How Can I Get My Vehicle Ready for My Summertime Road Trips?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 9:43 PM
Country road during the golden hour

Summer 2019 Road Trip Prep Tips for Used Cars

Are you planning on a road trip this summer? Is it down to Tennessee or out to California? No matter where the road takes you and your friends/family this summer, your used vehicle from Poulin Auto Sales will help get you there. But before you hit the road, you need to take care of business to ensure a smooth journey. Here are some tips to help get your vehicle ready: Read the rest of this entry »

What to Do When You Encounter a Funeral Procession While on the Road

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety Info, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 7:02 PM
Casket at a funeral

Funeral Procession Driving Etiquette and Rules in Vermont

On occasion, we may encounter a funeral procession while we are on the road. Although funeral procession rules are typically covered in driver’s education courses, they may not be the first thing you remember – and they can vary by state. Here are a refresher and reminder of funeral procession driving etiquette and rules in the state of Vermont. Read the rest of this entry »

Keep That Family Road Trip on Budget with a Used Minivan from Poulin Auto Sales!

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information, Used Inventory on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 6:49 PM
Side profile of blue Honda Odyssey

Used Minivans for Sale in Barre and Colchester, VT

Ah, the minivan. Many of us have fond memories from our youth with this vehicle when our parents drove us out to Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, and many other family-friendly destinations. Read the rest of this entry »

Does My Vehicle’s Oxygen Sensor Need to Be Replaced?

By Product Expert | Posted in Maintenance and Service on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 8:33 PM
Mechanic checking an oxygen sensor in a vehicle

Symptoms of a Failing Oxygen Sensor

As you are driving your vehicle, do you notice a strong gasoline smell? Has your vehicle’s fuel efficiency started to go downhill? Then there is a good chance that your vehicle’s oxygen sensor is starting to fail and needs to be replaced! Read the rest of this entry »

Can I Spot Wash Bird Waste Off My Car with Dawn Dish Soap?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 8:31 PM
Gaggle of Canadian geese flying

Best Ways to Remove Spots from My Vehicle Without a Full Wash

Now that spring is finally arriving, we are starting to see birds return to Vermont. As much as we love the songs that these birds sing for us, there is one thing that we don’t love: birds going to the bathroom on our vehicle. And it usually happens RIGHT AFTER we give our vehicle a bath! With a busy life, we don’t always have time to give our vehicle another full washing right after discovering a big splat of bird waste, which is not only unsightly but can also damage the paint job. Is it possible to just do a quick wash job and if so, which products should we use? Read the rest of this entry »

Drive into the Spring Season with a Used SUV!

By Product Expert | Posted in SUVs on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 7:04 PM
Front/side profile of a Toyota Sequoia SUV

Used SUVs for Sale Near Barre and Colchester, VT

SUVs are often lauded as the ultimate vehicle for winter driving. While we agree with that statement, we think that SUVs are the ultimate vehicle for springtime driving. That SUV will serve you well for both daily commuting and those spring season road trips. And you can save big when you shop for a used SUV here at Poulin Auto Sales! Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy Top-Notch Quality and Affordability with a Used Ford from Poulin Auto Sales!

By Product Expert | Posted in Used Inventory on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 at 7:32 PM
Ford Expedition driving down a highway in the winter

Used Ford Vehicles for Sale in Colchester and Barre, VT

If you love American vehicle brands, Ford is one of the ultimate choices! This brand has been around since 1903, and Henry Ford’s strategy of utilizing the assembly line made his Model T affordable – and put Americans on the move! More than 100 years later, Ford vehicles still offer ultimate quality and are still affordable – especially when purchased used! Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Spring! Are You Ready to Enjoy Healthy and Safe Driving This Season?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety Info, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 6:56 PM
Vehicle driving down a tree-lined road during the spring

Safety and Health Tips for Springtime Driving in Vermont

Today marks the first day of spring and we couldn’t be more excited! While Vermont is famous for its gorgeous winters (which also help with our famous maple syrup production), the state is just as beautiful in the springtime. However, the spring season can bring about a special series of hazards that can impact your driving. Here are some tips to help keep you safe. Read the rest of this entry »

How Do I Know if I am Having a Stroke While Driving?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety Info, Tips and Tricks on Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 6:27 PM
Illustration of a human head with monitor lines

Symptoms of a Stroke and What to Do if You are Driving

Here at Poulin Auto Sales, we were saddened to hear the news of actor Luke Perry’s passing due to a massive stroke. While strokes usually occur in older folks, they can happen to anyone. And of course, the last person we expect it to happen to is ourselves, and we usually assume that they will happen in the comfort of our home. Quite the contrary. Strokes can happen anytime, anywhere – including when we are driving our vehicle. To help your survival and the safety of other drivers, we are sharing the symptoms of a stroke and tips on what to do. Read the rest of this entry »

When Do I Need to Replace My Vehicle’s Battery?

By Product Expert | Posted in Maintenance and Service on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 6:49 PM
Mechanic handling a car battery

How Long Does a Vehicle Battery Last?

Most of us can probably say that we experienced going out to our vehicle in the dead of winter with frigid temperatures, eager to get where we want/need to go…and discover that the battery is dead. This is always a huge inconvenience and it seems to happen at the worst possible time. You also start to ask yourself when was the last time that you changed your vehicle’s battery. Let us explain how long a vehicle’s battery will typically last so that you can avoid this inconvenience in the future. Read the rest of this entry »