Monthly Archives: November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from Hoesly Automotive!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Hoesly Automotive! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Hoesly Automotive before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone charger, and first aid ... read more

Should I Take My Car to the Dealership or an Independent Shop?

Are you looking for the best place to take your vehicle for auto repair in Vancouver WA? You have a ton of options. But not all auto repair shops are the same. One of the most common questions car owners have is where should they take their car for repairs? And which is better, the dealership or an independent repair shop? This is a very important question. And your decision will go a long way in determining your auto repair satisfaction. So let’s look at the different pros and cons of both of these options. DealershipPros – when you take your car to a dealership in theory you’re getting expert service on your brand of vehicle. The dealership mechanics have specialized training about your vehicle so they understand how to service them. Dealerships also have large shops with numerous service bays, which mean they can often get your vehicle serviced faster. You can also purchase extended warranties with your manufacturer through the dealership. Your manufacturer’s warranty ... read more

How to Make Your Car Ultra Clean

How to Make Your Car Ultra Clean There’s nothing quite like driving a super clean car. It just gives you a feeling of pride to be seen in a shiny, clean vehicle. Plus, your vehicle always looks its best right after you clean it. Washing and vacuuming your car are the first things that come to mind to keep your car clean. But if you really want to keep your car, truck, crossover, or SUV looking its best, there are several other steps you can take. In fact, by following these simple tips you can take your car’s cleanliness to the next level. And you’ll really notice the difference. Top Car Cleaning TipsPaint Brush Trick – do your vents look a little dirty? It’s hard to get a vacuum in there and most dusters won’t fit either. If you have a paintbrush or foam brush it will quickly take care of that dust. If you don’t have one handy, you can pick one up at just about any hardware store, or craft ... read more

Top Driving Tips to Save You Money

Top Driving Tips to Save You Money There are a lot of ways to save money when you drive. In fact, your driving habits play a huge role in how much you spend on your vehicle. No matter what time of year it is, you can save money by following some very simple steps. You use your car for a lot of reasons. And you rely on it to get you where you need to be. But if you want to save yourself some extra cash every month, then stick to these tips to get the most out of your car, truck, crossover, or SUV. 1. Time for a Tune-Up – there’s no better way to ruin a road trip than by getting stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. That’s just one reason that getting a tune-up is a smart idea. Your mechanic will check all the key components of your vehicle, including fluids, filters, battery, brakes, and more to make sure your car is running properly. This can save you on your road trip and in your every day commuting. 2. F ... read more

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