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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

Monthly Archives: August 2016

Stay Safe in Daytona Beach by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Daytona Beach resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with FL rescue workers. Rescue workers and Daytona Beach police are well aware of this difficulty, even if the rest of us don't stop to think about it. They can all recount stories of searching through glove compartments, pockets, wallets, purses and cell phone directories for a person's name and for contact information for someone who can help them get the person the medical care they need. This contact information is critical in an accident because Daytona Beach medical workers need to know about allergies and potential drug interactions. Also, in FL, some medical treatments can't be provided without authorization or consent, and there can be insurance and billing issues if the person's medical care is not properly arranged. ICE&nbs ... read more

Brake Service at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach

Brake Service at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Daytona Beach drivers vehicles’. And taking care of them isn't optional either. A regular brake inspection is on every FL drivers car's maintenance schedule. At Honest-1 Auto Care, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any  problems. Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into your Daytona Beach service center right away. And watch out for these problems: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that's attached to the axle. Calipers straddle the rotor, kind of like the brakes on a bicycle. Drum brakes are more common on back wheels. Pads, called shoes, push against the inside of the drum to slow the vehicle. There are sev ... read more

The Economy of Maintenance for Daytona Beach Drivers

Do I keep my old car or buy a new one? It's a question most Daytona Beach drivers ask themselves at some time or another. Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like the inconvenience and uncertainty of car repairs. But that car payment has a detrimental effect on our budget and bank account. Edmunds.com is a great website to help you with your decision. This site uses repair histories to calculate the average repair bills for specific makes and models of cars. You can plug in the information for your car and get an estimate on what it will probably cost you to continue owning that vehicle. Now, Edmunds.com isn't a crystal ball. It can't know what will happen to your specific vehicle. But it can guide you in knowing how much money to budget for the repair and maintenance of your vehicl ... read more

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Daytona Beach Ride

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Daytona Beach Ride

It seems like everywhere you go in the Daytona Beach area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter, are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some FL auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous. So where do you start if you want new wheels? At Honest-1 Auto Care, we suggest you start with your budget. We know, that sounds so practical. But if the look you're after goes beyond just new tires and wheels and enters into the world of suspension modifications, you need to be prepared for the additional cost. Let's start with something easy - you want to give your ride a unique look and the stock wheel size is just right for you. One of the concerns you will have is that the new wheels have the same offset as your vehicle factory wheels. Your tire and wheel professional at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach can help you find the right size wheel - or install adapters to make your new w ... read more

Honest-1 Auto Care Radiator Service

Honest-1 Auto Care Radiator Service

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Daytona Beach, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine with hoses and is filled with coolant. The coolant draws heat off the engine and then passes into the radiator. Air passes through cooling fins to reduce the temperature of the coolant and then it's back to the engine again. There are several ways for the cooling system to fail. Most common is with the coolant itself. Coolant is comprised of water and antifreeze. The proper ratio keeps the coolant from either boiling away or freezing. Understandably, either can lead to massive engine damage. Another coolant issue that is often overlooked by Daytona Beach drivers is the age of the coolant itself. Antifreeze has additives that protect the coolant system from corrosio ... read more

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