• Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

    Wednesday 19 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. O... read more

  • Daytona Beach Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

    Tuesday 11 July 2017

    Any Daytona Beach driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Daytona Beach residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt gets its name because of its circuitous path around the engine. The serpentine belt is driven by the engine and powers a number... read more

  • To Save Gas Around Daytona Beach: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

    Wednesday 05 July 2017

    One topic that hits the news in FL on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some FL drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Daytona Beach who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can. Following recommended service intervals by coming into Honest-1 Auto Care is one of the best ways people in Daytona Beach can keep their vehicle running efficiently. That means better fuel eco... read more

  • Distracted Driving

    Monday 19 June 2017

    When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

    Monday 12 June 2017

    The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Daytona Beach drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure. Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensive maintenance services, but the cost at Honest-1 Auto Care to correct an engine damaged by a broken timing belt is much, much more. The timing belt has a tensioner to help maintain proper bel... read more