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Vehicle Warranty Denied?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2006 6:57pm

This article is intended to help you should you have a vehicle warranty claim denied in circumstances in which an aftermarket product has been used. The information describes the law on vehicle warranties and will provide a sense of what is and is not an improper warranty denial. After reviewing this information, you will be aware of the steps to take to fight unlawful warranty denials. In many cases it ...


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A Gentleman's Viewpoint - Why every dealership should focus more on attracting women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2006 2:53pm

As much as I love the car business I have to admit it would probably be much more enjoyable if more women were involved at all levels.  As a dealer’s kid who was raised around a dealership I noticed that women customers seemed more comfortable during their visits when the saw women working in each department than when they came in and got ogled by the sales or service staff. When visiting a retail business I ...


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Flood Damaged Vehicle Tips and Advice - Lauren Fix the Car Coach®

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2006 2:10pm

Ask Patty Womanar Podcast Launching today November 8th, 2006 at 3:00 PM EST Duration 30 minutes. Flood Damaged Vehicle Tips and Advice Lauren Fix, the Car Coach®, will offer helpful tips on how to work with insurance companies, where to look for a replacement car and how to avoid buying a previously flooded or damaged vehicle. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert in car care, ...


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Even Soccer Moms Can be Severe Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2006 2:07pm

Do you consider yourself to be a severe driver or a normal driver? You might be surprised by the answer. According to the Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA), severe driving doesn’t have anything to do with how you drive, but refers to the conditions that you drive in.  While most people would classify themselves as normal drivers, the majority of drivers are actually considered severe.   In fact, a ...


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Menopause and Car Buying Are Hand-in-Hand?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 7th, 2006 10:41pm

by Ask Patty Staff Recently, Meineke Car Center in Billings, Montana, setup a workshop focused on learning how to take care of their bodies and their cars. As The Billings Gazette mentions, “who knew that menopause and car maintenance could be compatible?” The talks were sponsored by the local company, St. Vincent Healthcare's Spirit of Women. The idea is to make the learning more entertaining by combining ...


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Woman Car Buyer Speaks!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 6th, 2006 8:49pm

This weekend I went car shopping and experienced the quintessential difference between what is an good car sales person and a poor one - on the same lot within 5 minutes. I've already decided that I'll be going back to Toyota after a 10 year fling with GM; at 100,000 miles my Grand Am is breaking down with new ailments each week. The Corolla I had prior to that, however, went for 135,000 with not a hint of ...


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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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