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2200 South Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona Beach, FL 32119
One block north of our old location

Daytona Beach Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ask Honest-1 Auto Care About the Importance of Service Intervals

Ask Honest-1 Auto Care About the Importance of Service Intervals

Today in our Honest-1 Auto Care blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying your electric bill, changing your furnace filter - you get the idea.Now, what would happen if you didn't follow these intervals?For one thing, your teeth may get more cavities. You might not discover health issues that benefit from early detection and treatment. And you'd have to wear dirty clothes, be embarrassed by your overgrown lawn and have your power shut off.We all realize there are some things in life that we have to take care of regularly. If we don't, there are negative consequences. Our quality of life diminishes and it inevitably costs more money.Have you ever wondered, "How often should I bring my car in for scheduled maintenance?" You c ... read more

Your Well Trained Technician at Honest-1 Auto Care

When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in Daytona Beach, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible – with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technician training Honest-1 Auto Care professionals receive, you may be surprised at how much specialized knowledge and skill goes into diagnosing and repairing a modern car. For example: Today there are four cylinder engines that generate more power than the 1980s-era V-8's. I mean a new V-6 Toyota Camry could beat Sonny Crocket's Ferrari in a race to 60 mph/100 kph. Our engines are more and more powerful and at the same time their fuel economy keeps inching up – even with steep Daytona Beach gas prices. They are also amazingly reliable: Kudos to the automotive engineers. But the advances come at the price of simplicity. The m ... read more

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Safety

Honest-1 Auto Care Service for Your Exhaust System

Honest-1 Auto Care Service for Your Exhaust System

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of the manifold to the engine and to other joints. A cracked or loose manifold or a leaking or damaged gasket can allow dangerous gases to enter the passenger compartment of a vehicle. One of these gases is carbon monoxide, which is colorless, odorless and deadly. For this reason, it is important Daytona Beach residents keep their exhaust system in good repair. The pipes that connect the various parts of the exhaust system can rust or be damaged by rocks or other road debris. Such damage can cause dangerous gases to leak into the air.The catalytic converter is the next component of your vehicle exhaust system. It sort of looks li ... read more

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Exhaust

Honest-1 Auto Care Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Honest-1 Auto Care Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Today's Honest-1 Auto Care post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake fluid is confusing for some Daytona Beach drivers. Back when we opened Honest-1 Auto Care, most vehicles used Dot 3 brake fluid. Now we have Dot 4 and Dot 5. Some Daytona Beach residents mistakenly think the higher numbers are an upgrade. You know, if 3 is good then 4 must be better. That's not how it works. They are different formulations to meet the demands of differences in brake systems. Only one of them is designed for your vehicle.Ditto for transmission fluid. For decades there were two basic types of tranny fluid used at Honest-1 Auto Care: friction modified or not. With the tremendous engineering advances in vehicle automatic transmissions, there have been several new types of fluid ... read more

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Fluids

Air Conditioning Service in Daytona Beach

Air Conditioning Service in Daytona Beach

Hey Daytona Beach! Let's talk about one of our FL summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Daytona Beach drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to help it keep its cool. Do you hear loud noises under the hood when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you only get cool air sporadically? If so, it is time to get your air conditioner checked at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach. When most Daytona Beach folks hear the words "air conditioning problems." it sends a shiver up their spine. That is because the air conditioning system is fairly complex. It has a lot of parts and when it's broken, it's hard to repair.What things can Daytona Beach drivers do to prevent air conditioning breakdowns?A common cause of air conditioning failu ... read more

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Air Conditioning
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