• Speak Up: Talking with Your Honest-1 Auto Care Service Advisor

    Sunday 20 January 2019

    About 80% of the vehicles on Daytona Beach roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in FL. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Others represent serious safety concerns. There are many reasons Daytona Beach drivers neglect their routine car care. Some of the more common ones are complacency, lack o... read more

  • Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Daytona Beach

    Sunday 13 January 2019

    Night driving in Daytona Beach is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't see as much as we can during the day. In fact, if you have 20/20 vision during the day, your night vision is only 20/50. To translate, that means that an object y... read more

  • E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Honest-1 Auto Care

    Sunday 06 January 2019

      Today at Honest-1 Auto Care we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Daytona Beach area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically built to run on E-85 – the rest are not. Does your vehicle use E-85 gasoline? Bring it down to Honest-1 Auto Care at 2325 S Ridgewood... read more

  • Battery Maintenance Tips From Honest-1 Auto Care

    Tuesday 01 January 2019

    When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alternator has to work overtime to make up for it, and other electrical components can suffer as well.A number of years ago sealed batteries were introduced to the local Daytona Beach, FL, market. They were hail... read more

  • New School: Automotive Honest-1 Auto Care Technician Training

    Sunday 30 December 2018

    Daytona Beach consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have made significant improvements in reliability and performance over the last few decades. They also deliver more power to Daytona Beach drivers more efficiently than ever before. For example, some... read more

  • Keeping Your Daytona Beach Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

    Sunday 23 December 2018

    Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Daytona Beach house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out common FL air particles like dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, exhaust gas, odors and even sparrows.These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of s... read more

  • What's up with Diesels in Daytona Beach?

    Sunday 16 December 2018

    Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American markets like FL. But that won't be true for long. North Americans are seeing a lot more diesel-fueled vehicles on the road. And we're not talking about buses and trucks. These vehicles wi... read more

  • Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

    Sunday 09 December 2018

    Most Daytona Beach drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. FL folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Daytona Beach drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more we can do? After all, some of us Daytona Beach road warriors can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.Weight is one major en... read more

  • Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Honest-1 Auto Care Really Save Gas?

    Sunday 02 December 2018

    Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Daytona Beach drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but just as cleaning a... read more

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

    Sunday 25 November 2018

    The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Honest-1 Auto Care we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced together. A worn tensioner prevents the accessories from spinning properly, leading to premature wear and noise for Daytona Beach drivers.Your vehicle manufacturer has a recommended mileage i... read more

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