• What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Daytona Beach

    Monday 12 March 2018

    So you've bought a used vehicle in the Daytona Beach area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Daytona Beach area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in FL with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, c... read more

  • Under Pressure in Daytona Beach: TPMS

    Sunday 04 March 2018

    Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Daytona Beach, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 models may have them as well. The system has a warning light that is mounted on the dashboard that will go on if one of the tires becomes severely underinflated.Why the... read more

  • When "Shady" is a Good Thing

    Sunday 25 February 2018

    Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in the sun for awhile. Yes, it takes a couple of minutes to put on, but in the end, keeping the gloss on your paint will help it retain its beauty… and its value. And it's not just the sun that... read more

  • Service Center Standard and Procedures

    Wednesday 21 February 2018

    All FL pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Daytona Beach automotive service centers including Honest-1 Auto Care have procedural standards for each service they perform. Honest-1 Auto Care technicians are trained step by step. And they perf... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: Serpentine Belt Overview

    Sunday 11 February 2018

    The technicians at Honest-1 Auto Care know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pulleys and the accessories. Some cars in Daytona Beach have two serpentine belts. The serpentine belt, the belt tensioner (which maintains the appropriate tension on the belt) and the idler pul... read more

  • Differential Service at Honest-1 Auto Care

    Sunday 04 February 2018

    Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Daytona Beach, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Honest-1 Auto Care service advisor that your differential needs serviced, or it's seen it as an option up on the service menu. Differential service at Honest-1 Auto Care covers a lot of things, so let... read more

  • Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach

    Monday 29 January 2018

    Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinders. Valves at the tops of the cylinders open to let air and fuel in or exhaust out. These valves have to open and close at precisely the right time or the engine will run poorly if at all. The movement o... read more

  • By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Honest-1 Auto Care in Daytona Beach

    Sunday 21 January 2018

    Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Daytona Beach drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it could help you make a better tire purchase at your local Daytona Beach tire store.Prominently featured on your tire is a set of numbers and letters that looks something like this: 225 50 R... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Honest-1 Auto Care: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

    Monday 15 January 2018

    When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Daytona Beach drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Daytona Beach driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Your car can l... read more

  • When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

    Sunday 07 January 2018

    A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Daytona Beach drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers in Daytona Beach to remember their suspension system in their schedule of preventive maintenance. Springs do most of the work of the suspension system. The most common types of springs are coil and leaf... read more

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