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Everything You Need to Know About Car Tire Maintenance

Car tire maintenance is important to maintaining a comfortable ride and also the safety of you and your passengers. Here are some pointers. Tires Last Five to Ten Years: Five years is a good rule of thumb for when you should start checking your tires for wear, but if you drive well and keep good care of your vehicle’s tires, they can last up to ten years without needing to be changed. Rotate Every 5,000 to 8,000 Miles: Every tire on your vehicle carries a different amount of weight, which causes them to wear differently. In order to maintain a balanced drive and help your tires last longer you should have them … Continue reading

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What to Do When You Have a Dead Car Battery

Uh-oh—you’ve got a dead car battery. Wondering what to do now? You have a lot of options whether you’re prepared with a charger or jumper cables or simply need to call for help. Jump Your Battery: Jumping your battery will require enlisting the help of someone else – a neighbor, friend, co-worker, anyone with a car you can use to revive your own vehicle’s dead battery. Park the vehicle nose to nose and connect the jump cables to the battery terminals, and allow the rescue car to run for five or so minutes – however long it takes to get your car running again. Use an AC Charger: You can … Continue reading

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The Latest 2017 Dodge Challenger Features Make It the Best Challenger Yet

The new 2017 Dodge Challenger is poised to be one of the most powerful, sleek, and popular vehicles on the road, and it’s arriving just in time for the holidays. So what is it that makes the 2017 Dodge Challenger so great? Here are just a few of the Dodge Challenger’s choice features and highlights:   Its old school style embraces the legacy of the Dodge Challenger while offering a modern appeal. Depending on trim level, the Dodge Challenger has the ability to get more than 700 horsepower. Meanwhile, the Dodge Challenger is also quite fuel-efficient, getting up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. It comes with a … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter Before It’s Too Late

November is upon us, and you know what that means: Snow is on the way. The following months are sure to bring snow and ice with them, making the roads more hazardous than any other time of year.   Here’s what you can do to prepare your car for winter, before the snow accumulates:   Start off by placing a quality shovel and ice scraper in your vehicle, which you will find repeatedly useful, especially in the mornings. Consider adding a heavy blanket, a spare coat, and some extra gloves to your stock of winter car goods, in case you or your passengers get cold. Decide whether or not you … Continue reading

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Where to Drive Your New Dodge in Salem, Oregon

Oregon is one of the most scenic areas in the entire United States, and there’s really no better place to take your Dodge for a relaxing road trip. Here are some of the best drives that you can take in Salem.   Pacific Coast Scenic Byway One of the most famous routes in the country, this road stretches all along the coast of Oregon, providing some of the most stunning views found in America.   Over the River and Through the Woods Scenic Byway The name says it all here. This route takes you through some of Oregon’s most beautiful rivers, mountains, and forests.   Quartzville Road Back Country Byway … Continue reading

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When Should You Buy A New Car?

Buying a new car is one of the most exciting purchases that you can make, but it is also a serious investment that can affect your life for many years. That’s why it’s important to think all of your options through before making the purchase. Here’s how to decide when it’s the right time to buy a new car.   Money Is your car a gas guzzler? Are you thinking about buying a hybrid? If you calculate the amount of money that you spend on gas currently and compare it with how much you would save with a new car, it can tell you a lot about whether or not … Continue reading

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Top Five Best Restaurants in Portland, Oregon

Grabbing a bite to eat is the perfect way to end a day on the town. Portland, Oregon has a fine selection of restaurants and local eateries that are known far and wide for their service, atmosphere and cuisine. If you’re planning a trip to Portland, then it’s essential to stop for something to eat! Here are the top five best restaurants in Portland, Oregon, according to those of us here at Withnell Dodge. Veritable Quandary – Located in downtown Portland, Veritable Quandary serves American cuisine complete with gluten-free meals. Veritable Quandary features both an outdoor patio as well as a bar that make any visitor feel right at home … Continue reading

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What is a Hellcat?

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat has seen incredible popularity with the production facilities struggling to meet demand. That’s led many drivers to ask the question, “What is a Hellcat?” Most cars have some sort of origin behind the name and the Hellcat is no exception. Here’s the story of how the Hellcat got its name, courtesy of those of us here at Withnell Dodge Ram. With project names like Tigershark, Apache, and Alley Cat, it was clear the most powerful Dodge Challenger to date was bound to get a fierce name. When the design team voted, the two finalists were Alley Cat and Hellcat. In the end, Hellcat was the winner. … Continue reading

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Best Ram and Dodge Models for Families

As the school year is starting back up again, you may be considering getting a new family hauler. If your current car just doesn’t have enough space, flexibility, or technology, check out these excellent Ram and Dodge models for families. 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan In reality, no crossover, sedan, or SUV can match the minivan when it comes to ideal family transportation, especially if you have younger children still in car seats. The Dodge Grand Caravan is an excellent option in the minivan segment. It gives buyers a wide range of models and options to fit their budget and needs. You’ll love the versatile seating, cargo configurations, and easy sliding … Continue reading

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Used Car Care Tips

We all know that buying a used car is a great financial decision. But, used cars do come with a little bit of risk—you don’t necessarily know the vehicle’s entire history. However, cars are more reliable than ever before, and even if you buy a car more than five years old, it should last you for many years to come. Here are a few used car care tips, to help you get there. Change the oil. Follow the oil change schedule laid out in the owner’s manual. This simple step will ensure the engine stays lubricated and running smoothly. Clean it. Built-up dirt and grime can slowly wear down a … Continue reading

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