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Insurance Institute releases list of Top Safety Pick vehicles

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 19th, 2020 12:00am

Insurance Institute releases list of Top Safety Pick vehicles The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its list of 2020 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ vehicles.   The latest findings show 64 cars and SUVs qualified for a safety award. The organization uses criteria to determine how safe the vehicles are based on protection of people inside the vehicle and pedestrians. The institute evaluates vehicles in six areas, measuring how they stand up in a crash. The study also ...


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Your Car's Top 5 New Years Resolutions

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2020 3:00am

Your Car's Top 5 New Years Resolutions We're nearly two weeks into 2020, how are those New Years Resolutions going?  Hopefully the diet hasn't completely fallen apart yet, but here at AskPatty we always think about vehicle fitness in addition to physical health.  As we head into the new year, don't forget to take great care of your car as well as yourself - here are our top 5 new years resolutions for your vehicle. 1. Don't Put Off Regular ...


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Happy Thanksgiving from AskPatty!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2019 1:00am

Happy Thanksgiving from AskPatty! As we prepare to enter the holiday season, let us take this opportunity to remind you all that whether you're just joining the program, you've been with us for years, or you're just a visitor, we're thankful for you.  Being a part of the AskPatty nation means thta you are willing to take the initiative to make the auto industry a place where women can feel respected, secure, and comfortable.  For this ...


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What Can Auto Businesses Do to Communicate More Effectively with Women? Step One: Get Certified!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 10th, 2019 8:00am

What Can Auto Businesses Do to Communicate More Effectively with Women? Step One: Get Certified! For auto business owners, the idea of communicating more effectively with women shouldn’t be a controversial one at all. In the United States alone there are half a million women who are actively seeking to buy a new car at any given time. Women have a heavy influence on all automotive purchases (85% of them), from the showroom to the service lane, and yet 74% of women – three quarters of us – feel misunderstood by ...


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NHTSA Focus on Safety — Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 21st, 2019 8:00am

NHTSA Focus on Safety — Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown—or worse yet, a highway ...


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Are Your Fluids Fresh as a Daisy? Fluid Facts Part 1: Brake Fluid

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 3rd, 2019 5:00am

Are Your Fluids Fresh as a Daisy?  Fluid Facts Part 1: Brake Fluid Hey, what's that spot?  There are many fluids in your vehicle, and if it seems you're leaking a mystery fluid, it can be worrying to not know what it may be.  Today's featured fluid is brake fluid.  This is hydraulic fluid which can range in color from clear to dark brown.  You may mistake it for engine oil, but it's much more slippery to the touch.  This is a very important fluid, and if it ...


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Green Means GO!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 19th, 2019 4:00am

Green Means GO! In April, as winter comes to an end, it is time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips! April is National Car Care Month, which reminds you to take car of any issues that may have occurred or been ignored during winter - plus, April 22 is Earth Day, reminding us all to take care to observe good Green driving practices, saving fuel, saving money, and being a little nicer to our planet, too. Have you checked ...


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Women Making History - Celebrating Women's History Month Part 6

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 21st, 2019 4:00am

Women Making History - Celebrating Women's History Month Part 6 IQ tests are not the true predictor of intelligence we once thought they were, but it certainly takes something special to earn the two highest.  Do you know your IQ?  How much stock do you put into IQ testing? We’re celebrating Women Making History all month long.  #WomensHistoryMonth


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Women Making History - Celebrating Women's History Month Part 5

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 19th, 2019 4:00am

Women Making History - Celebrating Women's History Month Part 5 More than half of all college degrees today are awarded to women.  Any of you set to graduate this year?  Congrats! We’re celebrating Women Making History all month long.  #WomensHistoryMonth


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Women Making History - Celebrating Women's History Month Part 4

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 14th, 2019 4:00am

Women Making History - Celebrating Women's History Month Part 4 Almost 15% of our military is female – a huge increase in half a century or so. Our gratitude and respect goes out to all who serve - women and men.  Do you know a woman who served?  Give her a shout out here! We’re celebrating Women Making History all month long.  #WomensHistoryMonth


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