The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacements (Part 1)

October 7th, 2016

The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacements (Part 1)

It’s not just about the engine or the tires, but every little moving part that makes the car perform at its absolute best. For this to happen, it needs care, it needs you. Your windshield is one of the underrated components of your car, a component that’s responsible for your visibility and also, your general safety while driving. Let’s take a look at the various reasons why replacing your windshield wiper blade replacement is so important. 

Safety is first and foremost

A large percentage of accidents happen because of compromised visibility. What can cause this? Usually it’s dirty or cracked windshields. Dirt is obvious; it sticks to the surface and direct ...[more]

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Cheap Windshield Wipers Vs More Costly Wipers FAQ

April 7th, 2016

: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]

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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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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 everyday with improperly inflated tires with most being under-inflated. Results?

·       can compromise cornering

·       can compromise braking

·       can compromise stability and safety

·  &nbs ...[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]

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Don't Cut Corners on Visibility; Use Windshield Washer Fluid

November 11th, 2015

Some people try to save money by filling their windshield washer reservoirs with water.
 
Not a good idea!
 
The problem: It doesn’t properly clean the windshield and can freeze and destroy the reservoir.

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Tips to Spring into Routine Auto Repair

April 2nd, 2015

auto repair in Queens, NYAs snowy weather and winter become a distant memory, let 106 St. Tire and Wheel in Queens, NY assist you in preparing for sunny days and summer nights. Use these simple auto repair tips to improve vehicle reliability and performance to ensure you aren’t stuck in the heat! At 106 St. Tire and Wheel we understand gradual upkeep over time will save both time and money in the long run of your vehicle. This being said, drivers in Queens, NY area are encouraged to stop in for check-ups and routine auto repair regularly. Between visits, keep these tips in mind:

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