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Car Knowledge: What is a Blind Spot Monitor?

Here at Autosaver MAX, we try to keep our South Burlington, VT customers informed about their vehicles. Many newer vehicles come with a host of advanced safety features that provide everyone in the car with plenty of protection. One of the most popular safety features is a blind spot monitor, but what does it do? Let's find out!

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Buying Used Instead of New

When it's time to purchase a car, consider getting one that's used as there are several benefits to this type of vehicle instead of one that's new. A used car won't depreciate in value as quickly as a new car because it's already lost a lot of its original value. This means that you can look in South Burlington, VT for vehicles that are for sale for a fair price instead of being overpriced.

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The Spectrum of Truck Cabs

At South Burlington, VT's Autosaver MAX, we offer multiple cab types on the pickup models we carry. This blog entry covers those. It can help you better understand the difference in cab styles.

Envision a classic pickup. You likely imagined a cab with two doors. 

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Vehicle Safety Ratings: What Do They Mean for Drivers and Passengers?

Car commercials usually tout vehicles' crash test ratings, but how does the rating process work, and do those ratings translate to real-world conditions? Join us in South Burlington, VT as we try to make sense of it all.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, occupants in cars “Good” ratings are 46% less likely to die in frontal crashes than drivers of vehicles with “Poor” ratings. 

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Should You Refinance or Trade in Your Car?

When you find yourself in tight financial circumstances or in need of a more reliable vehicle, you may face the decision of whether you should refinance or trade in your car for another vehicle.

To make the best decision, you'll want to consider a few surrounding issues. 

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Roof Racks Help Make Trips Easier

The folks at Autosaver MAX want you to make the most of any features that your vehicle has. If you like to travel, your roof rack can make it easier to store everything you need for a road trip. However, before you go anywhere, be sure to read the instructions that come with the rack.

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Don't Let Ice Spoil Your Vision

Here at Autosaver MAX, we enjoy alerting our customers and others to the many hazards of winter weather driving. The roads can become dangerous during winter weather, and while slippery roads are hazardous there is another threat that can present a great danger. This threat is known as impaired visibility, and this situation causes many accidents each and every year.

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The Basics of Handling: Oversteer and Understeer

It's important that a car's handling be reliable. Without decent handling, the safety of the driver, passenger, and surrounding people and things is at risk. Oversteer and understeer are two common problems encountered by drivers.

A vehicle with oversteer turns more than the driver wants it to. That is to say, when the driver turns the wheel, the steering is over-responsive. 

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Protect Your Ride from Being Stolen

Motor vehicles are our primary form of transportation. If your car was suddenly stolen, you would most likely face a serious issue. Unfortunately, this happens to more than 750,000 drivers per year.

You should always take measures to protect your ride. There are a wide variety of antitheft systems and devices that are designed to make vehicles more difficult to steal and easier to recover. 

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Pros and Cons of Drop-In Bed Liners

Bed liners are an accessory adds some versatility to your truck. They help to protect your truck bed and keep your items secure. Drop-in liners are one of the most common types. Are they right for you? We want you to make the most out of your truck, so here are some things to consider.

One of the most appealing things about drop-in liners is their price. Typically, they're offered by manufacturers as a standard feature. 

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