Most common reasons that vehicle fuel economy worsens during winter

By Product Expert | Posted in Maintenance and Service, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 8:18 PM
Looking through windshield at cars on road during winter

We’re no strangers to cold and snow here in Vermont, as our place in the Northeast United States brings plenty of precipitation and frigid temperatures when the calendar begins to shift into winter. A common side effect of this is seeing your car’s gas mileage get worse and worse as the temperature drops, and today we want to investigate why.   Read the rest of this entry »

How to increase your credit score for a car loan

By Product Expert | Posted in Financing on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 4:53 PM
Isolated image of credit score

There will always be a market for quality used vehicles, as many of them are still able to give you plenty of years of high performance and durable versatility. If you’re in the market for a used car, SUV or truck, but worried that your credit might not be up to snuff, don’t worry! Today, we want to show you some helpful tips on how to increase your credit score for a car loan – knowing these, you can take some steps for financial health, and get behind the car of your dreams right here at Poulin Auto Sales.   Read the rest of this entry »

What’s going on for Thanksgiving 2019 in Vermont?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 5:26 PM
Family gathered around table for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Events for 2019 near Barre VT 

Now that we’re deep into November, it’s time to shift focus to one of our favorite holidays here in Vermont – Thanksgiving! Seeing the family and eating that turkey is always awesome, but if you’re looking for even more fun during the break, come and check out some of the coolest Thanksgiving Events for 2019 near Barre VT – we’re sure you’ll have a great time!  Read the rest of this entry »

How to change a flat tire on your used vehicle

By Product Expert | Posted in Maintenance and Service, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 8:10 PM
Woman on phone sitting on flat tire

Especially now in winter weather, flat tires are about to be more and more prevalent. Whether they’re just getting older and unable to adjust to more frigid temperatures, or if you ran over spiky objects in the street, it’s never fun to wake up to a tire that’s out of air. Luckily, if you have a spare, getting a new set on your current model is pretty easy. Here’s how to change a flat tire on your used vehicle – using these steps from our Poulin Auto Sales team, you’ll get back up and rolling in no time!   Read the rest of this entry »

What’s going on for Halloween in Vermont?

By Product Expert | Posted in Local Events on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 2:03 PM
Stylized decorations with 'Happy Halloween' written

Halloween Events and Festivals for 2019 near Barre VT

Autumn in New England is simply a different kind of fun. The fall foliage is some of the best in the nation, and once the weather starts to get colder in October, our eyes shift to one holiday that shines brighter (and just a little creepier) than the rest – Halloween! We know you’re excited to break out those costumes you’ve been working on and head out with your friends for some spooky fun, so Poulin Auto Sales wants to help you out; check out some of the best Halloween Events and Festivals for 2019 near Barre VT! Read the rest of this entry »

Does Vermont require emissions testing on used vehicles?

By Product Expert | Posted in Buying Tips, Dealership Information, Maintenance and Service, Safety Info, Tips and Tricks on Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 3:30 PM
Isolated view of vehicle tailpipe

Emissions testing requirements in Vermont

With a newfound emphasis on environmental safety throughout the American automotive market, today’s models have been built to provide cleaner performance than ever before. When you register a vehicle in our state, you’ll need to ensure that it meets all expectations before you can head out for the open road. So, today Poulin Auto Sales will show you the emissions testing requirements in Vermont, as well as where to get it taken care of. Read the rest of this entry »

Make sure you do these when you store your car for winter!

By Product Expert | Posted in SUVs, Tips and Tricks, Trucks on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 5:54 PM
Rear view of vehicle parked in garage for winter

Winter Storage Checklist for Your Vehicle 

Winter is a daunting season for many models, as try as they might, most vehicles today are ill-equipped to handle the snowy and generally gross conditions that Vermont offers when the weather gets colder. So, if you have a seasonal vehicle that you need to put away once December hits, we want to help you out. Our Poulin Auto Sales team has put together a Winter Storage Checklist for Your Vehicle, so you know what you have to do beforehand!  Read the rest of this entry »

How to eliminate a smoke smell from your car

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 6:13 PM
Bald man smoking inside vehicle

Recent decades have seen the prevalence of smoking greatly decrease throughout America, which is a great sign to say the least. Still, there are those that can’t kick the habit, and it’s all too easy to fire up a heater to make those longer drives a bit more bearable. That’s all well and good, but it can also lead to some pretty gross smelling cars with enough time. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Vermont a two plate state?

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership Information on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 at 1:59 PM
Group of license plates on wood background with Vermont plate shown in frame

License plate requirements when registering a vehicle in Vermont

There are a lot of auxiliary things to take care of when you purchase a quality used model – it can be a fun and rewarding experience to ride off the lot in a model that you love, but taking care of titles, registrations and insurance can be a hassle to say the least. We want to help you every step of the way here at Poulin Auto Sales, and we will! By purchasing a used model from us, we’ll be sure to take care of your title and registration, but you may still have further questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Where can I go hiking and biking near Barre?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 6:03 PM
Biking trail with fall-colored leaves on the ground

Best forest hiking and biking trails near Barre VT 

In our not so humble estimation, Vermont has the best fall appearance not just in New England, but arguably throughout all of America. Once the weather begins to get crispier and the leaves begin to change color, you just can’t beat the view that the Vermont countryside provides, especially here in the Montpelier-Barre area. If you’re looking to get that much closer to nature in the next couple months, come check out the best forest hiking and biking trails near Barre VT!  Read the rest of this entry »