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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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Navigation - a girl's best friend!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 3:41am

I don't know how I ever survived without Navigation. Like the cell phone, it has entered my life and become an addiction that I can't, nor would I want to, get rid of. Since my car's arrival into my life in June of 2004, she has quickly become my smartest, loyalist and least judgmental girlfriend. While she may not have much of a personality and is fairly passive aggressive, she is a comfort and a true ...


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Teens get the Drivers Edge

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2006 3:29am

By Sarah Lee - Sarah Lee Marks is a certified, licensed vehicle sales professional in Southern Nevada. When I asked Jeff Payne, Henderson resident and founder of Drivers Edge how it all began, he gave me that “aw shucks maam” look that belied his Indy race car days. “I always wanted to be a race car driver. At 17 I went to the Jim Russell Racing School in Riverside, California. The experience was so ...


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Ask Patty BLOG Is Down Due to Power Outages in San Francisco

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 1999 10:51pm

Sporadic power outages hit San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sporadic power outages hit San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon, affecting widespread areas including the city's downtown financial district. About 28,000 customers in San Francisco and an area south of the city were affected, said Darlene Chiu, spokeswoman for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the main utility for the city. More than 20,000 of those ...


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