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Preparing Your Special Car for Winter Storage

Preparing Your Special Car for Winter Storage

Winter is right around the corner. Many of us put away our summer cars once the leaves have fallen from the trees.  Some of you park your cars while you take extended trips out of Vermont once the temperatures dip below freezing. If you store your vehicle for the winter, there are very important steps you need to take so it does not deteriorate while just sitting. First off, never park your car outside and cover it up with a plastic tarp. The moisture under that tarp will cause a big rusty mess.  It is always better park your car in a dry garage, storage unit or barn. Please don’t just drive the car into the garage, turn off the ignition and walk away. There are very important steps you need to take so it does not deteriorate while just sitting. If you are storing it for the whole winter, prior to parking it, take it to your favorite auto repair shop for an oil change. Old oil becomes acidic and if left in the motor, contaminants and moisture will eva ... read more

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Free Brakes For Food to Support the Montpelier Food Pantry!

Free Brakes For Food to Support the Montpelier Food Pantry!

Help us support the Montpelier Food Pantry!Donate at least 5 non-perishable foods for the Montpelier Food Pantry and receive: 1.  FREE Brake Inspection  ( $47.00 value) 2. If we end up doing brake work on your vehicle, we will install FREE Premium Brake Pads &/or Shoes (if needed) as part of a complete brake job. Is the Brake Repair going to be absolutely Free? Of course not - BUT - this is the Best Deal you will get anywhere! #1) Save $47.00 for a Brake Inspection #2) You get Free Brake Pads &/or shoes #3) You help the Montpelier Food Pantry. Why not totally free?   No Cost Jobs would require us to use cheap parts and to do what we call in the industry                             a “pad slap” = throw on cheap pads as quickly as possible and not look at the rotors, calipers ... read more

Corrosion Free RustProofing at Auto Craftsmen

Corrosion Free RustProofing at Auto Craftsmen

Why do Vermont Vehicles Rust More Than Any Other State in the US? Vermont is a very special place to live. GREAT people, Beautiful land, mountains and lakes to play in, yummy food and beer, and a safe place to raise a family. But with over six months of winter and 8,000 miles of unpaved roads, Vermont is tough on the people and on the vehicles. With the combination of dirt roads, mud season, brutal winters and the amount of salt brine that is sprayed on roads and ends up in every nook and cranny of the vehicles, it’s no wonder most of our vehicles rot away long before they would any where else. Almost every week Auto Craftsmen condemns at least one customer’s vehicle because it has rusted away. The engine has plenty of power, the transmission has plenty of life, but the underbody, brake lines, fuel lines, steering and suspension parts are rusty and falling apart. It won’t pass the state inspection, is unsafe to drive and doesn’t make ec ... read more

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