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Should You Refinance or Trade In Your Car?

Your financial situation might have changed since you signed on to your car loan or perhaps you're wondering if there's a better option for making your monthly car payment than the one you currently have. You can refinance your loan or trade in your vehicle, with certain benefits for each choice.

Refinancing is your best option if your credit rating has improved to the point that it will allow you to get a better interest rate when you refinance. The lower rate will reduce your monthly car payment, making it an excellent financial decision.  

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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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Why Cameras are Ideal Car Accessories

At Blue Knob Auto, we want our patrons to be educated consumers. Therefore, we want to take some time to explain why a dash cam could be an quality addition to your vehicle. A camera can be helpful in the event that you are in an accident or witness one take place.

If another driver accuses you of being the person who caused a crash to occur, all you have to do to refute that assertion is provide the camera footage. It may also be possible to use camera footage in court if you are ever accused of speeding or…

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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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Detailing Tires is More Than Just About Appearances

If you drive around day after day, you are accumulating dirt and grime as well as brake dust in your tires and wheels every time. Small bits of metal and carbon are being shaved off your rotors and brake pads as you use them, creating a caustic powder than can damage tires in the long run.

Take the opportunity to grab a brush and some detergent for tires and wheels and give them a good scrubbing. There are a wide variety of brushes and soaps. Spend some time finding the one that will do the best job for your particular…

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Get Rid of Odors in Your Vehicle Now

There are all sorts of creative ways to get odors out of your vehicle. At Blue Knob Auto Sales, we can help you get rid of pet odors, cigarette smoke, and so much more.

Start by removing everything from the vehicle. This includes trash, anything in the ashtray, as well as the floor mats. Vacuum throughout the interior. Then, focus on cleaning up any spills. It’s always best to get ahead of spills so that the stains don’t set. Use some basic interior cleaning products to get rid of obvious dirt and stains. 

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Material and Design Make Big Difference in Winter Tires

Although winter driving is more treacherous in some states, ice and snow on the roads can provide danger in just about any locale. The type of vehicle, experience of the driver, and selection of winter tires can all make a big difference in both confidence and safety.

If you haven't considered winter tires for your vehicle, it may be time to do just that. Tires are no longer simply made of the same type of rubber all around anymore. 

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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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