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Watch Your Fingers!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 28th, 2006 10:44pm

Anyone who has slammed their fingers in doors (especially car doors) knows how painful it can be to squish those digits between heavy objects. Finger crunching is obviously a concern of parents with cars, whether it’s in doors or in automatic windows. According to the Detroit Free Press, there has been a recent push by parents and safety advocates to create a bill in Congress mandating power windows that will not ...


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Onstar Turn-By-Turn: Sidestepping that Navigation Screen

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 28th, 2006 4:08pm

by Joel Arellano of Automotive.com I’m a car lover and techno geek and love when the two mesh together. Yet I don’t always see the advantages immediately. When we bought our 2005 Honda Accord hybrid I balked at purchasing the top-of-the line model with navigation system. “Why,” I asked my significant other, “do you want one? We’ve got Mapquest and, in a pinch, the Thomas Guide.” But ...


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Oprah Gives More Than Cars This Time

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 28th, 2006 12:48am

In her usual deep pocket style, Oprah Winfrey has decided to start another show, to be aired on ABC and titled “Oprah Winfrey's The Big Give” where 10 people will have to spend Oprah’s money to come up with "the most powerful, sensational, emotional and dramatic ways to give to others," according to the News Observer. You might remember the episode a few years ago when Oprah and ...


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Universities to Study Wheelchair Transportation Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 27th, 2006 4:50pm

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and three other university partners have been awarded a $4.5 million five-year federal grant to continue research on transportation safety and usability for people in wheelchairs. The U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research has renewed funding of the Rehabilitation Engineering ...


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Ask Patty Hits Hawaii!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 27th, 2006 3:02am

Ask Patty was featured in The Honolulu Advertiser today—the main island’s local paper. The Advertiser thought Ask Patty was great enough news to feature! The funny part is, our very own President, Jody DeVere, is vacationing in Hawaii at this very moment! She called the Ask Patty staff to say she opened the local morning paper to see Ask Patty in all of her automotive-advice-for-women splendor! Talk about ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: December 26th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2006 8:09pm

We hope your holidays were great and that you spent time with your loved ones and family, the most important part of the whole season! Even though people were on vacation, we still had submissions and we appreciate that! This week we will be wrapping up the posts on holiday wishes coming true as well as some issues about pollution (yuck!). Set aside the new toys for a minute and dig into the latest Ask Patty ...


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Happy Holidays to Me: How I Bought Myself The Perfect Gift!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2006 4:34pm

With all the shopping that goes on before the holidays, sometimes we forget to treat ourselves. Come on, we deserve it! We lug overloaded bags through parking lots, stand in astronomical lines at the stores, fight other shoppers for that last Cars DVD, and then we drive home only to lug out the wrapping supplies and wrap every present, tie every bow and write every holiday card. It’s exhausting! But of course, ...


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Tire Tips For The Holiday Season

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2006 4:33pm

1. Have the right tires for the season. Winter season tires are engineered to provide safe handling and control on all winter road conditions including: wet, ice, slush, freezing rain, snow, black ice and on dry roads. All-season tire treads are engineered to provide extended mileage and durability under the hot summer sun. They are less effective at maintaining traction in winter weather and lose flexibility in ...


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Ask Patty Supports United Spinal Association With Online Fundraiser

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 22nd, 2006 6:12pm

AskPatty.com, Inc. announced they will be supporting United Spinal Association in an online-based holiday fundraising effort during the month of December. The mission of United Spinal is to provide expertise, create access to resources and strengthen hope, thereby enabling people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to fulfill their potential as active members of their communities. Ask Patty has made ...


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How To Buy A Great Used Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 22nd, 2006 6:06pm

Click here to listen to our new Ask Patty Womanar Podcast: How To Buy A Great Used Car Amy Mattinat, author of “How To Buy A Great Used Car”, will give you advice and helpful tips on how to shop for, inspect, test drive, and negotiate the sale of a used car. Amy will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to create a budget for your purchase and how to factor in insurance and warranties when you ...


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