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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 Most of the warm-weather touristy crowds have vanished from popular destinations and have been replaced by local snow and ice festivals, Christmas villages, and unforgettable New Years celebrations.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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Tips To Help Your Teen Be a Better Driver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2015 11:59pm

It’s that time of year when we send our kids back to school, and for the first time, some of them will be driving themselves -- and maybe even siblings -- to and from campus. Regardless of whether they’re headed off to a college in another city or state, or just driving to the school across town, AskPatty knows you want your teen driver to be as safe as possible behind the wheel. National Highway Traffic Safety ...


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AskPatty's Back-to-School Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2015 9:18pm

It’s that time of year again: the kids are heading back to school, and for some of us that means back to carpooling. Whether you’re only delivering your own kids or transporting a troop of youngsters to school or team practices, you’re not only keeping your own kids safe, but all the kids other parents are trusting you with as well.   On the other hand, you might have a teenager who’s heading off to ...


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AskPatty's Car Buying Do's and Don'ts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 5th, 2015 3:47pm

Everybody loves the idea of buying a new car, but unfortunately sometimes shopping for one can be an overwhelming experience. A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make, and with an average purchase price above $33,560 (according to Kelley Blue Book), you want to make sure you're happy with your purchase. To help you in the process, we've compiled this list of car-buying dos and don'ts to ...


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