Archive for the ‘Buying Tips’ Category

Does Vermont require emissions testing on used vehicles?

Friday, October 4th, 2019
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. (more…)

What kind of vehicle should I get for fall?

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Family next to car

Best Vehicles for when you go Back to School 

School is going to start again soon. There are plenty of things to do before the school bell rings. We want to tell you about some of the best vehicles for when you go back to school. Let’s take a look and see what kind of vehicle you want for the new year.   (more…)

How to Choose the Right Car for a Young Driver

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
Row of SUVs on lot

Whether you are the young driver or you’re one of those wonderful people that buys cars for them, having a place to start your search for that first car is a huge help. Let us recommend a few places to start. (more…)

How to Pick a Car That Will Last a Long Time

Friday, September 8th, 2017
lineup of cars on lot

When you’re buying a used car, you want to know that you’ll be able to drive it for years to come. This means understanding what brands are particularly good investments and what to look for when you’re on the lot—and we’re here to help. (more…)

Why is it Better to Buy a Used Car From a Dealer?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The prospect of buying a used car from a dealer can be pretty daunting. Can’t you just find something on Craigslist? It might be cheaper, but that cheapness has an unfortunately large handful of risks thrown in. (more…)

Top 5 Best Value Used Cars Under $8,000

Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Best Value Used Cars Under $8000 Barre VT

Working with a tight budget doesn’t have to mean sacrificing quality and reliability. If you do your research and test drive with confidence, you can take home a new-to-you vehicle without breaking the bank. Check out these top 5 great values in used cars under $8,000 for 2016, according to Kelley Blue Book! Trust the experts, test drive with intention, and take home a great car at a price you can afford at Poulin Auto Stores.   (more…)

Buying a Car: Financing vs Leasing vs Cash

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Getting a new vehicle, even if it’s only new to you, is a big investment. A set of wheels adds a lot of freedom to your life, but also adds costs and comes with a price. So, when you look through your finances, you might be wondering to yourself if it’s better to spend more on a less expensive car without having to take out a loan, finance a newer or nicer car with a monthly payment plan, or lease something. Each choice has its benefits, and we’re here to help you make the call.   (more…)

Top-Rated Used Cars for Recent College Graduates

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

When graduation comes and it’s time to head out into the unknown, many college grads face the task of finding a new set of wheels. While a bike may have gotten them from point A to point B on a college campus, a car is incredibly important to graduates looking to make it to interviews and their first day of work on time. Check out these top 4 used cars options for recently graduated students, and get a head start on finding the right transportation for your lifestyle and budget.  (more…)

Should I buy from Poulin or Craigslist?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Poulin Used Cars vs Craigslist in Burlington VT_b

Poulin Used Cars vs Craigslist in Burlington VT

When you are looking to buy a used car, chances are, you are also looking for a good deal. So you may go to what we used to call the “want ads” back in the day. Now, most folks check out Craigslist. And it may be that you find a deal on a car that is just too good to be true. And maybe it is! Let’s look at how Poulin Autos Sales compares to Craigslist.  (more…)

When to Say Goodbye to an Old Car

Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Used Cars Barre VT

As Vermont’s leader in used car sales, we’ll often see drivers who have reached a critical point with their current vehicles. They are frustrated, and they’re thinking about making a change. Yet, they’ll often feel a loyalty to the car that they’re driving, and don’t yet feel comfortable pulling the trigger. So, when should you say goodbye to your old car? (more…)