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The Basics of a Vehicle Alignment

 

If you're sensing that your vehicle isn't driving as smooth as it should, it could need an alignment. This is an important service that we can help you with, and give you a better idea of what it does and why you should get them when it is required.

 

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See what car wax can do for your vehicle

When it comes to protecting your car, there's a lot of protective measures you can take to help keep that like-new look to it. Check out these tips from our team here at Honda of Salem as we explore what car wax can do for your vehicle.

One of the most common vehicle waxes available comes from the carnauba plant, but you can find a wide range of options including silicone waxes as well. These waxes are typically mixed with an oil or other solvent to make it easier to apply to your vehicles surface.

 

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Cabin & Engine Air Filters

There are a range of important parts of your car that are needed to ensure it remains safe and efficient to drive. Two of the most important parts of the car are the engine and cabin air filters. These filters perform important tasks and need to be replaced from time to time.

An engine air filter is designed to help filter the air that flows through the engine. It helps to protect the engine from dirt and debris that could get into the engine and cause harm. Normally, you will need to replace the engine air filter every two years…

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Gaskets: The Important Unseen Parts on Your Car

Here at Honda of Salem we are sometimes asked by drivers in Salem to explain the role of gaskets in a car. Here is a closer look at these unseen but vital parts.

A gasket is a small, thin piece of material that is inserted between a moving and stationary part on a car. Gaskets can be made of stainless steel or rubber, and they are molded to a precise fit. Your car may have as many as 100 individual gaskets that are helping to prevent leaks of lubricant and fluid.

Gaskets are vital to the operation of your car…

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Got a Flat? Here's how to Replace That Flat Tire Fast

You don't have to spend a long time replacing a flat tire. In fact, you don't have to spend more than five minutes changing your flat. Here is how you can fix your flat fast.

When you get a flat tire, the first thing you will want to do is find a safe place to replace your flat tire. Once you find a safe place to change the tire, turn on the hazard lights. From there, you will want to get the spare tire tools in the trunk. Now, you will want to use the jack to lift…

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Two Ways To Stay Safe During A Roadside Emergency

Nearly all drivers will experience a breakdown at some point in their lives. The good news is that there are many ways to keep yourself and your passengers safe during these frightening and unexpected events. At Honda of Salem we want to share two important tips for handling roadside emergencies.

Put Distance Between Yourself And Traffic

When possible, try to steer your car to the emergency "breakdown" lane. You can also work your way towards a grassy shoulder. If your tire has blown out, go ahead and navigate the vehicle to a safe place on the remaining tires and rim…
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Properly Rotate Your Tires For Max Tread Life

When you rotate the tires on your vehicle you are performing preventative maintenance that is going to save you time and money in the future.

Why Rotate Tires?

When performing tire rotations regularly you will get the most life out of your tires and also avoid costly repairs and unwanted wear on your drivetrain. A good rule of thumb is to have a tire rotation done about every 5,000 miles.

Bring Your Car to Honda of Salem When It's Time to Rotate

Here in Salem we have highly trained technicians at our facility that can...

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Inner Electronics can be the Seat of Starter Problems

There may be few sounds as comforting as hearing a vehicle engine start up during nasty winter weather. To make this happen, car owners must take care to maintain and periodically inspect their engine components. One engine system that is central to the starting process is the starter motor itself.

Starter motors are specialized components that can be very simple or intricate in design. In either case, starter motors often include interior and exterior electronic devices and connections that need to be maintained in order to prevent failure

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Does Tire Pressure Really Matter When You Hear That Ding?

You're driving along, and you hear some sort of alarm or alert coming from your dashboard. Upon inspection, you notice that one of your tire pressure sensors has discovered that one of your tires is not within range of what it should be. Is this really an important situation? Do you have a few days to address the issue? Let's talk more about this.

Tire pressure is very important when it comes to efficiency. When your tire pressure is too low, this could lead to decreased fuel efficiency ratings. You may end up at the gas pump more…
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Compact vs. Full-Size Spare Tires

Is there anything worse than finding out one of your tires is flat? Driving on a "donut" spare and suffering a blowout on the highway could be much worse. Sometimes, drivers do suffer such dangerous blowouts because they don't know the limitations of a compact temporary tire. Perhaps they would be better off with a full-size spare.

A temporary compact spare tire is undersized and requires a massive 60 PSI to inflate. The tire isn't intended for long-term driving. The tire can't handle all speeds and road conditions. Usually, the tire allows for traveling short distances until…

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