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On Black Friday, Subaru joins with REI to #MakeADogsDay #OptOutside

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 25th, 2016 12:05am

On Black Friday, Subaru joins with REI to #MakeADogsDay #OptOutside Did you know that once again REI is closing its doors to consumers on Black Friday and inviting their employees and shoppers to grab their favorite canine companions and #OptOutside instead? REI started the #OptOutside movement in 2015 when the company paid its 12,000-plus employees to spend time outside, and invited America to join them. According to REI, the response was overwhelmingly positive, and more than 1.4 million people ...


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Need Help Parallel Parking? Follow These Five #Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 23rd, 2016 8:00pm

Need Help Parallel Parking? Follow These Five #Tips Sometimes, even the best drivers can use a little help with parallel parking. A few months ago I was embarassed when my effort at parallel parking a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen into what seemed like a giant space took more than a dozen attempts -- all while being watched by a gentleman with whom I was about to have a first date. I was mortified. He said it was endearing. How kind of him... If only I had seen the following giphy video. ...


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In the Driver’s Seat with the Jaguar/Land Rover Experience

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 21st, 2016 6:00am

In the Driver’s Seat with the Jaguar/Land Rover Experience During September and October, I worked with Jaguar/Land Rover as a driving instructor on their consumer events. Jaguar/Land Rover visited four cities and invited many people to come experience their vehicles. What a great experience it was! Not only because I was there for three of the events but because of the great vehicles and courses that attendees were able to experience. People who came to the event were able to experience ...


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2016 LA Auto Show Gallery

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 18th, 2016 9:00am

2016 LA Auto Show Gallery Check out all of these amazing cars from the 2016 LA Auto Show! We'll update this gallery as we get more photos, be sure to check out the official LA Auto Show Instagram!


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2016 Auto Show Ford Gallery

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 16th, 2016 9:00am

2016 Auto Show Ford Gallery Check all of the new goodies that Ford Motor Company has at this year's 2016 LA Auto Show!


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Ford Helps Honeybees in Rouge Plant Orchard

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 16th, 2016 6:00am

Ford Helps Honeybees in Rouge Plant Orchard Honeybees have been on the decline in the United States for more than three decades due to colony collapse disorder, parasites, pests, pathogens, poor nutrition, and pesticides. Meanwhile, the Ford Rouge Complex in Dearborn -- in addition to employing thousands of factory workers -- is also home to 80,000 honeybees, thanks to Mary Mason and the company’s wildlife habitat strategy, which in the last 15 years has brought nature ...


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A Very Important Piece of Driving Advice

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 14th, 2016 6:00am

A Very Important Piece of Driving Advice After 15 years of racing and 15 years of being a performance driving instructor, I have one piece of driving advice for you:  “LOOK WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.” If you keep this advice in mind when you are driving, you will be better off than most people. If you ask most people what they were looking at when they had a crash, it’s what they hit. What most people don’t realize is that you drive exactly ...


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Mazda Zoom-Zoom: Live Life Exhilarated

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 9th, 2016 6:00am

Mazda Zoom-Zoom: Live Life Exhilarated When you see automobile advertising, it predictably relates to speed, performance, luxury, precision, functionality, or fun. Funny works. Inspiration also works. Tag lines like Toyota's "Let's Go Places," and Chevrolet's "Find New Roads" capture how you will feel in the car. Or they project how wonderful the car is, like BMW's "The Ultimate Driving Machine," and Mercedes-Benz's ...


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It's Time to Fall Back... Don't Forget to Set the Clock in Your Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 7th, 2016 6:00am

It's Time to Fall Back... Don't Forget to Set the Clock in Your Car Daylight Savings Time ended this weekend...Don't forget to set the clocks back in your car as well! I'm embarrassed to say it's happened to me enough times that I should know better by now, but as I was out running errands on Sunday afternoon, I looked at the clock in my car and became flustered at how late it was getting. After being out and about for more than an hour, I finally realized that my car clock ...


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SEMA 2016 Coverage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 1st, 2016 11:00am

SEMA 2016 Coverage We've been walking the floors in beautiful Las Vegas for the 2016 SEMA Auto Show.  The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more. ...


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