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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 Manual Transmission A manual transmission, while it may seem outdated at first glance, has quite a few benefits to it.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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How to Change a Tire

Now that winter is over, you might find that your tread is wearing low or your tires are damaged and you need to replace them. Or you learned it the hard way and you’re stranded on the side of the road right now. Either way, here’s a helpful guide on how to change a tire. Steps to Change a Tire Changing a tire is a simple process if you have the right tools. You’ll need wheel wedges to keep the car from moving, a jack, and a lug wrench. First, you need to push the wheel wedges up against the wheels so they don’t move. Then take off the hubcap … Continue reading

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River Rock Concert Series: What We Know So Far

The annual River Rock concert series will start back up this July 13 after a rousing success last year. Withnell Dodge is proud to have been involved with the series and loved the chance we got to engage with the community, and we can’t wait to see what River Rock serves this year. Last year’s River Rock series featured artists Uncle Kracker, The Junebugs, and St. Lucia. This year’s lineup will be announced sometime this month, so keep an eye out! Last year prices ranged from $10 to $25, with a bundle for all three shows at $39, and children under 10 were admitted for free. No prices have been … Continue reading

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New Star Wars Ad Asks You to Join the Dodge Side

The new Star Wars film is about to release around the world, and perhaps nobody is more excited than the guys at Dodge. Just check out this awesome new ad they came up with. Titled “The Force Gathers,” the ad shows off a huge lineup of its most popular vehicles, including the Challenger SRT Hellcat, Charger SRT Hellcat, Grand Caravan, Journey, and Dart, all available at Withnell Dodge. Each car in the ad was painted white, which when combined with the black grille gives them an uncanny resemblance to the white-and-black Stormtroopers of the beloved franchise. At the helm of the large procession is a black Dodge Viper SRT, who … 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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Halloween Trick or Treating Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again for costumes and candy! That’s right, Halloween and trick or treating. It is a great time for kids of all ages to go out and have some fun dressed up like something they choose. However, we want to be sure that you all are safe out there. Be sure to follow these trick or treating safety tips: Be sure your route is safe and you know the area. Many people like to drive to different areas thinking children will get better candy or have more fun. This can be done, but only if you do it safely. Inform children to bring their entire candy … Continue reading

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Dodge Challenger Hellcat Impresses Europe

The European car market is a little different than what we’re used to here in the United States. For the most part, Europeans tend to buy higher-end models, like Porsche and high tier BMWs as opposed to American muscle. Exotic cars like Lamborghini and Ferrari are rare in the States but common in Europe. Most of the reasoning behind the lack of muscle on European roadways has to do with availability. Still, you can imagine what happened when a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat turned up at a Vmax 200 event. Common attendees include McLaren, Ferrari, and Lamborghini so you can imagine the scoffs when this piece of American muscle showed … Continue reading

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New Dodge Charger Pursuit Has Touchscreens for Police Cars

Updated for the 2016 model year, the new Dodge Charger Pursuit offers the largest touchscreens available in a police car.  These touchscreens, which previous Charger Pursuit models lacked, will help increase officer safety and efficiency, while also reducing the amount of space the typical dashboard-mounted computers take up. The traditional dashboard laptop, which is in most police cars, can cause dangers to passengers, thanks to the fact that it protrudes out so far. It can interfere with passenger airbags, and it’s a bigger distraction than a touchscreen because of its size, according to Dodge. The new Charger Pursuit, on the other hand, has a unique expanded version of Dodge’s Uconnect … Continue reading

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