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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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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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