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Helpful Tips for Summer Car Maintenance

Where has the first half of this year gone? It’s already the end of June and we have officially hit summer. The summer season is full of a lot of adventure and excitement for many. Most car owners use their vehicles a lot during the summer, with road trips, family reunions, and lots of family sports activities going on. If you’re lucky enough to have a reliable vehicle you can count on every day that makes your summer plans go much smoother. But if you want to continue to be able to get wherever you need to be this summer, it’s important to take care of your car, so it can stay healthy through these hot summer months. Top Tips for Summer Car Care in Vancouver There are several things you can do to get your car in shape for the summer and to keep it running smoothly throughout the entire summer driving season. Here are a few simple things that will keep your car, truck, van, crossover, or SUV in great shape this season. And many of them you can do y ... read more

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Quality Auto Repair in Vancouver You Can Trust

When you’re in need of auto repairs in Vancouver, you want to find the right shop with the right mechanic. You rely on your vehicle for so many things and you can’t trust it to just any shop. You need to know that the mechanic who will be working on your vehicle is properly trained and has the experience and knowledge necessary to service your vehicle correctly. There are many auto repair shops in Vancouver, but we invite you to come see for yourself why Hoesly Eco Automotive is your best dealer alternative in the southwest Washington. We’ve been in business for more than 70 years. Our customers continue to come back to us because they trust us to do the job right. What Sets Hoesly Apart from the Competition? Every auto repair shop promises to do a lot of things. At Hoesly, we offer excellent service, and we back it up with a 3-year warranty. that’s the best warranty in the business, so you know we are going to treat your vehicle with care. T ... read more

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Why Does My Car’s Check Charging System Light Come On?

Your dashboard is full of different warning lights. Some you are probably familiar with, and others might not be as common. Likewise, you might know what some of them mean, but there may be others you have no idea what they are trying to tell you. One of those warning lights is the “check charging system” light. If you haven’t heard of this one, you’re not alone. But if it has come on, on your dashboard and you’re not sure what it means or what to do about it, then keep reading. What Is Your Charging System? Your charging system is made of several components, including your battery, alternator, electronic control unit, and wiring. All of these work together to keep your battery fully charged. This system also provides the necessary energy to operate the many electrical components of your vehicle, including the radio and lights. Reasons Your Charging System Light Turns On So why does this light come on? There are sever ... read more

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Get Your Vehicle Disinfect and Deodorized in Vancouver WA

Get Your Vehicle Disinfected and Deodorized in Vancouver WA   Has this ever happened to you? You get in your car and you’re all ready to head out when you suddenly notice a bad odor. It could be musty or moldy, or some other foul smell. But whatever it smells like, you just want it to be gone. It’s not always easy keeping your vehicle clean, some people use their vehicles for so many things, and if they’re not careful, they can allow stuff to clutter them up. That creates opportunities for bad smells be born and get worse as they grow.   In other cases, those bad smells are coming from your car, for no fault of your own. Cars can stink for several reasons and sometimes they put off odors that you can’t identify. If that’s the case, then you should get your vehicle checked out by a professional auto mechanic in Vancouver as soon as you can.   But if the odors you smell are coming from something inside your vehicle like ... read more

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Need a Pre-Purchase Inspection for Your Vehicle in Vancouver

Buying a car is an exciting experience for most people. Sure, you have to go through the search process, and maybe some haggling to get the deal you want. But when it’s all said and done and you get behind the wheel of your “new” vehicle, it’s an exciting time. Whether you buy a brand-new car or a used vehicle that’s “new” to you, you always want to be sure you are getting a good, reliable car. Of course, when you purchase a new vehicle, it’s a pretty safe bet to say it’s in good shape. Even if it’s not the highest quality manufacturer, it’s still brand new, so you can expect it to be reliable at least for a few years. When you buy a used vehicle, on the other hand, in many cases, there are no guarantees. That’s why an affordable pre-purchase vehicle inspection is such a smart idea. Quality Vehicle Inspection Vancouver, WA So h ... read more

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Get Your Vehicle Smog Check

Auto manufacturers continue to get better and better at producing cleaner and more energy efficient vehicles. That is great news for car owners and the environment. However, any car that uses gas still has some emissions. And while those emissions have greatly improved in newer vehicles, they do still produce smog so they must be tested. In addition, older cars that don’t have today’s sophisticated technologies produce a lot more smog in the environment than newer cars. But either way, at some point, if you own a car, crossover, truck, or SUV, you will have to get a smog check. But relax, we have you have covered. Vancouver, WA Smog Check Service When you bring your vehicle into our Vancouver auto repair shop for a smog check service, we’ll make sure we find any problems and take care of the entire process for you. Just bring the registration renewal document with you, and we&rsqu ... read more

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Signs Your Air Cabin Filter Is Bad

Most car owners don’t give their cabin air filter much thought. As long as their heating and cooling system blows hot and cold air that doesn’t stink, there’s nothing to worry about, right? Well, in a way, yes. But sometimes what you don’t see can still hurt you. Your air cabin filter has a dirty job, but someone has to do it. It helps keep all those nasty things from outside, like dust, pollen, and other debris in the air, from getting into your vehicle. It does its job quietly and all the while, you drive along never worrying about any of those things. But once you notice something wrong inside your cabin, then it’s time to check your air cabin filter. You might not see the dust and pollen in your vehicle, but you’re still breathing it. So don’t take a dirty cabin air filter lightly. Here are some of the things to look for that indicate your cabin air filter needs to be replaced. Look for These Signs There are several war ... read more

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Why Is My Vehicle Accelerating Poorly?

When you drive your vehicle, no matter where you’re headed, you expect it to have a certain amount of power based on how much pressure you put on the gas pedal. This power isn’t just to give you an adrenaline rush. It’s actually important for your safety. For example, when you are cruising down the freeway and need to pass someone, or you are merging into swift moving traffic, or trying to climb a steep hill in heavy traffic, you need sufficient power to perform those maneuvers successfully. If you can’t, your safety could be compromised. So, does your vehicle have trouble accelerating? How Your Car Accelerates First, let’s look at how your car actually accelerates. For your engine to produce the necessary power it needs, you need the right amount of fuel and air to be compressed and ignited in the combustion chamber. The exhaust this process creates is sent out the tailpipe. When something goes wrong in this process, your vehicle can lo ... read more

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How Do I Take Care of My Wheel Bearings

It takes every part of your vehicle for it to run smoothly and operate correctly. That includes the engine, transmission, alternator, brakes, tires, wheels, and everything else. Every part is important because each one must perform its role properly. When it comes to your wheels, they hold your tires in place and turn your vehicle. When most people think of “wheels” their first thought is of the fancy rims that you see on the outside of the wheel. However, your wheels have several parts, and they are integral in your wheels and car’s performance. For example, your wheels could not rotate correctly without the wheel bearings. But your bearings need to be in good shape and work correctly for them to work cohesively with the other parts of the wheel. They also play a key role in your safety because they allow you to turn your wheels where you want to go. Signs of Worn Bearings When your bearings get worn or broken you will likely notice the differenc ... read more

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The Ins and Outs of Engine Oil Leak

The Ins and Outs of Engine Oil Leak Have you ever found something leaking from your vehicle? It can be a pretty unsettling feeling to find a puddle of something under your car, truck, crossover, or SUV. Some leaks aren’t as bad as others, but no leak is good. If your vehicle is leaking any kind of fluid, you should get it checked out as soon as you can. By finding the problem early enough you can prevent it from getting worse and protect other parts of your vehicle that rely on the leaking fluid. Keep Oil Levels Strong Your vehicle can leak all kinds of fluids, including transmission fluid, brake fluid, steering fluid, coolant/antifreeze, and even water. But arguably the most concerning fluid leak is an oil leak. Your engine depends on oil to stay lubricated and function correctly. If you have an oil leak, then your engine parts will eventually not have enough fluid to work properly. That causes friction and grinding. And that’s when you ... read more

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