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A Penny For Your Thoughts - The Penny Tread Test

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 27th, 2007 3:45pm

Bridgestone Firestone North America has a practical suggestion for keeping up with your tire tread. Ever heard of the Lincoln Penny Test? The Lincoln penny test has become a tried-and-true method of determining when it's time to get new tires. The procedure is as simple as placing a penny in the tread and using Abe Lincoln's noggin as your guide. Here's the three-step "penny test:"   ...


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Oscars Go Green and Al Gore Takes It Home For The Polar Bears

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 27th, 2007 2:19am

With all the Oscar buzz going around, we thought we would get in on the act. Last night, we saw a triumph for the environment, when Al Gore won an Academy Award for “An Inconvenient Truth,” his movie about global warming (look, if you haven’t seen it you should. The Polar Bears are dying people, and it’s sad.) Well, we saw this report via Reuters about other “green” actors. And no, we ...


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Ask Patty Needs YOU! Become A Part of Our Expert Panel

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2007 9:23pm

Are you interested in becoming an expert woman for Ask Patty? We would love to have you! Ask Patty is growing and we need more great women in the automotive industry to represent us and be a part of our Ask Patty Expert Advisory Panel. We are looking for women who have experiences in all kinds of fields, including automotive marketing, aftermarket and accessories, body work, sales and service staff, new and used car ...


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What You Should Look For On A Test Drive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2007 7:10pm

So you've done all the research and you know what type of car you want or maybe even the exact model, but you haven't tried it out. Don't you dare pluck down that cash before you take a test drive! Ask Patty has putt together some tips for you to take with you to the car lot.  Jot down these questions or print them out and make sure you skim through them before driving off into the sunset. Make sure to ...


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FEMALE NASCAR DRIVER SPEAKS -- Actions Speak Louder than Words with Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2007 7:09pm

By Deborah Renshaw NASCAR Professional Driver I am a professional NASCAR driver, graduate of Northwood University with a degree in automotive marketing, the daughter of  new car dealer owner ,Dan Renshaw of the Renshaw Auto Group, Bowling Green , Kentucky and grew up in and around the dealer world and from time to time work with my Dad there. We make a point to give women a great experience at our dealerships. ...


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Proper Care For Wheels and Tires

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2007 7:09pm

Bob Daniels of Danase Detailing put together this great wheel and tire care guide for the readers of Ask Patty! Read on for all his tips and tricks! Below are some techniques and steps to take when caring for your wheels and tires. 1.) Clean the wheels before you begin to wash the vehicle. The first thing to do is rinse the wheels off. This helps to cool the wheels some before starting and will knock any heavy dirt ...


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Drive and Talk: Are All Cell Devices Dangerous?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2007 9:03pm

According to the Detroit Free Press, Most people can't talk on a cell phone and walk in a straight line at the same time. Forget about talking on a cell phone and driving in a straight line, a far greater danger to those sharing the road. Even a hands-free phone is not good enough, says Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety in Washington, D.C. Whether handheld or hands-free, or even ...


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Marketing Barbie our Automotive Role Model?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2007 3:01pm

Growing up with three sisters, the Barbie doll fascination just really escaped me. I wanted a Ken doll, he just seemed a bit more realistic as a role model for me. My sisters worried about nail polish and when they could wear nylons, I wanted a tree house in the back yard. I am 100% all girl and love the guys but my interests were much more athletic naturally. Check out this limited production Barbie-themed hot pink bug ...


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Meet a New Ask Patty Female Friendly Dealer: Germain Honda of Naples!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2007 2:58pm

Germain Honda is now an Ask Patty Female Friendly Certified Dealer! Germain Honda has made an increased commitment to the female car buyer to provide a safe and comfortable buying experience. The Germain Automotive Family was instrumental in getting Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support, Inc. started in 1995. Because of Germain’s generosity Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support, Inc. was able to open their doors and ...


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Clutch - The Vancouver Dealership Built For Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 22nd, 2007 9:17pm

Most women jump at the opportunity to buy something special that will make them feel like a million dollars; especially if that special something comes wrapped in a signature blue box or features luxurious monogrammed leather.  But a woman in a car dealership often feels like a lamb in a wolf’s den, even if the den is littered with sleek Porsches and cute VW Cabriolets. Enter Clutch. Clutch is the brainchild ...


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