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Performance Winter Tires Can Keep Drivers Moving

At Honda of Salem, we make it our business to help drivers stay safer on the nation's roadways. One way to enhance safety during winter months is to employ the proper tire technology. While many drivers choose studded or studless tires during these conditions, drivers of performance vehicles that enjoy a little more pep may find performance winter tires especially useful.

Performance winter tires can allow skilled drivers to operate more aggressively in cold, dry conditions. Performance winter tires employ a number of technologies to make this happen.
 

 

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

There are significant differences between all-season and winter tires. At Honda of Salem, we'll be happy to help you determine if a set of winter tires could improve your driving experience during the cold months of the year.

All-season tires are designed to function well in a wide range of temperatures and conditions. Still, when it starts to get cold outside, the stiff rubber that makes for a smooth and quiet ride under normal conditions, can get cold and lose traction and performance. The softer...

 

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The Process Behind Auto-Dimming Mirrors

Drivers of modern vehicles are likely to be familiar with the concept of an auto-dimming mirror. These mirrors self-adjust from a regular, reflective surface to a darker color. The impetus for the adjustment is a flash of light from a vehicle's head beam. This technology actually has an interesting process behind it. Learn how electrochromism plays a role in auto-dimming.

Electrochromism is the chemical process behind auto-dimming mirrors. Electrochromatic displays make it possible for these mirrors to become smart glass. 

 

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Sedan Complaints that Lead People to Consider Hatchbacks

While the sedan remains to be one of the most common designs of a vehicle, there are a ton of complaints that we at Honda of Salem hear about sedans which is why we encourage people to give the hatchback some kind of consideration. The hatchbacks offer a completely different experience from what the sedan offers.

Among the complaints that people had about the sedan is that it looks too similar to the 3-box appearance. This is a boring look according to some of the complainers. The hatchback offers something different for the drivers and the passengers who may have…

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SUV - A Vehicle You Want to Buy

More people are buying SUVs than ever before. If you’re considering joining that group, come and see us at Honda of Salem. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about SUVs, so if you do decide to get a new SUV, you’re making an informed decision.

There are so many reasons you may want to buy an SUV.
• SUVs are fun to drive.
• They better gas mileage than you’d ever imagine.
• They perform better in flood zones than cars.
• They have more interior space than cars, making them perfect vacation vehicles.
• They’re usually…
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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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