Suspension systems keep your ride smooth. Imagine driving in NYC with them bottoming out in our yet to be hatched pot holes or when you go over those giant metal plates that cover holes in the street made by Verizon, EPA and Con Edion? Struts and shocks keep you comfortable and safe by allowing your tires and brakes and tires to work as they were designed too.
Shock absorbers work to reduce your springs natural tendency to move back and forth. Pushing on a corner of your car and observing how many times the car bounces is a way to sort of test whether your shocks need replacing. Do-it-your-selfers, if you do the push down on the edge of your car test and it bounces more than twice chances are you need shocks. How often you need shocks varies because of driving conditions, tire conditions, road condit ...[more]
Are you driving merrily along until some maintenance issue is thrust upon you at the most inconvenient moment? For example, you're in bumper to bumper traffic and you step on your brakes and they aren't there?
That's one heck of a place for that to happen. We hope you are a member of AAA because it will be unsafe to continue to drive and you will need to be towed.
Really, most of these kinds of mechanical failures can be avoided and 106 St Tire & Wheel is here to help you do you that with lots of FREE services to avoid the inconvenience and dangers of the situation above. We offer free brake inspections.
The Force Field will be with you........
...new year and a reminder that our second location on Northern Blvd is a 24/7 location and is a Napa Car Care Center. The address of this location is 105-01 Northern Blvd, 718-446-6769.
This location replaces our old alignment center with a state of the art facility utilizing John Beam 3-D wheel alignments. As you can see Corona is a regentrying area and our former location on 106 St has made way for a new co-op. In response to this wonderul upscale development, we have moved outr location and opened it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please make an appointment for any service you require. Please make an appointment right here on our website or better yet call the store at 718-446-6769. Making an appointment is a time saving tool for your busy schedule and its the future of auto repair. Of course, we will always be available when ...[more]
...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]
Take a look at this test sponsored by Bridgestone and author Jason Torchinsky
In this great demo video you can see the difference on an ice skating rink with specially designed trike tires.
Remember, as we stated, winter tires are composed of different materials than all seaon tires, they have special treads and patterns meant to push snow away from your tires making them better handling, safer tires in the snow and ice.
In January, 2011, 106 St Tire & Wheel became the only tire dealers in Queens, NY to have a free, informative, cutting edge, e-book downloadable from their website to offer empowering information for customers and community and assist them with money saving tips.. Please see our home page (middle of the page for a free copy). At that time, gas cost more per gallon then it does now, of course, however, since climate change has been recently acknowledged by the world, thinkin ...[more]
Always Critical to Extending Engine Life.....
1. Engine Performance: 106 ST Tire & Wheel could never stress the importance of this aspect of vehicle maintenance. Changing oil regularly helps maintain vital engine performances and engine operations. Allowing improved functionality and smoother driving, changing oil every 3,000 nukes will keep internal engine parts clean and lubricated.
2. Remove Build-Up: Used oil eventually builds up certain amounts of dirt and debris and becomes engine gunk, without regular oil changes this can damage engine components and decrease performance a lot.
3. Fuel Economy:...[more]
...alignments, a critical auto maintenance service
1) What is a wheel alignment?
106 St Tire & Wheel wants its customers to know that wheel alignments are important and they are a part of standard automobile maintenance. Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification. This helps steer your vehicle effectivbely and safely.
2) Why do I need a wheel alignment?
A wheel alignment is required from a maintenance perspective because a lack of proper alignment can cause uneven or premature tire wear. Merely driving over pot holes, those metal plates used when Queens streets are being repaired or when w ...[more]
Winter's cold weather causes the rubber tread on all season or summer tire to stiffen and does not provide sufficient traction for wintry conditions. Tire design in tread rubber of winter tires are designed to remain flexible allowing the tire to grip the road better. And its not just tread design, its also the composition of the tire.
It's not uncommon for drivers to think a tire is a tire. However, that is not true.
Tires vary in composition, in tread depth and design and more, all suited for a specific driving purpose and need. Many cars leave the factory with all season tires. Those tires provide a fairly quiet ride, have good tread life and get good fuel economy. They are popular as all season tires offer flexible performance on a bevy of road services having been specifically designed to per ...[more]
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