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Time for a Car Battery Replacement – Vancouver Auto Repair

Time for a Car Battery Replacement – Vancouver Auto Repair Do you know how old your car battery is? Most people don’t give their battery much thought. As long as their vehicle starts right up every time, then why mess with a good thing, right? Car batteries are all different, which means while one can seemingly last forever, another one might go bad in just a couple of years. The good thing is batteries come with warranties so if yours dies before the warranty has expired you should be able to get a free replacement. But there really is no one perfect answer to the question, “how long will my battery last?” However, there are some things to pay attention to that should give you some clues as to whether or not it’s time to replace your battery.  What Causes Batteries to Wear Down? Over time, batteries wear out. It’s just that simple. They do have a lifespan and eventually they have to be replaced. The way you ... read more


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How to Avoid Buying a Lemon When Shopping for a Used Car

Shopping for a used car can be a nightmare. You can drive all over town checking out used car lots but then you have to deal with used car salesmen. That takes a lot of time and energy that you might not have at your disposal. You could also shop online. There are dozens of websites that advertise cars for sale. In fact, these days, you can actually complete the entire process all online, without every seeing the vehicle in person or speaking with someone face to face. The problem with that is, you never quite know what the vehicle looks like because you can’t see it in-person with your own eyes. The risk is that you end up buying a lemon. And that’s the last thing you want to do with your money. So here are some tips to avoid getting stuck with a lemon. See it for yourself – you should always look at the car before you buy it. This allows you to inspect it yourself and determine what condition the car is in. there may be things you see in-person t ... read more

Top New Year’s Resolutions for Your Vehicle – Vancouver Auto Repair

Happy New Year, from Hoesly Automotive! We hope you and your family had a wonderful celebration as we kicked off 2022. We also want to say thank you for your continued trust in us and for your ongoing business. As we start this new year, we are excited to serve you and promise to continue providing honest, reliable, professional, and experienced auto repair in Vancouver, WA. Many people start the new year with resolutions or goals. We all want to improve ourselves and the new year is always a good time to start that process. We encourage you to consider your vehicle at this time of year, as well. Now is also a good time to make some resolutions for your car, truck, crossover, or SUV. Resolutions for the New Year There are numerous auto services that you could add to your list of resolutions. Let’s go over a few of the most basic ones. Doing these simple things will help both you and your car. Oil Change – it all starts with the oil. Mos ... read more


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Use These Preventative Maintenance Tips When the Season Changes

Use These Preventative Maintenance Tips When the Season Changes It’s always a good idea to do everything you can to keep your vehicle in the best condition possible, including taking care of any mechanical issues that might come up. The easiest and best way to stay on top of this is to get regular preventative maintenance before bad things can happen. Preventative maintenance is something you should do year-round, but it can be especially valuable when seasons change. Just like us, our cars can be affected by seasonal changes. For example, road conditions during the summer are completely different than they are in the spring or winter. Additionally, each season brings different temperatures and climates. Those various temperatures can affect our vehicles and their many parts, in several different ways. With that in mind, here are some important preventative maintenance tips to keep in mi ... read more


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Need a Used Car Inspection – Vancouver Auto Repair

Right now, people are paying high prices and vehicles are hard to come by. In some cases, people have even paid more for a used vehicle than the price of a new one for the same model. If you’ve been looking for a pre-owned car lately, then you know the used car market is crazy When purchasing a used vehicle, you always have to be sure you are getting a car that’s still in good working condition. But in the current market, you have to be completely sure you know what you’re getting for the money. While many used cars are in very good shape these days, they are still used. So, you never really know for sure exactly what kind of condition a vehicle might be in. That’s why getting a pre-purchase inspection is a very smart move.   Make Sure You Know the Whole Story   These days, there are many online resources that can give you an idea of a vehicle’s history. T ... read more

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