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Need new tires? We got THE deal for you!

February 22nd, 2016

free with the purchase of 4 tires at all 106 St Tire locations:

FREE wheel alignment

FREE tire mounting

FREE tire balancing

FREE valves if needed

FREE tire rotations for the life of your purchased tires

FREE nitrogen- ...[more]

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When Did You Last Check Your Spare Tire?

February 9th, 2016

 

By definition, your spare tire is exactly that, a spare in case of an emergency. Meanwhile while we wait for an emergency, we forget to check on our spare tire simply because it's not needed........yet. And when it's needed, it might not be ready to do its job because many of us

don't do what we have to do to keep our cars, tires, brakes, etc in good condition....in a word: ...[more]

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OUR BLOG: Brake Calipers Gone Bad? The Scoop!

February 8th, 2016

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]

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Front End Tips from Our Experts: Ball joints

February 4th, 2016

...do you grease & inspect your balls

joints? How? Look regularly at the rubber boots containing grease around them. If they are impaired in anyway, like shredded or ripped, or just gone, you will need to grease them with the proper grease (owner's manual time again!) or replace the boot which seals them in grease and seals out dirt or probably replace the ball joints.

Some cars have ball joints need to be greased while others don't because they are sealed with a life time supply of grease in the above closed environment.

Hearing clunks, got sloppy steering? That may be the result of your ball joints needing replacement. When they are worn there will be a rattle or clunking so ...[more]

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Serpentine Belt Wear - How to Inspect It

February 3rd, 2016

Under your hood there's a long belt that kinda snakes around your engine. This is a critical part of your engine drive as it powers your very important alternator that keeps your battery fully charged. The serpentine belt also powers your air-conditioning compressor as well as your power steering pump. Its duties varies from manufacturer-to-manufacturer and on some vehicles it can possibly run the power brakes, your radiator fan and the water pump. Important stuff, right?

You can see from the above that this part is critical in keeping your auto on the road because if your serpentine belt breaks and all the belts in your vehicle can wear out depending on temperature under the hood, mileage on your car or just ordinary wear.

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Potholes! How Winter Creates Them

February 3rd, 2016

Havoc is a word that applies when you hit a hefty pot hole. Keep hitting and your tires and front end will take a beating. Hit one deep enough and hard enough and you will likely incur some serious damage. In Queens they multipy faster than rabbits and they can damage your tires, your wheels, your front end and cost you plenty. AVOID THEM!

And we drive the same streets you do and we know they are everywhere. It's difficult to avoid them because traffic in Queens is incredible these days, watching the road for cars is critical enough but protecting your investment, namely your car, is important too. After all, in this economy no one has the money for expensive repairs.

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Shimmies & Vibrations Diagnosed

February 1st, 2016

...road vibrations can bring you some ugly results 106 St Tire has the solution and can diagnose them with Hunter Road Force Diagnosis.

Technology's way of bringing road conditions into our shop so a trained tech can experience what you do on the road is made possible by Hunter Road Force Diagnostics. Instead of cruising the roads with you, tech experts get to experience shimmies, shaking and other road force issues in our shop. By simulation of road conditions, we can see what's creating your unique issue and correct it.

Our iconic location operating for more than 2 decades and open 24 hours everyday of the year at 106-01 Northern Blvd 718-446-6769 has this great technology to assist customers and our techs in getting to the "heart of the matter" in an expedient ...[more]

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FAQ About Suspension Systems

January 29th, 2016

Suspension systems keep your ride smooth. Imagine driving in NYC with them bottoming out in our yet to be hatched pot holes or when you go over those giant metal plates that cover holes in the street made by Verizon, EPA and Con Edion? Struts and shocks keep you comfortable and safe by allowing your tires and brakes and tires to work as they were designed too.

Shocks:

Shock absorbers work to reduce your springs natural tendency to move back and forth. Pushing on a corner of your car and observing how many times the car bounces is a way to sort of test whether your shocks need replacing. Do-it-your-selfers, if you do the push down on the edge of your car test and it bounces more than twice chances are you need shocks. How often you need shocks varies because of driving conditions, tire conditions, road condit ...[more]

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Free Safety Inspections, Avoid Driving Mishaps

January 28th, 2016

Are you driving merrily along until some maintenance issue is thrust upon you at the most inconvenient moment? For example, you're in bumper to bumper traffic and you step on your brakes and they aren't there?

That's one heck of a place for that to happen. We hope you are a member of AAA because it will be unsafe to continue to drive and you will need to be towed.

Really, most of these kinds of mechanical failures can be avoided and 106 St Tire & Wheel is here to help you do you that with lots of FREE services to avoid the inconvenience and dangers of the situation above. We offer free brake inspections.

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