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Proper Car Battery Maintenance Boosts Your Safety

Jumper cables are able to transfer energy to different batteries, so motorists must implement proper procedures to ensure safety during a battery charging routine. When practical steps are taken while jump starting a battery, sparks won't generate throughout the maintenance process.

In order to jump start a battery, you'll need to park another vehicle near the compartment where the drained battery is mounted. In most cases, an 18-inch gap will give you enough space for the jumper cable. 

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Pay Attention to Your Tire Pressure Sensor

Has your tire pressure sensor gone off inside of your car and are you unaware of what you should do to fix this issue? We have a knowledgeable staff of service technicians at the Giles Automotive auto service facilities that are ready to help diagnose the problem as soon as you bring your vehicle in. It could be something that is really simple to fix, like adding some air to your tires. If there is a more in-depth problem that we need to discuss, we have the know how to do that as well.

 

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Brake Fluid - Knowing What Your Car Needs

Brake fluid, which many refer to as hydraulic fluid, is a non-compressive liquid substance that helps your car slow down and stop when needed. While brake fluid doesn’t need to be changed real often, it should be exchanged at regular intervals. At Giles Automotive, the technicians in our service center are trained to know what type of brake fluid your car needs and when it needs it.

Gone are the days when you only had one or two types of brake fluid from which to choose. Today brake fluid, which is either glycol-based or silicone-based, is designed for certain…

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Overview of the Operation of a Timing Belt

The timing belt is a key component of your car's engine. The timing belt serves the primary purpose of effecting the proper rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft in your vehicle. Some engines have multiple camshafts, all of which are driven by a singular crankshaft via a timing belt.

The proper rotation of the crankshaft with the camshaft ensures that your engine's valves open and close as needed during the intake and exhaust strokes. This rotation is accomplished in part due to the teeth that are found on the inner side of a timing belt.

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Learn More About the History of Horsepower

Horsepower was developed in the eighteenth century but is still an important unit of measurement today. James Watt had recently developed a new steam engine that was superior to anything on the market. He tried to convince buyers to give this new machine a try, but they were skeptical. They had already seen the failures of past steam engines and weren't willing to replace their faithful horses with an unknown engine.

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Is All-Wheel or Four-Wheel Drive Best for Your Needs?

When most of us think about all-wheel or four-wheel drive, we think of jeeps in mud or, climbing the side of a mountain in a blizzard. Our staff members at Giles Automotive would like to explain these features, and, how they can benefit the average driver every day. Adventurer or not, these features are designed to keep our families’ safety in any type of scenario. Of course, they do provide additional traction, leading to better vehicle handling.

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Visit Giles Automotive to Find All Your Replacement Parts!

When the time comes to repair your vehicle, you need to know that your parts are reliable. Here at Giles Automotive, our team of highly trained service technicians is here to help you select the best original equipment manufacturer parts for your vehicle. Stop by to browse our selection of genuine shock absorbers, brake pads, and windshield wipers. You can rest assured that each part is specifically tailored to your make and model.

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A Car's Price Tag Is Not Its Full Cost

If you are on the hunt for your next vehicle, then you almost certainly have decided what your budget will be. Whether or not you can afford a vehicle is one of the most important factors to consider. Unfortunately, there are several extra expenses that come into play when it comes to the total cost of car ownership.

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