Is Your Vehicle Having Trouble Starting?

Have you ever climbed into the driver seat of your vehicle all ready to go somewhere, only to find the engine won’t start? That is one of the most frustrating things that can go wrong with a car. It’s especially bad when you’re in a hurry to get somewhere and you’re relying on that vehicle to get you there. Instead, you have to figure out how you’re going to get your car to an auto repair shop in Vancouver and get it fixed. Never a fun experience.  Common Reasons Your Car Won’t Start So why does this happen? Sometimes, there are warning signs. You might not recognize them, but they do exist. On the other hand, in some instances, you get no warning at all. You drive it home one day and then the next morning it won’t start. So why won’t your car start? Or maybe it does start, but you are noticing some of the warning signs that trouble could be on the way. Here are a few reasons that your car could be having a hard ti ... read more

When Was the Last Time You Had Your Tires Rotated?

Have you had your tires rotated lately? It’s one of those things you always hear about, especially when you visit a tire shop or an auto repair shop. While some people get their tires rotated religiously, many drivers tend to overlook this important maintenance service. But how important is it, really? Does it really affect your tires? Can it lead to any major issues if you don’t do it? You Need to Rotate Your Tires Regularly The answer to both of those questions is yes. Yes, rotating your tires does matter and it is a big deal. In fact, there are several reasons why you can’t afford to ignore this important service. Here’s why.  Your Tires Will Last Longer – you paid a lot of money for those four rubber donuts. And you expect to get a lot of miles out of them. You definitely don’t want to have to buy a new set of tires before your current set is supposed to wear out. The problem is, your tires will wear out ... read more

Featured in the Columbian Newspaper

Featured in the Columbian Newspaper Have you heard the news? is now under new ownership. After nearly two decades, Don Orange has decided to sell his auto repair shop in downtown Vancouver to longtime employee, Bill Murray. Not that Bill Murray! But this Bill Murray is just as good at his job as, the actor/comedian is at his. Murray to Continue a Tradition of Excellence Orange has decided to sell the shop in an effort to focus more time on his latest venture in life, serving as a Port of Vancouver Commissioner. But he’s leaving the shop in the very capable hands of Murray. has been serving the people of Vancouver and Portland for more than 70 years. And Murray has been here since he was a kid. Now he leads this capable team. A Dream Come True The change in ownership was recently ... read more

Important Questions to Ask Your Vancouver Auto Repair Mechanic

If you own a vehicle then you have to maintain it. You rely on your vehicle to get you wherever you need to go. So keeping it operating properly is so important. It’s also a smart idea to establish a good relationship with an honest and reliable mechanic that you can trust. Having a go-to Vancouver auto repair shop is a great idea. This can help you build a strong relationship and keep an open communication about your automotive needs. That’s very important so both you and your chosen shop or mechanic have the right information. Questions Are the Key to Good Communication Good communication starts with the right questions. Do you know the right questions to ask your mechanic? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are a few important questions that you should ask your mechanic next time you see them. 1. Can I Just Stop in or Should I Schedule an Appointment? If you need any type of service it’s always a good idea to ... read more

Top Tips to Keep Your Car Running Longer

Everyone loves a new car. Just the smell alone is enough to make you want to buy one. But not everyone can just go out and buy a new vehicle on a whim. That means taking care of the car you already have is so important. If your car breaks down then you’re faced with a choice. Either buy a new one, or spend the money to get it repaired. New cars are expensive so that means most people have to pay to repair their cars instead. If you don’t want to spend a whole bunch of money on car repairs, then the best thing to do is take care of your vehicle. Is Your Auto Maintenance Up to Speed? So here are some important tips to help keep your car, tuck, crossover, or SUV safely on the road and running for a long time. Keep a Schedule – All cars come with a scheduled maintenance calendar. It’s important to follow that calendar. It’s also a good idea to stick with one shop because they will keep records on the services and maintenanc ... read more

Getting Your Car Ready for Back to School – Vancouver Auto Repair

Getting Your Car Ready for Back to School – Vancouver Auto Repair School is finally back in session in Southwest Washington and kids are returning to the classroom. It takes a lot for parents and kids to get ready for a new school year. New clothes, backpacks, shoes, and of course supplies. Of course, for those parents with older kids, getting your son or daughter’s vehicle ready for school is also important, especially if they’re headed off to college. The problem is most people are worrying about all those other things so they forget to pay attention to vehicle maintenance. But that could be a mistake. Vehicle Maintenance Checklist If you haven’t given your vehicle a good tune-up lately, then now is a good time to get into your trusted Vancouver auto repair shop. If you don’t have time to get into the shop right away you can do a few things yourself to make sure your car, truck, SUV, or crossover is in good working order. Here are a f ... read more

Looking for a New Auto Repair Shop in Vancouver?

Looking for a New Auto Repair Shop in Vancouver? You have a lot of options when it comes to Vancouver Auto repair. There are dozens of shops all over town, not to mention the many different car dealers in the area, as well. Choosing an auto repair shop can be difficult because you don’t want to pay too much for auto care, but you also don’t want to get bad service. If you need some help choosing the right shop check out this helpful guide: How To Choose The Right Vancouver Auto Repair Shop. A Trusted Auto Repair Shop in Vancouver There are plenty of reasons to be looking for a new auto repair shop in Vancouver. Have you recently moved into the area and have no idea where to take your car? Maybe the shop you’ve been working with hasn’t been giving you the quality of service you expect. Or maybe the shop you’ve trusted for a while has recently closed d ... read more

Continuing the Tradition of Great Service

: Continuing the Tradition of Great Service For decades, has been serving the residents of Vancouver WA and Portland OR as the best dealer alternative for auto repair in Southwest Washington. And we want you to know that no matter who works in our shop, we’ll continue offering the good people of Clark County honest auto repair service they can trust. Reliable Auto Care in Clark County For example, one of the man cogs in the wheel is our longtime shop manager, Bill Murray. Bill has been with for nearly 20 years and is one of the chief reasons Hoesly is so successful. He has been helping the good people in Clark County get the most for their money when it comes to auto repair since the late 1990s. Service With a Smile Current customers know they can always rely on Bill to greet them with a smile and a can-do attitude. Bill makes everyone feel right at home, as soon as ... read more

Top End-of-Summer Car Care Tips

Wow, it’s almost September. Where did summer go? The kids are already in school, and the summer road trip season is over. Soon we’ll be saying good-bye to sunny days and hello to fall and winter weather. That means it’s time to start thinking about car care again. You might have seen our spring and summer car care tips earlier this year. Now it’s time to talk about some end-of summer car care tips. To Do List for Auto Maintenance There are several things to keep in mind for your vehicle when summer winds down. A Good Inspection – start by giving your vehicle a good inspection. The best way to do this is to take your car to a professional and trusted auto repair shop. A technician will check your fluids, your battery, hoses, wires, lights, engine, wiper blades and much more. If anything needs a little tune-up you can get it taken care of right away. If yo ... read more

Reliable Subaru Repair and Maintenance in Vancouver

Reliable Subaru Repair and Maintenance in Vancouver Have you noticed more Subaru vehicles on the road these days? It’s not just you. Subaru is one of the fastest growing car brands in America. They’re very popular in the Pacific Northwest. Subarus are very reliable and dependable vehicles. And Subaru owners love their performance and they expect the best. However, even though Subarus are generally very reliable cars, no brand is immune to problems. That’s the nature of automobiles. Eventually, they all wear down. Even Subarus need auto repair from time to time. Specialized Subaru Auto Care Subaru vehicles require quality and professional auto repair technicians in order to keep them on the road, or get them back on the road when they break down. That’s why you should bring your Subaru to in Vancouver WA if your Subaru is having any kind of problem. Our technicians are ASE certified, which means that ... read more

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