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Everything you should know about wheel repair (Part 4)

August 4th, 2016

This is part 4 of our series on wheel repair. Click here for part 1, click here for part 2, and click here for part 3.

Don't forget, you can schedule an appointment for your wheel repair by clicking here.

Do repaired wheels add any value to a car that’s intended for sale?

Wheel repairs may or may not add value to a car that is intended for sale. The results depend of a lot of factors, such as age of the car, make and model, and of course, the type of wheels in ...[more]

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Everything you should know about wheel repair (Part 3)

July 28th, 2016

This is part two of our series on wheel repair. Click here for part one, and click here for part two....[more]

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Everything you should know about wheel repair (Part 2)

July 27th, 2016

This is part two of our series on wheel repair. Click here for part one.

And click here to learn more about wheel reapirs at 106St Tire & Wheel and to schedule an appointment.

Is it possible to repair wheels that are not fixed to the car?

Most wheel repairers don’t have a problem accepting off-the-vehicle wheels, with or without tires. Whatever the case, it is important to book for such wheel beforehand, especially if you want a quick turnaround

Can split rims be repaired?

Generally, there are 2 types of rim wheel splits. The first one is known as a 3-piece rim split and it can be refurbished or repaired by fi ...[more]

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Everything you should know about wheel repair (Part 1)

July 15th, 2016

Every car owner out there wants to keep his or her car looking new always. If you are among this group of proud car owners, you need to understand that unless your car undergoes regular care and maintenance, it will be impossible to keep it looking new and striking all the time. It is therefore your duty to take excellent care of each and every part of your car, with the wheels being among the most components of your car, in which case you will need to consult a wheel repair and maintenance expert on a regular basis.

Wheel repair and maintenance is always better and less costly than replacement. A highly experienced wheel repairer can even extend the life of your tires and consequently save you a lot in terms of wheel repair and replacement money. 

There are many reasons that would necessitate wheel repair and in the same way, there are different ...[more]

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Wheel Damage to Steel & Alloy Wheels

April 4th, 2016

Ouch!!! You hit a curb or one of Queens infamous potholes and blew a tire. You get a new tire and get it balanced but something doesn't feel right…a slight shimmy, a vibration or maybe even a more-pronounced wobble. 

Sounds like there is a good chance you have a damaged the rim. If you’ve been pricing wheels recently, you know they can be pricy ranging from between $400 and $1000 for a replacement.

Come to 106 St Tire & Wheel as we offer a full range of comprehensive wheel and rim repair services and the good news? Most rims are repairable!

Here's what we can do to help you:

  • Re-true a warped, cracked or bent wheel ...[more]
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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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March 23rd, 2016

Wheel Alignment Tips in Queens, NY


Have you been hitting potholes this winter? If so, read on about wheel alignments:

Every new vehicle's wheels are set at very specific angles for proper drivability, stability, and handling before it leaves the factory.

The critical alignment angles for the front wheels are toe-in and toe-out. This refers to the direction in which a wheel points (relative to a dead-ahead straight line); caster, which refers to the position of the top of the wheel, and camber, which is the offset of the suspension relative to an imaginary vertical straight line behind the wheel.

Many newer vehicles also are designed with adjustable rear suspensions, and a four-wheel alignment ensures that the rear wheels’ “thrust angle” is at a proper relationship with the front wheels. 

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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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Try on Wheels From Home from Your Lazy Boy

February 11th, 2016

Would you like to try on Vellano wheels? Vossen Wheels? How about Savini or Konig rims right from the comfort of your own home without getting out on without getting out of your Lazy-Boy rocker?

We've made it really easy and SIMPLE if you are a 106 St Tire & Wheel customer.

Innovation, tech-savvy, customer comfort, high def TV is what sets 106 St Tire apart from the ordinary tire dealer, Remember Grandpa's tire dealer had a car seat for you to sit on and read a 4-year-old magazine. It's the kind place kind where you sit on a car seat, look at tire posters in a dirty old place like your grandfather did. That's not the way it is at any 106 ST Tire location....we have plants, we have music, informative videos, soccer games or just plain high def TV on s ...[more]

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