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Is Your Car Ready for Thanksgiving Travel – Vancouver Auto Repair

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for Thanksgiving. Family, turkey, side dishes, football, and Christmas shopping are likely on your plate this coming week. We have a lot to be thankful for at Hoesly Eco Automotive, especially our many wonderful customers that continue to trust us with their Vancouver auto repair. So, thank you for making Hoesly Automotive your choice for auto repair and service in southwest Washington.   On that note, we know that Thanksgiving is a very busy time for travel. The roads could be very crowded this year, especially since many people will be visiting family for the first time in a couple of years on Thanksgiving, due to the pandemic. Hopefully, everyone will be extra cautious out on the roadways so everyone can enjoy the holiday and stay safe from harm.   Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Travel   To that end, there are some things you can do to get your car ready for the holiday. After all, you want to b ... read more

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Is Your Vehicle’s Battery Ready for Winter?

Is Your Vehicle’s Battery Ready for Winter? Fall has arrived and that means winter is just around the corner, waiting to blow in its frigid temperatures and nasty road conditions. Here in the northwest, you never know what you’re going to get when it comes to winter weather conditions. That’s why it’s important to be ready for anything. That includes making sure your vehicle is ready for what lies ahead.   It’s no secret that winter driving conditions can be tough on all vehicles. But the good news is you can do a lot of things to get your car, truck, crossover, and SUV ready for whatever Old Man Winter has to throw at you. One of the easiest, but most important things to take care of is your battery. Just like winter can be hard on you, it can also be tough on your vehicle’s battery.   Cold Weather Affects Your Battery   Most of the time, you don’t have to give your battery much thought. You turn the key ... read more

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Hoesly Is Here for You During COVID – Vancouver Auto Repair

As this pandemic continues to take its many twists and turns, the last two years have felt like quite a roller coaster. COVID-19 has affected every part of our lives. It’s in these kinds of uncertain situations that we look for things that can bring us stability, like family, for example. Throughout the shutdown and continuing restrictions, here at Hoesly Eco Automotive we have done everything in our power to be a source of stability for our customers. We know your ability to get where you need to be is extremely important. And although it might not be a matter of life and death, it’s comforting to know you can still get all the necessary auto service and repair you need whenever you need it.   Convenience and Customer Service – Auto Repair Vancouver At Hoesly, we go above and beyond to make auto repair is as convenient as possible. We know that having your vehicle serviced is often a hassle. People need access to their vehicles all the time ... read more

How to Give Thanks to Your Vehicle

How to Give Thanks to Your Vehicle

It's officially November! And this month is all about reacquainting ourselves with our families as the holiday season commences. In the United States, we share the yearly tradition of a large turkey feast with our family to recognize our history and show our appreciation. There are many things to be grateful for: The family who love and support us. The friends who care for us. The pets who comfort us. The colleagues, neighbors, mentors, and peers who respect us. The beautiful earth that we live, breathe, walk, and drive on. And for vehicle owners, what about your very own car? Our vehicles have held up through all our ups and downs, strived to make it for miles on end, and avoided the hit of potholes, bumps, and 'almost accidents' for us. Your car deserves some return on kindness too. And often, we don't show it enough love. Here are some ways to express thankfulness towards your car, SUV, or truck: Keep the interior of your car fresh - Studies have proven that ... read more

Is Your Transmission Showing Signs of Trouble – Vancouver Auto Repair

Besides your engine, your vehicle’s transmission is arguably the most important part of your car’s performance. It’s also one of the most expensive parts to repair or replace. So, it goes without saying that taking care of your transmission is very important.   When it comes to your transmission’s health, paying close attention to your fluid is the key. And getting timely transmission flushes (generally every 30,000 miles) will help you stay on top of how your fluid is doing. The fact is, simply checking the color of your fluid can tell you whether it’s time for a flush. It can also indicate whether something else might be going on with your transmission. So, always make sure transmission fluid is the right color, that it’s full, and that’s it clean.   The Transmission Fluid Color Key – Auto Repair in Vancouver   So, what should yo ... read more

Are Your Car’s Battery Terminals Corroded

Are Your Car’s Battery Terminals Corroded – Vancouver Auto Repair   When was the last time you checked on your car battery’s health? Chances are, you don’t really look at your battery unless you have to replace it or give your vehicle (or someone else’s vehicle) a jumpstart. However, it’s a good idea to check in on your battery on occasion to make sure it’s clean and the connection is solid.   Your vehicle can stall or have trouble starting for several reasons, including an old or bad battery. However, sometimes your car won’t start even though your battery is perfectly fine. It could be something as simple as corroded battery terminals or cables.   The good news is you might not have to replace anything. It might be as simple as cleaning the corrosion off the terminals or cables. That might sound a little intimidating to some car owners, but the truth is, this is a job that almost anyone can handle ... read more

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Why Does Your Car Keep Overheating – Vancouver Auto Repair

Summer is over and we’re now several weeks into the fall season. That means we’re heading into the cold and wet time of year. However, just because it’s no longer hot outside, that doesn’t mean things can’t get hot under the hood of your vehicle. In fact, when it comes to your car’s temperature, it can overheat no matter what time of year it is.   If your vehicle has been overheating lately, then it’s time to get a checkup and see what the problem is. After all, if your engine overheats too much or too often, it can cause serious damage, which leads to extremely expensive repairs and downtime. So, if you’re experiencing this issue with your vehicle then please come see us at Hoesly Automotive as soon as you can.   Common Causes of an Overheating Engine   There are several possibilities for an engine that continues to overheat. It could be something as simple as your motor oil. Other possibilities incl ... read more

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Why Does My Car Smell Like Vinegar

Has your car ever stunk you out before? It sounds like a weird question, right? Unless your car has put off some terrible smell before, then you know exactly what we’re talking about. Cars can make all kinds of smells. In most cases, bad smells are a sign of trouble. Some are not that serious, but others can indicate serious problems are lurking.   One smell that will always get your attention is when your vehicle’s AC or heater is blowing, and it smells like vinegar. For most people, that is not a pleasant smell. And what could be worse than needing your air conditioner on a hot day and it starts blowing out air that smells like vinegar? No thanks!   Why Does Your Car Smell Like Vinegar?   Your car could smell this way for a variety of reasons. But first off, if you only smell it when the AC is blowing then you know the issue has something to do with your AC system. If you notice it without the AC blowing, then it is likely coming from ... read more

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Fun Activities To Do This Fall!

Fun Activities To Do This Fall!

Fall is officially here! With the leaves changing colors and weather cooling down in Vancouver, WA, you can't help but feel brand new. There is an endless list of possible activities you can do this season. All you need to do is get yourself behind the wheel and drive your car to take you there! Below is our list of activity ideas that you can do this autumn: Visit a Sunflower Farm Sunflowers are in full bloom during the fall, and they are absolutely stunning in an open field. You should take advantage of this opportunity if there is a sunflower farm near you. This is a great activity to do with friends and family, and you'll be sure to snap some memorable pics for the gram. Go to a Pumpkin Farm (& Carve a Pumpkin) Besides sunflowers, we're all aware that pumpkins are in season! There are pumpkins up and down your neighborhood, and at every corner you turn. Join in with all the fun by going out to pick your pumpkin to carve. Oftentimes, there are also corn mazes and ... read more

Do These Services This Fall to Get Ready for Winter

Can you believe summer has already come and gone? Times flies when you’re having fun. The summer driving season is over. The harsh fall and winter weather is just around the corner, and that means the tough seasonal driving conditions are coming. Is your car ready?   Here in the Vancouver area, and the pacific northwest in general, we have to be ready for just about anything during the fall and winter. You never know what the conditions are going to be like. That’s why getting your vehicle in top shape before winter hits makes you safer on the road and helps give you peace of mind.   Top Fall Auto Services You Need   There are plenty of things you can do for your vehicle in the fall to get it ready for winter. Here are some of the most logical things to do now before the wintery weather hits.   Check Your Tires – the summer driving season can be quite fun, but those hot roads do wear down your tires. And wi ... read more

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