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13 Tips to Green Your Car and Save Gas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 3rd, 2016 8:01pm

April is Earth Month, the time when we focus our attention to how we can be more eco-friendly in our lives. Many commuters long to join the ranks of hybrid or all-electric car drivers as a way to be more eco-friendly on the roads, but currently own a gas-powered vehicle that works just fine. Resist the temptation to buy a new one, because there are plenty of ways to get more miles per gallon out of your conventional car or truck and ...


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National Women's History Month: Spotlighting Influential Women at Ford

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 15th, 2016 7:15pm

As part of Women's History Month, we're sharing the profiles of several women who played an influential role in bringing the 50th Anniversary 2015 Ford Mustang to life, as well as women who have contributed to this American icon throughout its history.   It's easy to associate sportiness and “masculine cool” with the Mustang's "musclecar" image, so it may come as a surprise to learn that some of the key players -- ...


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@AskPatty Salutes Eight Great #Women in Automotive History

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 8th, 2016 5:05pm

March is Women's History Month, and here at Ask Patty we think that's just dandy. What better reason for us to point out some women who have made great contributions to automotive history?   Mary Anderson In 1902 Mary Anderson invented the first windshield wiper after riding a New York City Street car. Surprisingly, when she tried to sell the rights to her invention to a noted Canadian firm in 1905, they rejected her ...


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#TheDollEvolves: Celebrating Barbie's New Diversity

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2016 2:12pm

Here at AskPatty, we celebrate the diversity of our female audience: Our primary goal is to educate and encourage a woman's love for automobiles, no matter what she looks like or what her background is. Now, after generations of being a familiar icon to little girls across the USA, Mattel is celebrating the diversity of all girls by launching a new Barbie with a range of looks that better reflect 21st century America. The new toys ...


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Be a Sweetheart and Save a Life: 13 Tips for Driving Safely with the Family on Snow and Ice

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 8th, 2016 5:11pm

Planning a romantic date with your Valentine? Unless you've traded in your car for a snowmobile, you should be prepared for whatever the season throws at you (or piles on top of you). As always, make sure your car is winterized and ready for the weather. Depending upon where you drive, you may consider installing winter tires; if not, at least be sure you've got the correct chains for your tires. If you haven't already, schedule a ...


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AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 6th, 2016 5:21pm

Looking for some great family activities during the cold winter weather? AskPatty has gathered a selection of great winter escapes for the family.   Winter can be a magical time to travel. Most of the warm-weather touristy crowds have vanished from popular destinations and have been replaced by local snow and ice festivals, Christmas villages, and unforgettable New Years celebrations. National parks and vast wilderness areas ...


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#SaveKidsLives Ensuring Road Safety for Children

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 6th, 2016 12:17pm

According to SafeKids.org, unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19. Teenagers are now at greatest risk, with a death rate twice that of younger children and account for half of all child pedestrian deaths.   And that's only in the United States: According to World Health Organization figures, 500 children are killed each day in road ...


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Holiday Travel Tips from Nexen Tire and AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 7th, 2015 8:47am

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has passed and the year-end holidays are upon us, it's peak season for family winter road trips. Whether you're taking off for a fun vacation in the snow, or just to visit loved ones and friends near and far, if your family is hitting the road, getting your vehicle ready for a safe trip needs to be on your list of things to do. Before you hit the road, be sure you've prepared yourself, your ...


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12 Winter Tire and Driving Safety Tips from AskPatty and NEXEN Tire

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2015 12:52pm

So, winter is approaching and Jack Frost will soon begin making guest appearances across the country, bringing rain, sleet, and snow to the West; and snowstorms in the Pacific Northwest and Northeast. Accidents caused by winter weather result in 150,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths each year, on average, according to a study by the Federal Highway Administration. Because severe winter weather can make driving treacherous, AskPatty has ...


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AskPatty Shares Tips for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 2nd, 2015 4:40pm

Breast cancer is the leading cancer for women in the US. Every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Statistics show that one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. This statistic affects all women equally: You have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer regardless of your employment, financial, or social status. AskPatty is participating in Breast Cancer ...


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