Electrical System Maintenance (Part 2)
To ensure proper maintenance of the cars electrical system, you need to clean off the connections on the battery from time to time. This will help to prevent unnecessary tear and wear on ...[more]
Electrical System Maintenance
A car relies on its electrical system to ensure smooth running and operation. Unfortunately, many car owners do not pay attention to the electrical system because it does not need to be inspected as often as the car’s moving parts. Knowing what comprises a car’s electrical system is very important in making sure it runs smoothly.
Some common problems that are caused by the electrical system include:
1. Little or no power in the battery
This is one of the very common problems that occur in a vehicle. Sometimes the battery is total ...[more]
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]
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.
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]
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.
It i ...[more]
Why You Cannot Ignore Car Exhaust System Repair (Part 1)
The Role of the Exhaust System.
The exhaust system is about more than just getting rid of the gas out of the rear of the vehicle as it actually plays a major role in making sure that your vehicle works efficiently. What it does is it pulls away various hazardous gases and emissions from the engine that could potentially cause a problem if they are allowed to build up, drags these emissions under your feet in the vehicle, and gets rid of them. However, there is more to it than just that; it does not just take these harmful emissions and just put them into the environment, but it also converts them into a less harmful version before they exit through the tail pipe.
This is certainly impressive, an ...[more]
The Importance of Replacing the Air Filters in Your Car (Part 3)
NOTE: This is part 3 of 106St Tire & Wheel's series on air filters in your vehicle.
Below are various benefits to replacing your car filter according to different manufacturers.
1. Avoiding premature wear and tear of your car engine
This simple yet important piece of equipment is made to trap debris and dirt before it enters your car engi ...[more]
:Are pricey windshield wiper replacements better than cheap ones?
Like anything else, prices of windshield wiper replacements vary by size, style, quality, brand, etc. Are there suggested styles and types that can service you better?
There are 3 basic types of windshield wipers:
1: frame type:this is the most common type and it uses metal framework to support the wiper. This is the most widely used and most affordable style of wiper.
2: winter wiper:this type has a rubber shell around the framework to keep it from collect ...[more]
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.
Condition your seats. ...[more]
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