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A Helpful Guide for Tire Safety & Maintenance

A Helpful Guide for Tire Safety & Maintenance

Your vehicle's tires stand between your car and the road - they ensure proper handling and have the important job of getting your vehicle to move in the direction you want it to. Tires are specifically built with safety in mind so that you can get to your destination under many different circumstances. Worn down tires can pose a risk to your safety on the road and decrease your vehicle's overall efficiency. This is why it is vital to always remain mindful of your tires and understand proper maintenance to keep them in good condition.  When you drive with a bad set of tires, such as tires that are severely worn down, it can have many different effects on both your safety and your car's performance. Tires are specifically designed with tread, which allows your vehicle to make contact with the road, even through liquid or dirt. When the tread on your tires is worn down significantly, your tires aren't able to really grab onto the road to control your vehicle's mo ... read more

Fleet Service Auto Repair You Can Trust in Vancouver WA

Fleet Service Auto Repair You Can Trust in Vancouver WA Does your business include a fleet service? If so, then you know you need fleet repair you can trust. Hoesly Automotive offers reliable, comprehensive fleet services for fleets of all types and sizes. Whether you operate a commercial, governmental, or private organization, we have you covered. We service all kinds of vehicles. From passenger cars to heavy-duty trucks, we provide a full range of auto repair services to fit your needs. When you operate a fleet, your time is extremely important. When your cars are down, you’re losing money. At Hoesly Automotive, you can count on our highly skilled and experienced mechanics to get your vehicles back on the road quickly with repairs that last; all at a price you can afford. Benefits of Fleet Service With Hoesly Automotive When you bring your cars, trucks, and SUVs to Hoesly Automotive here’s what you can expect from our fleet service te ... read more

Is Your Power Steering Having Issues?

Is Your Power Steering Having Issues? Today’s modern vehicles are amazing. With so many amenities and luxuries, it seems like cars are getting more advanced every day. Do you remember when cars didn’t even have power steering? Most drivers probably don’t. These days power steering is a given. In fact, these days, many cars have self-driving options. That’s how far technology advancements have come in auto manufacturing. Power steering is a must have. Without it, driving would be very inconvenient. It can also be a safety hazard. So if you’ve noticed any signs of trouble with your steering system, then get it checked out. Power Steering System Your power steering system is made up of a few simple things. You have a power steering pump, a hoses, and power steering fluid. Together these help maintain the right amount of hydraulic fluid, which relieves pressure from the gears. This is what makes it so easy for you to turn your wheel ... read more

Quality Fleet Service Repair in Vancouver WA With Hoesly Automotive

Quality Fleet Service Repair in Vancouver WA With Hoesly Automotive

If you run a business that operates a fleet, then you know how important it is to have your fleet running at optimal performance. Everything you do depends on your vehicles so it they have to be reliable. From your tires and brakes, to your engine and radiator, everything needs to be working right to make sure your customers can depend on your business. We Service All Kinds of Fleet Service Businesses Whether your fleet is large or small, it’s what keeps you in business. And that’s why at Hoesly Automotive we know how to take care of your fleet service right. Our specialized fleet care is perfect for your fleet needs, no matter what type of business you run. These are just a few examples of some of the businesses we help: Shuttle services Mail delivery Car rentals Pizza delivery Taxicabs Moving trucks< Construction Towing companies and much, much more Pick Up and Delivery We also understand how important your time is. When you ... read more

Have You Checked Your Battery Lately?

Have You Checked Your Battery Lately?

When was the last time you checked your car battery? Do you know that last time you purchased a new battery for your vehicle? Chances are, if you’re like most drivers you don’t give your battery a lot of thought. In fact, the only time most people think about their car battery is when their vehicle won’t start. You know that helpless feeling. You need to be somewhere right now, or you’re away from home and you need to get back. You turn the key but your car doesn’t respond. It’s a bad position to be in. Hopefully, you carry jumper cables in your vehicle, or someone nearby has a set you can borrow. If not, then you have to figure something else out. You might even have to pay for an expensive tow. But if you want to avoid this type of situation altogether, then you need to pay closer attention to your battery. And there are some things you can do to help keep it healthy for longer. Car Battery Maintenance Tips So what can you do t ... read more

Project Ideas While Practicing Social Distancing During COVID-19 Outbreak

Project Ideas While Practicing Social Distancing During COVID-19 Outbreak

At Hoesly Automotive, we understand that these unprecedented times are difficult and worrying. With shutdown orders still in place and our social distancing mandate pushed back even further until May, many of community members may be wondering what to do with their time while staying at home for at least another month.  While the shelter in place orders are inconvenient for most, it is important to realize how much of an impact they have on the spread of COVID-19. The virus is still spreading rapidly, but would have been multitudes worse without our social distancing order in place.  We understand that it may be difficult to keep yourself active and busy while staying at home all day. That is why we have compiled a list of project ideas to considering doing while practice social distancing. We hope one or more of these will spark some inspiration for you!  Project ideas to take on while practicing social distancing include:  Start a new at-home workout regimen ... read more

WSDOT Extends Studded Tire Deadline in Washington

WSDOT Extends Studded Tire Deadline in Washington

Normally at this time of year, even though it might still feel like winter here in Vancouver, it’s time to remove your studded tires. But this year, things are a little different because of the coronavirus. Of course, you can remove them any time, but you won’t be penalized for keeping them on longer this year. That’s because the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has extended the deadline to remove studded tires to April 30. In light of the ongoing effort to practice social distancing, to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the WSDOT decided to extend the deadline, as many shops are sending employees home to avoid exposing anyone to the virus. The law allows the department to extend the deadline when circumstances call for it. Winter Tire Removal Deadline Normally, the last day you can have studded tires on your ... read more

Hoesly Automotive Taking Extra Precautions During Coronavirus Crisis

Hoesly Automotive Taking Extra Precautions During Coronavirus Crisis

Hoesly Automotive Taking Extra Precautions During Coronavirus Crisis These are scary times for many of us right now. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has a lot of people on edge. Some in Vancouver are afraid to leave their homes, while many others are staying home as much as they can by choice to do their part to help reduce the spread of the virus. People have a lot of questions and concerns and we understand that many of you might not be too worried about auto repair at this time. However, the fact is many people are still going to work every day. And that means they still need reliable transportation. Hoesly Automotive Is Still Open For Business That’s why at Hoesly, we’re still open for business during these uncertain times. However, we want you to know that we take this virus very seriously. We understand the threat it can be to many people, including many of our long-time customers. We strongly support social distancing. So, if you don ... read more

Your Trusted Toyota Repair Specialists in Vancouver WA

Your Trusted Toyota Repair Specialists in Vancouver WA

What attributes come to mind when you think about your Toyota? Probably reliability, dependability, and durability to name just a few. Toyotas have a long history of quality and that’s why there’s so many Toyotas on the roads, including here in Clark County. When you bought your Toyota vehicle you most likely made a well thought out decision to make sure you were getting the best vehicle at the best deal possible. Obviously, you want to take care of your Toyota so it continues to be the dependable vehicle you need it to be. And that’s why where you choose to take your Toyota for auto repair in Vancouver is very important. Choose the Best Vancouver Auto Repair for Toyota You should give the same thought and care when choosing your Toyota auto repair shop as you did when you purchased your vehicle. Which Vancouver auto repair shop you choose will go a long way in keeping your Toyota running smoothly for many years to com ... read more

Spring Cleaning for Your Car – Vancouver Auto Repair

Spring Cleaning for Your Car – Vancouver Auto Repair

Hey, have you noticed the weather has been warming up? Well, maybe not that much here in the Pacific Northwest, but it has bumped up a little. March is still a cold month in Vancouver, but it’s also the first month of spring. And that means warmer weather is on the way. It also means it will soon be time to get outdoors and start working on “spring cleaning” around your Vancouver WA home. Spring cleaning can be both fun and a pain. But no matter the job you have to do, spring cleaning is important. And you know what’s just as important? Spring cleaning for your car. That’s right. Your vehicle needs some extra attention this time of year. So here’s what you need to do to spring your car ahead for the coming season. Spring Car Care TipsInterior Start with the interior and bust out the vacuum and the duster. In order to dust your vehicle thoroughly, you might need a heavier brush, as well. Sometimes, the dust can ... read more

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