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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Are you headed out to seethe fall foliage? Road trips in the fall offer the most picturesque scenery. Whether you are leaf peeping in New England or the midwest, there are a number of ways to plan to these trips so that you get to see the best reds and golds.

Experts say that if you are headed to New England for a leaf peeping road trip, then you should go in October. This month offers the best scenery from southern New England areas like Boston up to New Hampshire and Maine. You can also use a new app by…

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Car Cleaning Tips: Efficiency and Speed

At Blue Knob Auto, we want you to take pride in your purchase; from us to you, here are some tips to help you clean your car quickly and efficiently. You can start by rinsing the outside of the car with water to remove any foreign materials, and then drying it off good with a towel to eliminate hard water spots.

When focusing on the inside of your car, go for organization and minimalism. Even if you don't have access to a vacuum, you can still shake the floor mats out and remove any small trash that exists. Wiping…

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How are LATCH Systems Evaluated?

When it comes to the safety systems in modern vehicles, the LATCH system is designed to help make child car seat installation simple and safe. Our team here at Blue Knob Auto understands the importance of being well informed on the features when selecting your next new-to-you vehicle.

The IIHS assigns ratings to the different safety features of modern cars, including the LATCH system. They rate vehicles through five different criteria for two- and three-row vehicles. The two highest ratings include good and good+, and both require at least two LATCH positions to meet these five criteria. 

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Getting Your Car Ready for Fall

Taking care of your car inside and out is the best way to keep it around for a long time. We all wash our car at some point or another, but many drivers forget to wax it. Here are some helpful tips on how to wax your car and keep it looking shiny and new for years to come.

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Getting Your Car Ready for Fall

Fall is around the corner and making sure your vehicle is prepared is very important if you want to avoid a roadside emergency. With the change in weather comes a change in driving conditions. Read below to find out ways to make sure your car is ready for the fall.

One of the things many drivers forget to do is check their windshield wiper blades. 

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Defining the Timing Belt and Why You Need to Stay on Top of It

It's funny how often you hear about parts on a vehicle - like the timing belt - but might not know what it all means. We've been there, too. Blue Knob Auto Sales doesn't want you to be uninformed because owners should know their vehicles inside and out. Let's define the timing belt.

Timing belts are exactly what they sound like, they are belts. Their function is to make sure the vehicle's crankshaft and camshaft are working together. The engine's valves and pistons depend on this synchronicity to keep your vehicle running.  

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Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle Pet Hair-Free

Blue Knob Auto Sales loves vehicles and all the things you can do with them, including giving your dog a joy ride. The only problem is dealing with the hair dogs shed as you drive around town. The following are a few tips to keep your upholstery clean.

  • Use the static electricity from a blown up ballon to pick up hair.
  • Spray a thin layer of water all over your vehicle, and use a rubber glove to pick up hair. 
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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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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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