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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX?

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX?

Regular Schedule or Severe Service ScheduleToday's Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many HURST drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in TX who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket statements lies a reasonable approach to severe service maintenance at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX. To back up a little, vehicle owner's manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance: things like oil changes, transmission service and so on. They say you should change your oil after a certain distanced traveled or after so many months. HURST drivers understand this very well. What they may not know is that there are actually two service schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service sc ... read more

Tire Tread Depth for HURST, TX Drivers

Tire Tread Depth for HURST, TX Drivers

Tire Tread Depth for HURST, TX DriversDriving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out. The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Two other states, including California, consider 1/32 to be the minimum and six states have no standards at all. Call us at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX; (just call 817-369-3921) to find out what your requirements are in the HURST, TX, area. Since 1968, U.S. law has required that a raised bar be molded across all tires. When tires are worn enough that this bar becomes visible, there's just 2/32 inch/1.6 mm of tread left. But does that older standard give HURST vehicles enough safety? Consider this ... read more

Tracking True in HURST: Wheel Alignment

Tracking True in HURST: Wheel Alignment

Tracking True in HURST: Wheel AlignmentAt Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels moving in precisely the same direction. If you don't remember hitting a pothole, how do you know if your wheels are out? The most obvious sign is that your vehicle pulls to one side. Also, your steering wheel may not be centered when you're going straight. If you're in the habit of checking your tire ... read more

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight Most HURST drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. TX folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks. And we HURST 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 HURST road warriors can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize. Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy. The more you lug around in your vehicle, the more fuel you have to burn to get around HURST. And that means buying more gas and producing more emissions. Of course, your vehicle's weight isn't negotiable. And you can't do much about the weight of your passengers. And this isn't an article about diet and exercise. But look around your car. Are you hauling a bunch of unnecessary weight while driving ar ... read more

Higher Mileage Service Intervals

Higher Mileage Service Intervals

Higher Mileage Service Intervals HURST drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the HURST area, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car. Because new cars are more expensive, HURST residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehicles on the road have more than 75,000 miles/120,000 kilometers. 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 going. Some owner's manuals don't outline service requirements a ... read more

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