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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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Should You Keep Your Old Clunker Or Buy a Newer Car?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 23rd, 2006 6:25pm

When we present our customers with a large repair estimate for their older car, the question I get over and over again is: Should I keep this old clunker or buy a newer car? When you’re faced with a large repair bill, it’s natural to dream of getting a better car, a newer model or just a more reliable vehicle. However, most of us live in a practical world of hard financial decisions, and the purchase of a newer ...


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GM Dealer Honored by Women’s Automotive Association

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

Pamela Rodgers to Receive 2006 Professional Achievement Award DETROIT October 18, 2006 – Pamela E. Rodgers, owner of Rodgers Chevrolet, Woodhaven, Mich., will be honored by the Women’s Automotive Association with a Professional Achievement award at the Detroit Athletic Club on Thursday Oct. 26, 2006. Ed Peper, general manager, Chevrolet, will serve as the evening’s honorary chairman and present the award. ...


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A Woman’s Best Friend

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 19th, 2006 8:01am

What would be the best kind of friend? One that doesn’t say mean things to you but will tell you if something is wrong. One that shares information and communicates. How about if that friend was cute and petite as well? Well, we would probably hate her if she truly was our friend, but the CarMD is all of the above and we love it! The CarMD tool is designed to check the health of all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, ...


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Interview With Lindsay Agor - Women's Automotive Association International New Student Chapter President

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 13th, 2006 11:32pm

Lindsay Agor is the Women's Automotive Association International New Student Chapter President for the Northwood University Midlands campus. Lindsay has always been around things automotive. Her father, Warren, sells mobility products and aftermarket accessories. We chatted with her about her new position with the WAAI and how it's affecting her opinions about the automotive industry. ASK PATTY: Tell us a little ...


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Emergency Car Repairs – How To Be Prepared

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 13th, 2006 12:11am

We’ve all been there. Stranded on the side of the road, alone or with a car full of kids (not sure which is more hazardous), and unsure of what this little vehicular setback is going to cost you. Aside from anticipating the steep tow truck fees, you start to see repair receipts fall in front of your eyes. Yikes! I remember the first time I truly broke down in a car. I was driving home form work in congested ...


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Go Ahead, Get Emotional

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 13th, 2006 12:10am

by Candie White, Author or "The Green Pea" The beginning and end of this is simple. It’s the middle that you will need to breathe for. Buying cars is emotional. Much more emotional than logical. Unless you are in charge of purchasing twenty fleet vehicles for your company, the decision to sign on the dotted line will be mostly influenced by those warm fuzzy feelings that got you excited and pictured you ...


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