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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Do Your Steering and Suspension Need a Tune-up?

Have you noticed your vehicle riding a little bumpy lately, even when you’re on a flat road? Has your steering been a little difficult to control? You could have a problem with your steering and suspension system. Steering and suspension issues can happen as your vehicle ages. But the good news is they can easily be repaired. Rough steering or a bumpy ride might not seem like that big of a deal, but if left unrepaired, things will only get worse. And that’s not all. Problems with your steering and suspension can also lead to other issues if you don’t get them fixed. Your tires can wear down faster, as well as other parts of your suspension system and your chassis. So putting off suspension and steering service or repair is not a good idea. Importance of Steering and Suspension System Your vehicles’ suspen ... read more

Keep Your Mercedes at the Top of its Game With Hoesly Automotive

Mercedes-Benz. It’s a name synonymous with luxury. Mercedes has been turning heads for decades with it’s top of the line performance, luxury vehicles. Whether it’s a car, crossover, or SUV, it’s a name that carries a lot of clout in the automobile industry. Bottom line, when you drive a Mercedes-Benz, you expect the best. You also expect the best from your Mercedes service and repairs. You don’t cut corners and you’re okay with paying a little extra for maintenance and upkeep. After all, you want your Mercedes to remain at the top of its game for many years to come. For you and your Mercedes it’s “the best or nothing.” Taking Care of Your Mercedes in Vancouver WA Your Mercedes is just like any other vehicle when it comes to service. In other words, it needs regular maintenance and service to stay in top shape and extend its life. But that maintenance needs to be performed by someone who knows what he or she is do ... read more

Considering Adding EVs to Your Fleet – Here’s What You Need to Know

If you own or manage a fleet of service vehicles then you have a lot of things to keep track of. Running a fleet can be very expensive. So in order to keep costs down you’re always looking for new ways to reduce outgoing expenses. Obviously, one of the greatest expenses of running a fleet is fuel. As a fleet manager you have to constantly consider fuel costs, and look for ways to reduce them. Limiting the number of miles driven is one way to do it, but of course, you have to still make sure you get your work done and satisfy your customers. One option some fleet managers have been looking into more and more, is switching to electric vehicles (EV) or hybrids. This can be a great way to save on fuel, but there are other factors to consider. Adding EVs to your fleet or switching to them entirely has both pros and cons, and it may or may not be the best choice for your business. If you are ready to add EVs to your fleet then here are some important things to remember. Choo ... read more

How to Change A Flat Tire

How to Change A Flat Tire

The first thing to do when you realize you have a flat tire is to get to safety. Guide your car off the roadway and park your car as far away from traffic as you can. Turn on your hazard lights to let other drivers know that your vehicle is disabled. Locate your vehicle's parking brake and activate it to prevent your car from rolling while you're changing the tire. Once you're sure it's safe for you to exit your vehicle, get out of the car, and find the damaged tire. After you've determined which tire has a flat, the next thing to do is to locate your tire-changing tools and complete the repair. Use the instructions in your owner's manual to change your tire. Most vehicles come with an owner's manual and a tire-changing kit that includes the following tools. Spare Tire Tire Jack Lug Wrench Step-by-Step Instructions Apply wheel wedges or similar support to keep the vehicle from rolling backward or forward during the tire changing pr ... read more

Get Your GMC Auto Repair at Hoesly Automotive in Vancouver WA

GMC is part of the General Motors Corporation and the brand is well known as a high-end maker of trucks and SUVs. GMC is a name people trust and rely on. If you drive a GMC then you expect a lot from your vehicle. You bought it with confidence and you plan on owning it for a long time to come. Of course, you can expect a strong, durable vehicle when you drive a GMC, but you also have to treat it right. Just like any other make or model, you have to take care of your GMC if you want it to last. In fact the life of your vehicle will depend largely on how well you care for it. That’s why regular preventative maintenance and scheduled maintenance are both so important. GMC Preventative Maintenance As with any vehicle, preventative maintenance is vital for the lifespan of your GMC. When you take the time to get regular preventative service done on your vehicle, it stays in top working condition. With eac ... read more

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