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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

Yearly Archives: 2015

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

Vehicle Maintenance Videos by Honest-1 Auto Care: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Vehicle Maintenance Videos by Honest-1 Auto Care: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt is to provide vital traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at best speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not completely recharge while you’re driving and you could end up stranded with a dead battery. In short, a worn serpentine belt will stress all of the accessories it powers leading to premature wear and possible early replacement. When as little as 5% of belt material is lost, the serpentine belt cannot provide the proper traction for the accessories. Your thoughtful Honest-1 Auto Care service specialist can survey your belt for excessive wear and replace your serpentine belt system if it’s excessively worn. Give us a call

Transmission Care In Daytona Beach FL

Call Honest-1 Auto Care to make an appointment to check your transmission in Daytona Beach. 2325 S Ridgewood Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32119 Do you have any plans around Daytona Beach FL for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends and are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you’ll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing. You got the boat all ready. It’s all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler’s stocked – ready to go. How about your tow vehicle? It has plenty of gas and you’ve even vacuumed it out, but is your auto maintenance up to date? Stop and think. You’ll have some heavy traffic on your way out of town. Hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and it may be hot weather. And all the time you’re going to be towing around several thousand extr ... read more

Helping Daytona Beach Drivers Get the Right Tires

Helping Daytona Beach Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Daytona Beach vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it’s a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engineered for good traction on dry or rainy FL roads. But the rubber compound in summer tires gets stiff when temperatures drop below 45°F, and snow and mud can pack into the tread, reducing the traction of the tire. Winter tires are designed for good traction on snowy surfaces. The tread actually throws snow off of the tire as the wheel turns. The rubber compound in a winter tire is soft so that it will remain flexible at Daytona Beach temperatures below 45°F. At higher temperatures, however, the softer rubber wears down rapidly. All-season tires sacrifice some of the extreme performance of summer or winter tires, but they maintain adequate traction in either type of Daytona Beach weathe ... read more

Using Proper Fluids In Your pickup Or Other Vehicle

Today Honest-1 Auto Care is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It’s become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It’s not that people in FL are confused as much as they don’t realize how much things have changed in recent years. Let’s take engine oil. Twenty or thirty years ago, there were just a handful of different weights of oil. The weight of an oil is a scientific measure of its properties, particularly its viscosity or thickness. It was common in those days to use a lighter weight oil in the winter when it’s cold outside. That way the oil would be able to splash around inside the engine and protect the parts before it was fully warmed up. And a heavier weight oil would be used in the summer. The thicker oil wouldn’t thin out too much in the summer heat and vaporize in the engine. Modern valve trains have become very complicated with more moving parts and small passages than ever ... read more

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle In Daytona Beach?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Daytona Beach and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the FL market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Daytona Beach area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Daytona Beach car owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest Daytona Beach dealership. Daytona Beach motorists should carefully research the car care before buying an alternative vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs and fuel efficiency as well: these vehicles may help save our environment here in Daytona Beach, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You’ll need to decide what you can a ... read more

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