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How to Properly Inflate Your Tires to Stay Safe on the Road (Part 3)

June 16th, 2017

How to Properly Inflate Your Tires to Stay Safe on the Road (Part 3)

NOTE: This is the second part of our series on tire inflation. Please click here for Part 1, and click here for part 2.

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How to Properly Inflate Your Tires to Stay Safe on the Road (Part 2)

June 15th, 2017

How to Properly Inflate Your Tires to Stay Safe on the Road (Part 2)

NOTE: This is the second part of our series on tire inflation. Please click here for Part 1.

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How to Properly Inflate Your Tires to Stay Safe on the Road (Part 1)

June 14th, 2017

How to Properly Inflate Your Tires to Stay Safe on the Road (Part 1)

Your vehicle’s tires are obviously important- and if you've ever experienced a tire blowout while driving, you know how frightening it can be. It can throw your car around, which can be disastrous if you are not able to get it back under control.



Everyone understands the importance of having tires on their vehicle, but what's odd about it is most people don't take the time to check their tires - or are not checking them frequently enough. In fact, studies show that tires are the most neglected part of a vehicle.

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Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 3)

September 13th, 2016

Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 3)

This is part 3 of our series on using Nitrogen to inflate your tires.

·        Click here for part one.

·        Click here for part two.

Drawbacks you can expect when using nitrogen inflation.

1. Regardless of its ability to stay put within the tire, nitrogen is s ...[more]

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Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 2)

September 8th, 2016

Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 2)

Please click here for part one of our series on nitrogen fill for your tires.

Benefits of Nitrogen tire inflation

1. Provides more consistent inflation.

As much as compressed air is still widely used, it is important to note that one of the most detrimental properties of oxygen is the permeability of its molecules. The rate at which oxygen seeps out of the tires causes them to lose up to 3PSI per month. Nitrogen has significantly larger molecules than oxygen, being as much as four times larger than oxygen molecules. 

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Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 1)

September 7th, 2016

Pros and cons of using Nitrogen to inflate your tires (Part 1)

Nitrogen has recently emerged as an ideal alternative for inflation of tires. As many drivers are switching from traditional air inflation, it is important to know exactly what gives nitrogen the edge over compressed air inflation and what this could mean for you.

Using Nitrogen to keep your tires inflated

·        You may wonder what the difference is filling with nitrogen since it already makes up about 78% of the air. Despite nitrogen being the main component of atmospheric air, it still contains oxygen and the noble gases. The noble gases are not really an issue here, but rather it is the lack of oxygen.

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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.

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The Scoop on Used Tires; Your FAQ Answered

April 20th, 2016

 

FAQ about 106 St Tire & Wheel’s used tires...a price friendly way to a safer ride!

Where do used tires come from?

Take a look around after the carnage of the flooding, mud slides, tornados? Millions of dollars in ruined vehicles are scattered about like MatchBox cars...cars, trucks, vans and more all ruined because of damage from fallen trees, mud and flooding.

When flood water gets inside your car, inside your engine and your interior everything is ruined. Flood water carries with it not only waste water but also street water containing spillage from leaking transmissions, oil leaks, antifreeze, over-flooding sewers, etc.

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Part 2: Conditioning Leather Seats

April 6th, 2016

Clean, Rub and Buff with a Good Quality Product (part 2)

Conditioning leather: choose a water-based, pH neutral conditioner. Don't skimp here! Purchase ahigh-quality leather conditioner that does not contain silicone, petroleum distillates or waxes. The purpose of using a leather conditioner is to replenish the natural oils; choose one with top-quality ingredients. Cheaper leather conditioners may leave have a greasy finish.

Perform a spot test!!! (see part 1 from yesterday; do not take a chance ruining your leather or any part of your car!) Always spot check, check with your owner's manual and use less not more and be very cautious with perforated seat covers. Always follow the advice of the cleaning product manufacture and that of your owner's manual.

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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.

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