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Winter Driving Tips from the Experts – Bridgestone’s Blizzak Tire

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2007 7:58am

I was given the amazing opportunity to attend the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, last week. And being from California, I was very aware that my winter driving skills would be, well, not skilled. The kind folks at Bridgestone humored my attempts to control a Toyota Camry driving on ice at faster-than-what-is-safe speeds. (That's me in the picture above... I am wearing that super cute ...


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Have a Great Car Buying Experience: 8 Great Tips for Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2007 4:49pm

According to industry statistics, women buy more than half of all cars, and influence more than 85 percent of all vehicle purchases.  As a woman, you already know that many of the household purchase decisions are in your hands, either by deciding or helping a loved one to decide.  Despite this, typically, women are viewed at a disadvantage during negotiations – but if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you ...


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Why You Should Look for an ASE-Certified Technician

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2007 4:32am

Finding a competent auto technician need not be a matter of chance. Much of the guesswork has been eliminated, thanks to national program conducted by the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE tests and certifies automotive professionals in all major technical areas of repair and service. With nearly 400,000 currently certified professionals, the ASE program is national in scope and ...


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Car Products To Keep Your Pets Happy While Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2007 4:31am

The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association estimates that pet owners will spend more than $38 billion this year on all sorts of things for their pet including car seats, seat belts, and other automotive accessories. For many owners, it has become a safety issue. It is estimated that every 1.5 million accidents are caused by distraction, with pets the third biggest distraction. Several states have laws that ...


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Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Debuts in Seattle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 26th, 2007 9:16pm

Standard Taxi unveils its prototype at a trade show in Seattle. By Terry Moakley The author rolls out of a Standard Taxi prototype during a trade show in Seattle. I had the good fortune to attend the unveiling on September 18th [of last year] in Seattle of the first-ever, wheelchair-accessible, purpose-built taxi, known as the Standard Taxi. What is a ...


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Mary Hunt From In Women We Trust Talks About Toyota's Tundra

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 26th, 2007 4:38pm

Hey Toyota - I Want My MPG in EVERYTHING YOU MAKE! What's up with the brand bait and switch? Car companies wonder why we don't trust them. We're facing global warming everywhere and Toyota, our icon of corporate sanity, decides to undo it's good will by joining Detroit in the mud with their 15/18 mpg Tundra truck. It's BIG, about 7,200 pounds, and based on "the wants and needs of American ...


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Wash Stick Makes Cleaning Your Car Simple

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2007 10:44pm

Washing your car is one of those things that you tend to leave at the bottom of your priority list, unless you happen to be a self-absorbed businessman who likes to impress people with his superclean exotic supercar. But we aren’t those people. We know them, but we aren’t them. I like to take my car to those places you can drive through while the brushes whip the car and clean it all up and I can still ...


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Women Car Buyers - Ask Patty is Taking a Survey!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2007 5:34pm

Women Car Buyers we need your help! Comment on this post with your opinion, Ask Patty is taking her our own survey on whether women consumers are happy or not with their car buying experiences! Which survey has their facts right? A recent survey of 932 new car buyers, 108 shoppers, 694 non-shoppers and 101 professionals involved in automotive media, published by Automotive Retailing Today (ART), a coalition of all ...


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The #1 cause for Spinal Cord Injury is car accidents

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2007 5:33pm

Statistics say there are between 220,000 and 285,000 people with Spinal Cord Injury in the  US . The #1 cause for Spinal Cord Injury is car accident. Car accidents happen each and every day. For a better understanding read the recent  Zorita’s  published book  “Out of the system ” ( www.outofthesystem.com ) and see how vulnerable the human beings are and how our lives can change for ...


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Interview With Lyn St. James

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2007 12:04am

Ask Patty loves to interview great women doing great things in the automotive industry and Lyn St. James is no exception! Ask Patty sat down with Lyn to talk about her career in motorsports and the Lyn St. James Foundation. ASK PATTY: Tell us a little bit about your career in motor sports. LSJ: I was a fan and spectator from my teenage years - first drag racing, which I tried a few times and actually won some in ...


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