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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 Manual Transmission A manual transmission, while it may seem outdated at first glance, has quite a few benefits to it.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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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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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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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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Dodge Viper Named to Hagerty’s Hot List of Future Collectibles

  Hagerty’s “Hot List” honors highly collectible vehicles that were chosen for their joy of driving and collectability for future enthusiasts. The Dodge Viper has been enthralling car enthusiasts for quite some time with its incredible performance, and this year the Dodge Viper was named a future collectible. The Viper earned a spot on Hagerty’s Hot List for a reason. The Viper ACR holds more track records than any other production car in the world. And Viper’s “1 of 1” program gives customers a chance to configure their own one-of-a-kind supercar. The Viper was the first high-performance vehicle of the Dodge brand, and hasn’t let it down since. With a … Continue reading

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Dodge Hellcat Dual Stripes: New Paint Job for SRT Hellcat Models

The Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models are among the most powerful models on the market, with the exterior designs to go with their incredible performance. Dodge recently decided to add new dual stripe designs, a sleek style that looks custom made. According to Chrysler, the Dodge Hellcat dual stripes are exclusive carbon-fiber pattern designs made to look like they came straight from the factory ready to race. Beginning in January, dealers around the country can take orders for the sleek style, costing an additional $995. “The SRT Hellcat models are America’s ultimate performance car duo, and these already legendary Challenger and Charger models have given Dodge more than the … Continue reading

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Get Ready for the Season with New Winter Tire and Wheel Packages

Get Ready for the Season with New Winter Tire and Wheel Packages With winter coming around you might be looking to equip your ride with a set of wheels that can handle the harsher conditions. Mopar is making that easier for all of our customers at Withnell Dodge by offering all-new winter tire and wheel packages including winter tire, steel rim, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The packages will be available for FCA US vehicles including the Dodge Caravan and Dodge Charger (both AWD and RWD). They are delivered mounted and balanced, so all you need to do is order and pop in at the dealership for easy installation. We’ll … Continue reading

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#RamHuntsHunger Campaign Enlisting Ram Truck Owners to Fight Hunger

It’s not hard to see the connection between Ram Trucks and an outdoors lifestyle. The trucks are made to be the most capable and rugged trucks on the road, the kind of trucks that can effortlessly get you anywhere you want to go. So it’s no surprise that the company has recently initiated a campaign to celebrate the outdoors lifestyle, and also to call attention to a “current movement among hunters to assist with hunger issues in their communities.” The #RamHuntsHunger initiative has partnered with Farmers And Hunters Feeding The Hungry (FHFH) to help to feed the hungry in America. The organization “oversees a national network of meat processors and … Continue reading

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Easy Strategies To Improve Your Commute

A recent article in Psychology Today called attention to a study done in Switzerland that psychologically analyzed the stress of commuting. The conclusion of the study was that commuting is “stress that doesn’t pay,” because we don’t connect it with a reward like other types of stress. In other words, it never feels worth the trouble, unlike the stresses of a job or a relationship. To help you deal with this stress, we’ve compiled a few strategies to improve your commute… Dr. Marlynn Wei suggests that you avoid paying attention to the “details” of your commute. That means beyond taking an alternative route, or doing things that can actually change … Continue reading

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