Girlington Garage News & Press

Women Lead: Meet Demeny Pollitt

Demeny is featured on ABC22's Women Lead with Lauren Maloney. Check out this video of how we came to be and continue to thrive by offering great service!...Read More
October 17, 2018

We Won A Daysie!

Thank you for all of your votes for the 2018 Seven Days Daysies, making us your favorite auto repair shop in Vermont! Find out how we stacked up on More
August 26, 2018

Girlington Gets A Shout Out At The Moth Slam

At our local Moth Slam, Spectrum Youth & Family Services' Executive Director Mark Redmond shares a heartwarming story of one of their young clients making his way and finding a an internship here at Girlington Garage....Read More
August 14, 2018

Interview and Hot Tips on GasBuddy

In this Gasbuddy interview, Demeny answers your biggest mechanic/car concerns and some do’s and don’ts for your car....Read More
April 26, 2018

What is needed to pass Vermont State Inspection?

The new Vermont State Inspection is active now. The requirements are the same but now when you come for inspection your car gets plugged into a computer that communicates directly with the state. This is to create a standard that...Read More
May 21, 2017

Snow Or All Season Tires?

In states that experience severe weather changes such as summer and winter climate, a common question may be “Do I need to change out my tires?” The answer is YES! In these states all season tires should be run in...Read More
September 29, 2015

Daughter-Mom Shop is Invested in Experience

Demeny Pollitt’s foray into auto shop ownership six years ago was the result of an all-too common series of experiences. As a female customer, her shop interactions left her feeling disrespected, uninformed and taken advantage of. “I started thinking that there...Read More
April 1, 2015

Honesty is the best (and only) policy

Ok, true story.  It has been crazy cold here, like when I left my house this morning it was –20.  Car batteries don’t like it much when it gets this cold.  They work by a chemical reaction, which slows down...Read More
December 30, 2014

Summer School: How To Change Your Oil

This time in summer school, we look under the hood of your car to learn about some maintenance you can do on your own....Read More
August 9, 2013

New Jersey Most Expensive State for Car Repairs – Vermont Least

ew Jersey is the most expense state and Vermont is the cheapest when it comes to car repairs, according to a new report. Vermont i the least expensive. ...Read More
July 16, 2013

Vermont Public Television’s Makers Series

Girlington Garage offers free car care clinics to educate and empower car owners and prides itself on its transparency of service....Read More
March 7, 2013

Ethanol? Dry Gas?

People often say that you should add dry gas to your fuel tank when you live around here in the winter.  It is NOT necessary to do that.  The gas that you buy at the gas station already has ethanol...Read More
February 14, 2013

Why are my tires so flat!?!

Your tire is filled with gas, which in the cold doesn’t take up as much volume, so the pressure drops. Some mornings you will wake up and you’ll have a couple pretty flat tires. This isn’t time to freak out!...Read More
February 14, 2013

Filing, ordering, pumping brakes: A day in the life of a Girlington intern

I sit on the bus on my way to work at a car garage.  Going through the stoplights I start thinking about what could happen in the shop today.  I mean really anything could happen.  It probably won’t but the point...Read More
February 14, 2013

VT Makers Car Care class on VPT

Vermont Public Television's VT Makers series dropped into the shop for car care workshop feature....Read More
February 13, 2013

How to check and fill tires

Your car has 4 tire pressure sensors, one per tire, and when they detect that your tires are getting low on air, there is a symbol that will show up on your dashboard.  It’s sort of an upside down horseshoe...Read More
February 13, 2013

Free Brakes for Food

It’s mid-February, and we’re in the midst of our Brakes for Food deal.  If haven’t heard on the radio or read about it in Seven Days, we’re offering a free brake inspection to anyone who brings in 6 or more...Read More
February 11, 2013

Through Sharon’s Eyes

We had the wonderful experience of serving a lovely couple from Knoxville, TN, who broke down in Burlington (it wasn’t nearly so wonderful an encounter for them!)  Sharon and Bill spend much of their free time traveling and Sharon wrote...Read More
May 25, 2012

What to look for in a used car

We often get asked what should one look for in a used car. It depends, of course, on what you want but most folks are looking for something relatively inexpensive and yet dependable. With that in mind, we usually recommend...Read More
May 25, 2012

Grandma’s Hand-me-down Car

You have a surprisingly old car with very low mileage and little body rust.  Maybe someone who didn’t drive much passed it on to you or maybe you found it used.  It may be a real prize but remember that it is still an older...Read More
September 8, 2011

Demeny’s Tips: Leaking Radiator

Demeny explains how, as an emergency repair to a car, an egg can be added to a leaking radiator when it is beyond repair....Read More
August 21, 2011

The Onion Problem

You take your car to your garage and, after being charged a hefty sum for diagnosis, you are told it is likely that your doohickey is shorted out. You need your car so you agree to replace the doohickey. After...Read More
August 18, 2011

Change your oil religiously

If you do nothing else for your car, change the oil religiously. We have seen more than one engine completely ruined by infrequent oil changes. The oil in your engine is the only thing that prevents metal on metal friction...Read More
July 8, 2011

Why do I need new rotors?

You have just been told your brakes need to be replaced. Can’t you just replace the pads? Sometimes, sure, but often the rotors need replacing as well. Brakes work by the caliper pressing the pad into the rotor (or drum,...Read More
June 8, 2011

What is going on at the shop this week

This week has been a fun one at the shop. Tire season is slowing winding down so we can start to work at a more reasonable rate.  Plus, Brittni started her three month apprenticeship!  Plus it was Dustin’s birthday! Brittni...Read More
May 22, 2011

Use premium parts

If you are planning on keeping your car for more than a year, use premium parts. We always recommend them because they last longer, have fewer problems and failures and save you more in the long run on labor....Read More
May 20, 2011

Replacing headlights and taillights

Many headlight and taillight bulbs are relatively easy to replace yourself (although some are hard even for us and these should be done by us to prevent damage to your car). If you want to save a few bucks, stop...Read More
May 19, 2011

Pothole Grief

We have seen a lot of pothole grief this spring. Now that the road crews are out in force it will hopefully get better. Hitting a pothole hard can put a world of hurt on your car. We have seen...Read More
May 10, 2011

Girlington Dogs

I had a funny thing happen to me the other day. I was in town with my two little dogs and a man said to me “I know those dogs!”  Then he looked at me and said, I know you,...Read More
May 1, 2011

Brake tests affect Vermont State Inspections

Vermont State Inspection rules have recently changed. In years past we didn’t have to look at your brakes as long as they stopped the car within a certain distance. Now we are required to check the brakes on every car and...Read More
April 26, 2011

We’re big on the environment

Did you know Girlington has an Environmental Policy? Girlington Garage, LLC is committed to meeting or exceeding the requirements of applicable environmental laws and regulations. We recognize the hazardous nature of many of the materials we work with and will...Read More
April 11, 2011

Check engine light and emissions

Vermont State Inspection is a safety and emissions test, proscribed by the state....Read More
March 17, 2011

Vroom with a View

Article from Seven Days' way back machine....Read More
June 17, 2009