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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Orlando Automobiles

Orlando drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Orlando, FL, streets and roads. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into potholes, smacking a curb or other objects around Daytona Beach are great ways to knock a car out of alignment. Then one or more of your wheels start pulling in a slightly different direction and the problems begin. The team at Honest-1 Auto Care in Orlando wants you to know that driving for an extended time when your car is out of alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly and excessively. Sometimes the tire can be worn so badly that it will fail. At the very least, those who drive with wheels out of alignment will have to replace their tires sooner. You could end up with premature wear to your suspension ... read more

Maintaining Your Older Car in Orlando Auto Repair

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Orlando: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Orlando motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle. Because new vehicles are more expensive, people in the Orlando  area are driving their old vehicles longer. The average vehicle is now over nine years old. Two thirds of vehicles on the road in FL have more than 75,000 miles (120,000 km) on them. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge – but they need a little help to keep on goin'. Give Honest-1 Auto Care a call at 407.479.3063 to schedule your next maintenance. Some owner's manuals don't specify service requirements at higher mileage. That doesn't mean it doesn't have to be done. In fact ... read more

Synthetic Oil for Orlando Autos

If you are a driver in Orlando and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn't vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around Orlando, as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and more new vehicles are being delivered with full synthetic motor oil, with the recommendation to use synthetic for the life of the vehicle. Why is this? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has uniform, round molecules. Which is more slippery ... read more

New Life for Your Older Car in Orlando

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture. Remember the days when Orlando families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents just told you to do without, that you should have taken better care of it. They considered the loss a “life lesson.” But today many Orlando drivers tend to neglect one of the more expensive and important purchases we make: our vehicles. Vehicles are a lot more reliable today than back when we polished our shoes, and that reliability can sometimes make us take them for granted. Drivers in Orlando neglect good vehicle care practices and procrastinate when it comes to preventive maintenance. What we're really doing is heading straight for one of those dreaded “life lessons.” Eventually we'll pay for our neglect in repair bills and a shorter life for our vehi ... read more

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Orlando

There’s not much Orlando drivers can do about the price of gas in FL, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don’t need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year in improved gas mileage. Go a little slower on FL expressways. Orlando drivers who go more than 65 miles an hour (105 kilometers per hour) will see their gas mileage drop dramatically. Leave early so you don’t need to rush to be on time. And cruise control is your friend – steady speeds use less gas. Plan errands ahead. Make fewer trips by combining errands around Orlando. Hey at current Orlando gas prices, a lead-foot might as well be a gold foot.  Give us a call

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