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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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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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Understanding the New York State Automotive Safety Inspections Requirements (Part 3)

September 9th, 2016

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]

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Understanding the New York State Automotive Safety Inspections Requirements (Part 2)

September 5th, 2016

 

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]

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Important brake repair and maintenance tips (Part 3)

August 29th, 2016

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]

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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.

It i ...[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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