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  • Distracted Driving

    Monday 19 June 2017

    When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

    Monday 12 June 2017

    The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Daytona Beach drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure. Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensive maintenance services, but the cost at Honest-1 Auto Care to correct an engine damaged by a broken timing belt is much, much more. The timing belt has a tensioner to help maintain proper bel... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: Battery Testing

    Monday 05 June 2017

    The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Honest-1 Auto Care when they are no longer able to hold a full charge. Batteries are a big ticket item for most Daytona Beach drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely. Your Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor can test your battery to se... read more

  • A Cold Day in Daytona Beach – Air Conditioning Service at Honest-1 Auto Care

    Wednesday 31 May 2017

    Most Daytona Beach drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy FL highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Daytona Beach rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot vehicle. A lot of Daytona Beach drivers judge their vehicles' air conditioning systems as “non-essential” and so may neglect them in favor of repairs and maintenance that keep the vehicle r... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

    Tuesday 23 May 2017

    There are several important factors that go into how often Daytona Beach drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from FL freeway driving or lots of wet weather – your blades get a work out and start to wear. But your wiper blades break down even when they aren’t used frequently. They are damaged by su... read more