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Interview With Lori Miller - Dipstick Fast Lube

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 6th, 2006 12:09am

Lori Miller was your average, everyday women consumer before she started her lube shop. She had a first-hand experience with a poor service shop that did damage to her car. Instead of regret, she took charge! She opened Dipstick Fast Lube, her own all-female shop with all women technicians! Ask Patty sat down with Lori and her team to talk with her about her shop and her experiences in the  service industry. Above ...


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Labor Day Weekend is One of the Deadliest Holidays for Alcohol-Related Crashes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2006 4:12pm

by Ask Patty Staff The Labor Day holiday weekend, traditionally the end of summer vacation, is one of the deadliest periods for drinking and driving, according to a study by the Automobile Club of Southern California. The end of summer means celebration and one last chance to kick back and have fun before school starts and the weather cools down. Drinking and driving becomes a large problem during the summer months, ...


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Interview with Monica Thompson - Truckin' Magazine

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 29th, 2006 4:15pm

Monica Thompson is currently Junior Web Producer for the custom truck sites of Primedia’s digital Truck Group. She focuses on Sport Truck Magazine and Mini Truckin’ Magazine, as well as Truckin’ Magazine when needed. During the day, she works on original content, putting magazine articles online, posting show coverage, forums, newsletters, blogs, and anything else that viewers will hopefully enjoy. ASK ...


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Week Around the Auto World

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 25th, 2006 6:58pm

August 21, 2006 -- AskPatty.Com, Inc. announced the launch of an enterprise business center version of the AskPatty.com online community for women to get expert automotive advice to improve their car buying experience with car dealers. Car dealerships can subscribe to the AskPatty.com online service by completing the Ask Patty ‘female friendly’ certified dealer training program. Women consumers can search for ...


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Test Your Automotive I.Q.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 23rd, 2006 12:42am

Your turn to be an Automotive Expert by answering questions posed to the Ask Patty advisory panel of Automotive Expert women. Post your answers using the comment link on the bottom of this post.  Question from Christiha: My ex-husband left me with a car note 'I cannot afford. It is $564.00 per month.He was driving it for nine months and decided to give to me against my wishes and he gave to me with bad brakes and ...


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Hurricane Sufferers Victimized by Illegal Car Selling Scam

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 22nd, 2006 2:04pm

by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® Hurricane sufferers of Katrina and Rita who have already been displaced from their homes and lives, are now being further victimized by swindlers who are looking to take advantage of them, especially women, by an illegal car selling scam that involves flood damaged cars. The scam involves selling flood damaged cars, especially to a large percentage to women that are supposed to be ...


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WOMEN SPEAK IN ESTROGEN AND MEN LISTEN IN TESTOSTERONE

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 22nd, 2006 6:22am

By Deborah Renshaw Recent results from surveys conducted by CARMAX and Capital One Auto Finance, concluded that women continue to be unsatisfied with their car buying experiences. The fact that 80% of all car buying decisions are influenced by women and 50% of all new car purchases are made by women, suggests that the market for women buyers represented $80 billion dollars of new car sales, reported in 2005, (source NADA ...


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BMW and Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 8:14pm

    Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Ultimate Drive® with BMW and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, by driving a new BMW vehicle of your choice. Choose from the sporty 2006 3 Series or the luxurious 7 Series, or better yet take them both out for a thrilling test drive! For every mile you drive BMW will donate $1 on your behalf to Komen. Since the ...


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Women Can Call the Shots!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 7:35am

By Maqueda "Maq" Hooks Automotive maintenance and repair knowledge is something we're not born knowing, it has to be learned. Women call the shots on the family car purchase and play an important role in the overall maintenance, so if you don't know much about automotive maintenance, do yourself a favor and learn it. Here are a few tips: Begin shopping for a repair shop before you need one. By asking ...


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Ladies Start Your Engines!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 4:21am

By Lori Johnson Ladies, Start Your Engines! might sound like the beginning of a race on a feminist track, but really it is the beginning of a lifelong dream to help women understand more about the automotive world.  I remember back when I was wrenching on cars and female customers would come over to me to ask questions, they just seemed to feel more comfortable asking a woman. After I gave them an explanation ...


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