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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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Under the Hood: Lori Johnson Teaches the Importance of Oil and Coolant

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 14th, 2007 5:05pm

March Podcast Womanar is Now Live! Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor of Ladies, Start Your Engines!, automotive classes for women, will offer advice and step-by-step guidelines for proper engine fluid maintenance. She will go over oil and coolant and what they do and how to maintain them in order to stretch the life of your vehicle. Lori has 7 years experience as an automotive technician and a new ...


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Top Five Things Women Should Ask When Their Vehicle is in the Shop

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 14th, 2007 5:05pm

by Julie Sperling of Accurate Auto Having your vehicle in the repair shop is NEVER any fun. It usually happens in between taking 6 kids to 6 different after school events, picking up dry cleaning, and trying desperately to get to the grocery store to pick up dinner. With all the things we have on our plates today having a broken vehicle can be one of the biggest causes of stress-other than money-for 80% of today’s ...


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Canine Covers and EzyDog: Everything You and Your Pet Need For the Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 14th, 2007 1:29am

Obviously - if you have been keeping tabs on Ask Patty at all - you would know about my two dogs, Rigby and Roxy. They are a devilish team, don’t be mistaken by their adorable looks (look at that ear!). I take my pups with me everywhere I can, and that means they need to ride in the car with me. But let me tell you about the other love of my life: my car (sorry Jason!). I drive a two-door, six-speed, quick ...


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Is a Career in the Automotive Industry for Me?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 14th, 2007 12:32am

Automotive Career Choices for Women by Kathy Gilbert of ADP Dealer Services - I never thought about it - During my senior year in high school, which was a long time ago, I asked myself many times what I wanted to do for a career.  After looking at the jobs available and considering the ones that would be of interest to me – plus talking to my family, teachers, mentors and friends, I determined that ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: March 13

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 13th, 2007 7:04pm

Cars, women, and blogs. That's what AskPatty.com is known for. Don't believe me? The evidence is below. We've got no shortage of any of these three important subjects. Popgadget believes the best automotive "peace of mind" innovation since the three-point seat belt is the new Personal Car Communicator on the new Volvo S80. The PCC is like having a status window for what's going on inside the ...


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Safety: Those Crash Test Dummies Give Their Lives For You

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 12th, 2007 8:02pm

Ever wonder how safe your car really is? Consumer Reports has added a new video feature to its auto site that goes beyond simple ratings to show how vehicles perform in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests. The crash test videos  are quite interesting; they utilize the official footage from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and show the front offset and side impact crashes in ...


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Valet Park Free, Courtesy Of GMC Acadia

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 12th, 2007 8:01pm

Here's a cool thing: For the next two months, drivers in eight major U.S. cities will be treated to free valet parking as they pull into their favorite shopping centers, thanks to GMC and its first-of-its-kind national marketing push.  Starting immediately, automaker GMC is footing the bill for valet parking as part of the launch of its new Acadia crossover vehicle.  The promotion, which continues through ...


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Don't Let Dirty, Unsafe Headlights Ruin Your Day!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 12th, 2007 8:00pm

by Kim Walker, Peak Automotive We know you. You are proud of your investment and take pride in caring for your vehicle. Are you tired of walking past those dirty, dingy, ugly, foggy, or cloudy headlights?  Every time you walk past them you cringe. Here at Ask Patty, we've heard about a way to get those dingy headlights clean! No one wants to replace headlights all the time. It's a pain and it's expensive! ...


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