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Choosing a Car for Your Teen May be More Involved than You Think

When it comes time to choose your teen's first car, your first inclination may be to find the least expensive vehicle that runs reliably and call it a day. However, to choose a vehicle that will genuinely benefit your teen, a little more consideration is involved. Here is what you should be looking for as you track down the perfect car for your teen driver.

You'll want to start by considering vehicles that are heavy and big. While they may cost more at the pump, these larger vehicles tend to perform better in accidents, meaning increased safety for…

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Use These Tips to Pick Out Your Next Used Vehicle

If you've been shopping for a used vehicle but haven't found anything yet, you might want to use some of our tried and true tips for buying a used vehicle. Finding your next ride shouldn't be a stressful process. Here's how you can make it simpler:

  • Shop at a dealership that provides you with a vast selection of certified pre-owned vehicles. These are vehicles that have gone through a thorough inspection process to certify their reliability and integrity. 
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Vehicle History Report Provides Valuable Information

Have you ever wondered about the history of your vehicle? Or, perhaps you're considering purchasing a used car soon. Either way, Blue Knob Auto wanted to inform you that there is a plethora of information available to know specific detail about your vehicle's history. It's called a Vehicle History Report (VHR).

A VHR provides information such as lien status, previous owners, recall notices, prior accidents and even verification of the odometer reading.  

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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. 

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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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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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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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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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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. 

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