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2200 South Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona Beach, FL 32119
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Daytona Beach Auto Repair

(386) 898-0774
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Honest-1 Auto Care Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Daytona Beach

Let's talk about something critical for all Daytona Beach drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle weighs several thousand pounds and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disk brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotates with the wheel as you drive around Daytona Beach. Your brake pads clamp onto the rotor to slow the wheel. The brake caliper straddles the rotor and squeezes the rotor to slow it down. The calipers contain brake pads which press on the rotor when you put your foot on the brake. The brake piston causes the calipers to squeeze and release as you use your vehicle brakes. Your brake pads start to wear the first time yo ... read more

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A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Daytona Beach

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Daytona Beach drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission will fail and lead to repairs. The transmission transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels. When it's clean and well - lubricated, it gives maximum fuel efficiency. But when it gets dirty or worn down, your transmission will suffer. Your transmission relies on transmission fluid to keep everything running well. This is why the transmission fluid must be changed periodically. Your owner's manual will give you a recommended time schedule for this service. Or, you can ask your friendly and knowledgeable Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor. Generally, the interval is around 35,000 miles (55,000 km) or every two years. But the interval fo ... read more

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Serpentine Belt Service at Honest-1 Auto Care

Most Daytona Beach folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Daytona Beach market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have been totally inefficient. Instead I got unusually organized and planned my stops. I hit the ATM first and got gas next. Then I went to the supermarket and picked up the kids on the way home. I was proud of my wise use of time and money. What does this have to do with your car? Well, back in the day, each of your engine's accessories, like the alternator and air conditioner, were powered by separate belts. A vehicle might have five or six belts. These days, vehicles have a single belt to run all the accessories. It's called the serpentine belt. A pulley attached to the vehicle engine's crank provides the power to turn the serpentine belt. On the engine in the video, the ... read more

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Good Service at Honest-1 Auto Care Equals Good Fuel Economy in Daytona Beach

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas, or save the environment, most of us Daytona Beach drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in FL, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our through preventive maintenance and more courteous driving? The US government has a website that actually answers that question. Let's look at some of the data and find out if any of these fuel-saving ideas are really worth the effort. We've all heard that a tune-up can improve gas mileage. It turns out that it can save us 4% at the pump. At $3.50 a gallon, that's 14¢ per gallon in savings, and at $4.00 a gallon, that's a 16¢ per gallon savings. Other common repair items can also save you a ... read more

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How Does Honest-1 Auto Care Know What to Recommend?

When you drop your vehicle off at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Honest-1 Auto Care professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Daytona Beach service center will note the mileage on your vehicle. They'll then check to see what inspections and services the recommends for a vehicle of your make, model and mileage. If you are a regular customer, they will also check your vehicle's history. If the 's recommendations go beyond the services you've ordered, they'll let you know. They'll also indicate whether those services are or if you can wait a while to take care of them. The Honest-1 Auto Care pros won't do work that you don't agree to. They will, however, perform inspections while they're servicing your vehicle. They'll check belts, filters and fluids. They'll check your wind ... read more

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Budget For Maintenance in Daytona Beach

Budget For Maintenance in Daytona Beach

Sometimes busy Daytona Beach residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Daytona Beach in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today’s automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time Daytona Beach car owners spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today’s vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before. Some of those improvements, however, have led to higher repair costs. For example, older cars often broke down from vapor lock. Gas vaporized while traveling from the gas tank to the fuel pump. No gas, no power. The car quits going. The solution was simple — you just sat by the road until the car would start up again. Today’s Daytona Beach auto owners would hardly tolerate that kind of inconvenience; and it’s likely that yesterday’s Daytona ... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight And Your FL Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from here to Edgewater knows this makes sense. Some of us in the Edgewater area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I’m not talkin’ what you see in the mirror. Guys; sports equipment and tools. Ladies; well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and trunk. I think my car has about forty-five pounds of French fries on the floor. All that extra weight wastes gas as you drive between here and Edgewater, and everywhere else. Lose the junk and save some money. …And you really only need one of those spare tires

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance For Daytona Beach Drivers

Hello, Daytona Beach drivers. Let’s talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine. Daytona Beach auto owners don’t need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they need to filter it because it has some grit it in. Any dirt is bad for your engine. The cleaner the fuel, the better an engine will run. Over time, the small amounts of rust, dirt and contaminants in your fuel settle out inside the fuel tank. After about five years, this can amount to a quite a bit of sediment. This means that as your pickup ages, your fuel filter has to work harder to screen your fuel: more sediment in your tank means more potential for grit in your fuel. The harder your fuel filter works, the more often it needs to be replaced. Check with your pickup ... read more

Vehicle Maintenance Videos by Honest-1 Auto Care: Tire Replacement Overview

Vehicle Maintenance Videos by Honest-1 Auto Care: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are a costly purchase so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Daytona Beach auto owners. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch of tire tread is considered a safe amount of tread. Uneven tread wear can be a symptom of other problems and simply replacing your tires will not prevent the same uneven wear from happening to the new tires. We can survey your tires for excessive or uneven wear. Unusual wear may lead to further analysis of steering, suspension or alignment problems. We can help with needed repairs and with getting you the right tires for your needs. Give us a call Honest-1 Auto Care
386.898.0774
2325 S Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32119




Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Honest-1 Auto Care

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel With A New Fuel Filter From Honest-1 Auto Care

Your pickup requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your pickup engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts fuel efficiency and performance as you drive around Daytona Beach. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber. That’s why all vehicles, including pickups, come equipped with a fuel filter somewhere between the engine and the fuel tank. The job of the filter is to clean out little pieces of dirt and contamination. The filter captures the contaminants and keeps them out of the fuel stream. Of course, like all filters, it will eventually get clogged up and need to be replaced at Honest-1 Auto Ca ... read more

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