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“Ask Patty” Endorsed by the Women’s Automotive Association International

Published Aug 9th 2006, 10:26pm by Jody DeVere in Pressroom Press Releases
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) May 26, 2006 -– announced today that the Women’s Automotive Association International based in Detroit Michigan has given their endorsement to “Ask Patty”, a division of “Ask Patty” is a women’s consumer website that provides a “safe” place for women consumers to ask questions about car purchases, car maintenance, repair, safety and car care. An advisory panel of automotive women experts will field questions from consumer women and respond via an interactive blog to help women become better prepared before they approach their local automotive dealerships. Additionally, “Ask Patty” will offer car reviews and articles written by women and educational seminars.

“We are pleased to give our endorsement to “Ask Patty” and whole heartedly support their efforts to reach out to women consumers and provide an opportunity to enhance the experiences of women who visit automotive dealerships around the country.” Said Lorraine Shultz, President and CEO of the Women’s Automotive Association International ( “The automotive industry has come a long way since I made my first car purchase; however there is much room for improvement to satisfy the needs of today’s women car buyers. The “Ask Patty” website is fun, smart, savvy and timely; women consumers and automobile dealerships will certainly reap the benefits.”

Automotive Dealerships can become an “Ask Patty” Certified Dealer by purchasing a subscription to “Ask Patty” and attending a specialized course for automotive dealership employees to improve communications with women. Women consumers can search for “Ask Patty” Certified Dealers in their local area from a search engine on the “Ask Patty” home page.

About the Women’s Automotive Association International:
The Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI) began in 1995 when Lorraine Schultz, Founder, brought to life the vision she had to establish an organization dedicated to the development and advancement of women as automotive industry leaders. Today, the organization continues to thrive throughout the United States and Canada as the leading women's global organization dedicated to this purpose. The Women’s Automotive Association International is a non-profit, professional society comprised of women who are key players in all aspects of the automotive industry.

About “Ask Patty”:
Women purchase half of the vehicles sold in the United States each year, 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.

The ““Ask Patty”” website is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can “Ask Patty” for automotive advice when they go to or, go to and click on the ““Ask Patty”” icon. Questions can be submitted to “Ask Patty” via an interactive blog. Patty will typically reply back to the consumer the same day. Selected questions and answers will be posted on an interactive blog, paneled by automotive women experts for the benefit of all consumer women.

About Cars Magazine:
Founded in 1997 in Long Island, New York, Cars Magazine quickly became one of the leading Used Vehicle Marketing Publications in the Tri State area. Cars Magazine has become an industry leader in marketing pre-owned vehicles and with the launch of they plan to take their vast experience nationwide. As part of this national expansion they have opened a satellite office in Sarasota Florida.

The executive management of has over 80 years of combined experience in automotive retail, advertising, finance and eMarketing. Their dedication to excellence in customer satisfaction sets apart and ahead of our competitors.

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