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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Daytona Beach, FL

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Daytona Beach, FL

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Daytona Beach area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean gas it needs to run efficiently.The fuel intake components get coated with gum and varnish over time. This results in fuel being delivered inefficiently and some of that gunk getting into the engine. A fuel system service at Honest-1 Auto Care will leave your intake components as clean as a whistle.The big fuel thief is dirty fuel injectors. They deliver fuel to the engine at a specified pressure and in a particular spray pattern. When they're clogged, the fuel doesn't get atomized the way it's supposed to and doesn't get burned as efficiently.See your owner's manual or ask your Daytona Beach service advisor at Honest-1 Auto Care when a fuel system clean ... read more

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Fuel System

Blind Spot Safety for Daytona Beach Driving

Blind Spot Safety for Daytona Beach Driving

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Daytona Beach, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Daytona Beach drivers' blind spots, especially when it comes to large, heavy vehicles like trucks and buses.First, minimize your own blind spots. Do this before you pull out of the driveway or parking space. Adjust your rearview mirror so that you see as much of the area behind you as possible. And, no, this doesn't include the passengers in the back seat. The rearview mirror isn't designed to be a baby monitor.Next, lean to the side until your head almost touches the driver's side window. Now adjust the driver's side mirror so that it just catches the side of the vehicle. Then, lean to the middle of the car and adjust the passenger's side mirror in the s ... read more

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Safety

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Honest-1 Auto Care

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Honest-1 Auto Care

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 past. Older vehicles simply have different maintenance requirements than newer ones. Learning those requirements presents a challenge for people in Daytona Beach because many owner's manuals only publish maintenance schedules up to 60,000 or 90,000 miles (96,000 or 145,000 km). Vehicle owners have to keep good records and be more involved in planning preventive maintenance if they want to keep their vehicles on the road. First of all, any service in your owner's manual that co ... read more

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

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 the biggest is jackrabbit starts - you know, flooring the gas as soon as the light turns green. That really wastes a lot of fuel. Building up your speed at a slower pace uses less fuel and is easier on your engine and drive train. And don't drive with one foot on the brake. That's also a drag on fuel economy, and it wears out your brakes faster, too. Another thing Daytona Beach drivers can do is drive more slowly - but only when it's safe. Sometimes on the freeway we d ... read more

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Fuel System

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

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

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 differences.Engines require different octane ratings because of design differences. For example, turbocharged engines usually require premium gas.There's a sticker on your gas tank filler lid that tells you the minimum octane rating your vehicle manufacturer recommends. For help identifying the type of gasoline your engine needs, come by Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach. Honest-1 Auto Care2325 S Ridgewood AveDaytona Beach, FL 3211938

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Fuel System
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