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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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All Season vs Winter Tires, Pt II

January 22nd, 2016

Take a look at this test sponsored by Bridgestone and author Jason Torchinsky

In this great demo video you can see the difference on an ice skating rink with specially designed trike tires. 

Remember, as we stated, winter tires are composed of different materials than all seaon tires, they have special treads and patterns meant to push snow away from your tires making them better handling, safer tires in the snow and ice.

...[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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All Season vs Winter Tires

January 15th, 2016

Winter's cold weather causes the rubber tread on all season or summer tire to stiffen and does not provide sufficient traction for wintry conditions. Tire design in tread rubber of winter tires are designed to remain flexible allowing the tire to grip the road better. And its not just tread design, its also the composition of the tire.

It's not uncommon for drivers to think a tire is a tire. However, that is not true.

Tires vary in composition, in tread depth and design and more, all suited for a specific driving purpose and need. Many cars leave the factory with all season tires. Those tires provide a fairly quiet ride, have good tread life and get good fuel economy. They are popular as all season tires offer flexible performance on a bevy of road services having been specifically designed to per ...[more]

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Bridgestone's Ecopic Tires...the Green Tire

January 12th, 2016

Bridgestone manufactures “think green” tires and they are an important contribution to combating climate change. 106 St Tire has been selling Ecopia tires for many years.

Bridgestone Ecopia tires combine eco-friendly ride with low rolling resistance tire technology that delivers an increased miles per gallon result. This may not seem important since gas prices are no longer spiraling however earth's fragile eco-system make greenhouse gases and pollution very important issues today and in the future and for years to come.

By lowering your tire’s rolling resistance you increase fuel efficiency while providing a quieter ride for yourself and your passengers.

Here's the really great news about Ecopia tires available at all of our Queens locations:

  • Ecopia tires have a long wear life
  • Ecopia ...[more]
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How Long Will Your Tires Last....

January 7th, 2016

....how long your tires last can be up to you and this article will tell you how and why.

It's fair to expect 50,000 miles from new tires or the tires that come with any new vehicle. However, like anything tire life depends on so many factors. If you leave a light bulb on day and night its going to last a shorter time then if you just turn it off after few hours, right?

In NYC we drive under "severe" conditions. Stop and go in heavy traffic is tough on a car's brakes. Pot holes and other less than perfect road conditions impact tire life and so does "maintenance apathy" meaning if you don't maintain proper tire inflation, get wheel alignments, rotate tires, guess what, you may not get that 50,000 miles which is a broad guideline and not an absolute for sure.

One of the large tire companies recently wo ...[more]

  Posted in: Tires 101, Services, Safety First
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Used Tires...Here's Where They Come From

January 5th, 2016

FAQ about 106 St Tire & Wheel’s used tires

Where do used tires come from?

Take a look around after the environmental carnage of the flooding like we are seeing in Missouri. That folks is the good news for used tire buyers and the bad news for the whole country. There are millions of dollars in ruined cars, trucks, vans and more all ruined because of damage from fallen trees, tornados and flooding. There will be more, too, with the upcoming rain expected in California due to el nino shortly. Tires are impervious to water however when flood water gets inside a car, the inside is ruined. Flood water carries with it not only waste water but also street water containing spillage from leaking transmissions, oil leaks, antifreeze, etc. 

Interiors are ruined and drying them does not solve the situation as they are ...[more]

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What You Don't Know About Tire Pressure!

November 25th, 2015

 

Here's something you've never thought about!

It's not your tires that support the weight of your car...it is the air pressure in your tires!

Think about that, please? It may give new meaning to something critically important and that's maintaining the correct air pressure in your tires so your vehicle gets proper traction, handles the way it is supposed to and your tires get the durability they are supposed to have.

Winter is approaching, traction is critical to your drive in snow and ice.
Handling is important all the time but even more so in the winter, right?

You cannot set your tire pressure and forget about it. It has to be checked at least once a month. 106 St Tire & Wheel does this for free and offers free compressed air, so no worries, but the thing is you have to get yourself ...[more]

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New 24/7 Hour Location Open

November 24th, 2015

106 ST Tire & Wheel's Newest Location Open Holidays 24/7; 
State of the Art Wheel Alignment Center & Repair Shop

...both locations on Northern Blvd are open holidays 24/7 except Christmas

106 St Tire & Wheel, Inc an established tire and wheel business in Queens, NYC has announced the opening of their 5th location at 105-08 Northern Blvd. Now, as a member of the renowned Napa Auto Parts family, 106 St Tire’s new Napa Car Care Center will offer customers in Brooklyn and Queens an opportunity to extend the life of their vehicle with reasonably priced car care.

A 106 St Tire spokeswoman stated, “Too many of our customers do damage control rather than preventative maintenance. The problem with that is often additional needless expense as mechanical repairs, ...[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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