Blog

You are viewing all posts for categories: pre-owned inventory

Reasons Why You Should Buy a Used Car

From time to time, the team at Blue Knob Auto likes to pass along a little helpful information that will get you in the best vehicle for the money. Today we discuss some advantages of getting a used car.

One of the biggest advantages to buying used is that you have the chance to negotiate better terms because of all the wiggle room with the price. The dealer often gets these vehicles as a trade, so they can be more flexible when it comes to the final price. 

Read More
Categories:

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.  

Read More
Categories:

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.  

Read More
Categories:

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. 

Read More
Categories:

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. 

Read More
Categories:

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. 

Read More
Categories:

How to Pack a Roadside Emergency Kit the Correct Way

These roadside emergency kit tips are provided to you by Blue Knob Auto in the hopes you'll never need to use any of them.

Bring a set of jumper cables and an empty gas can in the event you need another driver to offer you assistance to get your vehicle moving again. Pack a bag with a nice assortment of tools ranging from a hammer, knife, wrenches, pliers, to socket set. 

Read More
Categories:

Make Your Back to School Carpool Easy With These Tips

Going back to school can mean getting back to carpooling for a lot of parents. Make your carpool more safe and reliable by following these tips.

Plan ahead of time to avoid last-minute delays and confusion. Create a route and schedule ahead of time that every parent and child is familiar with. Make sure you can get in contact with every other parent or kid. Get their phone number and email so you can communicate with them. Another great idea is to assign the weekly carpooling duty to only one parent. 

Read More
Categories:

Why Buy A Crossover?

There are so many different vehicles on the market these days. It can be very overwhelming to make a final decision about what you want. A vehicle that has been around the lot for a few years now is the crossover. A number of manufacturers have a crossover model as part of their lineup. This is a vehicle that is basically a mix between a sedan and an SUV. You get a lot of the simplicity associated with a sedan, but the size of a crossover is a little larger and heavier. 

Read More
Categories:

Towing vs. Payload: What's the Difference?

Understanding the nuances of how your truck functions allows you to use it to its full capacity. Most truck owners choose this vehicle class because of its ability to haul loads, but understanding your vehicle's cargo load limit is a vital part of owning it.

While towing and payload may sound like the same thing, each term defines a specific capability of your vehicle, and the two words are not interchangeable. 

Read More
Categories: