Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Sounds that Signal Car Trouble

Four Sounds that Indicate Car Trouble Ahead

In our experience, we’ve come to think of our cars in much the way we do our own children. When there’s a problem, they might not always tell us, so we instead have to look at the symptoms and signs we’re given. For example, even if no lights or visible cues say so, your car may sometimes make noises to tell you that something’s wrong. So listen up for these four car noises that you shouldn’t ignore. Read the rest of this entry >>

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5 Smells that Could Indicate Car Trouble

As we go walk through our service department at Poulin Auto Sales, it’s impossible to avoid the smells that inundate our sinuses. Yes, there are all sorts of different scents that might signal one thing or another, and most are just part and parcel to driving a car. However, some smells that confront you definitely suggest that there might be a problem ahead. So, what smells are there that indicate car trouble might be ahead? Read the rest of this entry >>

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How to Stay Safe Playing Pokemon GO

If you’re a parent, and child of a parent, or generally a citizen of the human race, you’ve likely noticed that Pokemon GO is an phenomenon unlike anything we’ve seen in quite some time. Parks and sidewalks are full of players on their smartphones, and the number of players is growing as we speak. As with any widespread phenomena, there are bound to be issues, and this is true of Pokemon GO as well. So how do you stay safe while playing Pokemon GO? Poulin Auto Sales has you covered. Read the rest of this entry >>

Planning a Summer Cookout

5 Tips for Throwing a Successful Summer Cookout

If there’s one thing we love about summer, it’s getting together with old friends that we don’t see frequently enough. That’s why we gladly use warmer weather as an excuse to throw a summer cookout, and inviting half the neighborhood to our shindig. But how can we ensure that our summer party is a success? Here are five tried-and-true tips for throwing a party that your guests will remember for years to come. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What to Do if your Car is Overheating

When we’re traveling through Vermont in the summertime, it’s easy to get caught up in the beauty of the scenery around you. But what happens when you look away from the sweeping vistas and curvy roadways and, all of a sudden, your car is overheating? It can happen pretty quickly, and thus it requires quick thinking. Here’s what to do if your car is overheating. Read the rest of this entry >>

Planning the Perfect Road Trip

4 Tips for Planning the Perfect Road Trip

As most of us are already aware, road-trip season is upon us. Summers in Vermont are absolutely gorgeous, and since we’ve got auto dealerships in both Barre and South Burlington, we know a thing or two about making the most of it. That said, we’ve figured out a few different ways to really make your road trip stand out. Here are four tips to plan the perfect road trip, from your pals here at Poulin Auto Sales. Read the rest of this entry >>

Extend the Life of your Car

5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Car

For many drivers — and particularly those of us who know the value of a quality used car — the mission for any vehicle is to get it to 200,000 miles. Yet, while 200,000 miles sounds like some far-off number that couldn’t possibly be attained by a modern vehicle, it’s something our parents and grandparents were doing with regularity decades ago. So what gives? Here are five ways to extend the life of your car, methods we stand by here at Poulin Auto Sales. Read the rest of this entry >>

Spring Auto Maintenance

How to Spring-Clean Your Car

Despite temperatures that have frustratingly settled in the 30s and 40s, we at Poulin Auto Sales are of the opinion that spring will eventually arrive in Vermont. While waiting for spring to arrive certainly isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, it actually is the ideal time to prepare your car for the months ahead. You’ve done it to your house, and today we’ll do the same for our vehicle. Here’s how to spring-clean your car, from your friends at Poulin Auto Sales. Read the rest of this entry >>

Prevent Rust on your Car

How to Prevent Rust from Road Salt

In parts of the country that experience freezing temperatures, winter driving can be a real hazard. To neutralize the danger of icy roads, salt and sand or chemical spray is spread on the roads after a snowstorm. These substances lower the ice’s freezing point, causing it to melt away faster, while also providing much-needed traction for drivers. Unfortunately, there’s a downside. Road salt can wreak havoc on your car’s body, paint and undercarriage. Here are some ways to protect your car from the ravages of road salt. Read the rest of this entry >>