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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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9/11 Memorial

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2006 3:18pm

I will pause today to  reflect and pay the due homage and honor to the firefighters, police men and women, the rescued and the rescuers, the fallen, the injured, the precious dear ones who perished, the still grieving and the brave passengers of Flight 93.  I vividly remember September 11th 2001, getting ready for a plain old work day, the TV tuned to my morning talk show running back and forth through the ...


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Interview With Bernice Sanders - Primedia's Consumer Automotive Group

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 8th, 2006 10:33pm

Bernice Sanders first came to the automotive industry working at the National Hot Rod Association in their Circulation Department and worked her way up through the organization to become the advertising coordinator for NHRA’s weekly publication National DRAGSTER.  After three years at NHRA, she was hired by SCORE International, the leading off road racing sanctioning body. After being approached by Petersen ...


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Automotive career opportunities for women are not just working under the hood

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 8th, 2006 3:10am

Educating women about automotive maintenance and careers. Automotive Careers Automotive career opportunities are not limited to just working under the hood. A variety of positions and career paths are available within the industry, and women are becoming more and more involved and visible in these opportunities. Below is a collection of career paths and positions in all aspects of automotive, some of ...


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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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