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Consumer Reports Owns Up To Car-Seat Crash Test Boo-Boo

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 22nd, 2007 5:35am

The non-profit organization goofed when it reported erroneous child-seat crash data, and here's how. A report in the February 2007 issue of Consumer Reports attracted wide public attention because it said 10 of the 12 seats tested provided poor protection. Some seats even twisted on their bases or flew apart during testing, according to their story. Parents everywhere were horrified to discover that the car ...


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Auto Insurance Policies and Definitions

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 22nd, 2007 5:32am

What am I Paying for When I Buy Auto Insurance? Ask anyone you know the definition of automobile insurance, and chances are they will give you a simple answer like, "Paying for coverage in case you get in an accident."   But if you ask the same person just what that coverage includes, you might find their responses either incomplete or inaccurate.  Most understand a premium is what you pay per ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: March 20

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 20th, 2007 3:39pm

St. Patrick's Day is over, and the official colors of March are now green and pink. We've got info on cars, dogs, women; and even more blogs on cars, dogs, and women. How can anybody go wrong with a combo like that? In an era of organic dog treats and canine acupuncture, pet owners are increasingly mulling what's best for their pooches when they shop for cars. Safety, as well as concerns about fabric and ...


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Selling Your Car Part I: Getting the Most from a Private-Party Sale

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 19th, 2007 4:11pm

by Heather Conary When you buy your next car, you might think about trading your older one in to a dealership. While this is convenient, and may be the best option for you, it can be more lucrative to sell your car as a private party.  Using the same process and techniques that dealerships use to sell cars, you can make sure you get top dollar for your investment! Getting Your Car in Shape Before you get ready ...


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Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 19th, 2007 5:51am

Jackson Heights, NY – As a provider of services and programs to people with spinal cord disorders, United Spinal Association recognizes March as Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month. Throughout its 60 year history, United Spinal has been offering free educational information to its members and beyond. One of the organizations’ most comprehensive and vital resources to date is offered to people ...


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National Collision Awareness: Safe Driving Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 19th, 2007 5:47am

March is National Collision Awareness Month, and Shawn Tucker from AutoTrader.com shared this safety announcement.  Whether traveling for the spring break holiday, or driving around town, here are a few safe driving tips: Avoid Multi-Tasking - The cell phone has been the most recent target of blame, but any distraction is a hazard to you and to others. Some examples you could try to eliminate or reduce are: ...


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Happy St. Patrick's Day: What's With the Green?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 19th, 2007 5:46am

Why do we wear green on St. Paddy's? Ask "Paddy" found out the truth behind the fashion and the folklore at History.com: St. Patrick is believed to have driven the snakes from Ireland. Once a pagan himself, St. Patrick is one of Christianity's most widely known figures. The modern secular holiday is based on the original Christian saint's feast day also thought to be the date of the ...


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Ask Patty is Famous Baby!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 16th, 2007 7:34pm

Ask Patty is pinching herself right now because she is getting so much press! We just have to share with you some of the awesome fun we are having, with news segments about us showing up on ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS stations across the country! Check out our video on CBS Channel2 in New York. The segment appeared on CBS in Miami as well! Take a tour through some of our other exciting appearances: Click ...


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The Ladies’ Manual for Communicating with Your Service Advisor

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 16th, 2007 7:34pm

Kim Walker Owner/Marketing Director Peak Automotive Should all service advisors know how to speak to a woman?  Absolutely!  Do they? No.  Female consumers are not asking for 'special' treatment.  Instead we want to be treated fairly, listened to, and communicated with as if we are the ones with the brains and not our fathers or husbands.  Far too often women are treated, in the ...


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Car Care Council Offers Women's Scholarships

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 16th, 2007 7:07am

We got it from the horse's mouth... or rather the Car Care Women's Board's mouth. Women's Board to give $7,000 in educational resources.  The goal of the Car Care Council Women's Board is two-fold: To encourage women to become active vehicle maintainers, and to promote career opportunities for women in the automotive parts and service industry. In fulfilling the second part of the mission, each ...


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