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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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Ashley Force Drives Funny Car in 2007

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

Some great news about Ashley Force, daughter of professional racecar driver, John Force, on the NHRA site! Following almost a year of supervised testing and months of media speculation, 14-time world champion John Force confirmed Tuesday that his second-oldest daughter, Ashley, will move up in classification this season to drive a fourth Ford Mustang Funny Car for John Force Racing Inc., Castrol, and the Automobile Club of ...


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Car Seat Safety Tips from the March of Dimes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 20th, 2007 5:19pm

What you need to know: All 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories have laws that require babies to ride in car seats. A car seat is extremely effective at protecting your baby when it is installed correctly and used correctly every time the baby is a passenger. What you can do:     * Be careful about using a car seat that belonged to someone else. It may be damaged.     * ...


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51% of US Women Are San Spouses

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2007 12:45am

The New York Times reported today that 51% of women today are san-spouses. That brings the number of American women actually living with a spouse to 57.5 million, compared with the 59.9 million who are single or whose husbands were not living at home when the survey was taken in 2005. Here is an excerpt: Several factors are driving the statistical shift. At one end of the age spectrum, women are marrying later or ...


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GM and Toyota Receive U.S. Automotive Loyalty Awards

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2007 11:37pm

R. L. Polk & Co., the provider of automotive consumer loyalty and other data, presented the 11th Annual Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards at the 2007 Automotive News World Congress. Winning the Overall Manufacturer award for the seventh consecutive year, General Motors also secured five additional awards. GM customer loyalty increased by at least 3 percentage points in each winning category. Toyota scored more than 3 ...


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Text Messaging, Cell Phones and Accidents

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2007 11:35pm

In the United States over 224 million people used cell phones as of October 2006, compared with approximately 4.3 million in 1990, according to the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. Increased reliance on cell phones has led to a rise in the number of people who use the devices while driving. There are two dangers associated with driving and cell-phone use. First, drivers must take their eyes ...


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Look Before You Lease

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2007 11:06pm

To lease or to buy? That's the choice you face when mulling over makes and models and deciding which car deal best meets your needs. Leasing a car is not the same as buying one. When you buy, you own the car. When you lease, you pay to drive someone else's vehicle. Leasing can involve lower monthly payments than a loan. However, at lease end, you will have no ownership or equity in the car. Many dealers and other ...


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Jill Lajdziak, Rita Case, Cynthia Fergusson and Susan Givens to Receive Spirit of Leadership Award During NADA 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2007 3:02pm

Women's Automotive Association International to honor four accomplished women at annual fundraiser luncheon. Detroit, MI January 3, 2007-- The Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI) will present its 12th annual Spirit of Leadership awards at a fundraiser luncheon to be held during the 2007 NADA convention in February. The annual luncheon is scheduled to be held in Ballroom D at the Las Vegas ...


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