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Buyer Beware! Are you Buying a Flood Damaged Vehicle?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2007 5:13pm

    by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®         www.laurenfix.com     Hurricane sufferers of Katrina and Rita who have already been displaced from their homes and lives, are now being further victimized by swindlers who are looking to take advantage of them, especially women, by an illegal car selling scam that involves flood damaged cars. The scam involves selling ...


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4C’s of Winter Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2007 5:26am

Check: • Lights - Headlights, taillights, turn signals, reverse lights and horn. Antifreeze/ Coolant - Check level and if it’s still good with simple test strips. • Tire Wear - Not just if the no tread but also any sign of uneven wear. It may me an a suspension or alignment problem. • Tire Pressure - Check for the proper pressures in your owners manual or door placard (not the numbers ...


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Meet Some New Female Friendly Dealers

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

by Ask Patty Staff Wouldn't it be great if you could walk into a dealership as a woman and have a pleasurable buying experience? We certainly think so! And because it's so important to Ask Patty, we make sure there are dealerships in your area that are certified as "female friendly"! You can use our dealer search on Ask Patty to find one in your area. Let's meet some of our newly certified dealers ...


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Ford Takes Away the Honors in Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 10th, 2007 9:11am

The Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX sport utility vehicles earned a "top safety pick" grade today from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which also raised its crash ratings on the Ford Fusion. According to the Detroit Free Press article, in a series of tests sponsored by Ford, the institute awarded both vehicles "good" scores in front- and side-impact crash tests, as well as "good" ...


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Cars and Babies Oh My! Having Your Baby In A Car!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 9th, 2007 4:19pm

Will your child grow up to be a car lover? If you give birth to them in a car, that might be a start. Apparently a lot of families start in cars (and I mean in that in many ways). From conception to birth, cars seem to be a popular pick for baby-minded folks. We found some great stories about car kids that we thought we’d share with you! We’d like to introduce you to these road warriors: Erin, Edward, Oliver, ...


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Behind the Scenes at NADA: Tracy Shields Jones Named 2007 Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 9th, 2007 12:41pm

Ask Patty was behind the scenes playing sleuth at National Automobile Dealers Association, bringing you all the news from the dealer side. During the conference, Tracy Shields Jones, president of Century Automotive Group, was named the 2007 Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year. Shields Jones is a third-generation dealer who as a child would watch her grandfather and father and say, “I want to be just like ...


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Breaking News: Ashley Force Announces She Will Drive Funny Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 8th, 2007 10:35pm

The L.A. Times just broke the story about Ashley Force joining the ranks of her father, John Force, in the professional Funny Car world. The speeches had been made, the sponsors introduced, the one-on-one interviews completed. When the conference call was finally over, John Force, a 14-time funny car champion in National Hot Rod Assn. drag racing, could take a deep breath. And then came a casual question: "Is ...


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United Spinal Motorsports Seeks Support and Sponshorship

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 8th, 2007 10:06pm

Ask Patty is looking for support from race teams and race car drivers to display the United Spinal Motorsports logo to bring awareness and educate people with disabilities about the opportunity to compete on an equal playing field with able bodied race car drivers in the Sports Car Club of America. The mission of United Spinal Association’s Motorsports program is to encourage people with disabilities, including ...


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Behind the Scenes at NADA: Toyota Puts Mobility on Priority List

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 8th, 2007 4:40pm

We recently spent five days at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Vegas and we scoured the event for great programs for the consumers. We saw amazing new technology in suspensions and safety, new, softer car washing machines, and we saw great new financing and loan systems. But nothing quite took our breath away like the Toyota booth. There Ask Patty met the champions of the Toyota ...


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Jody DeVere of Ask Patty Officially Named Chairperson of United Spinal Motorsports Committee.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2007 8:22pm

Jody DeVere has officially been named Chairperson of United Spinal Motorsports Committee. United Spinal Association’s Motorsports program encourages people with disabilities, including individuals who use adaptive automotive equipment to participate in competitive Motorsports.  Motorsports programs allow people with disabilities to compete on an equal playing field with those without disabilities and foster ...


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