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Learning the Easy Way How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

In an effort to ensure our local drivers are safe this winter season, the team at Blue Knob Auto has come up with a few tips for filling a winter survival kit for your vehicle.

Make sure to pack at least one thick blanket in your kit in case the heat breaks or the vehicle dies. Trapped inside with no heat, that blanket could be all the difference in passengers suffering hypothermia until help arrives.  

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Simple Measures Can Greatly Reduce Glare

Glare is a common occurrence that every driver must inevitably deal with. While glare may seem like a minor irritant, at the wrong moment it can be a contributing factor to road accidents.

Thankfully, drivers can take some simple steps that can greatly reduce glare and increase safety. First of all, drivers should be aware that glare from the sun is often the strongest during sunrise and sunset periods. As such, drivers should take precautions to prevent glare from affecting their vision at these times. Such precautions could include using polarized glasses while driving during twilight.  

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How Temperatures Make it Harder for Batteries to Work Correctly

Selling vehicles is only part of what we do at Blue Knob Auto. In addition, we want to teach you about the cars or trucks that you buy. You may have noticed that batteries tend to die during the winter months. This is because batteries can be negatively impacted by extreme temperatures.

Therefore, it is also possible for batteries to die or otherwise become inefficient during the summer. The age of a battery can also play a role in determining whether it will work properly during times of extreme heat or cold.  

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The Purpose of a Timing Belt

One of the factors that a vehicle needs in order to work is for everything to work in good timing. One thing that can help with that is the timing belt. The timing belt has been put in place in order to keep the crankshaft and camshaft working in a synchronized rate.

The reason that these components need to work at a synchronized rate is that once they lose sync, then they are going to damage your engine which can cause the need for a costly repair. Your engine will stop all of a sudden. You won't be able…

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Advantages and Disadvantages According to Truck Bed Liner Type

There are plenty of advantages and disadvantages that come with each type of truck bed liner. Before choosing a liner for your vehicle, you should think of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Then make your choice according to the advantages and disadvantages that you are willing to deal with.

One type of bed liner is the drop-in liner. One of the major advantages to this is that it just has to be dropped in and connected with bolts. The disadvantage is that it can become loose. Water is also trapped in it from time to time.  

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How to Work on Improving Your Credit Score

Buying a car is, at times, confusing. It seems like no matter how much you have for a down payment, your interest rate can still vary drastically based on your credit score. That is why we want you to make an informed decision by telling you a few ways your credit score can be raised.

One of the simplest and easiest ways to ensure that your credit score will rise and remain high is to always pay your bills on time and in full. This also includes any credit card bills that you may have as well.  

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Pros and Cons of Tonneau Covers

We here at Blue Knob Auto want you to be an informed truck owner, which is why we want to tell you all about the major advantage and disadvantage of tonneau covers. The biggest advantage of a tonneau cover is that is can guard your valuable tools or other items from getting wet in poor weather events which can also save them from damage over time. Utilizing this cover could end up paying for itself over time in the form of fewer replacement tools and other items. 

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Which is Better: Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car?

The entire team at Blue Knob Auto Sales want our customers to make an informed vehicle purchase. Consider the differences between trading in a car or simply refinancing.

With refinancing, you will get much lower payments because your rate will be lower, but there is one downside to consider. If your vehicle is very old, very poor condition, or has a low resale value, it isn't worth any money and you are basically taking out a new loan.

When you trade-in a vehicle, you are going to get a lower rate and save money on your payments too.  

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The Right First Car for Your Teen

The teen's first car is a milestone event, and it comes with added responsibilities as well as more freedom. Safety is the foremost concern and selecting a vehicle with essential features can help. For example, electronic stability control helps keep traction on the roadway surface in wet, icy, or slippery conditions.

Many residents know that small, high-powered vehicles attract attention from young drivers. Experts agree that medium powered, mid-size cars are best for a teen's first car. 

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New to Tailgating? Use Our Tips for an Excellent Experience

We at Blue Knob Auto Sales have some great tailgating tips for those who are new to the tradition. It is a great way to get friends and family together at the game and make a whole day of bonding around a sport, your truck, and good food.

Fill a toolbox full of the necessary essentials for tailgating, so you are always prepared for the next game. This will also help you stay organized. Include grilling utensils, a bottle opener, a can opener, sunscreen, paper products, and a mini first-aid kit. 

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