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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.

Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Competent and very Friendly! Prices on the high end but I guess it is the price for quality!

-Freddy T.

Great customer service, quality mechanics.

-Christian C.

Excellent service! 100% recommended!

-Victor M.

I dont usually post reviews but Honka totally earned it. Im new in the area and for me finding honest people (not to mention much better pricing than the competition) to take care of my car is a relief. Im the kind of customer that is loyal when service is great. Totally recommend it.

-Mario M.

These people are phenomenal in terms of service. First off they honored a store coupon that was misprinted or could easily be misinterpreted then they picked me up in their shuttle service at the time they closed at!

-Brandon W.

Excellent service. I love supporting a small business, and when they are as kind, considerate, and economical as Honka, it is so reaffirming to entrust my vehicle to them again and again. You aren't just a number of a vehicle make and model to these guys.

-Maranatha P.

Great people. Good business.

-Teresa H.

Really lucky I found this place. They take great care of me and my truck. Honest people and they do a great job.

-Robby T.

An excellent quality shop with excellent and respectful staff. I was there for a brake job. Only 50min.

-Alberto G.

I've recently moved to Largo FL from California and needed a good mechanic. Two different people told me Charlie at Honka Auto Repairs was good. So I thought he would be a good choice.

-Carol Y.

It's hard to find an honest mechanic, well I can say I had a great experience at Honka Auto. Took my car in for tire repair due to a nail in the tire. Car was in the shop within 10 minutes of me arriving, mechanic located the nail and brought it to me. He explained it didn't puncture the tire wall, checked my other tires and pressure and told me I was good to go... no charge. They could have easily charged me for a patch and I would have never known any different. Thank you Honka Auto, you've just got a customer for life & a 5 star review! Honesty goes a long way.

-Mark A.
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