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All About Trim Levels

During the car-buying process, it’s important that you get the features you’re looking for in a new vehicle. Sometimes, though, it can be difficult to decipher what each models’ trim levels mean. Here is a quick overview of trim level basics to help make the car-buying process a bit easier. What is a trim level? A trim level is the nomenclature used to identify a model with a particular set of features. Trim levels that are higher in the model lineup will have more features than that of the entry-level or base model. An example of this nomenclature can be seen on the Dodge Grand Caravan, which has three trim … Continue reading

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Fall in Love with a New Ride

Valentine’s Day may be over, but there’s no better time to fall in love with a new ride than on the day of love. Start shopping at Withnell Dodge. Capability If you’re a hard worker or you simply need a capable truck, there’s no going wrong with the Ram 1500. With a maximum towing capacity of 10,620 pounds when properly equipped, it’s practically a match made in heaven. Available with multiple body styles and a number of amenities, there’s no better partner than the Ram 1500. Performance If you to like to live on the wild side then the Dodge Challenger is the car for you. With an array of … Continue reading

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Five Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

Shopping for car enthusiasts is no easy task. After all, what do they want except more cars? Here are some great Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers. Leather Driving Gloves The Salem, Oregon, area isn’t known for its record-breaking low temperatures, but that doesn’t mean your loved one won’t need to don a pair of gloves this winter. When the weather gets chilly, leather driving gloves are the go-to hand warmer for car lovers. In addition to keeping hands toasty, the gloves will also protect the steering wheel from dirt and oil. Dash Camera Car accidents happen, and many are unavoidable. A dash camera can help your loved one streamline … Continue reading

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Holiday Travel Tips

Traveling during the holidays isn’t something most people look forward to, but it’s a necessity for many to get together with their loved ones for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Large crowds and delays can be a major cause for stress, so check out these holiday travel tips to streamline your travel experience in the coming weeks. Avoid Crowds Did you know that you can likely avoid the massive holiday crowds and delays that come with them? Do your best to fly early in the morning or late at night when most people are at home or work. An early morning flight can mean the difference between leaving on time and a … Continue reading

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Differences Between an Automatic and Manual Transmission

While manual and automatic transmissions are both available in modern vehicles, they are very different. From the driving experience to smaller details, both transmission types have their pros and cons. Check out the differences between an automatic and manual transmission, then come see us here at Withnell Dodge to test drive a new car! Manual Transmission A manual transmission, while it may seem outdated at first glance, has quite a few benefits to it. Cars with manual transmissions are less likely to be stolen due to the simple fact that many people can’t operate one. Opting for a vehicle with a manual transmission will also be cheaper than upgrading to … Continue reading

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Benefits of Four-Wheel-Drive in Your Car

There are many benefits of four-wheel drive systems in your car including the extra control over your vehicle on the road, which can provide you with added peace of mind. Awesome Traction 4WD, also called 4×4, began as a way for off-road vehicles to handle the obstacles and unpredictable terrain that came with driving off the beaten path, according to the experts at DigitalTrends.com. As a result, 4WD vehicles are well-equipped to handle tough surfaces and provide stronger grip. Power Goes to All Wheels In RWD or FWD, power is only transferred to two of the wheels, while the other two simply spin because of momentum. This can be rough … Continue reading

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Best Hiking Spots in Salem, Oregon

Fall is the perfect time of the year to get outside. The leaves are changing and the mornings have a delightful crisp in the air perfect for a morning hike. Thanks to its off-roading capability and cargo space, your RAM truck is the perfect vehicle for venturing off the beaten path. Pack up your Ram with all of your favorite gear and snacks and head out to one of these hiking spots in Salem, Oregon for a break from the routine. Croisan Creek Trail This pleasant hiking trail is less than 10 minutes away from Withnell Dodge. The trail winds tightly past local residents, so its location provides convenient access … Continue reading

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What to Expect from the 2018 Ram Model Year

It’s an exciting time in the automotive industry. With the new model year on its way in, we can look forward to new trim levels, updated favorites, and enhanced designs and engineering. So far, the 2018 RAM model year is looking pretty thrilling. Here’s what we know about what to expect on the lot at Withnell Dodge as the 2018 RAM lineup unfolds. 2018 Ram 1500 The light-duty pickup—whose performance feels like anything but light-duty—is a constant favorite among buyers. The 2018 version of this truck gets its fair share of updates, including revised trim levels. The RAM 1500 and 2500 Sport gets body color bumpers and a new, bold … Continue reading

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Common Truck Terminology

If you’re looking to buy a pickup for the first time, you’re probably seeing some common truck terminology that you may not recognize. Here Withnell Dodge presents a guide to the most popular truck-related lingo to help you get your bearings in the hunt for the perfect pickup. Light-Duty Light-duty pickups, like the RAM 1500, will have a payload capacity of 1,500-2,000 pounds and a maximum towing capacity near 10,000 pounds. These are the most common trucks and used for personal needs like towing ATVs and boats. Heavy-Duty Trucks like the RAM 2500 and 3500 are more powerful and are designed to tow 20,000 pounds or more. These pickups are … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Off-roading with Your Ram

Summer is the ideal time to head off the beaten path. If you drive an off-road capable Ram truck, it is time to get in touch with your adventurous side. Here are a few safety tips when off-roading with your Ram. Know your truck Just because your truck is equipped with 4WD, that doesn’t mean you can go crawling over rocks or tackling deep, muddy trenches. Make sure your truck is properly equipped for the type of terrain you will encounter. Drive slowly You have likely seen commercials with trucks tearing across rugged terrain at a pretty fast clip. You will need to drive slower than that. Allow plenty of … Continue reading

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