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Don't Forget to Add This to Your Car Buying Budget

Budgeting for a car is not the most glamorous part of the car buying process, but it must be done. It helps ensure that you're not buying a car that you cannot afford. Most car buyers know to think about monthly payments but forget to add in things like insurance, registration fees, and most importantly, maintenance and repairs. Here's what you need to know about maintenance and repair costs.

 

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Ways to Dog Proof Your Car

We love our furry friends and treat them as part of the family, so it's only right that we take them with us when we go for a ride. Some dogs really enjoy riding in cars but they can create a big mess if you don't properly dog proof your car. Use these tips to reduce the amount of time it takes to clean up after your dog:

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Change Your Tire in a Pinch

You don't have to be a trained mechanic to change a tire. Run over a nail? Got a puncture in your tire? No need to worry. Simply follow these steps to quickly change a flat tire:

  1. Find a safe location out of the way of traffic. Empty parking lots and straight stretches of road are great.
  2. Take out the spare tire and the tools you need to change the tire. Besides the tire you'll need a jack, wheel wedges, lug wrench, a flashlight with working batteries, and flares.
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What is a 'Head Restraint' in Your Car, and How Does it Prevent Whiplash?

While you browse pre-owned cars in Duncansville, you may be taking the time to search the safety ratings on models you find. Vehicles with good safety ratings can be more affordable to insure, and grant invaluable peace of mind, especially when driving with kids.

One rating you may have seen that baffles many drivers is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's "head restraints & seats" test.

What in the world is a head restraint in your car? To clear one thing up right away, the IIHS really means headrest. We're not sure who calls them head "restraints," but…

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How to Thwart Bubblegum & Other Sticky Messes with WD-40

Having kids is a joy unlike any other... perhaps because "joy" isn't how it feels at all sometimes. The little rascals are adorably good at getting crayon stains on the upholstery of your car, spilling juice, making crumbs, and sometimes—the dreaded bubblegum in the carpet.

What can you do when your precious angel spits their gum right into your vehicle's carpeting? Is the only solution a pair of scissors, and permanent damage to the interior? No!

Grab a bottle of WD-40 from the garage, put on some protective gloves and eyewear, and spray, spray, spray! Use the…

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Customize Your Truck with Blue Knob

Pickup trucks are now among the best-selling vehicles in the United States. What are you going to do to make your stand out? Whether you're lifting your rig, in the market for badass tires, adding new chrome accents or simply upgrading your sound system, Blue Knob Auto this the Duncansville region's number one resource for truck repair, customization and modification.

 

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Keep Your Teen Safe When Driving

When your teen gets behind the wheel by his/herself for the first time it can change the family dynamic. Your teen is becoming more independent and is on their way to becoming an adult. As a parent it's natural to have concerns and fears about your teenager hitting the road solo, luckily, there are things you can do to keep them safe.

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Interesting Car Washing Tips

This article will provide you with interesting car washing tips. Keeping a vehicle clean is not as popular of a maintenance than the others you may receive with us at Blue Knob Auto Sales in Duncansville, PA. Are you the best washer your car ever had? Long-term car care will help with long life while keeping it clean keep good looks. New car owners are normally more than likely to keep a cleaner car versus older model owners, but that shouldn’t be the case...

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Taking Care of Your Windshield

Your windshield is a critical component of your vehicle, and as such, you need to take care of it. Here are some tips for preventing windshield damage.
Keep your car inside. If you have a garage, you should park your car in it whenever you aren't using it.
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