper relationship with the front wheels.
Frankly, there are only t ...[more]
We're in a NEW place!!!! We're 3D!
In case you missed our grand opening, our new alignment center is now located just across the street at 105-08 Northern Blvd and its state-of-the-art 3D technology. In the city that never sleeps this center is open 24 hours a day including all holidays, closed only Christmas.
Wheel alignments are really important maintenance for your vehicle and the bumpy streets and potholes that appear each spring really mandates you remembering how many miles you have put on since your last alignment.
Old tires, poorly inflated tires, potholes and mileage make wheel alignments critical for avoiding the expensive parts and labor involved in front end work. A vehicle with a bad front-end becomes dangerous, tough to steer and is a ticking time bond.
Bottom line? You ne ...[more]
Advice from the 106 St pros...
We bet you thought the word is caliber, right? As in .45mm? Hey, we're from the 'hood, too, so we understand.
However, the word is caliper and each brake has one but does your ride have 2 or 4. That depends on type of braking system you have. Check your owners manual if you don't know. Don't have it, download it by Googling year, make and model for your car bible.
Brake calipers are one of several important parts composing your braking system, and, for God's sake, this is NYC. Queens epitomizes the "severe" driving conditions ...[more]
Skipping Oil Changes Can Be Harmful!
Guess what? This picture above is not chocolate pudding..its car eating sludge!
Is there anywhere else in the US that faces the driving conditions of NYC and, specifically, Queens or Manhattan?
Stop and go driving? Not really good for an engine. Sitting in 45 minutes of traffic?
Not good for your engine...you get the picture. Therefore, there is no hard and fast rule about oil changes simply because NYC driving is not like driving anywhere else in the world.
However, when a vehicle maker makes a recommendation about oil changes, the advice is a one size fits all type of advice rather that for your specific driving conditions which is a huge consideration. Would you get this kind of cautionary advice ever? "Hey, if you live in Nu Yalk and drive dis car, first, ...[more]
Yokohama is currently offering a $60 rebate off qualifying tires!
106 St Tire has been serving Queens for decades, and we are delighted as always to share great tire rebates still ongoing at all of our locations. Don't wait until it's too late to save money, get ready for winter, improve your gas mileage and drive safer.
Our number is 718-446-6769, so call or come on over 24/7.
Buy any 4 tires and get a free wheel alignment, nitrogen fill for a year, and free tire rotation for the life of those purchased tires, as well as free mounting and balancing!
Working diligently to ensure customers maintain road-ready vehicle performance, 106 St. Tire and Wheel is ecstatic to offer drivers of the Queens, NY area high quality auto repair and tires at unbeatable prices. Technicians of 106 St. Tire and Wheel understand preventative maintenance is the top resource vehicle owners can use to sustain safe driving conditions and prevent costly auto repairs down the road. Encouraging customers of the Queens, NY area to stay current with routine auto repair, 106 St. Tire and Wheel is thrilled to offer drivers ...[more]