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Everything You Need to Know About Automotive Air Conditioning Maintenance (Part 3)

June 13th, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Automotive Air Conditioning Maintenance (Part 3)

NOTE: This is the third part of our series on automotive air conditioning maintenance. Please click here for Part 1, and please click here for Part 2.

HVAC Technicians Know the Unit Specifications of Your Car AC
Since every make and model is different, several requirements should be assessed only by a professional. Th ...[more]

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Everything You Need to Know About Automotive Air Conditioning Maintenance (Part 2)

June 12th, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Automotive Air Conditioning Maintenance (Part 2)

NOTE: This is the second part of our series on automotive air conditioning maintenance. Please click here for Part 1.

 

Why Hiring a Professional Is the Best Choice
Car air conditioning systems are very complex in nature, and when they stop working, or start to malfunction, you'll need to call us at 106St ...[more]

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Everything You Need to Know About Automotive Air Conditioning Maintenance (Part 1)

June 9th, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Automotive Air Conditioning Maintenance (Part 1)

A car air conditioner plays a vital role in ensuring that the temperature inside the vehicle remains pleasant, especially during summer. That's why when an AC system breaks down, it's crucial to have it checked as soon as possible. Neglecting the issue would lead to further problems that could result to the contamination of the system. Worst case scenario, it would be impossible to fix after that. Additionally, experts suggest that you should never try to fix your car's air conditioning system if you don't have the tools or knowledge regarding how the system works because you'd be putting the safety of your environment and yourself at risk.

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When Does Your Car’s Suspension Need Repair? (Part 3)

June 8th, 2017

When Does Your Car’s Suspension Need Repair? (Part 3)

NOTE: This is the third part of our series on steering and suspension. Please click here for Part 1, or here for Part 2.

Even if you are not experiencing any noticeable signs of a worn out suspension system, you should still take your car for inspection after you have reached the mileage recommended by your manufacturer. Having said that, these are some of the specific signs tha ...[more]

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When Does Your Car’s Suspension Need Repair? (Part 2)

June 7th, 2017

When Does Your Car’s Suspension Need Repair? (Part 2)

NOTE: This is the second part of our series on steering and suspension. Please click here for Part 1.

If the suspension system wears out, you will feel it in how your car drives. If your ride is not smooth, wanders, pulls you to one side, or handles poorly, you should come here to 106St Tire & Wheel so we can take a look at your suspension system. If your shocks leak oil, for instance, it means the sho ...[more]

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When Does Your Car’s Suspension Need Repair? (Part 1)

June 6th, 2017

When Does Your Car’s Suspension Need Repair? (Part 1)

Your car’s suspension system consists of the tires, shock absorbers, springs, and linkages that connect a car to its wheels, allowing relative movement between the two. An ideal suspension system should be able to support handling and riding quality of the vehicles. The suspensions are designed to keep the car wheel in contact with the road surface as much as possible. In essence, the primary purpose is to protect the car and any cargo from wear and damage.

The importance of a properly functioning suspension system

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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 2)

August 24th, 2016

Important brake repair and maintenance tips (Part 2)

In part 1 of our series on brake repair and maintenance, we discusses how different car manufacturers use varying specifications for each model, and how that affects the consumer when it’s time to buy new brakes. As a result, some manufacturers out there cut corners when it comes to safety. Remember, as of yet there are no laws on the federal level regulating brake specifications. While these cheaper brakes may perform well under normal driving conditions, they do not take into account the difficulties drivers may encounter, like ...[more]

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