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Brandy A. Schaffels

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Member since: Dec 2016
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In her role as contributor to the Automotive Advice for Women website and blog, Brandy creates a variety of informational woman-focused content on all subjects from car care and maintenance, to lifestyle-related features, vehicle reviews, and news.

Prior to joining the AskPatty team, she was Senior Editor and Content Manager of where she created consumer friendly content in a variety of subjects covering safety, technology, and alternate powertrain vehicles, as well as educational car shopping, leasing and buying features. Brandy entered the digital space in 1999 as the Project Manager for developing, writing, and photographing all kinds of editorial content from automotive reviews to domestic and international auto shows; she managed their forums and e-newsletters and oversaw their Spanish site 

Brandy first burned rubber in a red 1976 Chevy Monza and will never forget her first true muscle car: a Root Beer Brown 1968 Mustang Coupe with a 289cid small-block V-8. Her current daily driver is a blaze yellow 2010 Ford Fiesta she has nicknamed Sunshine. She has two sons -- 23-year-old Benjamin, and 14-year-old Tristan -- and three cats. 

Brandy A. Schaffels Recently Blogged About:

Shopping For A New Car? Here’s How To Save Money By Shopping Certified Pre-Owned

The popularity of manufacturer Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) cars is booming because you get many new-car benefits without the new-car price.
Published Jan 23rd, 2017

AskPatty’s Five Great Car Buying Deals for January

A brand-new batch of great deals launch this month, as dealers kick start the New Year with generous incentives to help sell 2017-model-year inventory to new car buyers.
Published Jan 18th, 2017

Audi #ChangingTheGame and Breaking Gender Stereotypes

Audi's recent holiday commercial challenges the world where stereotypes assign pink to girls and blue to boys.
Published Dec 29th, 2016

AskPatty's New Car Shopper’s Guide to 2016 End-of-Year Finance, Cash, and Lease Offers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…especially if you’re shopping for a new car!
Published Dec 16th, 2016

#Celebrity #Cars: #AmberRose and her #ChromePink #Jeep #Wrangler

Customized by RoadStarr Motorsports automotive  boutique, the #ChromePink Jeep Wrangler also features monster pink-trimmed wheels wrapped in gnarly off-road rubber and surrounded by enormous wheelwells, a custom lightbar, and a custom interior.
Published Dec 12th, 2016

Brandy A. Schaffels lent her expertise to these automotive questions from our members:

I have a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. I need a driver's side door latch and actuator. I'm wondering if one from a 2004 beetle hatchback will work, or is it different?

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