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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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Service Tips

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
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