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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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Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) VP Tony Molla Interview

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 10th, 2006 4:07pm

Tony Molla is the Vice President of Communications for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in Leesburg, VA. With over 35 years experience in the automotive service industry, Tony has held positions at all levels, including technician, service manager, parts store manager, new car sales and automotive technical editor writing service manuals for the Chilton Book Company. He has authored more than ...


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Tire Care and Accident Prevention

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2006 7:45pm

Keeping your family safe on the road is a priority! Did you know one of the causes of traffic fatalities are underinflated tires? How often do you check your tire pressure? Do you own a good tire pressure gauge and check your tire pressure once a month? Do you know the correct tire pressure for your vehicle and tires? Did you know that you should rotate and have your tires inspected every other time your oil is changed, ...


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Motorsports: Living Life in Motion

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2006 5:43pm

United Spinal Association’s Motorsports program is to promote the use of adaptive automotive equipment by encouraging member participation in competitive motorsports. It is also to develop partnerships in the motorsports industry in support of the program, raising awareness about spinal cord injuries and disorders. Meet the United Spinal Motorsports Team United Spinal has created a committee, enlisting ...


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