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Meet The Women of AutoTrader

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 4th, 2006 8:14pm

Most people have heard of AutoTrader. You are probably picturing the free magazine you pick up to leaf through at the car wash or mechanic’s shop. Well the times, they are a changin’. AutoTrader is not only a great automotive resource, but a very up-and-coming leader in the industry when it comes to women. That’s right, AutoTrader and AutoTrader.com support women in the automotive industry! They ...


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Man vs. Woman Oil Change

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2006 6:15pm

Stereotypical Oil Change with Humor  Since we're known as the "Most Female Friendly Shop" in Apex, North Carolina, is only appropriate to add a little humor. Read the following for a good laugh. OIL CHANGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR WOMEN: (1) Pull up to Peak Automotive when it is time for your next oil ...


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Female Drivers Prepare To Succeed at LSJ Development Driver Program

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2006 6:14pm

On Dec. 9-12, 16 young and unique female race-car drivers will attend the 13th annual LSJ Foundation Driver Development Program in the Phoenix area, including the Bondurant High Performance Driving School at Firebird Raceway, for four days of intensive physical, psychological, media and business training to help prepare them for a future in professional motorsports. Past graduates of this program, founded in 1994 by ...


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Women Hold The Purse Strings

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 2nd, 2006 6:56pm

We have mentioned many times that women have the major influence when it comes to purchasing decisions, both in the home and in the garage. It now seems as if the automotive industry is sitting up and taking notice. At SEMA this year there were more aftermarket products that were geared toward women, however it still remains to be seen if every manufacturer will jump on the bandwagon. SBTV was at the 2006 SEMA show and ...


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Live From The L.A. Auto Show: Honda Remixes The Two-Door Commuter

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 2nd, 2006 6:55pm

The Honda REMIX, a compact concept made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. According to LeftLaneNews, “the REMIX explores the shape and design of a two-seat sports car focused on performance and daily usability.” That all sounds good but we like it because it looks so different from what is out there. The REMIX is focused on a simple, lightweight and fun-to-drive philosophy. Honda is ...


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Tires, Belts And Hoses Should Be On Your Pre-Winter Check List

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 2nd, 2006 6:55pm

No motorist relishes the inconvenience and hazard of being stranded on the road. Yet, year after year, the nation's motoring clubs echo the same service call reports.  These organizations respond to more than 50 million annual customer calls, and they estimate one-fifth could be avoided if car owners inspected tires, belts and hoses, and had them replaced before they failed unexpectedly. The Gates ...


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Does Your Credit Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 2nd, 2006 12:55am

The short answer: It can. Insurance companies use several factors to determine your premiums, including your driving record, age, the type of car you drive, marital status, and your address. But increasingly, companies are using your credit history as an indicator of how likely you are to file a claim. INSWEB has a comprehensive breakdown of what insurance companies are looking for. Called an insurance risk score, this ...


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The Ultimate Dream Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 1st, 2006 5:16pm

If someone gave you a wheelbarrow of money and said you could buy anything you want but it had to be some type of car, do you know what you would do with it? What would you purchase? If there were no limits to the amount you could spend, what type of car would you want? Would you want a luxurious, chauffeured Maybach, or do you prefer a fast, sporty Ferrari? Ask Patty went through the L.A. Auto Show this week and picked ...


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MADD Hopes To Eliminate Drunk Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 1st, 2006 4:56pm

In a bold new effort designed to eradicate one of the nation’s deadliest crimes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) launched its national Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, which aims to literally wipe out drunk driving in the United States. Despite a more than 40 percent decline in alcohol-related traffic fatalities since MADD was founded in 1980, the threat still remains. Every year, nearly 13,000 people are ...


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Ask Patty Gift Garage: Week Three

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 5:16pm

We took a breather for the L.A. Auto Show this week so the Gift Garage is moved officially to Thursday. Now every week on Thursday you can come to Ask Patty and learn all about the coolest auto gifts for gals. Make sure to mark your calendars!     Speaking of calendars, the Lyn St. James Foundation has a calendar on sale for this year and it’s super cute! The Mission of the Lyn ...


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