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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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Girl Scouts, Cookies, and Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 9th, 2007 10:05pm

Firestone Complete Auto Care Partners with Girl Scouts to teach them how to be safe drivers when they’re out delivering those cookies. Not sure whether you’ve gotten your cookies yet, as the official on-sale date varies depending on where you’re located across the country, but as I sit here dipping Thin Mints into a glass of milk, I want to share some additional information about another Girl Scout ...


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Don’t Be Taken For A Ride: Safe Tips To Live By!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 9th, 2007 3:12pm

Life is full of unexpected surprises. Some of them are fun and thrilling, and others are scary and dangerous. You never know when, where or how an unexpected event will occur. This lack of control of outside circumstances can cause you to be re-active instead of pro-active. To be able to make informed decisions, you need to be informed. Here is some information about those scary and dangerous events that can occur when ...


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Be Smart - Play Your P.A.R.T.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 7th, 2007 9:48pm

Courtesy of Bridgestone Firestone                


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Ask Patty Welcomes Our Newest Team Member: Brandy Schaffels

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 7th, 2007 5:44pm

Ask Patty wants to welcome our newest team member, Brandy Schaffels! Brandy comes to us most recently from Motor Trend and Truck Trend, where she held down the fort for years. Brandy discovered words were her strength in a third-grade spelling bee, and journalism has been her passion since she became editor of her high school newspaper ("thank you, Mr. Call!"). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at ...


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Ask Patty - Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: Week Around the Auto World March 6th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 6th, 2007 4:46pm

Welcome to the first "Ask Patty's Week Around the Auto World Blog Carnival" for the month of March! We don't have any leprechauns or shamrocks, but we do have one green item featuring Kermit the Frog.  As usual, we've got lots of informative female friendly content, including plenty of profiles on professional women in the automotive industry. Kermit The Frog is not the only creature who ...


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Interview with Tiffany Nabozny - General Chair of the 2007 Northwood Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 5th, 2007 3:42pm

Ask Patty likes to interview some of the up and coming ladies in our industry and  our chat with Tiffany Nabozny wasn't an exception. She is a bright young star in the automotive world and we are here to introduce you to her and watch with us as her star keeps rising! ASK PATTY: Tiffany, tell us about Northwood University and what you do with the school. Tiffany: I am currently a Junior at Northwood University ...


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