• Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Honest-1 Auto Care

    Sunday 16 September 2018

    The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing FL residents to review their finances. More and more Daytona Beach drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America today have over 75,000 miles/120,000 km on them. And the average age of vehicles is now over eleven years. That translates to some car care issues that many Daytona Beach men and women haven't dealt with in the... read more

  • Service to Improve Fuel Economy

    Sunday 09 September 2018

    The price of gas in FL has got people in Daytona Beach talking. It seems that Daytona Beach folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel economy. First let's start with how we drive around FL. People in Daytona Beach may not realize that they can really save on gas by just changing a few driving habits. One of t... read more

  • Honest-1 Auto Care Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

    Sunday 02 September 2018

    Daytona Beach residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the highest. Most gas stations around Daytona Beach, FL, also carry a mid-grade that falls in between the two. The octane range for the different grades of gas varies by region due to altitude differenc... read more

  • What Daytona Beach Customers like About Us at Honest-1 Auto Care

    Sunday 26 August 2018

    A big part of the service we provide at Honest-1 Auto Care for our Daytona Beach customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Daytona Beach area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Honest-1 Auto Care automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our Daytona Beach customers like the service remind... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

    Sunday 19 August 2018

    When Daytona Beach drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery conditio... read more

  • Wishy-Washy in Daytona Beach

    Sunday 12 August 2018

    Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make sure your windshield washer fluid is always topped off and ready for these situations. You probably figure you'll grab a bottle of that blue stuff you see in the store. But is that really the right choice... read more

  • Daytona Beach Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

    Monday 06 August 2018

    Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Daytona Beach drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Daytona Beach drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilometers around Daytona Beach?Are most of your trips less than 10 miles/16 kilometers in below-zero FL temps?Are most of your trips off-high... read more

  • What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

    Tuesday 31 July 2018

    If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB. Here's what a TSB is. Vehicle design and manufacturing is a very complex process. Aftrer every vehicle is introduced, the more units there are on the road, the more likely weaknesses in parts or design... read more

  • What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

    Tuesday 31 July 2018

    If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB. Here's what a TSB is. Vehicle design and manufacturing is a very complex process. Aftrer every vehicle is introduced, the more units there are on the road, the more likely weaknesses in parts or design... read more

  • Time Out: Suspension Problems in Daytona Beach

    Tuesday 24 July 2018

    Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look under your vehicle. Anything that connects the wheels to the vehicle's frame is part of the suspension system. They're heavy-duty parts that work hard while you're driving and... read more

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