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Simple Summertime Car Maintenance

Simple Summertime Car Maintenance

Summer can be a blast, but make sure you don’t forget about your vehicle while you’re having all that fun. You need to give your car the proper attention during these hot summer months, or it won’t keep getting you where you need to be. The good news is it doesn’t take much effort to keep your vehicle happy. Here are six parts of every car that you should regularly check throughout the hot summer months. Engine Belts  The engine belt of a vehicle runs between the alternator, the fan, and several other components. When it wears out, it can become loose, start to squeal, and even break. If it’s in bad condition, you won’t have the right amount of tension. So if you notice any small pieces missing or any cracks, then it’s time to replace the belt. Air-Conditioning System  The worst thing that could happen to you this summer is having to drive without air-conditioning. If your AC is older, then leaking freon is not good. You could buy ... read more

Get Your Buick Serviced At Hoesly Eco Automotive in Vancouver WA

Buick: it’s a name that has been around forever, or at least it seems like forever. Although there may not be as many Buick’s on the road today, this American made brand is still going strong. And if you’re in need of any kind of auto repair for your Buick, then Hoesly is here in downtown Vancouver to keep your vehicle going strong. Whether you drive a stylish new model like the Encore, Regal, or Enclave, or you have a classic version like the LeSabre, Skylark, or Century, at Hoesly Eco Automotive, our team of auto repair experts is here to take care of you. Our ASE certified technicians have been working on Buick vehicles for several decades. We know these cars inside and out. We also have the right equipment to work on your Buick to ensure each service is done right. So if you need any type of Buick auto repair in Vancouver WA, then please come see us at Hoesly Automotive.   Top Notch B ... read more

Is Your AC Ready for the Summer Driving Season?

Have you noticed how hot it’s been getting lately? Does it seem like your car, truck, crossover, van, or SUV feels a little warmer on that afternoon drive home from work? Summer is here, so the temperature is definitely rising, which means you need that cool crisp air blowing strong. Even if you don’t use your AC that much right now, July and August are just round the corner, which means the weather will really be ticking up. So the next logical question is when was the last time you had your vehicle’s AC system serviced? It could be working just fine right now, but if your car is older, then it could be a matter of time before it starts to slow down. And as soon as that cool air stops blowing, or turns hot, then you’re going to notice the difference. That’s the last thing you want to deal with if you’re out in the summer heat, especially when you’re stuck in a slow commute.   Air Conditioning Service for Your Vehicle in Vancouv ... read more

Need a New Muffler for Your Car, Truck or SUV?

So how much do you know about your vehicle’s exhaust system? If you’re like most people, then probably not that much. But that’s okay. You don’t really have to know all that much as long as you have a good mechanic. All kidding aside, though, you should be aware of some important things about your exhaust system, especially if you’ve started to notice some issues with your muffler. Your muffler might not seem like that big of deal. After all, it’s just there to silence your car’s engine noise, right? Well, not exactly. Your vehicle’s muffler actually plays an important role for the entire exhaust system to function properly. So if you’ve noticed any signs of wear and tear with your muffler, don’t wait around and let the problems get worse. If left unresolved the problem won’t fix itself, and it could get more expensive to fix.   Signs Your Muffler is Going South There are several telltale signs ... read more

Expert Infiniti Auto Repair in Vancouver WA

If you own an Infiniti vehicle then you’re lucky enough to drive one of the nicest luxury model vehicles on the road. And we know you’re proud of your vehicle. We also know that you want to do everything you can to maintain it so it remains a luxury vehicle. That’s why getting the right auto repair and service in Vancouver for your Infiniti is so important. At Hoesly Eco Automotive, we understand that you have a relationship with your Infiniti. You don’t cut corners to keep it nice. After all, you don’t want to compromise the comfort, style, and performance you’ve to expect from your vehicle.   Routine Infiniti Maintenance in Vancouver WA If you’re fortunate enough to own a newer model Infiniti, then you probably won’t be in need of any auto repair anytime soon. However, in order to maintain all the amazing amenities and that peak driving experience, you do need t ... read more

What’s the Best Car Maintenance for Infrequent Drivers?

What’s the Best Car Maintenance for Infrequent Drivers?

Not everyone needs to drive a car every day. You might live in an area where it is easier to take public transportation where you need to go. Alternatively, you might live in an area where it is faster and more convenient to walk most places instead of trying to find a place to park. At the same time, you enjoy the convenience of having a car available when you do need one. That makes you an infrequent driver. You will want to consider how to properly maintain your vehicle when you do not drive it very much. Continue reading to get some advice on how to do exactly that. Why is Car Maintenance So Important? No matter how often you end up driving your car, it is likely one of your biggest investments. You will want to make sure that you take care of it so that it lasts for quite a long time. There are certain things that you need to do regularly in order to keep it running in prime condition. These include: Regular oil changes Routine tire rotations Regularly changing the oil f ... read more

High Tech Auto Repair Equipment You Can Trust in Vancouver WA

Can you believe how far vehicles have come, recently? Cars, trucks and SUVs have changed so much over the years, but especially in the last 20 years, or so. Computers and other technologies have made cars so advanced. In fact, in some cases, it feels like cars are now just computers on wheels.  All of these amazing technologies are wonderful, but when they break down or wear out, it can be come much more difficult to diagnose the issue. That’s why it’s so important to have the right diagnostic equipment and tools to help pinpoint technology problems when they occur. Advanced Auto Repair Equipment and Tools The great thing about all of these advances is that the auto repair industry has also made several excellent advancements in how vehicles are diagnosed and serviced. Thankfully, this helps our Vancouver auto repair shop stay on top of the latest advancements in auto technology. In fact, at Hoesly ... read more

Has Your Power Steering Been Giving You Troubles Lately?

Have you been having trouble steering your vehicle lately? Does your steering column feel tight or stiff? Do those turns seem a whole lot harder to make? If you’ve noticed any of these issues recently, then you might have a problem with your power steering system. Obviously, when you’re driving you need to be able to steer. That goes without saying. So what should you do if you’ve been having troubles with your steering lately? First, you shouldn’t put off getting it checked out. If your power steering goes out completely, that could put you in an immediate dangerous situation. So if you’ve been having any problems with your steering column, then please come in and see us as soon as you can. Top Signs You Have a Power Steering Problem There are several reasons you could be experiencing power steering is ... read more

Trusted Hybrid Auto Repair in Vancouver WA at Hoesly Automotive

Are you searching for a hybrid auto repair shop in Vancouver WA you can trust? Your hybrid is very special to you. Hybrid owners feel a sense of pride for their vehicles because they know they are doing their part to help the environment. They also take pride in caring for their vehicles, because they want them to continue running smoothly for many years to come. Owning a hybrid is a unique experience, which means caring for a hybrid is also unique. If you’ve owned a hybrid for a while, then you already know what it takes to care for it. If you’re new to the hybrid world, then perhaps you are just learning all the ins and outs of taking care of your environmentally friendly ride. Either way, you’ve come to right place for expert hybrid auto repair in Vancouver WA. Choosing a Hybrid Auto Shop in Vancouver There are countles ... read more

What Are Signs of Low Brake Fluid?

What Are Signs of Low Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is an essential component to the hydraulic brake system and without it, your brake system can fail. When brakes build up pressure, brake fluid is released into the brake pads which then allow the rotors to stop. This is ultimately what will stop your vehicle. Not only is it essential to fix low brake fluid for your safety, but it also can be a sign of another problem within your vehicle. Low brake fluid can be caused by a leakage in the brake system, a brake line that is damaged, or worn-down brake pads. Now that you understand why brake fluid is important, you may be wondering how to tell when your brake fluid is low. Here are the signs of low brake fluid: Warning Light Oftentimes, the first sign that your brake fluid is low is from your vehicle's brake fluid warning light. If you see this light turn on, you more than likely have low brake fluid, and it is time to bring your vehicle in to our auto shop. Difficult time stopping Another sign that your vehicle ... read more

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