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Daytona Beach Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Daytona Beach

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Daytona Beach

The hottest FL news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Daytona Beach. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Daytona Beach can do to greatly reduce their gas consumption, save money, and help the environment. You can really improve your fuel economy by how you drive – but first, here's a review of things you can do for your vehicle that'll save gas no matter how you drive.The first one for Daytona Beach drivers is keeping tires properly inflated. That can save 2 miles per gallon/.85 km per liter. Driving on low tires is like driving through sand – your car just has to work harder. Most Daytona Beach service centers will fill up your tires for free, so just ask Honest-1 Auto Care. Also, make a habit of checking your tire pressure whenever you fill up. Many Daytona Beach gas statio ... read more

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Maintenance

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Daytona Beach

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Daytona Beach

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Daytona Beach can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a new computer at our nearest Daytona Beach computer store. But computer experts know that there are things you can do to delay the need for a new computer purchase. You can run utilities that clean off temporary files and clean your memory registry. You can optimize your hard drive and a number of other things.What you're doing is maintaining your computer to make it efficient. It's the same thing with your vehicle. You maintain it to make it more efficient. It works the way it was designed to and that means it uses less fuel while you drive around Daytona Beach. And you save money.To help organize our discussion, let's think of things that rob us of fuel ec ... read more

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Fuel System

Severe Service Requirements

Severe Service Requirements

A lot of Daytona Beach drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's  owner's  manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She's been in the automotive business for over 30 years and is a speaker, a trainer and a writer. Cricket says there's so much confusion on this topic because, "Most owner's manuals actually have two maintenance schedules. Sometimes these are called 'regular service' and 'severe service.' Sometimes they're simply called Schedule 1 and Schedule 2. A severe service schedule recommends that things like an oil change, air filter replacement and transmission service be done more often: either in fewer miles or in less time." Foreign and domestic vehicle manufacturers create a specific schedule for each vehicle they manufactu ... read more

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Maintenance

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Honest-1 Auto Care service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer that monitors and controls many engine functions.Sensors throughout a vehicle send readings to the Engine Control Module. These readings help the computer make adjustments in various vehicle systems to allow for constantly changing driving conditions and even to compensate for minor problems. However, if the computer encounters a situation it can't adjust for, it turns on the Check Engine light. (The Check Engine light is called the “service engine soon” light on some vehicles.)If the Check Engine light is burning steadily, it indicates a problem that needs to be taken care of soon. If it is flashing, however, the vehicle needs imm ... read more

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Diagnostics

Honest-1 Auto Care Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Daytona Beach

Let's talk about something critical for all Daytona Beach drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotates with the wheel as you drive around Daytona Beach. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel.The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which press on the rotor when you put your foot on the brake. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your vehicle brakes.Your brake pads start to wear the first time you step on the brakes. Eve ... read more

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Brakes
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