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2200 South Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona Beach, FL 32119
One block north of our old location

Daytona Beach Auto Repair

(386) 898-0774
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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach

Tires do a lot of work for Daytona Beach drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Daytona Beach. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With such important work to do, you want your tires to do their job well. And since replacing tires is fairly pricey, you want them to last as long as possible. There are three keys to long, even tire wear for Daytona Beach driving: Proper tire inflation Proper wheel alignment Regular tire rotation and balancing The front tires on a car take the brunt of the steering forces. As they push through turns, the shoulders of the front tires wear down more quickly than the rear tires. Rotating front and rear tires allows them to all wear at about the same rate. That's especially true of front wheel drive vehicles whose front tires steer, and put the power to the road. SUVs and pick-up ... read more

Below 45 Degrees in Daytona Beach: Consider Winter Tires

Below 45 Degrees in Daytona Beach: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Daytona Beach drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. FL drivers ran out and bought some and we thought we were done with snow tires forever. Tires have come a long way since then. Modern winter tires sold in the Daytona Beach area are much better designed for the wide range of conditions that come with FL winter weather. They are made with a rubber compound that helps them stay flexible in cold weather. Regular tires become hard and stiff at Daytona Beach temperatures below 45°F, which reduces their traction. That's a concern in winter, especially with snowy or wet conditions. But it also means that Daytona Beach drivers are better off with winter tires in cold weather even when it's dry. The tread design on winter tires has been improve ... read more

Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Daytona Beach drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment. When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Honest-1 Auto Care will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He’ll also compare your current alignment with the vehicle manufacturer’s settings. Your vehicle owner’s manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in a crash, hit a curb/pothole, frequently drive off-road around Daytona Beach, or notice any symptoms of misalignment, have your Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor perform an important alignment check

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Honest-1 Auto Care

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Honest-1 Auto Care

All of us in Daytona Beach know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good car care. But when Honest-1 Auto Care technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed before releasing your vehicle. Don't just chock this up to trying to sell you something else. Daytona Beach area drivers really do need to change their air filter when it gets dirty. You can check your owner's manual to see how often your air filter should need to be changed, but remember, if you live in an area in FL with poor air quality, or if you drive a lot or drive under harsh conditions in the Daytona Beach area, you may need to change that filter more often than is recommended. Changing an air filter isn't guesswork. If a filter's dirty, it needs to be replaced. Air filters aren't very expensive ... read more

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