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Category Archives: Tires and Wheels

Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Daytona Beach drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders may not be able to be repaired. And sometimes there is internal damage revealed on inspection that indicates the tire should not be repaired. Run flat tires should not be repaired. Repairing high performance tires may make them unsuitable for motorsports. Your friendly and professional Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor can inspect your damaged tire and tell you if it can be safely repaired or if it should be replaced - and then help you get back on the roads around Daytona Beach.Give us a call.Honest-1 Auto Care2325 S Ridgewood AveDaytona Beach, FL 3211938

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Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Daytona Beach

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Daytona Beach

A lot of people get custom wheels in Daytona Beach. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Honest-1 Auto Care tire professional can ensure you get the right fit. First he'll ask you a series of questions about your Daytona Beach driving needs and what you want in your new wheels. Now, not every wheel can go on every car. Care must be taken so that tires and wheels are not too large or that the wheel is centered too far towards the outside or the inside so the tires rub.If you don't want to make any modifications to your vehicle, you would need to focus on the wheels that would fit. With trucks, some people in Daytona Beach like much bigger tires so they need a suspension lift.Also, most Daytona Beach drivers don't realize that you need to keep the roll ... read more

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Beware of Cheap Tires in Daytona Beach

Beware of Cheap Tires in Daytona Beach

Do you like to shop for shoes in Daytona Beach?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires? Daytona Beach drivers should also think about the safety aspect of tires. The tires do a lot of work – they carry the weight of the vehicle and you and your passengers. You want to be sure they hold the road and provide good traction on FL freeways and surface streets. If you carry heavy loads or tow a trailer on FL highways, the tires need a high load rating.Ask your friendly and knowledgeable Daytona Beach tire professional at Honest-1 Auto Care. I think it's important that Daytona Beach residents understand the effect of price on a tire's quality, performance and durability. When I was a kid, my dad would say, “Pay twice as ... read more

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Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Daytona Beach drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If you can’t afford to replace all four tires at once, you should at least replace two on the same axle. New tires should always be put on the rear axle for stability in slippery conditions. Your friendly and professional Honest-1 Auto Care tire professional can help you know when your worn tires should be replaced, if you can have a damaged tire repaired as well as selecting the right tires for your needs.Give us a call.Honest-1 Auto Care2325 S Ridgewood AveDaytona Beach, FL 3211938

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Under Pressure in Daytona Beach: TPMS

Under Pressure in Daytona Beach: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Daytona Beach, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one of the tires becomes severely underinflated.Why the new requirement? Because underinflated tires are the number one cause of tire failure. Tire blowouts cause crashes and sometimes fatal accidents. Underinflated tires also need longer stopping distance and can skid, both of which also present dangers on FL roads. Many flat tires can also be prevented by proper tire inflation, and though this may seem an economic consideration, Daytona Beach drivers who have changed a flat on the side of the road recognize that this has serious safety concerns as ... read more

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By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Daytona Beach drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local Daytona Beach tire store.Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R 16 92 H. The first number is the width of the tire in millimeters, or the width between the sidewalls of the tire when it is fully inflated and not carrying a load. When Daytona Beach drivers replace tires, they need to match this width number, or the tires won't fit properly in the wheel wells.The 50 is the aspect ratio of the tire, which is measured by taking the height of the sidewalls and dividing it by the tread width. If you drive off-road around the Daytona Beach area, it should have a high asp ... read more

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Shake It up in Daytona Beach!: Why Wheel Balancing

Shake It up in Daytona Beach!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance. This means that as the wheel spins, there is a slight wobble to the path of the tire. For best handling performance and safety on the road, Daytona Beach drivers want to minimize this wobble as much as possible. So we balance our tires. To balance a tire, your technician at Honest-1 Auto Care spins it on a machine or drum to determine where it is off-balance. He then attaches weights that counter-balance the uneven weight. Most people in Daytona Beach are surprised at how much balancing improves the smoothness of their ride. High-quality tires generally hold their balance well. But over time, wear and tear take their toll and tires can become unbalanced. Daytona Beach dri ... read more

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Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Daytona Beach: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Honest-1 Auto Care

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Daytona Beach: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Honest-1 Auto Care

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Daytona Beach drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Daytona Beach drivers to get it done. Tire maintenance includes keeping tires properly inflated, rotating tires and balancing wheels.The recommended tire pressure for a vehicle's tires is printed on a sticker on the inside of the driver's side doorjamb. A lot of engineering goes into calculating the correct pressure, so it's an important number for Daytona Beach vehicle owners to know. Not following this recommendation can throw off the suspension system and can lead to tire damage. Underinflated tires wear out more quickly than properly inflated tires. Vehicles also get better traction and handling on properly inflated tires. Check your tire pressure at least once a week and add air if nec ... read more

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Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Daytona Beach, FL

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Daytona Beach, FL

Everyone in Daytona Beach, FL eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Daytona Beach, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that will help in the selection process.One category is often referred to as "summer tires". Summer tires are designed to be driven on the road when temperatures are generally above 45 degrees F (7 degrees C). Their tread design is optimized for traction on dry roads around FL and they're also able to effectively displace water on rainy roads.So if you live where its summer all year round, these tires will work well for you. If you like maximum performance in warm weather, but still live where it gets cold and snowy, you'll want to change your summer tires for winter tires as the weather starts to change.There's a range of tires within the winter tire category. If you live where there's a lot ... read more

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Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Daytona Beach driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in FL, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread design. FL drivers called them snow tires back then, and they had big, knobby lugs that were designed to give good traction in deep snow. They had the same rubber compound as regular tires and they weren't very good on ice, packed snow or wet FL roads. They were not even very good on dry roads. They really helped in deep or loose snow, but they did a poor job the rest of the time. They were loud and rode hard. People couldn't wait to get them off in the spring.Then all-season tires started to appear in Daytona Beach tire shops. All-season tires are really a compromise between summer and winter performance. They have acceptable hot weather ride and tread life and can get FL drivers thro ... read more

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