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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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Does Your Car Need an Alignment?

How do you know when you need a car alignment? You can often tell by the way that your car will pull to one direction or one another as you're driving. You may notice that your wheel vibrates or turns slightly to one direction when you take your hands off. However, you can easily fix this with a quick visit to a mechanic. A car alignment will allow you to bring the car's suspension into an accurate configuration, positioning the axle and wheels so that they turn in the same direction.

Mechanics know the precise measurements that your…
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Choosing the Right Brake Pads for Your Vehicle

At Honda of Salem, we understand the importance of having high-quality brake pads on your vehicle regardless of the type of driving you do. Whether you have a heavy truck for towing or a small sedan for commuting, we'll make sure your brakes are up for the job.

Brake pads work by being pressed against a rotor to create friction to slow it down. Pads will wear out on regular intervals and need to be serviced to ensure that your car is safe. Performance pads can lead to exceptional braking but are not needed for most driving conditions.

 

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Make More of Your Space on the Road with the Honda Odyssey's Magic Slide Seat System

One of the biggest selling points of a minivan is the unmatched space they offer on the inside. Whether you're looking to seat the whole family or just have a healthy love for legroom, a spacious interior has a lot of a benefits. It's especially nice when you're driving a vehicle that provides the tools to properly use it. With the Honda Odyssey Magic Slide second-row seating system, you'll have some of the best tools in the business.

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