• Procrastination Prevention in Daytona Beach

    Sunday 24 February 2019

    Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or regular maintenance. You may make the excuse that you don't have time, it can wait until tomorrow, you have other things to do. Well, there are some things you should NEVER put off when it comes to your... read more

  • Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

    Tuesday 19 June 2018

    If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Daytona Beach, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive around the Daytona Beach area. Your vehicle manufacturer has specified a particular type of fluid for every system from the motor, to the cooling system, brake fluid and so on. When you realize that... read more

  • Honest-1 Auto Care Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

    Tuesday 10 April 2018

    Today's Honest-1 Auto Care post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake fluid is confusing for some Daytona Beach drivers. Back when we opened Honest-1 Auto Care, most vehicles used Dot 3 brake fluid. Now we have Dot 4 and Dot 5. Some Daytona Beach residents mistakenly t... read more

  • Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

    Tuesday 18 July 2017

    Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Daytona Beach residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil quality have led to longer oil change intervals.Delayed or skipped oil changes are a problem for Daytona Beach residents because they lead to the build-up of oil sludge in your engine. Oil s... read more

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

    Tuesday 16 May 2017

    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 molecul... read more

  • Honest-1 Auto Care Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

    Sunday 13 November 2016

    Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Daytona Beach residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actually damage your engine.As engines have become more sophisticated, new weights (or grades) of engine oil have been introduced. Today, there is a much wider range of weights for engine oil as well a... read more

  • The Honest-1 Auto Care Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

    Monday 25 July 2016

    The automotive professionals at Honest-1 Auto Care would like to give Daytona Beach drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day.  Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace.The Daytona Beach do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do not actually harm their vehicle with the wrong... read more

  • FL: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

    Sunday 17 April 2016

    FL residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a good time interval for oil changes? How do FL residents know when to change it? And why do we change it in the first place?Oil lubricates a vehicle's engine, which protects it from friction damage. Over t... read more

  • Super Slick at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach: Synthetic Oil

    Thursday 17 December 2015

    When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Daytona Beach drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic... read more

  • The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

    Friday 04 December 2015

    The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Daytona Beach to always use the right type of fluid for their vehicle. Your service advisor and your owner's manual are resources for auto advice on exactly what types o... read more

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