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SEMA Ladies Step It Up!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 5th, 2006 2:26pm

Your faithful Ask Patty gals spent a few days at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) conference this past week in Las Vegas. Instead of what we did staying in Vegas, we decided to share it with all of you motor mavens! SEMA brings together all of the companies and individuals involved in the automotive industry, including aftermarket products and original equipment manufacturers. We were busy ladies with the ...


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Women: The 80% Minority

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 5th, 2006 2:21pm

We all know women purchase a large chunk of the new and used cars and trucks out there, but it’s nice to see someone else is listening! On Thursday, November 2nd, Ask Patty President Jody DeVere was interviewed live on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” show. Women make the household purchases in 80 percent of homes. Now, more and more businesses realize that what women want are power ...


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Preventing Car Theft

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 1st, 2006 11:42pm

Car theft is a very real threat. Not only is it scary and distressing because you can potentially lose your investment in the car, but because it can happen at any time and at any place. Did you know a vehicle is stolen every 25 seconds in the United States? That's just too darn many! Here are some tips to help you make sure your car is secure: • Remove your keys from the ignition after every use. • Lock your ...


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Penske Toyota Proves Their Commitment to Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2006 5:40pm

The Penske name means a lot of things. It means speed and racing in your blood. It means competition and Indy and SCCA. It most recently means Female Friendly. In 1958, Roger Penske drove his first official race in the SCCA National at Marlboro Motor Raceway in Maryland and in 1959, Penske won his first race at the SCCA Regional at Lime Rock, CT, driving an F-Modified Porsche RS. Many great feats were to follow for the ...


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Expert Car Women Review Two New Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2006 11:36pm

Expert Car Women Review Two New Cars Ask Patty's expert women collectively know all there is to know about cars and trucks. We asked them for opinions on some of the brands and models out ther right now and we got some great feedback! Check out our reviews of the 2007 FOrd Edge and the 2007 Chrysler Sebring. A CUV That Every Woman Will Want - The 2007 Ford Edge by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® The quest for the ...


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Working in the Automotive World: Car Dealerships from a Woman's Perspective

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2006 11:35pm

by Heather Conary There are an incredible number of career choices for women in the automotive industry, vehicle dealerships being one of many. They are everywhere now, and are often looking for new people. Typically, most women think of an automotive dealership as somewhere they could only work as a receptionist or a secretary.  While those jobs are available, there are many other positions available to women in each and ...


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Portable Seatbelts For Children

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 27th, 2006 9:39pm

by Breanne Boyle I love telling anecdotes in my Ask Patty posts. I hope you don’t mind reading about the randomness of my life and how it relates to automotive post fodder. So let me get into it again. I remember taking the bus to school every day from about age 7 to age 13. By the time I was 13 it was a bit degrading, but heck, it gave me time to read. I had the nickname “bookworm” for years after ...


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NADA Names Female Vice Chair for 2007 - Annette Sykora of Ask Patty Certified Smith South Plains Dealership

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2006 3:38pm

Annette (Smith) Sykora started her career in the automotive industry in 1982 as title clerk at Smith Ford Mercury. By 1989, she had been the Finance manager and took over as General Manager. Shortly thereafter she purchased controlling interest in the family dealership. Annette has been active on many factory committees, such as chairing the Ford Dealers Advertising Fund for Greater Texas, and serving on many other Ford ...


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Car Radiators: What NOT To Do

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2006 5:59am

by Sandra Bissex Do you remember having days of breaking everything mechanical you touched? For me, May 11, 2006 was one of those days. First thing in the morning my cell phone flashed a message that it needed service. As it is my only phone, I immediately planned a trip to Burlington to my cell phone's doctor. On the way I stopped at a rest area for coffee. Turning off the car engine, I suddenly saw lots of ...


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Prius Female Friendly?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 23rd, 2006 6:46pm

Well before the recent flurry of "green" marketing hit the U.S., there was the Prius. Toyota introduced its star hybrid sedan in 2000, in a move serenaded by both Hollywood players and national politicians seeking an environmentally friendly image. The Prius, which combines an electrical motor and a gasoline engine in a plain-Jane design, has established Toyota as the dominant hybrid producer—and put Detroit in ...


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