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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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Some Holiday Travel Tips Worth Knowing


At Giles Automotive we are already starting to get ready for the holiday season. We want to keep the drivers of Lafayette, New Iberia, Youngsville, Broussard, and Opelousas ready to hit the roads safely this holiday season. Here are a few tips that will help keep everyone safe and happy. First, if you are driving anywhere, leave early. There are factors beyond your control and leaving early will allow you to reach...
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What Kind Of Tires Do I Need?

Choosing the right kind of tires for your car is a vital role in enhancing the efficiency and ride quality of your vehicle. Tires are the only parts of the vehicle touch the ground and without them, you wouldn't get very far. Therefore, you must take serious consideration of the type of tire that you want for your vehicle to have to obtain the intended performance. There are several different types of tires to choose from. So which tires are best for you and your car?

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