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You mean I do have some control over how much I pay for gas?

You mean I do have some control over how much I pay for gas?

Sometimes it feels like a guessing game when pulling up to the pump. Will the number be higher or lower today? It makes it challenging to budget for gas when you can’t predict the amount that will come out of your pockets. Fortunately, if you follow these easy steps, you might find a few extra dollars in your wallet. Do the math. The next time you fill up the tank, record the odometer reading and reset your trip gauge to zero. From then on, every time you fill the tank, divide the miles you traveled between fill-up by the quantity of gas you bought. This is the miles per gallon or mpg . For example: You traveled 300 miles and put in 10 gallons of gas. 300 ÷ 10 = 30 mpg. Not happy with the miles per gallon your car is getting? Check out the suggestions below. Continue to track your mileage use ... read more

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You’ve got your winter coat and boots, now what about that car?

You’ve got your winter coat and boots, now what about that car?

Vermonters are experts when it comes to winter. We know how to stay warm and dry with products made right in our home state from ‘Darn Tough Socks‘ to ‘Vermont Castings Wood Stoves‘. You’ll find sap buckets filled with rock salt waiting to be sprinkled on our pathways and shovels are lined up ready to do heavy lifting. Vermonters are not always so proactive when it comes to their cars. Please remember that cold weather tests the limits of your car’s mechanical abilities and the consequences can be dire. It’s beneficial to heed Ben Franklin’s advice when it comes to taking care of our car in the winter; “An ounce of pr evention is worth a pound of cure.” To keep your car going the extra mile during the harshest conditions ... read more

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Winter Driving

PINK Wiper Blades

PINK Wiper Blades

Pink Wiper BladesShow your Support forBreast Cancer Awareness Month With any service or repair during the month of October, ALL our Pink Windshield Wiper Blades will be 1/2 off! With every blade sold a donation is made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation “Change your Blades, Change a Life” Call (802) 223-2253 or Email: [email protected] If you live FAR Away – You can purchase PINK WIPERS ONLINE.

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Amy Mattinat elected New President of Car Care Council Women’s Board

Amy Mattinat elected New President of Car Care Council Women’s Board

The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) announces Amy Mattinat, owner of Auto Craftsmen in Montpelier Vermont, has been elected the new president of the organization, effective following the WB reception at AAPEX on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. In this position, Mattinat will preside over all meetings and board leadership, and supervise the activities of the board for a three-year term. “I love being a part of the Car Care Council Women’s Board and I am honored to be the next president,” said Mattinat. “I am looking forward to presiding at our meetings and helping our group of dedicated automotive women move forward with our mission of providing career leadership to women in the automotive aftermarket, providing car care information to female audiences and encouraging young people to investigate opportunities in the automotive aftermarket.” Mattinat is owner and manager of Auto Craftsmen, an independent auto repair sales and service center in Mon ... read more

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FREE Brakes for Breasts

FREE Brakes for Breasts

An Underground Movement is spreading across the United States by Independent Auto Repair Shops! 64 Auto Repair Shops Across the U.S. are PUTTING THE BRAKES ON BREAST CANCER! For the Month of October, Auto Craftsmen and 64 other Independent Auto Repair Shops across the US are Giving Away Free brake inspections and Giving Away Free brake pads and will ALSO be D onating 10% of every brake service directly to Dr. Vincent Touhy & The Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. 2013 marks the third year for the Breaks For Breasts fundraiser. ... read more

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