Saving Gas Consumption Matters!

October 30th, 2015

 

Gas Consumption in NY

 

Sure, gas is cheap now....but will it always be that way? Emissions and green house gases are a factor in climate change. Could you use a few extra bucks in your pocket at the holiday season? With more drivers on the road at the holidays, 106 St Tire has to caution you that increased traffic,  a faster pace and poor tire performance could cause some serious issues...these factors could contribute to an accident.

Queens 106 St. Tire & Wheel, Inc is continuing its innovative role as a community educator by supplying information about gasoline prices, how to save money on gas and using better judgment while driving to improve gas mileage and driver and passenger safety. It’s also adding a host of free services to customers.

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106 St Tire will be at SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas, join us on our Facebook Page!

October 29th, 2015

106 St Tire & Wheel will be on the road to SEMA 2015 in Las Vegas!

106 St Tire always attends the SEMA show, which is the largest automotive industry show in the world. It displays the latest and greatest in the industry and keeps our technology, as well as the world's auto tech, up to date. In a world where technology is advancing as fast as it is, it’s critical for our organization to keep our knowledge and skill up to date to better serve our customers with KNOWLEDGE.

106 St Tire is a progressive organization, understanding that knowledge is power, so off we go! We will do as we usually do and make what we see available to our customers on our Facebook page, so come and follow us for g ...[more]

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106 St Tire Reporting on How Brake Pads are Made

October 28th, 2015

106 St Tire & Wheel FAQ series presents
How Are Brake Pads Made:

1) Like most things, brake pads start in a lab....how to do it, what to include, configuration, etc., and, let’s face it, Napa has great auto parts. They are known worldwide as a quality brake manufacturer. 106 St Tire wouldn't have it any other way, would we? With decades of service to the auto community in Queens, we wouldn't settle for anything less than Napa. Would you?

2) So, let's talk what's critical: a dynamometer. What the hell is it? Great question! It's is a device for measuring force, torque, or power and before brakes are brakes, a brake pad will spend hours on a "dyno." Why? To verify the performance.

3) During the process of developing brake pads, engineers will carefully examine every ...[more]

  Posted in: Brakes
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Yokohama tire rebate

October 26th, 2015


Yokohama is currently offering a $60 rebate off qualifying tires!

106 St Tire has been serving Queens for decades, and we are delighted as always to share great tire rebates still ongoing at all of our locations. Don't wait until it's too late to save money, get ready for winter, improve your gas mileage and drive safer.
 
We are open 24/7 at 106-01 Northern Boulevard and 105-08 Northern Boulevard, including holidays except Christmas. Our other locations are open 7 days a week at 45-13 108 St, 7920 Queens Blvd, and 118-02 Merrick Blvd.

Our number is 718-446-6769, so call or come on over 24/7.

Buy any 4 tires and get a free wheel alignment, nitrogen fill for a year, and free tire rotation for the life of those purchased tires, as well as free mounting and balancing!
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  Posted in: Tires 101
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Autumn...Time to Change your Driving Style for Safety Sake

October 14th, 2015

Autumn...Time to Change your Driving Style for Safety Sake

Autumn is a dangerous time to drive because schools open, leaves fall....

1) Kids have gone back to school

2) Halloween puts more kids on the streets after dark

3) Daylight savings time is approaching, it will be darker earlier

4) Fallen leaves make roads slippery

5) Leave hide debris, pot holes, kids

Result? The number one killer of kids ages 4-18 is traffic accidents that happen in autumn reports the 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That amounts to 29% of all pedestrian related fatalities.
NEARLY 800 KIDS ARE KILLED EVERY YEAR DURING SCHOOL TRAVEL TIMES.

Our children's safety must be a high priori ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair 101
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Don’t Trash Those Damaged Wheels

October 12th, 2015
wheel repair in Queens, NYBam!! You hit a curb, railroad track or a pothole and blew a tire. Even after replacing the tire and balancing the wheel, your car still doesn’t feel quite right…a slight shimmy, a vibration or maybe a more-pronounced shake. 
 
Chances are you damaged the rim. If you’ve been pricing wheels anytime recently, you know that it’s easy to spend between $400 and $1000 for a replacement. Why go to that expense if your damaged wheel is repairable? At 106 St Tire & Wheel, we offer a full range of comprehensive wheel repair:
 
  • Re-true a warped or bent wheel with a specialized straightening machine, bringing it back to balance and trueness again quickly
  • Repair the damage that comes from being scuff ...[more]
  Posted in: Tires 101
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