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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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What My Car Means To Me

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 4:59pm

By Michelle Wingard My personal vehicle is more than just machinery; it is a way of life. Nearly every positive experience I've had in my life can be traced back to my passion for cars. While I consider myself an aficionado when it comes to high-performance vehicles, the Ford Mustang is everything I am looking for in a car. I purchased my first Mustang, a dark green 1995 GT coupe, brand new. My intent was to use ...


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MotorSafe - United Spinal Association

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 4:58pm

United Spinal Association’s Motorsafe program is a nationwide public awareness campaign promoting safe motoring and spinal cord injury prevention. Education on the proper use of all motorized vehicles will help prevent “risky” behavior. While focused on younger drivers, the program targets all people who operate automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), ...


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Live From The L.A. Auto Show: Only In California L.A. Auto Show Turns Green

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 1:32am

The L.A. Auto Show has been an exciting event this year. It is the 100th anniversary of the show and there were so many wonderful choices of new environmentally friendly vehicles, you will turn green with envy when you see others driving them on the street! Wednesday marked the opening of the event for media members and there were some big names there to kick it off with style. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ...


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Live From the L.A. Auto Show: The Buick Enclave Reveal

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 1:31am

To follow up our report on the great new designs by GM, we wanted to bring you the spin on the new Buick Enclave crossover vehicle. General Motors and Buick revealed their new 2008 Buick Enclave at a swanky little reception in Pasadena Tuesday night. The coolest part about the reveal? Tiger Woods drove the vehicle out onto the stage. You heard us! Tiger drove the Enclave out onto the platform and he and Rick Wagoner, ...


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A Young Woman Catches The Automotive Bug

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2006 1:30am

by Jennifer Frey "Are there any Service men that I could talk to?" "I'd like to talk to someone that knows what they're doing." "I didn't realize there were women in the Service Department." Sadly, these phrases are not uncommon when you are a female working as a Service Writer. These things have been said to me everyday, by men AND women alike. Unfortunately, the world ...


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