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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 Manual Transmission A manual transmission, while it may seem outdated at first glance, has quite a few benefits to it.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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Fluids Your Car Needs

There are several fluids your car needs to run smoothly, and keeping a close eye on them can help extend the life of your car and its parts. Here are some of the most important fluids in your car and what they do: Engine oil. The biggest one is your engine oil. The engine oil might leak a little or start to run low depending on the age of your car and how much you use it, so it’s a good idea to regularly check the levels between complete oil changes at your dealership or mechanic. Transmission fluid. Transmission fluid makes your gears turn smoothly. Transmission oil shouldn’t get low, … Continue reading

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Frozen Windshield? Here Are Some Icy Car Tips

It may be March, but it sure doesn’t feel like it outside. Winter weather creates some of the year’s harshest conditions for vehicles, starting from the moment you get in your car, when you realize you can’t see through the icy windshield. Ice in particular creates huge hazards for drivers, so while it’s still freezing outside, take heed of these icy car tips: Brush off as much snow and loose ice as you can, even on top of the vehicle, since it will likely fall once you being to accelerate and can obscure your view. Give any stubborn ice a good poke or smack with your hand to possibly break … Continue reading

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