Five Engine Noises You Should Never Ignore

Five Engine Noises You Should Never Ignore Have you ever been driving and suddenly heard a strange noise coming from under the hood? Or maybe you go to start your car in the morning and it makes a noise you’ve never heard it make before. Have you ever been sitting in traffic and your vehicle starts to sound like it’s just as frustrated as you are with the slow moving traffic? These weird noises are your vehicle’s way of telling you something. And what it has to say is most likely very important. Don’t Ignore Signs of Trouble Here’s why. When your car, truck, crossover, or SUV makes strange noises your engine likely has some kind of issue. It could be something small, but you still shouldn’t ignore it because something small can lead to something bigger. And even worse, that noise could mean major damage. In other words, your engine might have a serious problem that needs to be fixed right away. So if you hear an ... read more

Five Tips to Keep Your Diesel Truck Lasting Longer

Five Tips to Keep Your Diesel Truck Lasting Longer So now that you have that beautiful diesel truck in your driveway, what are you going to do next, other than drive it, of course? Your new toy is awesome. And you want it to stay awesome. So that means you have to take care of it. After all, if you’re like most people you obviously want your new toy to last as long as possible. So how do you make sure that new diesel truck engine of your lasts longer so you can enjoy it for years to come? Make it Last as Long as Possible Like any vehicle, your diesel truck needs to be taken care of. It doesn’t matter what type of car, truck, crossover, or SUV you drive. If you don’t take care of it, it’s not going to last. It’s pretty simple. But you don’t want that to happen to your diesel truck, so what do you need to do? Here are some basic tips that will help your diesel truck running smoothly for as long as possible ... read more

Watch for Brake Warning Signs

When it comes to your car’s safety, brakes are one of the most important that need to be monitored. Although it may seem like a brake problem would be blatantly obvious, there are some signs of brake problems that you may not recognize immediately without understanding the true signs of brake problems.  We always recommend that brakes are inspected at least once a year to ensure that everything works properly. A problem with a major brake component, such as the brake line, can cause sudden brake failure and is definitely something that we all want to avoid. Regular brake maintenance will help you avoid these dangerous and scary situations and keep you safe on the road.  If you notice any of the following symptoms, bring your vehicle into our shop as soon as possible for a brake inspection:  Brake warning light is on Noticeable decrease in brake power Vibrating while braking Brake pedal feels spongy Brake pedal goes to the floor Brake pedal feels hard to pre ... read more

Save Money With Regular Routine Car Maintenance

No one likes to spend extra money on his or her vehicle. Unless you’re buying some nice new accessory, or course. But when it comes to spending money on auto repairs or maintenance, you want to spend as little as possible. The thing is if you want your vehicle to run smoothly for years to come, then you have to take care of it. That means you have to spend a little money to keep it in the best shape possible. What many car owners forget is that by getting regular routine maintenance on your vehicle, you really save money. In other words, when you spend a little, you save a lot. That’s because a little bit here and there, goes a long ways in saving a lot down the road. Preventative maintenance now, ensures a healthier car in the future. It’s just like your own physical health. By taking care of yourself and getting routine checkups with your doctor, you’re more likely to avoid serious illness later on. If you never get checked out and you don’t live a he ... read more

Why Does My Car Keep Stalling?

Don’t you hate that feeling? You know, that feeling when your car keeps stalling. That one. It’s kind of a helpless feeling. You’re not sure if it’s going to get you where you need to be. You’re not even sure if it’s going to get you down the street. The fear that it could stop in the middle of the freeway during rush hour is real. No one wants to go through that scenario. You have to jump out of your car and try to push it to the side of road, while hundreds of other drivers curse you for slowing them down and creating a horrible backup. So, if you’ve noticed your vehicle having some issues with stalling lately, then get it into Hoesly Eco Automotive for a diagnosis. Don’t get stuck in the middle of the freeway during rush hour. Most Common Reasons Your Engine Stalls But you might wonder what’s casing this issue in the first place. The fact is, there are several possible reasons you car, truck, crossover, or SUV ... read more

Getting Your Diesel Truck Engine Ready for Spring

Spring has sprung here in the northwest. That means the long, cold chill is now gone and it’s time for some serious rain in Clark County. Springtime is the perfect time to start cleaning things up around your home and to get ready for warmer weather ahead. It’s also a great time to give your diesel truck some extra attention. Just like your home, your diesel truck, or any vehicle for that matter, needs some extra care this time of year. Winter can be very harsh on your vehicle so now is a good time to give it some love. So what should you be looking for? Diesel Tune-up for Springtime For starters, have you taken the time to check your truck for any obvious issues? If not, that’s a good place to start. The cold weather takes its toll on all vehicles, and if you don’t pay attention to the little things they can end up costing you big, especially with a diesel truck engine. So here are a few things to pay attention to and some routine maintenance you should cons ... read more

Springtime is Key for Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance is extremely important year round, however spring is a great time to take control and make sure that your vehicle is ready for any road trips ahead. The harsh, cold winter weather takes a toll on our vehicles, causing wear and tear that isn't always obvious to the naked eye. In order to keep your vehicle running smoothly through spring and into summer, it's important to stay on top of your vehicle's recommended services and bring your car into our shop for a spring inspection!  Our spring vehicle maintenance items include: Oil and filter change Check belts & hoses for wear or tear Test A/C system and check Freon levels Make sure cooling system works properly and check coolant levels Inspect headlights, brake lights, blinkers, and other lights New windshield wipers and wiper fluid Fill tires to correct pressure and inspect condition and alignment Fluid flush - transmission, power steering, and brakes Test battery for charge Th ... read more

Why Does My Car Pull to One Side?

Have you started to notice that your vehicle is pulling to one side? Does it feel like it wants to turn left when you want to go straight? Your car should drive in a straight line, unless you tilt the steering wheel. So if it seems like it has a mind of its own lately, then you might need to get it checked out. When a car tends to pull in one direction it could be a sign of trouble. And if you don’t get it checked out right away, the problem could get bigger. There are several possible causes for this problem. Let’s take a look at the most common issues Common Causes of Pulling The first thing to figure out is when does your car pull? Does it always do it, or only when you accelerate? Does it happen you apply the brakes? Does it always pull to the same side? These are all factors in determining why your car, truck, crossover, or SUV pulls in one direction. Alignment – in many cases, your car pulls to one side because the alignment ... read more

Most Important Maintenance Tips for Diesel Trucks

You’ve decided to invest in a diesel truck. Or maybe you chose a fancy new diesel sedan. Either way, diesels are very unique. In many ways, you can’t treat them like a vehicle with a gas engine. In addition, in most cases, vehicles with diesel engines cost more than their equivalents with gas-powered engines. Diesel fuel is also generally more expensive than regular gasoline. However, cars with diesel engines tend to get better fuel mileage than cars with gas-powered engines. Keep Your Diesel Engine at Peak Performance In any case, you most likely paid a lot of money for your new diesel truck and that means you want to take care of it the best you can. So here’s what you need to know to keep that diesel engine running smoothly. Keep it clean – the number one thing to remember is to keep your engine clean. The quickest way to mess up your diesel truck engine is by letting it get dirty. So make sure you stick to regular mainten ... read more

Why Does My Car Burn Oil?

There are countless things that can go wrong with your car, truck, crossover, or SUV. That’s why there are so many auto repair shops. But you can keep your vehicle running at its top performance by getting regular schedule maintenance done. It also helps to get it checked out as soon as you notice the first sign of trouble. For example, have you noticed your car burning oil lately?  We’re not talking about an oil leak that’s causing the smell of burning oil. We’re referring to your oil levels being low even though you don’t have any external leaks. In some cases, vehicles can burn through oil, which leaves your oil levels low and hurts your overall engine performance. More Common With Older Vehicles In most cases, it’s more common for older cars to burn oil than it is for newer vehicles. But newer vehicles can have this issue, as well. So no matter how old your car is, if you think it’s burning oil, then get it checked ... read more

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