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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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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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