As women start to exercise their considerable power in the car-buying
and maintenance arena, more women-oriented auto Web sites are popping
up to serve them. Here's a new one we like: AskPatty.com.
Billed as "a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases,
maintenance and other automotive related topics," users can --
literally -- ask Patty questions through an interactive blog. Responses
typically come the same day, and selected questions will be addressed
by a panel of women automotive experts for the benefit of all the
There are lots of other neat features on the
site, including a round-up of Car Safety news and relevant articles
from different news sources. It also has the more typical dealer
connections, reviews by regular folks, and advice. It's all laid out
nicely and is easy on the eyes. The driving force behind AskPatty is
Jody DeVere, currently the President of the Woman’s Automotive
Association International, (www.waai.com) the premier women’s
organization for women automotive professionals. But what most stands
out on AskPatty is the impressive list of women on its advisory board,
including racer Deborah Renshaw and a host of female automotive
industry and business veterans.
We're glad another site is joining in the mission to empower women in the car-buying and owning process. Check it out!