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Congratulations CarMD Contest Winners!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 20th, 2006 6:33pm

Ask Patty announced a writing contest for women on October 16th. We asked all you lovely ladies out there to submit your car stories to us in one of five categories we selected. Well you certainly did! The best part is we are giving away the CarMD tool to our lucky random winners! The five categories and their winners are: Car Buying Experiences Winner: “When Non-Negotiables Aren’t” by Tammy ...


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Chevy Silverado is Motor Trend's Truck of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 20th, 2006 4:22pm

The Chevy Silverado was named Motor Trend's 2007 Truck of the Year. The vehicle was recently redesigned and according to the Detroit Free Press, this award should only increase already strong sales. Other contenders in the fight for the title include the Chevrolet Avalanche, Cadillac Escalade EXT, GMC Sierra, and Ford Explorer Sport Trac.  Motor Trend said the variety of drivetrain, colors, suspension, cab and ...


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Interview With Mary Lou Quinlan, of Just Ask A Woman

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 20th, 2006 4:05pm

Ask Patty has done some very meaningful interviews with some exciting and very excellent women. We are a bit beside ourselves over this interview today! We chatted with Mary Lou Quinlan, Founder and CEO of Just Ask a Woman and author of Just Ask a Woman: Cracking the Code of What Women Want and How They Buy. You may also know her as one of the judges on ABC's American Inventor. ASK PATTY: What is the focus or mission ...


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Last Minute Gift Item For The Motorsports Maven

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 20th, 2006 12:27am

The Lyn St. James Foundation has a great little gift item for you this year. Check out the 18-month 2007 calendar they are selling on eBay! It features women in motorsports and supports a great cause to boot! Check out all the photos of Danica Patrick and Sarah Fisher, among others. Featured in the 18-month calendar (July 2006 through December 2007) are Jessica Helberg, Stephanie Mockler, Cindi Lux, Erin Crocker, ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: December 19th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2006 4:35pm

Welcome to our Blog Carnival this week. Thank you to all who submit week after week! This week we have some blogs about car seat safety (always important), some pregnant Ford engineers (male ones), and holiday fun! Grab yourself an eggnog and settle in for this one. Just make sure you don’t drink and drive! At Automotive.com, we learned that researchers in New Zealand determined that sleeping babies suffer ...


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Avoid Holiday Accidents

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2006 4:31pm

Everyone looks forward to the cards, gifts, and treats of the holiday season, but November and December bring more than good tidings and cheer – They also bring crowded roads, highways and parking lots. The rush to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, combined with trips to the post office, parties and, in some locales, winter weather, can increase the likelihood that accidents will occur. ...


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Travel Bliss: The Hunt For The Family Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2006 4:29pm

by Holly Schwendiman It was about this time two years ago when we purchased our last car. The holiday season was approaching and we had a year of long distance travels coming up. We knew we needed something that worked better for our family. My back couldn’t continue taking the constant reaching and stretching to restart the movie on the laptop every time it got bumped, and my nerves sure couldn’t take ...


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Help a Child on Wheels

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2006 4:27pm

Help a Child Soar this Season This holiday season give a gift with meaning! A wheelchair can be a lonely place if you think no one cares, but if people are pulling for you, you’re bound to make it! Like any athlete people living with disabilities are encouraged and supported by fans like you. Your support is needed today to help those ...


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JD Power Women Online: Opportunities for Dealerships

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2006 4:24pm

The J.D. Power Online Automotive Review Dealer Edition just published an article about taking advantage of the online opportunities to target women consumers through dealership web sites. Here are some excerpts. “In recent years, the automotive industry has become increasingly more attuned to the language of female buyers, translating their product and shopping preferences into all stages of the vehicle ...


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FLADA Asks "Do You Know Patty?"

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 15th, 2006 6:56pm

by Amy Keys of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association I was doing my usual “quick scan” of industry-related magazines, and spotted a note in the Digital Dealer for AskPatty. The catchy logo pushed me to the AskPatty website (www.AskPatty.com), where I noticed the President was a former contact for CallSource. “Hey! I know her,” I said to myself, and began digging deeper into the AskPatty ...


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