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Why Does My Car Need Synthetic Oil – Vancouver Auto Repair

Does your vehicle use synthetic oil? There are many cars on the road today that do, especially most newer vehicles. However, many drivers wonder why they need to use a synthetic and also why it costs so much more. Is synthetic really that much better than conventional motor oil? These are all good questions, and many people have them. Let’s look at why synthetic oil is so popular and what benefits there are to using it. Benefits of Synthetic Motor Oil First off, what is synthetic oil actually made of? It consists of artificial chemical compounds made from a base oil, a carrier oil, and powder additives. One of the major advantages of synthetic oil is that is very clean, meaning it can lubricate your engine smoothly without fear of any debris. Conventional oil often has impurities that can build up and prevent smooth lubrication. Synthetic oil, on the other hand, is ultra-refined so you get the best performance possible. These oils are designed protect your eng ... read more

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Use These Preventative Maintenance Tips When the Season Changes

Use These Preventative Maintenance Tips When the Season Changes It’s always a good idea to do everything you can to keep your vehicle in the best condition possible, including taking care of any mechanical issues that might come up. The easiest and best way to stay on top of this is to get regular preventative maintenance before bad things can happen. Preventative maintenance is something you should do year-round, but it can be especially valuable when seasons change. Just like us, our cars can be affected by seasonal changes. For example, road conditions during the summer are completely different than they are in the spring or winter. Additionally, each season brings different temperatures and climates. Those various temperatures can affect our vehicles and their many parts, in several different ways. With that in mind, here are some important preventative maintenance tips to keep in mi ... read more

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How a Proper Tune-up Helps Your Car

How a Proper Tune-up Helps Your Car – Vancouver Auto Repair How’s your car doing? We are hitting the Christmas season and if you’re like most people, that means you will have a lot of things to do and places to be in the coming weeks. It also means you will need your car to be working without any problems so you can get wherever you need to be, whenever you need to be there. One of the best ways to ensure your vehicle remains reliable is to bring it into our Vancouver auto repair shop for a professional tune-up. Tune-ups are great for making sure your vehicle is running at optimal performance. It’s also a great way to discover any possible issues before they turn into major problems. Paying a modest fee for a tune-up is way better than the cost of a major repair that could have been prevented if you had found it earlier.   Top Benefits of Getting a Tune-Up in Vancouver There are several other ways a tune-up can improve ... read more

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What Are Some Common Car Problems in the Winter?

What Are Some Common Car Problems in the Winter?

We know that wintertime driving can be stressful and have you on edge. It is especially true when a winter storm sweeps in. As a responsible driver, the best thing you can do is prepare your car for what's to come in in Vancouver, WA. Thankfully, a thorough at Hoesly Automotive can help confirm that your vehicle is in a suitable condition to stay reliable through the winter. If not, our expert team can help make those necessary repairs to get you where you need to be this season.    Here are some of the most prevalent causes of winter vehicle breakdowns:  Engine overheating - Engine oil naturally gets thicker in cold weather, making it more difficult for the liquid to circulate and keep your car running smoothly. Dead battery - Car batteries do not operate as well in extreme temperatures, so you may find your battery struggling to produce a charge in the cold. Do not be surprised if you experience car starts. We recommend packing a pair of jumper cables at all ti ... read more

What’s Wrong with My Car’s Oxygen Sensor – Vancouver Auto Repair

Has your check engine warning light come on recently? Although this light can send off alarm bells to many drivers, in most cases this warning light is usually not serious. The check engine light can come on for several reasons, but one of the most common causes is a problem with an oxygen (O2) sensor.   Your O2 sensor, which is located in your tailpipe, determines how much oxygen is in your exhaust and sends that information directly to the main computer chip in your car. When an O2 sensor goes bad, it causes the check engine warning light to come on. The light won’t turn off until you replace the O2 sensor.   Most vehicles have more than one O2 sensor. When you get this warning light, you need to use a diagnostic tool to determine which sensor is faulty. So, if your check engine light has come on recently, then you should bring ... read more

Why Does My Car’s Heater Blow Cold Air?

Air conditioning is an amazing invention. Having nice cool air in your home or vehicle is so nice. But what about when it’s winter and you want nice, toasty air to warm you from the cold? If your car heater is blowing cold air in December and January, that’s not a good thing. Just like hot air in summer, cold air in the winter can be very troubling, especially if you spend a lot of time in your car.   Common Car Heater Problems   So why does a car heater blow cold air? There are several possible reasons for this. Let’s look at some of the possibilities.   Bad Thermostat – one of the first places to look is the temperature gauge on your dashboard. When you start your vehicle, the needle will be on the “C.” As you drive, and your engine begins to warm the temperature gauge begins to move toward the “H.” However, if your ... read more

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

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