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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the heart of your cooling system, circulating the fluid throughout your vehicle. It's a small pump that's driven by the engine; usually by belt, but sometimes by a chain or gear.The water pump only operates when the engine's running. Water pump failure is pretty routine. We see it often at Honest 1 Auto Care. Some start failing at around 40,000 miles/64,000 km, but most fail by 100,000 miles/160,000 km. Consult your owner's manual or friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Honest 1 Auto Care to see what's recommended.Since a water pump either works or it doesn't, you need to change it when it fails. Water pumps fail in one of two ways: the bearings fail or the ... read more

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Cooling System

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Honest 1 Auto Care

Many AURORA car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sensor failure – and these babies can cost several hundred dollars to replace in AURORA.Change your vehicle air filter at Honest 1 Auto Care when it's dirty. Your vehicle engine will thank you.Give us a call. Honest 1 Auto Care989 S EOLA RDAURORA, IL 605046304998722http://honest1aurora.com    

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Maintenance

Keep Your AURORA Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey AURORA - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very important but inexpensive part that has to do a tremendous amount of work. And when it works, everything goes well. But, when it doesn't, well, it can lead to problems. Of course, your vehicle manufacturer recommends how often to change your air filter. But like most service intervals, where and how you drive your vehicle in IL affects when your filter needs to be changed.Dusty conditions around AURORA or polluted city driving means you'll need to change your filter more often. Our trained professionals at Honest 1 Auto Care can check your filter for you. In fact, it's often a routine part of an oil change.When you think about it, a clogged air filter won't ... read more

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Maintenance

The Honest 1 Auto Care Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of AURORA drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in AURORA. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff like that. Think of your legs as the engine – there's an ideal speed you can pedal and you change gears to leverage the work you're doing.Lower gears for power on hills or for starting out. Higher gears for more speed. That's what the automatic transmission does – it automatically starts in lower gears and shifts up to higher gears to go faster on IL roads. And it automatically shifts back down to climb AURORA hills, pass or start up again.Vehicle automatic transmissions have certainly gotten more sophisticated in recent years. They have more speeds than before: the base is four speeds, five is very common. At Honest 1 Auto Care, we ro ... read more

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Transmission
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