Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

How to eliminate a smoke smell from your car

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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. (more…)

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…)

How Dirty Can My Vehicle’s Steering Wheel Get?

Monday, August 26th, 2019
Steering wheel in a Honda vehicle

How Often Should I Clean My Vehicle’s Steering Wheel?

Over the course of the day, we touch a lot of the same things that other people do – door handles, fuel pumps, ATM buttons, money, and more. We might not give it much thought, but those surfaces are covered in germs. When we enter our vehicle and grab hold of the steering wheel, those germs transfer to that steering wheel and stay there for a long time. Depending on what kind of germs are present, they can make you good and sick if you are not careful. (more…)

How Can I Survive a Road Trip with My Family?

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Family sitting in the cargo area of a vehicle while out on the road

Tips for Getting Along with Your Family on a Road Trip

As much as we love our family, they can get on our nerves once in a while. And when you are in a confined space out on the road, the little annoyances can suddenly feel like a big deal. And after several days, it can take a toll and everyone is trying to not feel resentful. Luckily, we have some tips to help keep the peace. (more…)

Should My Family Share a Couple of Big Suitcases or Each Use Smaller Suitcases for Our Road Trip?

Monday, July 29th, 2019
Multi-generation family

Tips for Packing for a Road Trip

One of the most stressful things about preparing for a family road trip is packing the suitcase and finding out if everyone’s luggage is going to fit in your vehicle. It seems like whenever people go on a road trip, they each bring along the biggest suitcase from their luggage set, fill it up, and still manage to bring along a couple more bags full of stuff. And when there are multiple people traveling in the same vehicle, the cargo space can become jam-packed and disorganized – and even hinder rear visibility. Before heading out on your next road trip, read these tips to make packing that cargo space easier! (more…)

How Can I Keep My Car’s Steering Wheel Cool in the Summer?

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Orange-tinted photo of steering wheel in a Honda vehicle

Keeping a Steering Wheel Cool on a Hot Summer Day

It has been pretty hot for the last few days! Unfortunately, we do have to continue on with life as best as we can and that may include driving. If your car has been sitting out in the heat, you know that it feels like an oven when you get back in it – and the steering wheel is so hot that it hurts to even touch it! Here are some ways to help keep that steering wheel a little cooler. (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.  

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When Should I Refill My Vehicle’s Fuel Tank?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
4-color image of a driver refueling their vehicle

When to Fill the Fuel Tank in Your Vehicle

When you buy a used vehicle from Poulin Auto Sales, you hope that it runs well for a very long time. You depend on your vehicle nearly every day, from the daily work commute to weekend getaways. The best way to keep your vehicle dependable and to prevent unnecessary damage is by knowing when to refill the fuel tank. (more…)

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

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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: (more…)

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

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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. (more…)