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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]

  Posted in: Safety First
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HAVE YOU BEEN HITTING POTHOLES IN QUEENS? SOLUTION: WHEEL ALIGNMENT

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. 

...[more]
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Simple Maintenance List Made Even Simpler

March 10th, 2016

Simple maintenance check list:

FAQ about maintenance made Real Simple: No maintenance=expensive problems

1. Check your tire pressure...simpler, have 106 St Tire do it FREE.

More than 90 percent of cars on the road are driven every day with improperly inflated tires with most being under-inflated. Results?

  • can compromise cornering
  • can compromise braking
  • can compromise stability and safety
  • more likely to have a tire-related accident because of the above like tire failure (thousands happen every year and cause deaths ...[more]
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Dollar Store Auto Detailing & Save Big

March 9th, 2016

Forget Shopping for Expensive Car Detailing Products!

106 St Tire & Wheel always prides itself in being able to save our customers money. That's one reason why we stress maintaining your vehicle with our bevy of free inspections.

We're taking this a step further and giving you the scoop on expive car care products that can be replaced with what you have at home or can easily be obtained in any dollar store anywhere.

1. Dawn Dish Soap

Ever see what happens to the bird life when there's an oil spill in our precious waterways? Animal rescuers clean the delicate feathers and fur of oil soaked cri ...[more]

  Posted in: Do It Yourself
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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]

  Posted in: Wheel alignment
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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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Wheel Magic for Pot Hole Damage

January 25th, 2016

...30" of snow? A massive thaw will equate to pot holes everywhere. All locations of 106 St Tire & Wheel in Corona, Forest Hills, Elmhurst and Jamaica, Queens, offer a wide variety of rim services for steel and alloy wheels.

Pot holes occur as a natural part of melting snow and ice and have nothing to do with city or state apathy; they are equal opportunity and they happen everywhere there are season thaws, freezes, snow falls and ice.  The resulting melted water seeps beneath the pavement through cracks caused by the wear and tear of traffic and the black top collapses. Because of our traffic situation here in the Big Apple and the weather we see now, we can expect plenty of pot holes that will cause damage to tires, wheels, axles, front end, etc. 106 St Tire is here to help you out if this darkens your ...[more]

  Posted in: Wheel alignment
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FAQ: What Does Our FREE Safety Inspections Include?

November 16th, 2015

FAQ: What Do Our FREE Safety Inspection's Include?

  • hoses: radiator, power steering, heater hoses and a/c hoses
  • head lights
  • tail lights
  • turn signals
  • parking lights
  • battery
  • shocks and struts
  • transfer case
  • differential
  • CV joint boots
  • steering components
  • U-joints
  • front and rear suspension
  • exhaust system
  • all 4 tires for pressure, wear and tread depth
  • engine oil
  • anti-freeze
  • front and rear brakes
  • power steering
  • transmission
  • windshield wipers and windshield wiper fluid
  • belts both serpentine and power steering
  • air filter

    Com ...[more]
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