Does My Car Need Suspension Repair?

When was the last time you gave the suspension system on your vehicle a second thought? Suspension? What’s that? If you’re like most people probably the only time you think about your suspension is when your car, truck, crossover, or SUV really starts to feel bumpy, even when you’re on a flat surface. When things do get a little bumpy there’s a good chance your shocks and/or struts are worn out. Some drivers recognize a bumpy ride – it’s hard not to notice. But sometimes people just ignore it and decide they can wait. After all, there are worse car problems, so why spend the money on new shocks and struts? You can handle a few extra bumps in your drive, right? The problem is ignoring a worn out suspension system is not a good idea. You won’t have as much control over your vehicle. Additionally, all of the extra bumps and rough rides might not bother you, but they might bother your vehicle. Bad shocks and struts can lead to other damage to you ... read more

Why Does My Car Squeak When I Turn the Wheel?

Why Does My Car Squeak When I Turn the Wheel? What is that terrible sound? You’re in your car and you’re all ready to get where you’re headed when you suddenly notice a squeak sounding when you turn your steering wheel. What is that? Why is your vehicle making that sound? If you get a squealing or squeaking sound when you turn your wheel, there could be several causes. Fortunately, most of the time the fix is something fairly simple. But first you have to figure out what’s causing it. Possible Issues If you know a little about auto repair then you might be able to figure out the problem on your own. However, in many cases, you might the need help of a certified mechanic to diagnose the cause and get it repaired. But here are some things you can check if you want to give it a shot on your own. Power Steering Fluid Start with the power steering fluid. This fluid does affect how your wheel sounds and feels. Wh ... read more

Can I Replace My Own Headlights?

Can I Replace My Own Headlights? Have you been driving around with one working headlight lately? If so, then you should really get that fixed. Not only does it make it harder to see things when driving at night, but it also makes you harder to see. Driving with a busted headlight bulb is not safe. And even if you don’t think it’s a big safety concern, you still shouldn’t drive with only one headlight. That’s because if a police officer notices you’re missing a headlight then you could get a ticket. Both of your headlights might even still be working. But as they get older, your headlights start to get dim, which means your nighttime visibility is not as good. So don’t put it off any longer. Get your headlight fixed or replaced and make sure your nighttime travels are safer. But changing a headlight can be such a pain, right? It’s true that with today’s advancements in vehicles, some headlight bulbs are really hard to ge ... read more

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

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