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2200 South Ridgewood Ave. South Daytona Beach, FL 32119
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Daytona Beach Auto Repair

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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Using Proper Fluids In Your pickup Or Other Vehicle

Today Honest-1 Auto Care is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It’s become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It’s not that people in FL are confused as much as they don’t realize how much things have changed in recent years. Let’s take engine oil. Twenty or thirty years ago, there were just a handful of different weights of oil. The weight of an oil is a scientific measure of its properties, particularly its viscosity or thickness. It was common in those days to use a lighter weight oil in the winter when it’s cold outside. That way the oil would be able to splash around inside the engine and protect the parts before it was fully warmed up. And a heavier weight oil would be used in the summer. The thicker oil wouldn’t thin out too much in the summer heat and vaporize in the engine. Modern valve trains have become very complicated with more moving parts and small passages than ever ... read more

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle In Daytona Beach?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Daytona Beach and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the FL market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Daytona Beach area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Daytona Beach car owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest Daytona Beach dealership. Daytona Beach motorists should carefully research the car care before buying an alternative vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs and fuel efficiency as well: these vehicles may help save our environment here in Daytona Beach, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You’ll need to decide what you can a ... read more

Problems with Suspension Solved at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach

A vehicle’s suspension system is tough. It can last for years and tens of thousands of miles for Daytona Beach car owners. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls heavy loads — is also going to be hard on its suspension system. Because the useful life of your suspension system contains these elements of unpredictability, it is important for Daytona Beach auto owners to have them inspected periodically. Worn, broken and missing parts can be identified during an inspection. An ineffective suspension system will reduce the driver’s control over a vehicle, so when it is damaged it frequently leads to the worst kind of vehicular damage — dangerous and costly accidents. The suspension system is composed of springs and shock absorbers (or shocks). Springs suspend the weight of the vehicle above its axles. They allow the ... read more

Why People In Daytona Beach Hesitate to Get their Vehicle Serviced

Everyone in Daytona Beach, FL knows we are advised to go to our Daytona Beach dentist twice a year.  Oral-conscious Daytona Beach residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can’t be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us what was found – “Everything’s fine, see you in six months.” Or “You’ve got a small cavity starting, let’s schedule an appointment to take care of it.” By the time you leave, you have a plan for addressing any necessary issues. This system works so much better than waiting for a painful problem before going into the dentist. Small problems are fixed before they turn into big costly problems. And you avoid those huge bills. If Daytona Beach folks understand the wisdom of using this system for handling dental care, why do many resist when facing the same system for our essential car maintenance? Following th ... read more

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