Category Archives: Safety Info

A stock photo of a car that has been involved in an traffic accident.

Ridesharing apps are great, but do you know what to do in an emergency?

What do I do if I’m in an accident in an Uber?

The concept of peer-to-peer ridesharing has been a real game-changer. A few presses of a button on a smartphone can summon a ride to our homes that will deliver us from door-to-door. However, services like Uber or Lyft are still a trip in a car and that carries a risk of being in a collision. Some of the product experts working in the Poulin Auto Sales showroom were wondering, ‘What do I do if I’m in an accident in an Uber?’ This struck us as a question that a lot of people might have so our team did a little research on the subject. Let’s take a look at the answers they were able to find. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Does Vermont require emissions testing on used vehicles?

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 >>

Spare tire next to flat tire attached to vehicle

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

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?   Read the rest of this entry >>

Casket at a funeral

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

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 >>

Vehicle driving down a tree-lined road during the spring

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

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 >>

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

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 >>

Moose grazing during the fall season

Watch Out for Moose When Driving in Vermont!

How to Keep My Vehicle Safe from a Collision with a Moose

Vermont is home to many wildlife species, including moose. This majestic creature is fun to watch from a safe distance, but can be extremely dangerous when we get too close – especially when we are blissfully driving our vehicle. Here are some pieces of advice on how to keep yourself and your vehicle safe from encounters with a moose. Read the rest of this entry >>

Vehicle driving on a snow-covered road

What are the Best Ways to Drive in the Snow in Vermont?

Safety Tips for Driving in the Snow

Vermont is one of the best states to visit during the winter season thanks to the gorgeous scenery and abundance of ski hills (move over, Colorado!) and sugarhouses. While we love the snow, it does make driving a little more dangerous if you are not careful. Luckily, we have some tips to help keep you and other drivers safe: Read the rest of this entry >>

Ice Shack on a Lake During the WInter

Going Ice Fishing in Vermont? Make Sure the Ice is Thick Enough!

How Thick Should Lake Ice Be So I Can Drive on It?

One of the best things about living in Vermont is the winter season. There is skiing, snowmobiling, and of course ice fishing. Many people who ice fish love driving their vehicle on the ice to their favorite fishing spot. That can be disastrous if you are not careful. Luckily, we are sharing a guide to help you determine if that ice is thick enough! Read the rest of this entry >>

Drunk driver reaching for the car keys

What are Some Great Ways to Avoid Drinking and Driving This Holiday Season?

With winter upon us, many of us are excited to curl up in front of the fireplace, turn on a holiday movie, and sip on some hot cocoa. For a little extra zing, some of us might be tempted to add a shot of peppermint schnapps to the hot cocoa. This is totally okay as long as you are of age and plan to stay home for the rest of the evening. However, the winter season – especially during December – usually means parties galore and you might find yourself attending several. If this is the case, we recommend that you do not drink and drive. Drunk driving accidents happen way too often, and we do not want you to become another statistic this holiday season. To help you avoid being involved in a drunk driving accident, we have a few tips for you. Read the rest of this entry >>