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October Doesn't Have to be Scary with these Fun and Helpful Tips from AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 6th, 2016 6:00am

October Doesn't Have to be Scary with these Fun and Helpful Tips from AskPatty October is our favorite time of year! Yummy pumpkin recipes abound! Nature’s color palette warms up to our favorite shades of gold, orange, and red, and the weather changes from summer’s blistering heat to more comfortable temperatures before winter arrives. But October’s also known for Halloween hijinks, with witches and ghosts hiding in scary dark corners! Don’t worry: AskPatty has identified some scary ...


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Enter the Valvoline Instant Oil Change PINK MY RIDE Photo Contest

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2016 12:05am

Enter the Valvoline Instant Oil Change PINK MY RIDE Photo Contest October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and once again, Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) will be promoting its annual PINK Wiper fundraising campaign throughout the month. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Valvoline Instant Oil Change encourages you to show your support by purchasing AutoTex PINK Wiper Blades! With every purchase, Valvoline Instant Oil Change will make a donation ...


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Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2016 12:01pm

Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips More school-age pedestrians are killed during the hour before and after school than any other time of day, according to NHTSA. In fact, SafeRoutesInfo.org reports that more children are hit by cars near school than at any other location. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2016, approximately 50.4 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. And upcoming high school ...


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Kardashian's Cars 2016

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2016 9:00am

Kardashian's Cars 2016 Our favorite reality family drives some pretty serious cars. Today we run down the top cars that we've seen on the Keeping up the Kardashians and in the tabloids. Kim Kardashian driving her Mercedes G-Wagon Although we sometimes see Kim driving, Kanye is often spotted driving it around California. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, sometimes called G-Wagen (short for Geländewagen, "cross country vehicle"), is a mid-size ...


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Hot August Days: Hot Car Tips for Kids and Dogs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 3rd, 2016 2:09pm

Hot August Days: Hot Car Tips for Kids and Dogs Summertime is heating up, with high temps beginning to rise after the Summer Solstice in July. According to Weather.com,  early to mid-August tend to be the hottest time for a swath of the Southern United States -- from central and eastern Texas into the Ozarks, Lower Mississippi, and Tennessee valleys. Parts of the West Coast won't typically hit their warmest temps until September when hot, dry winds -- known as Santa Anas ...


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AskPatty's Guide to 12 Great National Parks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2016 12:08am

AskPatty's Guide to 12 Great National Parks There's nothing like taking a great family road trip, and our country's national parks offer a variety of locations across the United States for perfect summer vacations. It's the centennial year of America's National Park Service, founded to protect our country's greatest natural treasures, so AskPatty is featuring 12 great national parks during July. It was August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson ...


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Defensive New Driver Tips Hometown Edition

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2016 12:05am

Defensive New Driver Tips Hometown Edition When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively. Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of ...


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13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2016 5:16pm

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty Life's not just about getting to your destination, it's also about how you spend the journey. If you're taking a road trip this summer, take some time to smell the flowers, stop and enjoy the view, and while you're at it, don't forget to read the road signs along the way. Long stretches of highways can be mind-numbing, but not if you happen across something like the collection below along the way. Have you ...


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AskPatty's #Prom Driving Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 8th, 2016 4:02pm

May and June are peak season for attending Proms and graduation parties, but don't let a fun celebration turn into a tragic teen statistic. Teen drivers are four times more likely than older drivers to crash. Even worse, according to teendriversource.org, the fatal crash rate of 16-year olds is nearly twice as high at night, while 58 percent of teen nighttime crashes happen between 9pm and midnight. Since it’s definitely an ...


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AskPatty Goes Orange for Animals in April

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2016 9:19pm

Each April, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) dedicates the month to their “Go Orange for Animals” campaign to raise awareness of “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” month. We’re super pet friendly here at AskPatty, as most of us are dog or cat lovers, so we love to share info promoting pet safety. Sunday, April 10th, marked the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary as the ...


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