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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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Podcast Womanar with Danna "Daytona" Dayton

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 15th, 2006 10:06pm

Ask Patty has just added a new Podcast by Danna "Daytona" Dayton. “Daytona” Dayton is CEO/President of Daytona & Friends Global Enterprises, Inc., and Producer/Host of Daytona & Friends National Radio, which discovers great people making a positive difference for others. Ask Patty sat down to have a chat with Daytona about her job and her life. Daytona gives advice on buying cars and what ...


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Pamela E. Rodgers Chevrolet Dealer Owner to be Honored by the Women’s Automotive Association International

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 14th, 2006 12:34am

Ed Peper GM General Manager of Chevrolet to present Pamela E. Rodgers with the prestigious Professional Achievement Award October 26, 2006. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) September 13, 2006 -- Pamela E. Rodgers, owner of Rodgers Chevrolet, Woodhaven, MI., will be honored by the Women’s Automotive Association with a Professional Achievement award at the Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, MI, on Thursday October 26th, 2006. Ed ...


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The 8 Steps You Need To Take To Purchase A Great Used Car!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 14th, 2006 12:32am

by Amy Mattinat, Author of "How To Buy A Great Used Car" Shopping for a used car can be intimidating, stressful and a down right unpleasant experience. But it doesn’t have to be that way! It can be a fun experience if you have the information you need to find a great car and then negotiate a great deal. Buying used instead of new can save you a lot of money! In addition, you will have more choices. ...


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GM Extends Warranty Based On Customer Requests

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 13th, 2006 4:04am

by Ask Patty Staff We always love to see car and truck manufacturers listening to their customers. GM has done just that on their FastLane Blog. According to Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman, General Motors is announcing that it is expanding their powertrain warranty in the U.S. and Canada to five years and 100,000 miles, beginning with the 2007 model year. What's particularly great about this initiative is the warranty ...


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