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Why You Can’t Just Avoid Getting an Oil Change (Part 1)

September 19th, 2016

Why You Can’t Just Avoid Getting an Oil Change (Part 1)

If the engine is the heart of the car, then oil is its lifeblood. Both of them go hand in hand and when driving. For safety purposes, it is important to carry oil change as per the manufacturer's instructions. When the time comes for an oil change, it is critical to get the filter changed because it may harbor some contaminated oil that can harm your engine.

Consider the Manufacturer’s Manual

We have covered why New York City driving conditions are rated as “severe.” Severe conditions may include excessive short trips of less than five miles, loading the vehicle to m ...[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]

  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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5 QUICK REASONS WHY OIL CHANGES ARE NEEDED MORE OFTEN IN NYC

March 24th, 2016

5 Quick Tips about Oil Changes

Our expert technicians at 106St. Tire and Wheel are thrilled to assist customers improve vehicle functionality and safety for the summer months ahead. All locations of 106St Tire and Wheel offer oil changes for most cars starting at $25 for the first 5 qts. and a free tire rotation. Our Northern Blvd location is open 24/7, so schedule your appointment now. Call us 718-446-6769 / just drive on in / or click: 

http://106sttire.com/appointments

Why are oil changes so important?

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Simple Maintenance List Made Even Simpler

March 10th, 2016

Simple maintenance check list:

FAQ about maintenance made Real Simple: No maintenance=expensive problems

1. Check your tire pressure...simpler, have 106 St Tire do it FREE.

More than 90 percent of cars on the road are driven every day with improperly inflated tires with most being under-inflated. Results?

  • can compromise cornering
  • can compromise braking
  • can compromise stability and safety
  • more likely to have a tire-related accident because of the above like tire failure (thousands happen every year and cause deaths ...[more]
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Dollar Store Auto Detailing & Save Big

March 9th, 2016

Forget Shopping for Expensive Car Detailing Products!

106 St Tire & Wheel always prides itself in being able to save our customers money. That's one reason why we stress maintaining your vehicle with our bevy of free inspections.

We're taking this a step further and giving you the scoop on expive car care products that can be replaced with what you have at home or can easily be obtained in any dollar store anywhere.

1. Dawn Dish Soap

Ever see what happens to the bird life when there's an oil spill in our precious waterways? Animal rescuers clean the delicate feathers and fur of oil soaked cri ...[more]

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Do You Believe These Gas Myths?

January 20th, 2016

In January, 2011, 106 St Tire & Wheel became the only tire dealers in Queens, NY to have a free, informative, cutting edge, e-book downloadable from their website to offer empowering information for customers and community and assist them with money saving tips.. Please see our home page  (middle of the page for a free copy). At that time, gas cost more per gallon then it does now, of course, however, since climate change has been recently acknowledged by the world, thinkin ...[more]

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Green is Good

November 23rd, 2015

Green is GOOD!

a few quick tips on helping earth heal:

  • keep tires properly inflated
  • replace filters regularly
  • change oil regularly
  • check your gas cap
  • recycle/dispose of engine oil, old tires, batteries properly
  • if you have serious engine problems chose a used or rebuilt engine

a better tomorrow for our kids is a choice we make TODAY!

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FAQ: What Does Our FREE Safety Inspections Include?

November 16th, 2015

FAQ: What Do Our FREE Safety Inspection's Include?

  • hoses: radiator, power steering, heater hoses and a/c hoses
  • head lights
  • tail lights
  • turn signals
  • parking lights
  • battery
  • shocks and struts
  • transfer case
  • differential
  • CV joint boots
  • steering components
  • U-joints
  • front and rear suspension
  • exhaust system
  • all 4 tires for pressure, wear and tread depth
  • engine oil
  • anti-freeze
  • front and rear brakes
  • power steering
  • transmission
  • windshield wipers and windshield wiper fluid
  • belts both serpentine and power steering
  • air filter

    Com ...[more]
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Does My Car Need A Wheel Alignment?

September 16th, 2015
 
Wheel Alignment in Queens, NYAt 106 St. Tire & Wheel, we get a lot of questions about wheel alignments…so we thought it would be a good idea to set the record straight and clear up any misconceptions.
 
Your car leaves the factory with the wheels set at specific angles for proper drivability, stability, and handling. The crucial alignment angles for the front wheels are toe-in/toe-out, referring 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 ...[more]
  Posted in: Wheel alignment
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