Despite low gas prices, saving gas consumption matters; it saves money, helps the environment & increases safety...106 St Tire tips
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.
In January, 2011, 106 St Tire & Wheel became the only tire dealers in the world to have a free, informative, cutting edge, e-book downloadable from their website to offer empowering information for their customers and community and assist them with money saving tips during the recession.
On our home page, in the middle of the page is a section that says:FREE 106 ST E-BOOK
Just enter your email address on our home page and we will email it to you free!
A 106 St Tire & Wheel spokeswoman stated, “We’re increasing our efforts to make more information available to our customers and community as we do every year to raise awareness.
She said, “Our tire stores are placing a special emphasis, at this time, not only safety, but also on our customer base that is struggling under the financial burdens of the economy, needing funds for Christmas, and helping with global warming and alerting them about imperative driver safety. Also, with an increase of traffic on the road, every safety precaution is critical."
106 St Tire & Wheel is advising customers to be aware of cutting corners on the costs of driving their car without sacrificing safety. The company’s stores, located in Corona, Jamaica, Forest Hills and in Elmhurst and a new Corona location, our second on Northern Blvd, will be offering free tire inspections, checking tire
pressure and handing out free information on nitrogen fill starting immediately and extending indefinitely.
Here's a photo of our new location in context of street markers, its just across the street and its a state of the art facility:
Additionally, 106 St. Tire is adding free 40 point-plus vehicle safety checks with its wheel alignment services. Both locations on Northern Blvd 106-01 Northern Blvd and 105-08 Northern Blvd are open 24/7 everyday of the year except Christmas, we are scheduling appointments to make safety, performance and maintenance more convenient, we give customers the names of famous make tire companies universally known that offer tire rebates to defray the cost...106 St Tire is here to help our community think economy, safety and climate change. Several are running now with ex: Yokohama, Goodyear, etc tire rebates so stay tuned to our site and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/106St
106 St’s spokeswoman continued, “Driving on under-inflated tires can increase your cost by 3.75% in fuel economy but over-inflating tires can be dangerous. What’s more, either shortens the life of your tires. With tires costing so much, check your tire pressure often. At all 106 St. Tire & Wheels locations, this service is always free.
“Over-inflation of tires does not improve your gas mileage,” she continued, “but it does reduce your tires’ ability to grip the road and could possibly cause an accident. Under-inflation can cause accidents, too, and cost you nearly 4% of your MPG. When this article was first written, gasoline was at about $4.25 a gallon, and you could have saved about 15 cents a gallon by simply using your car manufacturer’s guidelines on the driver’s side door jam. Drivers can still save a few bucks by checking the guidelines for your tires and your car. 106 St Tire shops will help you with this so that safety comes first and a few bucks are tossed in as an incentive.
"Now, the prices have dropped but you can still reduce the cost of operating your car with the information here. While this may not sound like much, and maybe it’s not unless you drive a lot, but, if everyone did it across our city think about how much gas and emissions we could save. Also, times are tough and saving money anywhere, helping the environment matters and adds up over the course of a year.
Why give it to the big oil companies? You could treat yourself to a movie at the end of the month or maybe an extra day on vacation at the end of the year.” Also, think driver and pedestrian safety. Holiday time is approaching and more than likely your family and children will be your passengers more often. There are
3 good reasons to to do everything possible to stop faster because your tires grip the road more effectively.
The reasons? SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY, better be safe than sorry.
106 St Tire & Wheel's spokeswoman continued, "106 St Tire & Wheel wants to dispel the myth that filling up during cooler weather gives customers more bang for their gasoline dollar.The tanks at gas stations are below ground, so the gas you buy is always cooler than the air and therefore denser. There are no
savings to be had by waiting until the weather’s cool. However, gas does evaporate so don’t park in the sun.”
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says bolt on gas saving devices and fuel additives are a complete waste of money. What’s more, Consumer Reports tests have shown that with today's computerized cars, clogged air filters don't actually reduce fuel economy. Take care of your car to make it last, of course, but don't look at air filters to reduce your gas expense unless you have an older model. If your car is not a computerized model, keep the air and fuel filters clean to maximize fuel efficiency."
“Also, keeping your engine running is a bad idea as drivers can receive a summons for polluting the air and it’s, of course, time to think about the environment. There’s another myth here in that re-starting a car uses up fuel, so keep the engine idling when possible. That's stale information. Today's fuel-injected vehicles
are very efficient and don't waste gas during start-ups anymore. In fact, idling can cost you up to half a gallon of gas an hour, so turn off the engine if you're not going anywhere. If you have an older car that does suck up a lot of gas in starting, turn the ignition off and take the hit. It’s the cost of driving in the modern world on a fragile planet and avoiding a summons and being a responsible citizen.”
When asked what can we really do to save money on gas while improving safety. 106 St Tire & Wheel’s spokeswoman empathically stated, “Stop weaving in and out of lanes especially on highways and revving the engine so you zoom up to the maximum speed quickly. This can improve your fuel efficiency by a
staggering 33%. On the highways, keep your speed at 60 mpg and improve your MPG by about 23%. Add the last 2 items together and save an astounding 56%. Clean out your trunk lessen your load additionally and save about 2% on MPG.”
Remember, TV host Jay Leno is spokesman for nitrogen fill which improves gas mileage and safety and is used by Air Force One, airlines and NASA because it is non combustible and maintains tire pressure longer. Additionally, proper wheel alignment helps with over all safety, ride, gas mileage
and 106 St Tire & Wheel is home of the $45 wheel alignment most cars $45 and available 24 hours. Book an appointment for almost any 106 St Tire & Wheel service. Got questions? Call us 24/7... we now have 2 locations open 24/7 including holidays but closed Christmas. 718-446-6769
All of us at 106 Sty Tire and Wheel live in Queens...we are your neighbors, friends and a customer oriented local business that is a family business. The staff and ownership of 106 St Tire have a vested interest in community safety...our kids are out there playing with your kids, we are in the same traffic you are...
please be careful.
Remember, tomorrow is Halloween and there will be large numbers of kids crossing streets, trick or treating, and holiday shopping trips are already underway. Please use extra caution for the safety of our community.