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From the Shopping Mall to the Dealer Showroom

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 6th, 2006 11:05pm

by Kathy Gilbert I used to think that shopping was only for women, until I watched men in the sporting goods store.  I realized that everyone enjoys shopping when they are buying something for themselves or for someone they care about. Shopping for your new or next vehicle purchase can offer the same amount of enjoyment.  As women, we account for over 51% of the population and influence over 80% of vehicles and ...


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Primp My Ride

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 4th, 2006 12:51am

by Diane Perin Hock, as taken from her Going To Pieces blog post. Yesterday was all about cars. Roger, my husband, and I spent the better part of the day test-driving, which meant actually dealing with car lot sales people. That's always a risky enterprise. Some are just so hard to get away from. But the day was a success. We narrowed the field down to one option, the Acura MDX, and I'm totally in love ...


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10 Automotive Lessons My Dad Never Taught Me

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 2nd, 2006 5:52pm

by Kim Walker, Owner of Peak Automotive As many young girls did, I grew up trusting my father to take care of all of the automotive issues for our family. As a responsible adult now I sometimes reminisce on the automotive lessons I learned from my dad – or those I didn’t actually learn. My dad subscribed to the less-than-proactive belief of “fix it when it breaks.” Needless to say, that is not the ...


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Automotive Career Month - October 2006

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 29th, 2006 8:56pm

Students to Explore Auto Careers in New Car & Truck Dealerships Nationwide   Students across the U.S. will learn about the wide variety of career opportunities available in automobile and truck dealerships during Automotive Career Month in October - an initiative sponsored by NADA. Young people participating in Automotive Career Month will receive a "behind-the-scenes" tour of a new ...


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Have a Great Car Buying Experience: 8 Great Tips for Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 29th, 2006 8:54pm

According to industry statistics, women buy more than half of all cars, and influence more than 85 percent of all vehicle purchases.  As a woman, you already know that many of the household purchase decisions are in your hands, either by deciding or helping a loved one to decide.  Despite this, typically, women are viewed at a disadvantage during negotiations – but if you’re in the market for a new ...


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Why You Should Look for an ASE-Certified Technician

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 28th, 2006 3:36pm

Finding a competent auto technician need not be a matter of chance. Much of the guesswork has been eliminated, thanks to national program conducted by the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). ASE tests and certifies automotive professionals in all major technical areas of repair and service. With nearly 400,000 currently certified professionals, the ASE program is national in scope and ...


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Interview With Kristin Varela - Chief Executive Mother of MotherProof.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 27th, 2006 5:40pm

Kristin Varela is a 30-year old mom of two daughters (ages 4 and 6).  She grew up with brothers, so having girls was sweet revenge. Kristin has a BS in Zoology with a Spanish minor.  Before starting Mother Proof, LLC she was a stay-at-home mom. Before becoming a mom she was a researcher and Spanish translator for a human resources firm. Now, she is the Chief Executive Mother of MotherProof.com ASK PATTY: How ...


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Meet Some New Female Friendly Dealers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2006 6:30pm

by Ask Patty Staff Wouldn't it be great if you could walk into a dealership as a women and have a pleasurable buying experience? We certanly think so! And because it's so important to Ask Patty, we make sure there are dealerships in your area that are certified as "female friendly"! You can use our dealer search on Ask Patty to find one in your area. Let's meet some of our newly certified dealers around ...


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Learn How To Drive Already!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2006 10:28pm

by Ask Patty Staff Wouldn’t we all love to be better drivers? I know, some of us are already fantastic behind the wheel, but what if you could be better? Or what if you just want to brush up on some skills or start learning from the beginning? Many big car companies are offering classes or courses to their customers, which helps them with their driving prowess as well as beefs up their safety skills.  Ask ...


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12 Steps to Getting Better Gas Mileage!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2006 10:25pm

by Amy Mattinat, Author of "How To Buy A Great Used Car," available at www.usedcarexperts.com There are a number of things you can do to ease the money coming out of your wallet to pay for gasoline to power your car. The easiest and most effective way to save money on gas is to park it. Hide the keys from yourself and walk or ride a bike. If you need to go a greater distance try carpooling. This will cut your fuel ...


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