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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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Water vs. Windshield Wiper Fluid: Are They Interchangeable?


If someone has told you that water can be used instead of windshield wiper fluid, you may want to do some research before using water yourself. You will probably end up reconsidering your views about substituting windshield wiper fluid. Using water instead of wiper fluid may do more damage than you think.

Windshield wiper fluid is designed to be used to clean your windshield, so why would you want to use anything else? Water will not do a good job of cleaning the windshield because it lacks the detergents and solvents that windshield wiper fluid has...
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The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades for Salem Commuters

When the weather starts to get colder, it is time to prepare your vehicle for icy and snowy days ahead. Bringing the car to the Honda dealership for a new set of winter wiper blades can have several benefits with your driving. Explore a few of these benefits with the Honda of Salem team today!

The new winter wiper blades are made to handle the load of heavy snow. These blades are not going to bend like the blades that are on your car today and reduce visibility either. 

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