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Winter is coming: find your ideal used vehicle today

Winter is coming. It may not exactly feel like it at the moment, but here in Vermont we know how quickly the snow can make an appearance. If you've been toying with the idea of investing in a vehicle but you're rolling on a lower budget, perhaps consider a fantastic used vehicle from us at Earthy Cars.

 

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Our used inventory includes all sorts of desirable brands including Audi, Ford, Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, Hyundai and many more. We'll be sure to incorporate your bu…

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Get a reliable pre-owned Toyota to drive your summer plans at Earthy Cars!

Here at Earthy Cars, we strive to provide the Chittenden County area with the best in reliable and efficient pre-owned vehicles to suit their varied needs. And of course, you can't mention reliability and efficiency without talking about Toyota vehicles. With plenty of warm weather ahead, we've got an extensive selection of quality pre-owned Toyota vehicles to help drivers in the Burlington area make the most their summer.

2008 Toyota Prius   Price: $6,995.00
 
 
 

 

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20 Automakers Will Make AEB Standard by 2022

You're driving into Burlington on 189, and traffic is backed up so far on Shelburne road that it has come to a complete stop. Somewhere in the stop-and-go, you go when you should have stopped, and rear-end the car in front of you.

In the near future, this situation will never be a problem again.

Twenty automakers, including Subaru, Toyota, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Audi, BMW, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles,

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Americans Have Trust Issues About Self-Driving Cars

There are many reasons self-driving cars could be great for our future. It would mean people with disabilities, including the blind, could potentially drive independently. It could mean a significant reduction in traffic collisions, because human error and distraction is removed from the equation. As Bill Nye opined, self-driving cars are a necessary first step to the proliferation of flying

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5 Habits You Didn't Realize Were Bad for Manual Transmissions

Many Vermonters avoid the dreaded manual transmission altogether. "Who has time to learn?" we hear people say. More importantly, who will sacrifice their car to teach you?

There are hazards to teaching someone to drive any car, like the chance they will confuse reverse for drive and back into your garage door before lesson one. When newbies forget to press the clutch before shifting in a manual, however, that really grinds our gears.

A few innocent mistakes, like forgetting to shift, or forgetting the clutch, and you'll be looking for auto repairs near Burlington, or a new car altogether…

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Advertisers Win the Super Bowl Again This Year

Advertisers love Super Bowl Sunday. The advertising time during the big game is so valuable, 30 seconds can cost $5 million.

The investment is worth it, however, because for once audiences aren't just going to change the channel or tune out when the commercials start rolling.

The zany, bizarre, high production value ads that often debut during the Super Bowl have become such a phenomenon of their own, many viewers will be tuning in just to watch them.

While some brands, like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, choose to keep their commercials under wraps until game day, many, like Kia, post…

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Earthycars is Assigning You Chemistry Homework

As a proud purveyor of affordable, environmentally responsible used vehicles, many of our customers are local college students. Well, this week we found a new auto detailing video that had us wringing our brains to remember long-forgotten chemistry lessons.

Our professors would not be proud. We had to Google it.

Without further ado, here is how to get persistent salt-stains out of your vehicle's carpet... and more importantly, why it works!

Here's a breakdown of the science:

Road salt is mostly NaCl, the same stuff you put on French fries. Even in land-locked Vermont, you'll know salt…

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Alton Brown and Mythbusters Cook With a Car Engine

Life can be a busy rush sometimes. Wouldn't it be nice to combine two activities, like cooking a meal while you drive?

According to the Mythbusters, it's possible.

In this episode, Jamie and Adam enlist the help of geek-chef Alton Brown to supplement their engineering know-how with a culinary flair.

First, the team finds an older used car with extra room under the hood. Alton creates a meal that fits inside special containers Adam and Jamie design. They test out heat output in various parts of the engine, and Alton carefully places his creations for the correct temperature…

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Winterize Your Car With Eric the Car Guy

Nobody knows winter like us Vermonters. Yet sometimes before the season starts, we may be at a loss for how to adequately prepare our cars.

Eric the Car Guy runs a YouTube channel filled with helpful repair videos from a professional mechanic. Here are some tips he has for winterizing your car that we found useful.

First, inspect your tires. You've likely already put on your snows or all seasons. If not-- hurry up! The snow has been holding off so far, but this lull won't last long.

Check your tread depth and make sure it is at…

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Tailgate Up, or Tailgate Down?

Vermonters are an interesting bunch. We love trucks, because many of us are farmers. We have wood to haul for our stoves, kids to move to college, and muddy class 4 roads to traverse.

We need trucks.

But we also care about the environment, and not wasting fuel. So how do we maximize fuel economy on the highway in a pre-owned pickup?

Some have suggested putting the tailgate down makes a truck more streamlined at highway speeds, but it turns out this is simply not the case.

To maximize fuel economy in your truck, be sure to always keep the…

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