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Defensive New Driver Tips Hometown Edition

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2016 12:05am

Defensive New Driver Tips Hometown Edition When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home, because that's where we do most of our driving. We can't let our familiar surroundings keep us from driving defensively. Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of ...


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13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2016 5:16pm

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty Life's not just about getting to your destination, it's also about how you spend the journey. If you're taking a road trip this summer, take some time to smell the flowers, stop and enjoy the view, and while you're at it, don't forget to read the road signs along the way. Long stretches of highways can be mind-numbing, but not if you happen across something like the collection below along the way. Have you ...


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AskPatty's #Prom Driving Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 8th, 2016 4:02pm

May and June are peak season for attending Proms and graduation parties, but don't let a fun celebration turn into a tragic teen statistic. Teen drivers are four times more likely than older drivers to crash. Even worse, according to teendriversource.org, the fatal crash rate of 16-year olds is nearly twice as high at night, while 58 percent of teen nighttime crashes happen between 9pm and midnight. Since it’s definitely an ...


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AskPatty Goes Orange for Animals in April

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2016 9:19pm

Each April, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) dedicates the month to their “Go Orange for Animals” campaign to raise awareness of “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” month. We’re super pet friendly here at AskPatty, as most of us are dog or cat lovers, so we love to share info promoting pet safety. Sunday, April 10th, marked the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary as the ...


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13 Tips to Green Your Car and Save Gas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 3rd, 2016 8:01pm

April is Earth Month, the time when we focus our attention to how we can be more eco-friendly in our lives. Many commuters long to join the ranks of hybrid or all-electric car drivers as a way to be more eco-friendly on the roads, but currently own a gas-powered vehicle that works just fine. Resist the temptation to buy a new one, because there are plenty of ways to get more miles per gallon out of your conventional car or truck and ...


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National Women's History Month: Spotlighting Influential Women at Ford

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 15th, 2016 7:15pm

As part of Women's History Month, we're sharing the profiles of several women who played an influential role in bringing the 50th Anniversary 2015 Ford Mustang to life, as well as women who have contributed to this American icon throughout its history.   It's easy to associate sportiness and “masculine cool” with the Mustang's "musclecar" image, so it may come as a surprise to learn that some of the key players -- ...


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@AskPatty Salutes Eight Great #Women in Automotive History

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 8th, 2016 5:05pm

March is Women's History Month, and here at Ask Patty we think that's just dandy. What better reason for us to point out some women who have made great contributions to automotive history?   Mary Anderson In 1902 Mary Anderson invented the first windshield wiper after riding a New York City Street car. Surprisingly, when she tried to sell the rights to her invention to a noted Canadian firm in 1905, they rejected her ...


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#TheDollEvolves: Celebrating Barbie's New Diversity

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2016 2:12pm

Here at AskPatty, we celebrate the diversity of our female audience: Our primary goal is to educate and encourage a woman's love for automobiles, no matter what she looks like or what her background is. Now, after generations of being a familiar icon to little girls across the USA, Mattel is celebrating the diversity of all girls by launching a new Barbie with a range of looks that better reflect 21st century America. The new toys ...


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Be a Sweetheart and Save a Life: 13 Tips for Driving Safely with the Family on Snow and Ice

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 8th, 2016 5:11pm

Planning a romantic date with your Valentine? Unless you've traded in your car for a snowmobile, you should be prepared for whatever the season throws at you (or piles on top of you). As always, make sure your car is winterized and ready for the weather. Depending upon where you drive, you may consider installing winter tires; if not, at least be sure you've got the correct chains for your tires. If you haven't already, schedule a ...


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AskPatty's Guide To Great Winter Family Escapes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 6th, 2016 5:21pm

Looking for some great family activities during the cold winter weather? AskPatty has gathered a selection of great winter escapes for the family.   Winter can be a magical time to travel. Most of the warm-weather touristy crowds have vanished from popular destinations and have been replaced by local snow and ice festivals, Christmas villages, and unforgettable New Years celebrations. National parks and vast wilderness areas ...


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