• Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Honest-1 Auto Care

    Sunday 10 September 2017

    Hello Orlando! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in FL vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulate harmful emissions as well as to improve performance in the country's vehicles. The PCV valve, as you can probably guess, is located on the crankcase... read more

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

    Tuesday 05 September 2017

    In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Orlandoh. The timing belt’s important job is to make sure that all of this happens as it should – at precisely the right time. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run efficiently or maybe not at all – so a good timin... read more

  • PCV Valve: What Is It?

    Tuesday 29 August 2017

    Most Orlando drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle engine. PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase holds your motor oil and is located at the bottom of your engine. When fuel is burned in your engine, it produces w... read more

  • On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

    Monday 21 August 2017

    Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Orlando, FL, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic scans by a trained technician in Orlando. These are valid concerns. If you don't understand something it's really hard to know its value. Let's start with some history. Since 1996, all c... read more

  • Exhaust Service at Honest-1 Auto Care in Orlando

    Friday 18 August 2017

    Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Orlando residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Honest-1 Auto Care is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Governmental emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental regulations. Exhaust service has really beco... read more