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A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 3)

July 25th, 2016

Welcome to part 3 in our series on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. For part 1, please click here, and for part 2, please click here.

Don't forget, you can schedule an appointment by clicking here.

Indirect Monitoring Systems

Indirect systems use the car’s anti-lock braking system’s wheel speed sensors to determine rotational speed of one tire and compare it with another on the same vehicle. If one of the tires has a lower pressure level, the circumference changes enough to roll at slightly more revolutions per mile than the other 3 tires. Re ...[more]

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A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 2)

July 14th, 2016

(Don't forget, we proudly offer TPMS service, and you can schedule an appointment by clicking here)

Direct Monitoring Systems

Direct TPMS use individual sensors/transmitters inside every tire and sometimes full size spare to transmit data to the control module. These sensors read temperature and internal pressure of the tire. The data received at the central control module is then scrutinized and if there are any issues with any of the tires the information is sent to the vehicle’s information system. The data is usually sent wirelessly as radio signal.

Because direct monitoring systems use sensors, they usually generate very accurate information and can alert you almost immediately if pressure in any of the tires falls below the recommended level. These types ...[more]

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A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 1)

July 5th, 2016

A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 1)

Would it not be nice to always know if you have the right tire pressure in your car’s tires? That is where Tire Pressure Monitoring systems come in handy. TPMS notifies drivers when their vehicle’s tires pressure is going flat or is low. This increases your general safety on road by enhancing your car’s handling, reducing breaking distance, decreasing tire wear, and battering fuel economy.

Most countries including the United Stated have a Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that requires installation of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems) to warn drivers when a tire is under inflated. The standard applies to trucks, passenger cars, buses, and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less. This does not include vehicles with dual wheels on an axle.


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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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Wheel Balancing 101

March 7th, 2016

Living in NYC is a balancing act for us and your tires & wheels!

Well, here's one more thing to balance...your drive. A smooth, flawless ride is important for your vehicle especially your tires, front end and brakes.

Today, we're talking about getting our wheels and tires to rotate at varying speeds without vibrations. Here's a secret...even brand new tires are not perfectly round. More secrets, sssh....the weight of your tires are not perfectly distributed. In some spots they are lighter and in others they are heavier. And any of the above can lead to vibrations and less than a smooth ride.

Tires that are not balanced can really be a huge issue because vibrations are the least of your is ...[more]

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Pothole Wheel Damage & Spring is Rim Season

February 24th, 2016

106 St Tire & Wheel experts have the know how to remanufacture a badly damaged wheel back to factory standards as well as repair dents and dings, cracked, dented, curb rash from scraping on sidewalks, bent wheels from hitting potholes and more.

We're Queens expert alloy and steel wheel repair center and our restoration and repair services include:

-Rim straightening
-TIG wheel welding
-Dented rim repair
-Bent wheel repair
-Curb rash repair
-Wheel polishing
-Cracked wheel repair
-Computerized color matching
-TPMS sensors replaced, reset and ...[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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Our 2nd 24 Hour Location, Napa Car Care Center

January 26th, 2016

...new year and a reminder that our second location on Northern Blvd is a 24/7 location and is a Napa Car Care Center. The address of this location is 105-01 Northern Blvd, 718-446-6769.

This location replaces our old alignment center with a state of the art facility utilizing John Beam 3-D wheel alignments. As you can see Corona is a regentrying area and our former location on 106 St has made way for a new co-op. In response to this wonderul upscale development, we have moved outr location and opened it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please make an appointment for any service you require. Please make an appointment right here on our website or better yet call the store at 718-446-6769. Making an appointment is a time saving tool for your busy schedule and its the future of auto repair. Of course, we will always be available when ...[more]

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8 Tips to Extend the Life of your Car

November 22nd, 2015

FAQ series from 106 St Tire & Wheel:

8 Tips to Extend the Life of your Car

1) Check and change your oil regularly. There's some controversy on how often. 106 St Tire & Wheel advises you to check your owner's manual.
That's the best place to get accurate information specific to YOUR CAR. If your owner's manual is not around, Google it and you will probably find it
online in a downloadable format. Example for searching for it online? 

  • Google example: Owner's Manual 2009 Toyota Camry. That kind of search is bound to turn it up.

And remember, there's no single step in auto maintenance that will help your engine last more than regular oil and oil filter changes w ...[more]

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Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about TMPS, FAQ about Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

September 3rd, 2015

The ABCs of TPMS:

FAQ about TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) from the experts at Queens 106 St Tire & Wheel

I’m hearing a lot about tire pressure monitoring systems; what exactly is TPMS?  TPMS is a fairly new automotive warning system feature displaying tire pressure in new vehicles equipped with them. The law requiring TPMS was mandated by the federal government in 2007. And right from the start everyone at Queens 106 St Tire & Wheel ...[more]

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