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Defensive Driving In Daytona Beach FL

There was a man in Daytona Beach who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just Kidding!) When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local FL highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in Daytona Beach, because that’s where we do most of our driving. We can’t let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively. Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won’t let anyone take your safety away from you. You’ll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment. Don’t leave without securing all occupants including children and pets. Watch for loose items that can become projectiles during evasive maneuvers. Driving too fast or too slow increases the chance of an ... read more

What is That? Check Engine Light Service At Honest-1 Auto Care

Okay. You went to your local Daytona Beach car wash and while your pickup was under the dryer, the check engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the pickup! You head for the nearest Daytona Beach service station, but on the way, the check engine light stops flashing, and just glows red. Hmm. Maybe things aren’t as bad as they seem. You decide to wait until payday to take your pickup in to get serviced. In the meantime, the check engine light goes off. What? You decide the light must be faulty, or that when it comes on it doesn’t mean anything, or that it’s just in your pickup as some sort of scam to get you to pay for unnecessary costly repairs. You’re glad you didn’t take your car to the Daytona Beach repair shop and resolve to ignore that engine light in the future. Whoa! Let’s look at what really happened. Your pickup was under an air dryer. Your air intake sensor measured too much air ru ... read more

Smooth Shifting in Daytona Beach FL: Transmission Service

  So you have some exciting plans for the FL weekend. You’re going to take some of your Daytona Beach, FL friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you’ve gotten the boat all ready. And you haven’t forgotten about your tow vehicle. You’ve gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is something even more important than the cleanliness of the interior: you want to make sure that your pickup maintenance is up to date. Think about it – heavy freeway traffic on the way out of Daytona Beach. There’s hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and it’s going to be pretty hot in Daytona Beach this weekend. And all the time you’ll be towing around several thousand extra pounds. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission. Let’s just consider the transmission. It’s going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The i ... read more

Emergency Items For Daytona Beach auto owners

Safe FL travel starts with preventive maintenance and good car care at Honest-1 Auto Care. But there are other things Daytona Beach car owners can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here’s some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life — or someone else’s. First, Daytona Beach drivers should consider keeping an auto emergency kit in their car. The kit should contain items that will allow you to deal with common emergencies on the road. Some essential items you should carry in your pickup include jumper cables (or a booster box), flares, a flashlight and some basic hand tools. Other useful items includegloves, two quarts of oil, some antifreeze, water and everything you need to change a tire. You might also consider a can of tire inflator, which is a great temporary fix for minor flats. But taking care of your pickup is only part of emergency preparedness. It is vital to take care ... read more

The Honest-1 Auto Care Guide To Custom Wheels

If you’re interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your pickup, there are a few things you should know first. Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Daytona Beach car owners have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, then, after going to the work of mounting them, have found that the wheels don’t fit right and the tires rub against the pickup when they turn or go over a bump. To ensure a proper fit, you can consult with your Honest-1 Auto Care tire professional. He/she can also help you find tires that are suited to your driving habits as well as your pickup. You may find their auto advice invaluable, and you’ll probably be happier with your new wheels once you purchase them. But if you just have to have that set of wheels, and you’re willing to pay for them, you can modify ... read more

Daytona Beach Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Daytona Beach Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of Daytona Beach motorists driving around on under-inflated tires. Admittedly, it’s hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your auto manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your pickup tire’s considered significantly under inflated at 26 pounds. The tire may not look low until it gets below 20 pounds. New laws required vehicle manufacturers to include a Tire Pressure Monitoring System – or TPMS system – in all cars and light trucks by the 2008 model year. The system has a dashboard mounted warning light that goes off if one or more of the tires falls 25% below auto manufacturer’s pressure recommendations. This technology has been used by Daytona Beach race car drivers for years. They are able to head off problems fro ... read more

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