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Say Hello to CastPatty, the New Ask Patty Video Podcast!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2022 8:10am

Say Hello to CastPatty, the New Ask Patty Video Podcast! Many changes are happening at Ask Patty this year - big ones - and as much as we'd love to tell you more about all of them, we'll start with this one. CastPatty is the new Ask Patty video podcast, and our inaugural episode features none other than our own UpShift team of instructors!  Get to know them as they share some nuggets of wisdom from their own areas of expertise.  Check it out here!


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Take the Scare Out of Winter Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2022 5:00am

Take the Scare Out of Winter Driving When the weather outside is frightful, a little advance preparation will take the scare out of winter driving, says the Car Care Council. A few preventive vehicle maintenance steps will keep you from being stranded in severe winter weather. The thought of a breakdown, an engine not starting or otherwise being stranded is scary as it is, but those things happening in freezing winter weather adds another level of fear. An ...


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What's That Spot? Get Prepared for Fall Car Care Month with Car Fluid Facts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 13th, 2021 5:00pm

What's That Spot? Get Prepared for Fall Car Care Month with Car Fluid Facts Fall Car Care Month is coming up this October, and it's a great time for us all to brush up on some simple car maintenance knowledge - and one of the best things you can know about your car is how to identify when you're leaking an important fluid!  This Fall, familiarize yourself with some of the most common fluids that can drip and drop onto your parking space, so you can stop wondering "What's that spot?" ...


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Summer Safe Driving Tips from the NHTSA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2021 12:00am

Summer Safe Driving Tips from the NHTSA As the summer season approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind drivers to prepare their vehicles before hitting the roadways. As summer travel season kicks off, we ask that you share these summer driving tips on your website, social media platforms, blogs and beyond: Check for recalls and perform a safety check! – Use NHTSA’s VIN ...


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Happy 16th Birthday to Us!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 21st, 2021 12:00am

Happy 16th Birthday to Us! Today marks 16 years since AskPatty.com launched, and we couldn't be happier to have been on this ride with all of you.  Whether you're a reader, one of our contributors, a member of our Certified Female Friendly network, a partner or sponsor, allow us to say a huge THANK YOU for all of your support over the years. We truly would not be here without you!


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Getting There the Greener Way – How Electric Vehicles Could Change the World

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2021 8:00am

Getting There the Greener Way – How Electric Vehicles Could Change the World We’re going to start this off by saying something controversial. Get ready. Climate change is real. This shouldn’t be a controversial statement, but somehow, it is. It’s basic chemistry that carbon emissions play a large role in making our planet warmer over the long run, and according to a 2019 report, the transportation sector is responsible for nearly a quarter (24%) of the carbon emissions globally. In short, ...


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Celebrating Womens History Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 22nd, 2021 8:00am

Celebrating Womens History Month Though we're sure most of you know this, March is Women's History Month, and we're a big fan of that here at AskPatty.  Earlier this month we celebrated International Women's Day, and now we're taking the rest of the month to showcase some famous female names from automotive history.  Some of these names you'll recognize, others you may not.  The fact remains that women have made a huge impact on ...


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Happy International Womens Day!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 8th, 2021 4:00am

Happy International Womens Day! It's 2021, a year since the world first went into lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through it all, women have stood at the front lines of the crisis as healthcare workers, caregivers, community organizers, company leaders, and even our delivery drivers, bank tellers, and checkout clerks.  The past year has highlighted both the importance of the contributions of women to our society, as well as the ...


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Happily Ever After… with Your Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 3rd, 2021 1:00am

Happily Ever After… with Your Car It’s February, and Valentine’s Day is approaching!  You know what that means: lots of talk of romance and sweethearts, boxes of chocolate, bunches of flowers, and too many mylar balloons.  On a day when office cubicles are punctuated with floating red hearts and aromatic bouquets, we know that the picture of Valentine’s Day is going to look different across the AskPatty Nation.  Many workers are still ...


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New Year's Solutions for Your Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 4th, 2021 12:00am

New Year's Solutions for Your Cars Every year at this time, we all make our New Year’s Resolutions.  Maybe you already have yours picked out, and you really mean it this year – or maybe you’ve given up on the concept altogether.  Well, we don’t have to tell you that 2020 has been one wild ride for everyone – so this year, let’s give up New Year’s resolutions, and focus on New Year’s Solutions.  Stop ...


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