Yearly Archives: 2021

6 Tips to Make Your Windshield Wipers Last Longer

6 Tips to Make Your Windshield Wipers Last Longer

Windshield wipers are one of the most helpful and dependable car features, but we seldom think about them until needed. However, they can be very frustrating if they aren't doing their job well. You'll know they need to be replaced when they aren't removing the rain or snow well. They'll also start to skip, streak, and squeak and end up impairing rather than improving visibility. The industry standard time interval to replace windshield wipers is six months to a year. To help prolong the lifespan of your windshield wipers, consider the following tips:   1. Wash your car on a regular basis (or at least your windshield)! Cleaning your windshield will minimize the amount of dirt and debris that clings onto your wiper blades, which causes them to deteriorate quicker.   2. Wipe down your wipers every once in a while. As you continually use them, your wipers blades collect grime. Like anything, if you maintain a schedule routine, it is easier to remember to do i ... read more

Reliable Mazda Auto Repair in Vancouver WA

What comes to mind when you think of Mazda? Of course, most Mazda owners would immediately think of a fancy red vehicle speeding down the road with a “zoom, zoom” bumper sticker or license plate. Mazda owners buy their vehicles for their reliability and stylish looks, but mostly because they are fun to drive. Owning a Mazda is fun, but if you want to keep having all that fun on the open road, then you have to take care of your vehicle. “Zoom, zoom” will turn into “boom, boom” very quickly if you don’t keep your Mazda in top shape with regular routine maintenance. No one wants his or vehicle to go boom. That’s why finding the right Vancouver auto repair shop for your Mazda is so important.   Vancouver WA Mazda Auto Repair You could take your Mazda to just about any shop in the Vancouver area and most likely they would service it. However, your Mazda is important to you, so you don’t want to take it to just ... read more

How to Get Your Honda Ready for Summer Driving

Can you believe it’s almost summer time again? Where did the first half of the year go? The summer driving season is just about to officially kick off with Memorial Day weekend and that means people will be getting out more. That also means they will be using their vehicles more to get where they need to be. Summer driving is unique. The heat and humidity here in the Pacific Northwest can be hard on your Honda vehicle. So it’s really important to get your car, truck, crossover, van, or SUV ready for the conditions. After all, you want to enjoy the summer, not spend it stuck indoors. Adventure is waiting, so make sure your Honda is ready to get you there.   Top Tips for Summer Driving Prep – Vancouver Honda Auto Repair There are several things you can do to get your car ready for the summer heat. Here are just a few simple things you can take care of yourself. If you find any problems and you need some professional expertise, then bring your H ... read more

Important Subaru Maintenance in Vancouver WA

How’s your Subaru vehicle doing these days? If it’s like most Subarus on the road, then you’re getting everything out of it that you expected when you purchased it. Subarus are known for their reliability, durability, and safety. You probably knew that already, which might be why you bought your vehicle in the first place. However, even your trusty Subaru needs to get regular maintenance to stay in top working condition. So maybe now is the time to get your vehicle into our Vancouver WA auto repair shop for some timely preventative maintenance or other service. You probably don’t want to interrupt your summer fun with auto repair, but the truth is, the better you take care of your Subaru, the better it will take care of you. So if it’s been a little while, then come on in and get that important work done. We’ll ... read more

Get The Most Out of Your Fuel Economy This Summer – Vancouver Auto Repair

The summer driving season is here and that means more time on the road and more time in your vehicle.  Summer driving is always fun, but it can quickly be spoiled if your gas mileage starts to suffer. Your fuel economy can always fluctuate a little because there are so many factors involved. However, if you’ve noticed a big drop off recently, then you might have a lurking problem. Fortunately, bad fuel economy can usually be remedied rather easily and affordably. So if you want to get the best fuel economy this summer, then make sure you are doing everything in your power to help your cause.   Why Are You Getting Bad Fuel Economy? There are several possible reasons your fuel economy could be declining. These are some of the most common ones. Tire Pressure – Believe it or not, your tires play a huge role in your fuel economy. When your tires don’t have enough air pressure, your gas mileage will suffer. Fortunately, his i ... read more

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

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