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Electrical system maintenance (Part 2)

October 14th, 2016

Electrical System Maintenance (Part 2)

To ensure proper maintenance of the cars electrical system, you need to clean off the connections on the battery from time to time. This will help to prevent unnecessary tear and wear on ...[more]

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Electrical system maintenance (Part 1)

October 13th, 2016

Electrical System Maintenance

A car relies on its electrical system to ensure smooth running and operation. Unfortunately, many car owners do not pay attention to the electrical system because it does not need to be inspected as often as the car’s moving parts. Knowing what comprises a car’s electrical system is very important in making sure it runs smoothly.

Some common problems that are caused by the electrical system include:

1. Little or no power in the battery

This is one of the very common problems that occur in a vehicle. Sometimes the battery is total ...[more]

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The Importance of Comprehensive Engine Diagnostics (Part 2)

October 3rd, 2016

The Importance of Comprehensive Engine Diagnostics (Part 2)

NOTE: This is the second part of our series on comprehensive engine diagnostics. Please click here for part 1.

More common symptoms and what they mean

Another sign of trouble is experiencing sudden jerks or surges. The same engine trouble that causes this may also cause a sudden stall of the car. Let the mechanic look at the vehicle’s spark plugs, fuel filter and, many other issues. It can be quite daunting when your vehicle sta ...[more]

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The Importance of Comprehensive Engine Diagnostics (Part 1)

September 27th, 2016

The Importance of Comprehensive Engine Diagnostics (Part 1)

The engine is easily the most important, yet sensitive part of your car, and needs thorough inspection. Diagnosing possible problems with your car engine can go a long way in avoiding accidents and damage. 

Have your car serviced regularly, especially before and after a long journey. After all, engine components eventually wear out and fluids get used up after time. While you can conduct some diagnostics yourself, it is better to let an expert mechanic do a comprehensive systems check for you.

Simple DIY diagnostics

Before starting the engine, it is prudent to ...[more]

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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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Why You Cannot Ignore That Car Exhaust Repair (Part 2)

August 23rd, 2016

Why You Cannot Ignore That Car Exhaust Repair (Part 2)



Getting Things Repaired.

It is very important to seek the advice and help of a mechanic rather than trying to deal with a complex system like the exhaust on your own. Indeed, you will generally have neither the equipment nor the knowledge to deal with the issue, and in many cases the entire exhaust system does not have to be replaced, but instead only a section is damaged. However, it takes an experienced eye to correctly identify the exact location of the problem, the correct replacement part, and how to actually make the new component fit.

            You also have to remember t ...[more]

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Why You Cannot Ignore Car Exhaust System Repair (Part 1)

August 18th, 2016

Why You Cannot Ignore Car Exhaust System Repair (Part 1)

The Role of the Exhaust System.

The exhaust system is about more than just getting rid of the gas out of the rear of the vehicle as it actually plays a major role in making sure that your vehicle works efficiently. What it does is it pulls away various hazardous gases and emissions from the engine that could potentially cause a problem if they are allowed to build up, drags these emissions under your feet in the vehicle, and gets rid of them. However, there is more to it than just that; it does not just take these harmful emissions and just put them into the environment, but it also converts them into a less harmful version before they exit through the tail pipe.

This is certainly impressive, an ...[more]

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The Importance of Replacing the Air Filters in Your Car (Part 3)

August 17th, 2016

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]

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"Severe Road" Conditions in NYC- What's it Mean?

March 31st, 2016

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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Smelling Rotten Eggs? Not Easter Leftovers...Catalytic Converter!!!

March 28th, 2016

Okay, so it's the day after Easter and you had a great dinner of roast leg of lamb, maybe, or perhaps, a slow roasted baked ham....great sides, desserts and, of course, those wonderful colored Easter eggs.

So, on with life as the Monday after Easter takes us all back to work. All of a sudden, you smell rotten eggs. Quick, check your pockets and see if you grabbed a few before you left your hosts house. If you don't have the eggs but you got the smell, you got a catalytic converter issue. Bad news, too, because this replacement is expensive...your car will not pass inspections because of emissions so you will have no choice.

This is not a regular maintenance issue although your check engine light should go on. The biggest concern is emissions and you may have a car that can't get out of its own way because of a very sluggish engine and ...[more]

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