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HURST Road Trip Preparation

HURST Road Trip Preparation

HURST Road Trip Preparation People from HURST, TX, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a TX road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. You can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. Heading out on a TX road trip? Stop by Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX before you head out to make sure everything is in good repair. Let's look at some of the auto maintenance related problems you might encounter on a road trip in TX and what you might do to avoid them. The most common vehicle component to fail is the tires. Of course, you can't always avoid a road hazar ... read more

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Why Is My Check Engine Light On? The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some HURST drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause engine damage. Naturally, you need to get that taken care of right away. If your check engine light is flashing, you shouldn't drive at high speeds, tow or haul heavy loads. Take it easy all the way to your HURST service center. If the light is glowing steadily, you should keep an eye on it for a day or two. If the light doesn't go off, schedule an appointment with your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX to get it checked out. Some more information on how the Check Engin ... read more

Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX in HURST

Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX in HURST

Cool Breeze Most TX auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning system can extend its life and prevent costly repair bills. Why is it important for HURST area drivers to get routine maintenance on their air conditioning system? First, the refrigerant contains an added lubricant. As the refrigerant circulates through the air conditioning system, its parts are lubricated. This constant lubrication keeps the parts functioning well. But over time, this lubricant is used up, and without it, the parts will eventually seize up and fail. HURST folks should understand, howeve ... 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

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

Super Slick at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst: Synthetic Oil

Super Slick at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst: Synthetic Oil

Super Slick: Synthetic Oil When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for HURST drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil is either more highly refined petroleum or completely man-made. Its molecules are more uniform. This provides advantages over conventional motor oil. First of all, the molecular structure of synthetic motor oil makes it more slippery than conventional oil so it lubricates better. This translates to better wear protection for HURST drivers, cooler ... read more

Nighttime Visibility in HURST

Nighttime Visibility in HURST

Nighttime Visibility There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the HURST area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility… It's said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. Nighttime driving has the effect of reducing 20/20 vision to the equivalent of 20/50 vision. What you could clearly see at 50 feet in daylight can't be seen until you are just 20 feet away at night. Too make sure your headlights are giving you the greatest visibility, visit us at Honest - 1 Auto Care - Hurst, TX, located at 908 GRAPEVINE HWY, HURST, TX 76054. Please give us a call to make an appointment: 817-369-3921. Accident avoidance is dependent on reaction time. Reaction ti ... read more

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