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What does a bumper-to-bumper warranty cover?

Warranties are strange beasts. Each manufacturer has its own warranty on their vehicles that last for a specified amount of time. There are factory warranties that cover everything for three-years, five-years, and even ten years. However, no matter the length of the warranty, you need to read the fine print to discover the warranty limitations.

A bumper-to-bumper warranty is the most extensive of all warranties issued by factories, or that you can purchase after the factory warranty expires. 

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Front Wheel Drive vs. Rear-Wheel Drive: What's the Difference?

At Giles Automotive, we believe that it's important to be as informed as possible when it comes time to purchase a new car. When it comes to front wheel drive and rear wheel drive, what is best for you depends on some different factors, mostly the road and weather conditions where you normally drive, and your preferred method of driving.

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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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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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