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Free Manicures, Massages, and a Ford Edge? All At Dorian Ford!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 2nd, 2007 7:47pm

You heard us right. Mike Dorian Ford in Detroit, an Ask Patty Female Friendly certified dealer, served the ladies this month at their Ladies Night at the dealership. Carolyn Dorian, General Manager, helped launch this event that was so successful. Dorian Ford has been a family owned and operated dealership since they opened for business in 1964. Their operating philosophy has been simple: Keep costs down and pass the ...


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How I Became A World-Class Winter Driver… Sort Of

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 1st, 2007 11:03pm

by Breanne Boyle I’ve written about my experience driving on the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 tire at the Bridgestone Winter Driving School a few weeks ago, but I wanted to touch on it once more and share some driving tips that Bridgestone passed on to me while I was there stuffing their Toyota Camry’s into Turn 11 on those tracks (actually, I only stuffed the car into the side when we were on non-Bridgestone ...


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BMW Increases Reimbursements For Vehicle Mobility Modifications

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 28th, 2007 11:18pm

It's nice to know the manufacturers can be accommodating when special needs require us to modify our vehicles for additional mobility. In an effort to make its vehicles more accessible to buyers with disabilities, BMW Group has announced that it will remove the reimbursement ceiling for disabled buyers of BMW and Mini vehicles who wish to make one-time vehicle modifications to facilitate or ease their use of the ...


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Considering The Purchase Of A Used Vehicle? Select Euro Cars Is Here To Help!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 28th, 2007 5:46pm

by Joel Osserman, Owner Select Euro Cars, an Ask Patty certified dealer For more information on Select EuroCars, visit their Female Friendly website or call them at   800-817-9422 The sparkling mechanical beauty that you purchased six or seven years ago is paid for, but rust spots and less reliability have replaced the sparkle. It’s costing more and more to keep your old car running and ultimately it ...


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Distractions: They Can Be Deadly

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 28th, 2007 3:53pm

While "driving" around the blogoshpere, we found this article on iVillage, by Laurie Yarnell of "Embedded in the 'Burbs". She contemplates life without being able to dial, eat, drink coffee, fuss with her pup, and drive. She says, "Here in New York and elsewhere, we’ve (reluctantly) gotten used to hands-free cell phone chatting and conversations routinely interrupted by frantic ...


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Ask Patty Around the Auto World Blog Carnival: February 27, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 27th, 2007 6:34pm

Ask Patty is back for another week around the auto world! Oscars are lighting up the scene and little girls are crying out "give us some Hot Wheels!" Thank you to all of our submitters this week as always! Click those seat belts! Car seat safety clinics are part of educational programs and campaigns of various groups around the country. According to a study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide, the results ...


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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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