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Daytona Beach Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: May 2017

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

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 running. But preventive maintenance of an air conditioning system is simple and inexpensive, while auto a/c repair can be very expensive.Daytona Beach drivers should have the refrigerant in their air conditioning system checked regularly to ensure it is adequate and clean. Air conditioning systems often fail because air and water have contaminated the refrigerant. Air reduces the effici ... read more

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Air Conditioning

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

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 sunlight and temperature changes as well. The rubber in the blades can dry out and crack and eventually fall apart. Check your wipers: If they’re not doing their important job, have them replaced at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach. Talk to your Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor about how you drive - we can counsel you on the optimal blades for your needs.Honest-1 Auto Care2325 S Ridgewood AveDaytona Beach, FL 3211938

Honest-1 Auto Care Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

Honest-1 Auto Care Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

Hello FL! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has uniform, round molecules. Which is slipperier, a pile of pencils or a pile of marbles?Synthetic motor oil lubricates better because there's less friction. This results in myriad benefits: better wear protection, cooler operating temperatures, more power and better fuel economy. And synthetic oil doesn't sludge up like conventional oil so it prevents those small oil passages from clogging up. (We see that too often at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach.)Some manufacturers are extending oil ... read more

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Fluids

Fuel Injectors

Fuel Injectors

The last new American vehicles sold in Daytona Beach with a carburetor rolled out of the FL dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Daytona Beach, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel injectors deliver fuel far more precisely than carburetors. That translates into better fuel economy and more power for Daytona Beach drivers. Virtually all fuel injectors for gas engines are known as port fuel injectors because they deliver the fuel to a port just outside the cylinder. Port fuel injectors operate at about 40 to 80 pounds per square inch of pressure.A few vehicle manufacturers have introduced gas direct injection systems on some engines recently. These systems in ... read more

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Fuel System
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