Why wheel alignments are necessary (Part 1)

July 29th, 2016



Five reasons why an annual wheel alignment check is necessary. 

If you are looking for a way to save cost and drive safely, then getting a wheel alignment is one of the car maintenance services you should consider at least every six months. Als you may know, driving conditions in New York are severe. While many people would only go for alignment if they happen to hit a cub or a pothole - and you certainsly should - research shows that the day to day use of a car affects alignment. Therefore, for cost saving, and safety purposes, this vehicle maintenance service is recommended at least twice in a year or after every 15000 miles.

Even though you ...[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.
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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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A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 3)

July 25th, 2016



Welcome to part 3 in our series on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. For part 1, please click here, and for part 2, please click here.

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Indirect Monitoring Systems

Indirect systems use the car’s anti-lock braking system’s wheel speed sensors to determine rotational speed of one tire and compare it with another on the same vehicle. If one of the tires has a lower pressure level, the circumference changes enough to roll at slightly more revolutions per mile than the other 3 tires. Re ...[more]

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Tires...So Many Kinds Of Tires

July 22nd, 2016
There are so many kinds of tires, at so many different price points. Which ones are best for your vehicle?
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Need air conditioning repairs? We can fix it!

July 19th, 2016

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Getting Air Conditioning Repairs 
Even the highest quality of AC systems regularly break down over time. If this arises, vehicle owners are advised to get professional system repairs.

Annual service gives an easier way of avoiding inconvenient AC system repairs. AC repairs will create a maintenance plan that satisfies your specifications. Such experts will examine the conditioning system, identify pinpoint worn or broken parts and calibrate controls. Taking the regular trips would enable you to maximize the system’s performance, boost efficiency, increase the lifespan of your system and reduce the utility bills. 

In conclusion, a car’s air conditioning system is a motorists most valu ...[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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A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 2)

July 14th, 2016



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Direct Monitoring Systems

Direct TPMS use individual sensors/transmitters inside every tire and sometimes full size spare to transmit data to the control module. These sensors read temperature and internal pressure of the tire. The data received at the central control module is then scrutinized and if there are any issues with any of the tires the information is sent to the vehicle’s information system. The data is usually sent wirelessly as radio signal.

Because direct monitoring systems use sensors, they usually generate very accurate information and can alert you almost immediately if pressure in any of the tires falls below the recommended level. These types ...[more]

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Your car’s air conditioning demystified

July 8th, 2016



Is your car’s air conditioner giving a cold shoulder? Break the silence! Your car’s air conditioning is similar to the typical refrigerator in your home, but is has a different layout. However, they have a similar functionality. Due to the complexity of your car’s AC unit's functionality, its problems could range from minor maintenance needs to extreme repair requirements. 

With the numerous working components in your vehicle, your AC issues could result from anything from low or leaking refrigerant to a faulty evaporator or condenser. If the air circulated in your vehicle isn’t cool enough to reduce the heat you are experiencing, it could be time for an AC diagnostic check-up. 

Your car’s AC systems hold components that need attention to avoid cracking or drying out. Also, the car’s h ...[more]

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A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 1)

July 5th, 2016



A Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (Part 1)

Would it not be nice to always know if you have the right tire pressure in your car’s tires? That is where Tire Pressure Monitoring systems come in handy. TPMS notifies drivers when their vehicle’s tires pressure is going flat or is low. This increases your general safety on road by enhancing your car’s handling, reducing breaking distance, decreasing tire wear, and battering fuel economy.

Most countries including the United Stated have a Motor Vehicle Safety Standard that requires installation of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems) to warn drivers when a tire is under inflated. The standard applies to trucks, passenger cars, buses, and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less. This does not include vehicles with dual wheels on an axle.

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