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Pros and Cons of Tonneau Covers

An informed car or truck owner is able to make more meaningful decisions about what add-on's and accessories are right for their vehicle. That is why our team at Honda of Salem located right here in Salem, OR wants to be sure you are fully informed about what the pros and cons about adding a Tonneau cover to your truck are.

​The cons of doing this is that it can be very expensive especially if you opt for a hard cover instead of a soft cover. Additionally, a cove limits the size of your total payload because it cannot…
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What To Do When You've Got a Flat Tire

Experiencing a flat tire is one of the most common problems faced by drivers. Mastering the basic skill of changing a tire will be invaluable if you find yourself stranded without a service station in sight.

Move your vehicle to firm, level ground. Turn it off, engage the parking brake and begin loosening the lug nuts on the affected wheel. Lift your car according to the jack's instructions, then remove the lug nuts in a counter-clockwise pattern and pull off the tire. Put the spare on, tightening the lug nuts by hand in a clockwise pattern. 

 

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Change Your Car's Appearance by Removing Badges

Debadging your car is a quick way to change the appearance. Help your car stand out from the other vehicles on the road with this fast modification.

First, you need to determine how the badge is attached to your car. Most vehicles use adhesive or clips. If the badge uses clips, you'll have to get body work done to cover up the holes and repaint the exposed area. On the other hand, you can remove adhesive yourself by using hot water, but make sure it's not boiling. You can also use an adhesive removal spray or a blow…
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Getting Your Used Car for the Right Price

Typically, pre-owned vehicles have a more flexible purchasing price than new alternatives. As a result, you may need to haggle to get a fair deal. We want you to make an informed purchasing decision, so here are some tips on how to negotiate.

First, you'll want to gather information about your desired vehicle. You should get the true market value of the car and bring that information with you when you see a dealer. You can use that data to create your first offer. You can also use it as leverage when you reach your final offer. It's…

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Make Your Tailgating Party a Touchdown Experience

If you're an avid tailgater in Salem, then you know it's all about the planning and having the essentials!

The first thing to consider is safety! Be sure that you've prepared a first-aid kit with all of the core supplies. A tailgate party can be with hot food items, cold food items, or a mixture of both. Be sure to bring a separate cooler for hot and cold items. Often times, tailgaters will also bring a separate cooler just for extra ice.

Typically, hot foods are cooked on a grill, but even after cooking, those hot items…
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Why is Brake Fluid Important?

Brake fluid is also called hydraulic fluid and is a vital substance that helps your vehicle's braking system function. It is found within the brake lines and is needed to keep your brakes in optimal condition. If your vehicle doesn't have brake fluid, it won't be possible to stop the car when you apply pressure to the brake pedal. We invite you to read our content below to learn more about brake fluid.

There are two types of brake fluids that are either silicone-based or glycol-based. If your vehicle doesn't have an Anti-lock Brake System, your…

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Back to School Service Ideas

It’s time for another school year to begin, which means lots of driving and carpooling to school and after-school events. One of the most important things is to make sure your vehicle is in good operating condition. Bring it down to Honda of Salem and allow us to offer some back to school tips.

The best back-to-school service you can give your vehicle is basic maintenance. This includes:

• Rotate tires and check tire pressure
• Perform oil change
• Check all fluid levels
• Make sure you have windshield washer fluid
• Make sure you have a jack and extra supplies in the…

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Touch up paint and you: what you need to know

Have you been looking for ways to spruce up your car? Are you wondering how you can repair your vehicle's exterior? Do you want to know how you can make your vehicle look unbeatable? It's time to fix those chips that are haunting your vehicle's paint job.

Touch up paint provides a number of benefits. It can repair chips in your car's exterior, but it can also cover up scratches that may be noticeable on your vehicle. Don't stress when it comes to your car's paint. Instead, apply touch up paint quickly and easily…

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Entertaining Children on a Road Trip

We believe at Honda of Salem that everybody should be able to take a summer road trip at least once in their lives. Such a trip is nearly always an experience that lasts a lifetime for everybody involved. While the excitement of heading out on this kind of trip is often enough to keep everybody hyped up for a short while, eventually other sources of entertainment will be needed to engage the younger crowd.

Depending on the age of the child involved and their personality, different games may be appropriate for them, but here are some suggestions that will work…

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Are You Thinking About Buying an SUV?

SUVs remain perennially popular vehicles on the road. Lifetime car owners may think about purchasing one as their next vehicle. Never having owned an SUV before, they may be on the bubble with their decision. A brief look at the benefits of owning an SUV could sway them.

For families, SUVs can be a smart purchase. All the extra space inside the vehicle transports many people comfortably. Those who do a lot of traveling appreciate the added space. A lot of cargo fits inside one of these models. Despite the size, an SUV still gets good gas mileage.

Due to…

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