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

Daytona Beach Auto Repair

(386) 898-0774
Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Category Archives: Safety

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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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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Emergency Items for Daytona Beach

Emergency Items for Daytona Beach

Safe FL travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Honest-1 Auto Care. But there are other things Daytona Beach residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life — or someone else's.First, Daytona Beach auto owners should consider keeping an auto emergency kit in their vehicle. The kit should contain items that will allow you to deal with common emergencies on the road.Some items you should carry in your vehicle include jumper cables (or a booster box), flares, a flashlight and some basic hand tools. Other useful items include gloves, two quarts of oil, some antifreeze, water and everything you need to change a tire. You might also consider a can of tire inflator, which is a great temporary fix for minor flats.But taking care of yo ... read more

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Drive Defensively in FL

Drive Defensively in FL

Car care is part of auto safety in Daytona Beach. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on FL roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment.Don't leave without securing all occupants including children and pets. Watch for loose items that can become projectiles during evasive maneuvers.Driving too fast or too slow increases the chance of an accident.Never drive impaired: Alcohol is a factor in half of all fatal crashes. Never drink and drive.Other impairments include being sleepy, angry, daydreaming or talking. If you suddenly wonder how you got where you are – you're not paying enough attention.Keep your windows clean and uncluttered. No fuzzy dice and stickers.Keep your c ... read more

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