Monthly Archives: December 2019

Top Causes of Winter Vehicle Breakdowns

We know that winter driving can be stressful, especially when you try to stay off the roads in times of winter storms and snow. The best thing you can do to be as prepared as possible when hitting the road in the winter is by ensuring that your vehicle is ready to handle the cold weather.  An inspection at our shop can help guarantee that your vehicle is in the best condition to stay reliable through the winter weather, and if not, we can help make the repairs necessary to get your vehicle where it needs to be.  Here are some of the top causes of winter vehicle breakdowns:  Engine overheating - Motor oil runs thicker in cold temperatures, making it harder for it to circulate and keep your car running smoothly—and prevent it from overheating. A dead battery - It’s harder for car batteries to produce a charge in winter — meaning it might not be able to produce enough energy to start your car when you turn the key. Radiator failure - You left your veh ... read more

Top New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car - 2020

Another new year is about to begin. Can you believe it’s almost 2020? And of course, you know what that means. It’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions. There are all kinds of resolutions but generally people focus on things to improve themselves and their lives. From losing weight, to eating better and exercising, to spending more time with family, or learning something new, this is when people look to make changes. Make Your Auto Care a Priority This Year So what about your car? Have you ever made any resolutions regarding your car? Of course, we’d all like to buy a brand new car every year, but that’s not realistic for most people. But you can keep your current vehicle looking and driving like new if you make and keep a few car care resolutions this year. Here are some ideas to consider. Keep Up on Your Car Maintenance – no one likes to spend money on auto repairs. And that’s exactly why you should m ... read more

Buying a Used Car for Christmas – Let Hoesly Help

Buying a Used Car for Christmas – Let Hoesly Help Are you ready for the big day? Christmas is almost here. If you have someone on your list hoping to get a car for Christmas then you’ve come to the right place. Of course, everyone would like to get a brand new vehicle wrapped in a big red bow for Christmas. However, not everyone can afford such a luxury. But that doesn’t mean you can’t give someone a car. There are countless good used car options out there. And many of them would surely put a smile on the recipient’s face. Just imagine your teenage son or daughter getting their first car on Christmas morning. Get The Right Car for Christmas If you are looking at used cars as a Christmas gift, then you want to be sure you get one in solid working condition. And that’s where Hoesly Eco Automotive can help. Whether you need a vehicle inspection, or you’ve found a vehicle that needs some repairs, we can help.&nb ... read more

Top Safety Tips for Winter Driving

Top Safety Tips for Winter Driving Winter is just about here and that means winter weather will be coming with it. Driving in bad weather is never fun. But you can keep yourself safe on the roads by following some important driving tips. The number one thing to remember about winter driving is to be cautious. Slowing down and being more attentive to other drivers and the conditions around you will play a major role in your safety. Here are some other important safety tips for winter driving.  Driving in Cold Weather When driving in cold weather you should keep some cold-weather gear in your vehicle. It’s a good idea to always carry some extra warm clothing, blankets, food and water, and a flashlight when driving in cold weather. And add anything else you think would be handy to have if you got stuck somewhere. You should also make sure your tires are properly inflated and that the tread is in good condition. Never let your fuel tank get ... read more

How to Keep Your Vehicle Safety Sensors Clean During Winter

One of the biggest concerns drivers have during the harsh winter driving conditions is safety. There are many hazards on the roads every day, but bad weather makes things even more difficult. Drivers can do several things to stay safe on the roadways of Vancouver and Clark County, including taking care of their cars. Making sure your tires, your headlights and windshield wipers are all in good working condition is a good place to start. But there are several other important practices that will make you and your vehicle safer. That includes keeping your safety sensors clean. Get to Know Your Safety Sensors You might not realize it, but most of today’s vehicles use several safety sensors to help protect you while you drive. For example, your forward-collision warning system and your automatic emergency braking system use radar sensors to operate. These are located in your car’s front bumper or grille. Depending on your vehicle’s features, it likely has several other sensors, as w ... read more

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