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What is a Car Recall or Technical Service Bulletins?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 24th, 2007 4:53pm

"Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 533,000 Tundra pickups and Sequoia sport utility vehicles built in Princeton, Ind."       The recall is due to steering problems that might have led to 11 accidents and six injuries, according to the company. Vehicles affected include some 2004 to 2006 model-year Tundras and some 2004 to 2007 model-year Sequoias. It doesn't include the 2007 Tundras being ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: January 23rd

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 23rd, 2007 5:52pm

We have some great posts for the carnival this week. Thank you to everyone who submitted and if you don't see your post here this week, check next week! We have some info on new Minivan designs, some ways to grab the attention of GenY-ers, some stories of women rising to the top in the industry, as well as the usual list of great tips! Let's get ready for the ride! Does the idea of having an organized garage ...


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Interview with NADA 2007 Vice Chair Annette Sykora of Ask Patty Certified Smith South Plains Dealership

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 23rd, 2007 4:26pm

Annette (Smith) Sykora started her career in the automotive industry in 1982 as title clerk at Smith Ford Mercury. By 1989, she had been the Finance manager and took over as General Manager. Shortly thereafter she purchased controlling interest in the family dealership. Annette has been active on many factory committees, such as chairing the Ford Dealers Advertising Fund for Greater Texas, and serving on many ...


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Women take the power of servicing your vehicle!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2007 7:45pm

As a female consumer I spent 17 years as a single mother … and as a woman who knew nothing about servicing her vehicle! Not only did I not know – I was overwhelmed with how to get the information to stop my ignorance and to stop the frustration that I felt each and every time I approached a dealership. I consider myself (as I’m sure many of you do as well) to be a good listener, good communicator and ...


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AutoTrader.com CEO Chip Perry To Present Spirit of Leadership Award

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2007 5:30pm

Chip Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer of AutoTrader.com will be on hand Saturday Februaury 2, 2007 during the NADA convention in Las Vegas, to present a Spirit of Leadership Award to Cynthia Ferguson Northwest Regional Director. AutoTrader.com has well over 800 women employees and provides a supportive environment and great career opportunities for women. AutoTrader.com supports the efforts of the Women's ...


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Hillary Clinton Runs for President Supporting Non Traditional Careers for Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2007 3:41pm

This is a bit off topic for Ask Patty, however the news of a Hillary Clinton running for President in 2008 was just irresistible to post about. Interesting to me is that Hillary Clinton supports programs for non-traditional careers for women. She has worked to expand opportunities for women to enter non-traditional occupations, such as automotive technician, carpenter, electrician, or police officer. Women are ...


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73 percent of Nissan Quest buyers are women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 20th, 2007 5:23pm

The 2007 Nissan Quest -- Minivans have long been mom-friendly mobiles. They've been purchased by moms, driven by moms, and now, are being designed by moms. "Since inception, minivans have had a stigma as being mom mobiles. On the Quest team we don't fight it. We add to it, embrace it, indulge it, paying as much, or more, attention to the person behind the wheel as the passengers in the back seats," ...


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Consumer Reports retracts car seat article

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 20th, 2007 5:22pm

Consumer Reports on Thursday retracted a negative report on infant car seats that left many parents worried about their babies' safety -- an embarrassing revelation for the venerable magazine. Consumer Reports said it was withdrawing the report, issued Jan. 4, because some of its test crashes were conducted at speeds higher than it had claimed. The original report said most of the seats tested "failed ...


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So Smart ! All Woman Used Car Dealer Rocks!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 20th, 2007 5:21pm

MANITOWOC — As a psychology major, Jenny Jeffery, 22, enjoys offering some friendly advice when she's selling used cars at her dad's lot, Righteous Cycle & Auto, 2716 Manitowoc County CR. "Sometimes, I tell people you get counseling here, too," said Jeffery, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. "I ask about lifestyle factors," she said. "If ...


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Winter Weather Windshield Advisory

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 20th, 2007 5:20pm

Many car owners make special preparations with the advance of winter’s colder temperatures and extreme weather conditions. They equip their cars with snow tires, make sure their car’s antifreeze is topped off, and might even buy special winter windshield wiper blades. But what about your windshield? The windshield is a critical component of a car’s safety system and needs extra attention during harsh ...


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