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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Should Daytona Beach Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Honest-1 Auto Care tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: Most of your trips around Daytona Beach are less than four miles. Most of your trips are less than ten miles when outside FL temperatures are below freezing. You don't do a lot of FL freeway driving, so you drive at low speeds most of the time. You drive in an area with a lot of pollution, dust, dirt, mud or slush. You frequently tow a trailer, haul heavy loads around Daytona Beach or use a car-top carrier. The weather in your area can get very hot or very cold. Surprising, isn't it? Severe driving isn't quite what you'd envisioned. Ask yourself: "Which auto service schedule should I follow?" For some of us, it's obvious. But for most of us, it's not an either/or question. One way to decide how often to mainta ... read more

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Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced Honest-1 Auto Care technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your filter. An air filter does what its name implies: it filters stuff out of the air. Air is drawn into your engine through the filter because your engine needs air to burn fuel. If the filter weren't there, a lot of dust and debris would come into the vehicle engine with the air when you are driving around Daytona Beach. That dust and debris would get hot, burn, and produce all kinds of ash and gumminess that would eventually clog up your engine. Drop in an air filter and voilá! Problem solved. But air filters themselves get clogged up with all the junk they clean out of the Daytona Beach air. This doesn't allow the junk into the vehicle ... read more

Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Daytona Beach driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago in FL, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread design. FL drivers called them snow tires back then and they had big, knobby lugs that were designed to give good traction in deep snow. They had the same rubber compound as regular tires and they weren't very good on ice, packed snow or wet FL roads. They were not even very good on dry roads. They really helped in deep or loose snow, but they did a poor job the rest of the time. They were loud and rode hard. People couldn't wait to get them off in the spring. Then all-season tires started to appear in Daytona Beach tire shops. All-season tires are really a compromise between summer and winter performance. They have acceptable hot weather ride and tread life, and can get ... read more

It Is Time to Check Your Intervals

Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this reason, they give us guidelines to follow regarding how often to inspect the various parts and systems on our vehicles. Vehicular components are required to meet certain standards. The government mandates some of these standards. Others are set by the auto industry. Recommended car maintenance schedules are designed to help Daytona Beach vehicle owners maintain these standards. Disregarding routine maintenance or procrastinating preventive maintenance will result in lowered performance and reduced safety for a vehicle. Maintenance schedules are designed to ensure three areas of automotive performance for Daytona Beach drivers: protection of the vehicle itself, efficiency, and safety ... read more

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