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Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Maintenance Free Myth

The Maintenance Free Myth

Maintenance Free Myth Sometimes we hear people in HURST say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most HURST drivers don't realize how high tech automotive fluids have become,  fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. Did you know that a modern engine would not run for more than a few months using motor oil formulas from 30 years ago? Today's automotive fluids contain a much higher percentage of additives to protect your vehicle's components from premature wear and corrosion. Time and distances&n ... read more

Hitting the Brakes

Hitting the Brakes

Hitting the Brakes in HurstHello HURST, let's talk about brakes.  But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes. Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off a local HURST showroom floor. It has brand new brakes with brand new brake pads. The brake lines and pump are filled with fresh fluid and are completely clean inside. And the tires are brand new, with full tread. It is ready to go. Naturally, braking power is at its peak performance. Now the miles/kilometers start to add up on the vehicle. HURST drivers tend to focus on the brake pads. In the automotive business, the pads and shoes on drum brakes are called the friction material. That's because they provid ... read more

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle Today, Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX is writing 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 HURST are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don't hesitate to stop by Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX. You can find us on 908 GRAPEVINE HWY in HURST, TX 76054. Just give us a call at 817-369-3921. Let's take engine oil. Twenty or 30 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 ... read more

Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX Service for Your Exhaust System

Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX Service for Your Exhaust System

Service for Your Exhaust System Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of the manifold to the engine and to other joints. A cracked or loose manifold or a leaking or damaged gasket can allow dangerous gases to enter the passenger compartment of a vehicle. One of these gases is carbon monoxide, which is colorless, odorless and deadly. For this reason, it is important HURST residents keep their exhaust system in good repair. The pipes that connect the various parts of the exhaust system can rust or be damaged by rocks or other road debris. Such damage can cause dangerous gases to leak into the air. The catalytic converter is the next component of y ... read more

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