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From Fender to Fashion: CRASH Jewelry Reveals Beauty in Discarded Vehicle Parts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 14th, 2020 8:00am

From Fender to Fashion: CRASH Jewelry Reveals Beauty in Discarded Vehicle Parts By Chasidy Rae Sisk Most people only see scrap metal when a fender is removed from a vehicle, but Christi Schimpke, Founder of CRASH Jewelry, sees something beautiful and worthy of rebirth. After moving her studio into her husband’s auto body shop in Los Angeles, her admiration of the aesthetic appeal of discarded automotive parts led her to imagine a way to re-purpose those materials. Goal in mind, she set out to create unique ...


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CarMD Releases 10th Annual State Ranking of Car Repair Costs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 27th, 2020 8:00am

CarMD Releases 10th Annual State Ranking of Car Repair Costs IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CarMD.com Corporation today released its 10th annual state ranking of check engine light-related car repair costs, which finds in 2019 Vermont had the lowest average repair cost ($342.14) while California drivers incurred the highest average repair cost ($414.24). Rounding out the five most affordable states for car repair over the past year were Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. After ...


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At Home During COVID 19: Keep Maintaining Your Vehicle Even If It Sits Idle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 15th, 2020 12:00am

At Home During COVID 19: Keep Maintaining Your Vehicle Even If It Sits Idle With a majority of vehicle owners living in areas of the country that have stay-at-home orders, many vehicles may be sitting idle for days or weeks at a time. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends starting your car at least once a week and keeping up with routine auto care to help prevent potential maintenance issues. “Just as it is recommended that people stay active during this time of social distancing, your car should ...


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National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving: Thank you to the Class of 2020

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 8th, 2020 9:00am

National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving: Thank you to the Class of 2020 Prom and graduation are some of the most memorable events in the high school career. Sadly, the memories for students in this year’s graduating class will be very different. The special night that was supposed to be complete with fancy dress and dancing, was probably spent at home with the parents. Stolen from the class of 2020 was that special moment when you proudly step onto a stage, in the presence of family and friends, and ...


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Celebrating 15 Years of Automotive Advice for Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 22nd, 2020 12:00am

Celebrating 15 Years of Automotive Advice for Women Since we were founded in 2005, we have worked very hard to move the automotive industry forward with the help of expert women in the industry, valuable industry partners, the loyal, professional, and trustworthy Certified Female Friendly network of automotive retailers, and of course, readers like you.  Thank you for a wonderful first 15 years!  


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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the CarMD Vehicle Health Index

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 3rd, 2020 12:00am

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the CarMD Vehicle Health Index CarMD has spent a decade reporting on check engine light-related problems, repairs and associated costs. Having built the most comprehensive and dynamic database of failures and repairs related to vehicle on-board diagnostic systems, CarMD is uniquely qualified to provide unbiased data on repair costs and trends. CarMD distributes this Index each April during Car Care Awareness Month to remind vehicle owners about the importance of ...


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How to Prepare to Sell Your Car: 3 Easy Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2020 12:00am

How to Prepare to Sell Your Car: 3 Easy Tips There are so many factors you have to consider when you’re preparing to sell your car. Sometimes it can be hard to keep everything straight. But selling your car is a big deal, and it’s important to get prepared beforehand. This quick guide will walk you through three quick tips that can help make this process as simple as possible. Let’s get started. #3 - Preparing to Sell Your Car? Start with Your Paperwork When ...


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Leadership: Emotional Intelligence Is Critical Right Now By Jody DeVere -April 3, 2020

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 7th, 2020 12:00pm

Leadership: Emotional Intelligence Is Critical Right Now Strong “Emotional Intelligence” and “Listening Skills” are critical for leaders to make balanced decisions, cultivate a “can-do’ culture and build for the future during this time. By   Jody DeVere  April 3, 2020   The world has been turned topsy-turvy for automotive industry business leaders due to COVID-19. As ...


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COVID-19 Update: We're Still Here for You

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 26th, 2020 4:00am

COVID-19 Update: We're Still Here for You We understand that this is a challenging time for the entire auto industry, and we've spoken to many of you who are facing layoffs, closures, and uncertain futures.  AskPatty.com's staff have committed to working remotely during this period,many of our Certified Female Friendly locations are OPEN, and we are here to support them and the consumers in our audience. We encourage all our CFF locations who have made the ...


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Happy Womens History Month! Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2020 12:00am

Happy Womens History Month!  Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month in a big way! This year is a major year for Women's History - 2020 marks the Centennial anniversary of Women's Suffrage.  It's an election year - which is not too surprising, 100 is divisible by 4 - so as you prepare to get out the vote, remember the wonderful women who paved the path for the "fairer sex" to the ballot box. Today we're looking at one of ...


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