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How Important is Engine Cooling & Radiator System Servicing?

The importance of having the cooling system in your vehicle maintained cannot be understated. These are a few of the parts of the cooling system a mechanic will get eyes on.

The water pump has the difficult job of moving the coolant to the engine and radiator to be cooled. The belts to the water pump and bearing inside need to be checked often.

The radiator is where the engine coolant goes to be cooled. If there is any blockages or the radiator cap itself is the wrong pressure, the coolant could escape and leave those moving parts exposed.

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Signs Your Brake Pedal Needs to be Repaired

If you have ever been going up a high hill and then speeding down it in Salem and suddenly felt as though your brakes weren't catching as well as they usually do, you understand how uncomfortable a feeling that can be. There are other warning signs rather than your eyes or a feeling that will help tell whether or not your brake pedal, or more, needs to be fixed.

In most cars, the brake pedal should be quite firm when it's depressed. this doesn't mean it will be fighting you when you step on it, but you…

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Vehicle Battery Testing Suggestions

Routine car battery testing is critical for all drivers who care about ease and convenience. Testing can help vehicle owners determine whether their batteries are due for replacement, too. If you want to know how to test your car's battery properly, there are various options can be immensely useful.

Shut off your vehicle lights prior to beginning testing. Shut off the ignition key, too. Attach the designated red voltmeter assessment lead directly to the positive terminal for your vehicle's battery. Attach the black one to the negative terminal for your battery as well. That's...

 
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All About Transmissions

A car's transmission plays a critical role in the distribution of power within the various parts of the vehicle. By changing the gears of the car, the transmission transfers power from the engine to the wheels, thus propelling the vehicle forward. A manual transmission requires the driver to manually shift the gears in order to gain speed. An automatic transmission contains a torque converter which enables the car to shift gears without driver assistance.

In order to keep the transmission running at optimum strength, both the transmission and the transmission fluid must be checked...
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Why Your Tire Tread And Pressure Are More Important Than You Think

When you get behind the wheel of a car with your family, you expect to arrive at your destination safely. This is largely due to the tires on your car. That is why we here at Honda of Salem are here to give you the basics about tire tread and pressure.

​Tire tread is important because it allows your car to grip the road. A good rule of thumb is that if the tread doesn't cover Lincoln's head on a penny, then you should look into some new tires. Tire pressure is important because properly inflated tires lead…
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Owning A Car Costs More Than One Thinks

The total cost of owning a vehicle is higher than most people think. A vehicle’s purchase price costs a lot, especially for new or late-model cars, although the cost of other expenses related to owning a vehicle can be higher than the purchase price, in some cases.

You should think about the following factors prior to purchasing a vehicle, unless, of course, you have enough money to buy whatever you want.

Fuel is important to consider when weighing the purchase of a particular vehicle. If you don’t drive much, however, fuel should be at the end of your…
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The Remedy For Car Buying Anxiety

Your new dream car is within easy reach. Honda of Salem has revamped the process of car buying into a streamlined application. After you've had a chance to browse our huge inventory online, simply apply for financing. The online application will guide you through the steps, and, you'll walk away with a pre-approval from the comfort of your own home.

Car buying in the past has proven to be somewhat of a headache for many. Those with income and credit concerns often opt for less than desirable choices. With our financing experts able to find you the best…
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Diverse Choices in Tires

If you know exactly what you're doing, shopping for tires for your vehicle can be easy. It's just a matter of being able to identify your specific needs. There are numerous kinds of tires that are commonly available to drivers.

All-season passenger tires are one example. These tires are known for excellent handling. They're also known for strong traction.

 

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Be Prepared for the Worst


When you are planning on driving in the winter, you need to have a few essential items in your vehicle in case you run into some trouble on your travels. You should always travel with an emergency kit in your vehicle no matter when you are driving. You should also have plenty of sand, litter, or salt in your vehicle as well in case you get stuck.

Sand, litter, or salt will help to give your vehicle some traction so that you can get out of a slippery spot. We want to remind you from all of us here at…
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