Yearly Archives: 2020

Hyundai Auto Repair You Can Count on in Vancouver WA

Fifteen years ago when you talked about quality automakers, Hyundai was definitely not one of the first names that came to mind. In fact, it was often the butt of many automobile jokes. But a lot has changed and Hyundai is no longer an after thought in the auto world. In fact, Hyundai is now one of the highest selling automakers on the road, and for good reason. Combined with modern styling, numerous amenities, and a very reliable warranty, Hyundai now offers car buyers another excellent choice when shopping for a new vehicle. Hyundai Service and Repair in Vancouver So now that you’ve chosen to own a Hyundai, you need to make sure you choose the right auto repair shop to keep your Hyundai safely on the road. At Hoesly Eco Automotive, we know that you have many choices for auto repair. But we set ourselves apart from the competition with quality, reliable, and affordable auto repair. Our customers count on us to make sure their vehicles are safe. We don&rsquo ... read more

Getting the Most From Your Auto Fleet Service in Vancouver WA

What’s it like being the owner or manager of a fleet of vehicles? Every day can be a little different, right? The truth is you never really know what to expect. Some days are problem-free and everything just runs like it’s supposed to. But in most cases, especially if you have a large fleet, those perfect days are few and far between. Having issues with one or more of your fleet vehicles is just a part of owning or managing a fleet. So what do you do when one of your vehicles goes down? Do you hire a mechanic, to service your vehicles (or a team of mechanics if your fleet is large)? That is an option, but it can be a very expensive option. If your fleet is large, then finding an auto repair shop to take care of your fleet service and repairs for you could be a much better choice. Regular Fleet Service Saves You Time and Money Not only can it save you money, but it would also save you the headache of having to worry about all the repairs and downtime that ... read more

Subaru Repair and Maintenance Vancouver WA – Factory Scheduled Maintenance

How do you feel about your Subaru? If you’re like most Subaru drivers then you love your vehicle. Subaru owners are very proud of their cars and they expect a lot from them. Subaru is known for building quality vehicles that last. That’s why so many people have moved to Subaru in recent years. However, Subaru vehicles are just like another make. They need regular maintenance in order to stay in top running condition. That’s why Subaru includes a factory schedule maintenance calendar with all of its vehicles.  When you stick to this schedule, you keep your Subaru running at peak performance. And that’s what every Subaru owner wants. Service Your Subaru at Hoesly Automotive At Hoesly Eco Automotive, we know that no one wants to spend money on auto repair or maintenance. We all have other things we would rather do with our hard-earned income. But think of it this way. Would you rather spend a little money on your vehicle occasionally, or sp ... read more

Back to School Auto Maintenance and Service – Vancouver WA Auto Repair

It’s almost time for the kids to head back to school in the Vancouver area. Of course, with coronavirus still prevalent in our community, no one really knows for sure what the school year is going to look like this year. In fact, everyone might just be doing school from home. But regardless of how or where you attend school, there is always a need to have a trusted, reliable vehicle you can count on. School activities can keep families busy, not to mention all the other extracurricular activities going on. It’s no wonder why having your vehicle in tip top shape is so important. Tips for Back to School Car Care There are numerous things you can do to get your car, truck, crossover, van, or SUV ready for the upcoming season. Here are some of the most important things to pay attention to. They might seem basic, but it’s the basics that help keep your vehicle healthy, and keep you happy. Change your oil – this is the most basic ... read more

Are Tire Rotations Important?

Are Tire Rotations Important?

When most drivers think of their vehicle maintenance, tires don't usually come to mind. They are highly durable components of your vehicle, however, they still need care and service. Buying a new set of tires doesn't come cheap, and the longer you can sustain good working tires, the safer you'll be on the road and the more money you'll save on tires over time.  Tires typically only need to be replaced every 60,000 miles or so, depending on your individual driving habits and how well you take care of your vehicle. So when it comes to tire maintenance, what exactly is needed? We want to talk to you about tire rotations, and just how important they are.  What exactly is a tire rotation? Tire rotation is the simple service of a mechanic switching the positions of your tires. The tires will switch which side of the vehicle they are on, and front and back position. It's basically giving each tire a run at every position in your vehicle. But why?  Well, c ... read more

Check Engine Light On – It Could Be Your EGR Valve

Have you ever been driving down the road when your car suddenly seems to lose power? It still drives, but it doesn’t have the normal amount of power you’re used to. You can tell something is wrong. When this happens, you will usually see your check engine light come on, as well. There are several different possibilities for your vehicle to act this way. And likewise, your check engine light can turn on for many reasons. But one of the most common causes is a faulty EGR valve. Signs of Bad EGR Valve First off, your EGR valve (or exhaust gas recirculation valve) is designed to help reduce emissions from your vehicle. Its job is to reroute some of the exhaust gases from your engine back into the combustion chambers in the engine. So how do you know when it’s gone bad? These are the most common signs: Your “Check Engine Light” comes on Your vehicle idles rough or stalls You smell the scent of fuel Your fuel burns off more quickly You he ... read more

Vancouver WA Subaru Repair and Maintenance – Timing Belt

How has your Subaru been running lately? How many miles does your engine have on it? Have you noticed any unusual sounds or rough driving? If you’ve owned your Subaru for a while or you’ve put a lot of miles on it, then it might be time for some repairs and maintenance, including replacing your timing belt. A timing belt replacement is a big job, but there’s no getting around it. At some point, your timing belt will need to be replaced. Your vehicle comes with a scheduled maintenance plan. Your timing belt should last until its scheduled maintenance, but it can wear out sooner. It could also last longer, but you never know when it might go. So if you decide to drive your vehicle past the scheduled due date, you run the risk of having your timing belt bust while you’re driving. That can have terrible results. If your timing belt goes out while your operating your vehicle, you could end up damaging or destroying your engine. That will mean even bigger, more expe ... read more

Why is my AC Blowing Warm Air - Vancouver Auto Repair

There’s nothing like getting into your car on a scalding hot day knowing you’ll soon have some ice cold air blowing in your face. There’s also nothing quite like being disappointed when that cold air comes out warm. Why does your AC blow warm air? There are a few reasons your AC blows warm or hot air instead of cold, refreshing air. Let’s take a closer look at what might be going on. Three Reasons Your AC Is Blowing Hot Air There are three main causes for an air conditioning system to blow hot air. One of them is very minor and easy to fix. The rest take more work. But no matter what the cause, we can get it repaired. Your refrigerant is low – this is the easiest problem to address. You just need to buy a can of Freon with a fill valve and then follow the directions. If you don’t have any other issues, then this will take care of the problem. You have a refrigerant leak – if you buy some Fr ... read more

Subaru Repair and Maintenance Vancouver WA – Oil Changes

When was the last time your Subaru had an oil change? These days, cars are so smart they tell you when they want their oil changed. So chances are, you’re probably up to date. But sometimes, we get busy or we just have too many other things to worry about. So we can forget about regular oil changes, or just choose to ignore the little reminder that pops up on our dashboard. It happens to everyone from time to time. However, oil changes, although very simple, are one of the most important services our vehicles need. And it never pays to ignore them. After all, your oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. If it’s not clean or it’s running low, then you’re going to pay for it. In fact, you might even blow your engine. So, if you need an oil change, it just makes sense to get it done sooner, rather than later. Hoesly Automotive - Your Home for Oil Changes in Vancouver At Hoesly, we service all makes and models, including Subaru. W ... read more

How Do You Troubleshoot a Brake Problem?

How Do You Troubleshoot a Brake Problem?

Being able to identify certain brake problems is something every driver should know. If you understand the symptoms of bad or failing brakes, you'll be able to get any potential problem addressed quickly to ensure your safety on the road.  Here are some of the ways you can troubleshoot your own vehicle's brakes, and understand what issue you may have depending on the symptoms you are experiencing:  If you step on the brake pedal and it feels spongy, this is an indication that you have air in your brake lines and will need a brake bleed.    Does the pedal seem to sink to the floor rather than have pressure? This can signify a bad master cylinder.    After driving around for a while, do you notice that your brakes stop your car effectively? Is the pedal stopping between 1- 1 1/2 inches from the floor? If it seems that you have to apply more effort to stop or that it takes longer, you may need a new power booster.    I ... read more

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