• When You Hear the Crash in Daytona Beach: What to Do After an Accident

    Sunday 10 December 2017

    Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do in case of an accident can help reduce the stress and cost of the situation. It can also protect you from false claims, incorrect judgments and unjust liabilities. Never... read more

  • PCV Valve Replacement

    Tuesday 05 December 2017

    Hello Daytona Beach, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are about 70% unburned fuel. If the gases were allowed to stay in the crankcase, they would quickly contaminate the oil and turn it to slud... read more

  • Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Daytona Beach: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Honest-1 Auto Care

    Thursday 30 November 2017

    Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Daytona Beach drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Daytona Beach drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on a sti... read more

  • Right or Left? Honest-1 Auto Care Power Steering Service

    Wednesday 22 November 2017

    Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels: they needed plenty of leverage to steer. There were some Daytona Beach folks who had difficulty driving because they just weren't strong enough.Power steering is now standard on all ve... read more

  • Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Honest-1 Auto Care

    Tuesday 14 November 2017

    Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Honest-1 Auto Care article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Daytona Beach with your headlights off, but a dirty or streaked vehicle windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it just as difficult to... read more

  • Easy Miles – Do Daytona Beach Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

    Sunday 05 November 2017

    Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour (105 kilometers per hour) in 75°F (24°C) weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters and you are ad... read more

  • Ask Honest-1 Auto Care: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

    Sunday 29 October 2017

    The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which cools the engine; the air conditioning, which cools the driver and passengers; and the power steering pump, which allows for easier steering. When the belt breaks, all of these systems shut down.Okay, so m... read more

  • Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Daytona Beach Automobiles

    Monday 23 October 2017

    Daytona Beach drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Daytona Beach, FL, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other objects around Daytona Beach are great ways to knock a car out of alignment. Then one or more o... read more

  • Maintaining Your Older Car in Daytona Beach, FL

    Sunday 15 October 2017

    The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Daytona Beach, FL: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Daytona Beach motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Because new vehicles are more expensive, people in the Daytona Beach area are driving their old vehicles longer. The average vehicle is now over nine years old. Two thirds of vehicles on th... read more

  • Synthetic Oil for Daytona Beach Autos

    Tuesday 10 October 2017

    If you are a driver in Daytona Beach and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn't vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around Daytona Beach, as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and... read more

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