Posts by this Author: Giles Automotive

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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Get Online Financing Services at Giles Automotive

The initial phase of getting into a new car is to access an online finance application with your computer. Our auto dealerships in the Lafayette and Opelousas, LA region offer the choice of filling out a simple auto financing application on the web. That is unquestionably advantageous and fast for our potential customers!

Online automobile financing is gaining popularity. Like working with your bank or finance union, working with our online car financing dealership can enable you to do a lot.

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Make Holiday Food Transport Stress-Free

Driving to see family for the holidays can cause you enough stress and anxiety. Driving with food in the car can make those feelings more intense. If you have an interior that is cleanable with a rag and cleaner, you will not stress as much. If you have an interior that does not clean well, this can cause you to panic each time you hit a bump. Traveling with food doesn’t have to be stressful. You can drive to see family during the holidays without freaking out each time that you hit a bump.

While traveling, the idea is…

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