The automotive professionals at Honest-1 Auto Care would like to give Daytona Beach drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday - and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace.
The Daytona Beach do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do not actually harm their vehicle with the wrong type of fluid. That is why so many FL car owners rely on the advice of their friendly and knowledgeable Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor to not only get the correct family of fluids, but to suggest the formulation that is best for their car and their driving habits in the Daytona Beach area.
Let's start with engine oil. Daytona Beach drivers who have been paying attention, will have noticed a number of new oil weights on t ... read more
There are a lot of drivers in Daytona Beach who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in FL these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Daytona Beach folks don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of mind. So it's not uncommon for people in Daytona Beach to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. To better understand what a differential does, think about a track at any FL high school. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the inside lanes. That's to compensate for the longer length of the outside lanes. Staggering the starting lines means ... read more
Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Daytona Beach drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot of vehicles have an electric motor that reduces steering effort and helps improve performance and handling. The other kind of power steering is hydraulic. This is the kind most older FL vehicles, and a lot of newer ones, have. Power steering fluid is pressurized by a pump and is used to assist steering. Of course, vehicles need the right amount of fluid in the system. If it's too low your steering is affected and you could damage your vehicle pump. Also, power steering fluid can become corrosive over time and damage the pump, hoses and connectors; leading to leaks and repairs. Power steering service at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach includes removing the contaminated fluid and ... read more
If you haven't shopped in the Daytona Beach area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Daytona Beach, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old car for a few more years gets even more attractive. On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles or more. So why don't they? Usually it's because Daytona Beach drivers don't stay on top of preventive maintenance. Good car care at professional automotive service centers like Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach is the key to getting the most mileage out of your vehicle. Too often, Daytona Beach vehicle owners are inclined to wait until their vehicles develop an obvious problem and take them in for repairs instead of maintenance. Repairs can be expensive, but allo ... read more