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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Honest 1 Auto Care

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by getting a trip inspection at Honest 1 Auto Care in AURORA. After all, you wouldn't travel without clean socks, why ask your vehicle to travel with a load of dirty oil?The first step in a trip inspection at Honest 1 Auto Care is to look at your travel plans. What kinds of roads will you be driving on? Will you be in the IL back country or on the freeway? Will you be crossing mountains? Off-roading? What will the weather be like? How far away from AURORA will you be traveling? How much are you hauling? Will you be towing a trailer or lugging a rooftop carrier? Will you encounter dust, mud, snow or sea salt? All of these questions can help determine which services are most needed. And don ... read more

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Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in AURORA?

There is a clear and vocal demand in AURORA and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the IL market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on AURORA area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. AURORA auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest AURORA dealership.AURORA drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in AURORA, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and what will work for your lifesty ... read more

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Automotive News

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in AURORA

Night driving in AURORA is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't see as much as we can during the day. In fact, if you have 20/20 vision during the day, your night vision is only 20/50. To translate, that means that an object you can clearly see 50 feet away during daylight, only becomes visible to you at 20 feet at night.Reaction time is also related to visibility. AURORA motorists don't react to a situation until they see it. So at night, we're reacting to situations later just because it takes longer to see them. But we don't have to stop driving at night to stay safe. We just need to practice some preventive maintenance and vehicle care that will maximize our night vision.The most crucial item that helps us see whil ... read more

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Headlamps

Synthetic Oil for AURORA Autos

If you are a driver in AURORA 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 AURORA, 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, a pile of pencils or a p ... read more

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