Archive for the ‘Maintenance and Service’ Category

How far can you drive with a spare tire on your car?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Spare tire next to flat tire attached to vehicle

Maximum driving distances on different spare tire types 

Getting a flat tire is (obviously) never a good time, but replacing them with a spare is (luckily) a pretty simple fix. Once you have your spare tire on your model, the logical next step is to take it into a dedicated service center to get a new set installed, but what happens if you’re far away from your home dealership?   (more…)

Why is My Vehicle Not Starting Up When I Turn on the Ignition?

Thursday, August 29th, 2019
Young woman with keys to a car

Issues with a Vehicle Not Starting Up

We all have those mornings where we are running around the house trying to get the kids ready for school and they can’t find their homework, change their minds about what they want to wear for the day, and find every distraction possible to prevent leaving on time. Once you get everyone situated in your high-quality used vehicle from Poulin Auto Sales, you go to turn the ignition…and it won’t start! Oh no! What is wrong? (more…)

What is the Best Brand of Motor Oil?

Friday, June 28th, 2019
Closeup image of engine oil being poured out a an oil bottle

Best Motor Oil Brands

Are you trying to decide what brand of motor oil to use in your vehicle? If so, then you have come to the right place! There are a number of excellent motor oil brands available for you to choose from. The staff here at Poulin Auto Sales is here to help you, our customers, make the best decision on what motor oil to use in your vehicle! Let’s explore the excellent motor oil brands available and help you discover which brand works best for your vehicle! (more…)

Should I use conventional or synthetic oil for my vehicle?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Oil pour red bottle

What oil type is best for my used vehicle from Poulin Auto 

When you buy a pre-owned vehicle, you may not know what type of oil to use at your next oil change. Luckily, there is a simple way to find out, which we will cover below. Keep reading to learn what type of oil you should use in your used vehicle from Poulin Auto.  


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

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
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! (more…)

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

Friday, February 15th, 2019
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. (more…)

Is My Vehicle’s Thermostat Not Working?

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Symptoms of a Failing Vehicle Thermostat

Symptoms of a Failing Vehicle Thermostat

Here in Vermont, it is REALLY cold! It is bad enough when we need to go outside to get to our vehicle, but it can be awful when our vehicle’s cabin refuses to warm up. What is causing the issue? (more…)

Why does my battery run out of energy?

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Mechanic in front of car

Why your car battery is dying out 

Are you having car troubles? Can your car not start? We want to help you with your car’s problems and that is why we will be talking about reasons why your car battery is dying out. Let’s take a look and see if any of these reasons might be the culprit.  (more…)

How do I prepare my car for the cold?

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Car covered in snow

Tips to Prepare your Vehicle for the Winter 

As the temperature starts to dip down below freezing, it is important to prepare for the winter. In order to maintain your vehicle’s performance, you’re going to need to do some checkups for the cold weather. That is why we’ve come up with some tips to prepare your vehicle for the winter.  (more…)

How can I take better care of my vehicle?

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Three Easy Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Drivers

Three Easy Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Drivers 

For those of you looking for ways to improve your vehicle’s performance, look no further. We have some simple tricks for you to better preserve your vehicle’s value and performance ability. These three easy maintenance tips and tricks for drivers will help you without spending a lot of money. (more…)