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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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Women Get Under the Hood with a Motown Maven

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 4:16am

Motor City Service and Sales co-owners Gayle and Julius Clark show the students at the class where the tire PSI is located and Co-owner Gayle Clark and Angel Glaze of Detroit watch as Malaysha Blanch Canton learns how to remove the oil filter and oil pan plug to change the vehicle's oil during the basic car maintenance class for women at Motor City Sales and Service in Detroit, Mich. on July 29, 2006. The class is being ...


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Women Who Work In Car Dealerships

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 4:04am

Ask Patty interviewed Phyllis Foro this week about her career in the automotive field and her thoughts on the car buying experience for women. Phyllis Foro is a 20 year veteran of the automotive industry and consultant to many car dealerships in the Northwest Ask Patty: Tell me how and/or what made you decide to enter the automotive industry as career choice? Phyllis: My husband dared me to get a real job ...


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Women take the power of servicing your vehicle!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 3:53am

As a female consumer I spent 17 years as a single mother … and as a woman who knew nothing about servicing her vehicle! Not only did I not know – I was overwhelmed with how to get the information to stop my ignorance and to stop the frustration that I felt each and every time I approached a dealership. I consider myself (as I'm sure many of you do as well) to be a good listener, good communicator and good ...


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7 Tips on Vehicle Repair

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 3:47am

Here are 7 tips that may help you avoid problems when your vehicle needs repair. Always shop around for a good mechanic and repair center before you need one. Always have all repairs done by a certified mechanic. If you are asked to sign a estimate or any other documents, always ask for a copy. NEVER sign a blank estimate or repair order. Always obtain a written estimate for repairs costing $20.00 or more. Get all ...


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Summer Time Car and Truck Cleaning Reminders

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 3:44am

Never wash your vehicle in direct sunlight if you can help it. If your vehicle has been in the direct sunlight give it a few moments to cool off. The water, soap, and cleaners can react differently on a hot surface rather than cool. This also goes for hot wheels. Some cleaners will not stain or streak your wheels if cool but if hot from driving you take the chance they will stain or streak (read your labels). A ...


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