Yearly Archives: 2023

What Are the Symptoms of a Failing Catalytic Converter?

What Are the Symptoms of a Failing Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter makes up a large chunk of the automobile’s emissions system. It is the component in charge of transforming toxic fumes into safer gasses before emitting them into the air. Catalytic converters help make driving a vehicle safer by reducing its environmental impact.  The component has its name because it uses a chemical catalyst to change the composition of the harmful combustion byproducts. Catalytic converters have changed driving throughout the world. When this part breaks or stops working in your car, it can be detrimental to your health and others as well. What Are the Symptoms of a Failing Catalytic Converter?Rattling sounds - A catalytic converter can get pretty noisy when it breaks apart on the inside. If you hear this sound from under your car, please have your catalytic converter inspected. Rotten egg smell - This foul smell is a huge red flag that your emissions system needs repairs. It ... read more

Signs You Need to Replace Your Muffler

Signs You Need to Replace Your Muffler – Vancouver Auto Repair We still have about six more weeks of winter ahead of us, but before you know it, it will be spring again. Hopefully, your travels have been safe so far this winter and will continue to be so. One thing to keep in mind when spring does come around is what things look like underneath your vehicle. With all the wet driving conditions, whether it’s rain, snow, or ice, your car has been pounded with a lot of moisture over the past several months. On top of that, your vehicle has been subject to sand, deicer, salt, and other substances on the road used to help with winter driving conditions. That means the underside of your vehicle is probably not looking too pretty. And because it’s out of sight, it often gets overlooked. That’s why it’s important to include that when you inspect your vehicle. One of the most parts of your car is the exhaust system, which includes the muffler. And your muffler ta ... read more

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Top Vehicle Accessories to Carry with you this Winter

Top Vehicle Accessories to Carry with You This Winter The winter driving season is full of a lot of different driving conditions and hazards on the road. In fact, here in the Vancouver area, you could be hit with just about anything. Most people, driving back forth to their daily stops, don’t have to worry about getting stranded somewhere. Although, it has happened before with some of the huge winter storms we’ve had in the past. But in most cases, getting stranded is not likely. On the other hand, if you drive anywhere far from home, or perhaps in more rural areas, you have to be on your toes. Getting stranded without help is little more common it and could end up being very costly. That’s why it’s so important to be prepared. And even if you don’t have to worry about being stranded, there are several winter car accessories that are a good idea to have. Battery Jumper Cables Car batteries tend to expend more energy in ... read more

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Reasons your check engine light comes on

Reasons Your Check Engine Light Comes On – Vancouver Auto Repair What could be worse than when you’re driving along without a care in the world, but suddenly without warning the check engine light comes on? It’s never a good feeling when that light on your dashboard shows up. For some people it even causes panic or stress. After all, the last thing you want to have to worry about is something wrong with your engine. The good news is, in most cases, that little light does not indicate there is something seriously wrong. In fact, most of the time, it is something quite simple that has triggered the check engine light to appear. So, if your check engine light suddenly comes on while you’re driving, don’t panic. Just bring your vehicle into Hoesly Eco Automotive and let us check it out. And if you’re driving somewhere far from home, you can still go to just about any auto parts store to get a reading and determine what’s causing ... read more

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How to keep a high mileage car running smoothly in vancouver

How To Keep a High Mileage Car Running Smoothly in Vancouver Happy New Year from Hoesly Automotive! We hope you and yours had a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year’s celebration. We are excited for another new year and thankful to be in business serving the good people of Clark County. We look forward to taking care of all your auto repair needs and we promise to continue providing you honest, reliable, and expert auto care in Vancouver that you can count on. As we start another new year that means we are all getting older. It also means your car, truck, crossover, or SUV is another year older. And in most cases, that means the miles are adding up. But just because your car has a lot of miles, that doesn’t mean you can’t still get a lot more out of it. High mileage cars often need more attention than cars with fewer miles. But for the most part, if you take care of them, high mileage vehicles will run as smoothly as most other cars. R ... read more

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What should you do if your vehicle overheats?

What Should You Do if Your Vehicle Overheats – Vancouver Auto Repair Have you ever seen someone on the side of the road with their hood up and steam pouring out of the engine? Or, maybe you’re the one that was on the side of the road. That’s a terrible situation to be in. When your engine overheats, that usually indicates there is an issue with your cooling system. But there are other things that can cause an engine to overheat. Why Is Your Vehicle Overheating? When your cooling system has an issue, the engine can’t stay cool, because not enough coolant is reaching the engine block. Typically, there is a blockage or a leak somewhere in the system. It takes a trained professional with the right tools to find it. Other cooling system issues that can cause your vehicle to overheat include a broken water pump, a bad thermostat or radiator fan, or a broken or blocked coolant hose. Other than the obvious bellowing steam coming from under the hood, there are some other ... read more

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