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Have a Virtual Car and Life on Motorati Island

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 1st, 2007 4:21pm

Virtual life... it's a bit weird, but it's something millions of people are getting into even more. Second Life is a popular online game where you can create an alter ego and live a complete life, full of social activities, jobs, friends, and a functioning economy.  Still sounds weird? Well, maybe. Second Life was developed by a California high-tech company in 2003 and is seen as the next evolution of ...


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Let’s Cover the Gap

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 31st, 2007 10:07pm

by Christina Briggs Gap insurance is a must have when financing a vehicle.  I had personally never heard of gap insurance before working at a car dealership, and I will never loan money for a vehicle without it!  After reading this article, I’m sure you will feel the same.  Gap insurance will save the car of your dreams from becoming your worst nightmare. So what is gap insurance and why is it ...


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Cars And The City

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 31st, 2007 6:29pm

So what did your car do over the summer vacation besides Bust Bugs and Burn Gas? The Devil went down to Georgia… and he obviously has a summer home here. After driving through the hottest summer I can remember as a “Peach”, glistening mightily (because we southern gals don’t sweat, we “glisten”), I started worrying about just what this inferno has been doing to my car. After a ...


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How Old is too Old to Drive?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2007 9:56pm

 NOTES FROM BOOMERANG CREEK Driving laws can’t be one-size-fits-all By ANN GOWANS To drive or not to drive, that is the current question for many of us who are reaching an age and stage when we need to think clearly and deeply into the question while we still can make a good decision. Writing for The Journal of the American Society on Aging, Sue Sampson and Loren Staplin discuss a ...


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Because I'm A Woman

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2007 7:28pm

by Lori Johnson When I was working at a dealership as a technician, for the most part, the other techs treated me like everyone else. They helped me and I helped them and there really wasn’t an issue about me being female in an all male environment.     The first conflict came about when a retired gentleman came in with a radio problem. Because the car’s mileage was below the first 3,000 mile ...


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Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes…and I Don’t Mean For My Feet!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2007 4:35pm

Now that I’ve got this Kickin’ Car… How do I make it stand out from the crowd? "It don’t mean a thing if it Ain’t Got that BLING" One of our most distinguishing features as inhabitants of Atlanta…besides opposable thumbs and our absolute need for the coolest cars ever… is our ability to accessorize. If you don’t believe me, just look around you ...


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Ask Patty Interviews Christina Conway of Xebra Electric Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2007 4:34pm

We love alternative fuel vehicles at Ask Patty. We also love to see small companies succeed, especially when women are at the helm! So then the company is a little company Little Radio run by Christina Conway, and the product is an incredibly efficient and adorable electric vehicle, we practically fell off our chair with glee! ASK PATTY: Can you tell us what a XEBRA is? Christina: The Xebra is a 3-wheeled vehicle ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: January 30th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2007 4:14pm

Welcome to the Ask Patty blog carnival. We scoured the web for the latest and greatest blog and news fodder relating to all things automotive! We have stylish car accessories and gas saving tips, as well as leasing information and some great top women int eh industry! Put the pedal to the metal! Your gas mileage depends more on the way you drive than on what car you are driving. Do you ever wonder why you don’t ...


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Take Control of Rising Gas Prices: Don't Let Your Money Evaporate

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2007 4:11pm

Fight skyrocketing gas prices by taking control of your vehicle's unnecessary fuel consumption, advises the Car Care Council. Consumers can add miles to every gallon they pump by following a few easy and inexpensive maintenance steps with their car, SUV, minivan or pickup truck. "Most motorists don't realize that it's the little things that don't take a lot of time or cost much that can really make ...


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What does Paris Hilton drive?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2007 7:59am

Paris Hilton was spotted at The Ivy with her sister, mom, and aunt, driving a $400,000+ Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren after trading in her Bentley Continental GT. Just when I'm starting to feel pretty good about myself, somebody like Paris goes out and buys a car worth more money than most homes! Paris owns a Mercedes Benz SLR, a Bentley Continental GT, and a Ferrari 360 Spyder! Paris has been all over the news ...


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