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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: October 2016

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach

When we Daytona Beach residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ability to diagnose what's wrong. It's no different with our vehicles. Some diagnoses are fairly simple. Brake repairs at Honest-1 Auto Care usually require only a visual inspection, for instance. But other problems are much more difficult to diagnose. An intermittent engine problem, for example, takes time and expertise to pinpoint. Modern vehicles have multiple computers that monitor a variety of sensors throughout the vehicle. When one of those sensors has a reading that is higher or lower than the standard parameters, the computer turns on the check engine light. Technicians at a service center such as Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach can scan the engine ... read more

Honest-1 Auto Care Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Honest-1 Auto Care Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

FL service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Daytona Beach drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed. Honest-1 Auto Care fuel system cleaning: Over time, the vehicle fuel system gets gum and varnish built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. Saves gas, by the way. Honest-1 Auto Care headlamp replacement: Halogen and standard headlamps gradually fade. It's usually good to change them every year or so. Honest-1 Auto Care inspections: Daytona Beach drivers get inspections for many reasons. Maybe they're going on a trip or just want to make sure their vehicle's ready for a FL summer or winter. Maybe they just bought a used vehicle and want to give it the once over. An inspection may reveal some things that are ... read more

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Honest-1 Auto Care

Hello Daytona Beach . Have you ever had your check engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Daytona Beach drivers? First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That's why it is called a warning light. But the something that is wrong might be a loose gas cap, or it might be serious vehicle engine trouble. That's why Daytona Beach residents often don't know how to respond to it. The check engine light has two modes: it flashes or it stays on. A flashing light is serious. You need to get your vehicle to Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach ASAP. No, you don't need to call a tow truck, but, yes, you can't wait to get your car serviced. If your check engine light is on and fl ... read more

Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Daytona Beach. An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slips – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timing belt breaks or slips. When that happens one or more valves can be bent requiring expensive engine repairs. It is important for Daytona Beach drivers to replace their timing belts as recommended in their owner’s manual to avoid unnecessary breakdowns. Ask the team of professionals at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach if it’s time for your timing belt to be replaced

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