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Ask Patty Brings Automotive Advice to Women at Ohio State University

Published May 16th 2007, 3:51pm by

Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) May 16, 2007 -- The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. is hosting a women's event and has invited women alumni to move into the driver's seat with Women & Wheels, an entertaining and educational event that will empower women to make decisions about selecting, financing, and caring for their automobiles.

Peter Martin, Founder and CEO of AskPatty.com, Inc., will be the featured speaker of the event, and will give tips and advice about buying and selling a car, financing and insuring a new vehicle, as well as general automotive advice. Ask Patty provides women consumers an opportunity to send questions about car buying, selling, repair and maintenance to a panel of expert automotive women and is a safe online place to share and discuss their car buying experiences.

Ricart Ford and Ricart Imports is one of the proud sponsors of the Women & Wheels event at Ohio State University. Ricart Ford and Ricart Imports is the second Columbus dealer group to become Ask Patty Female Friendly certified, joining the prestigious Crown dealerships of Crown Chrysler Jeep and Crown EuroCars in Dublin, Ohio. These Columbus dealers owe this distinction to their high level of customer service and outstanding reputation of total customer satisfaction. Their partnership with Ask Patty represents an increased commitment to the female car buyer to provide a safe and comfortable buying experience.

Ask Patty has certified Female Friendly dealerships nationwide, which can be found through the Female Friendly dealer search tool at www.askpatty.com.

Columbus area dealerships include:
Ricart Ford - /askpatty.net/ricartford; 800-406-7536
Ricart Imports - askpatty.net/ricart; 800-564-0068
Crown Chrysler Jeep - askpatty.net/crownchryslerjeep; (800) 967-6890
Crown EuroCars - askpatty.net/crowneurocar.mercedescenter; (800) 967-6670
Chesrown Auto Group - askpatty.net/chesrown; 888-698-0710

Women represent over half of all vehicles sold annually in the United States with revenues topping $80 billion every year. Until Ask Patty, there hasn't really been a website exclusively devoted to their needs and concerns.

Ask Patty Female Friendly dealers represent many brands, including Chrysler, Jeep, HUMMER, GMC, Cadillac, Pontiac, Buick, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Saab, Acura, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, BMW, and many others.

About AskPatty.com, Inc.:
Ask Patty provides women consumers an opportunity to send questions about car buying, selling, repair and maintenance to a panel of expert automotive women and is a safe online place to share and discuss their car buying experiences. Women can submit posts directly to the Ask Patty website by going to http://www.askpatty.com. The Ask Patty advisory panel of automotive expert women is headed up by Deborah Renshaw -- professional NASCAR driver, and is comprised of women who hold various leadership positions in the automotive industry.

Women purchase over 50 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States each year and influence 85 percent of the buying decisions, spending over $80 billion. Yet, shopping for and buying a car can be a challenge for women who are first time car buyers or for women who had a bad experience in the past with a car salesman or dealership.

AskPatty.com is a member and 2006 corporate sponsor of the Women's Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, (http://www.waai.com), on the Women's Board of the Car Care Council, (http://carcare.org), a SEMA member (http://www.SEMA.org) and a member of the SEMA Business Women's Networking Group.

Ask Patty Certified Dealer Program:
Properly armed with the right tools and training Ask Patty Female Friendly certified dealerships can increase their share of the largest and fastest growing demographic of new vehicle buyers in the U.S. -- Women Consumers. The Ask Patty Certified Dealer program was designed specifically for car dealerships to attract, sell, retain and keep loyal women consumers.



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