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Tips To Help Your Teen Be a Better Driver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2015 11:59pm

It’s that time of year when we send our kids back to school, and for the first time, some of them will be driving themselves -- and maybe even siblings -- to and from campus. Regardless of whether they’re headed off to a college in another city or state, or just driving to the school across town, AskPatty knows you want your teen driver to be as safe as possible behind the wheel. National Highway Traffic Safety ...


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AskPatty's Back-to-School Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2015 9:18pm

It’s that time of year again: the kids are heading back to school, and for some of us that means back to carpooling. Whether you’re only delivering your own kids or transporting a troop of youngsters to school or team practices, you’re not only keeping your own kids safe, but all the kids other parents are trusting you with as well.   On the other hand, you might have a teenager who’s heading off to ...


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AskPatty's Car Buying Do's and Don'ts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 5th, 2015 3:47pm

Everybody loves the idea of buying a new car, but unfortunately sometimes shopping for one can be an overwhelming experience. A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make, and with an average purchase price above $33,560 (according to Kelley Blue Book), you want to make sure you're happy with your purchase. To help you in the process, we've compiled this list of car-buying dos and don'ts to ...


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Nexen Tires Shares 10 Tips for Tire Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 1st, 2015 9:37am

Tires are one of the most important safety features on a car – after all, tires are the only part of your car that actually touch the road, which makes them pretty important right? When driving, your tires keep you going where you want to go, so when it comes to travel safety, you're only as safe as your tires are! Tire Safety Week is always celebrated the last week of May, but tire safety knows no season, so Nexen Tire is ...


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Honoring Moms in May with Month Long Mother's Day Extravaganza!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 1st, 2015 6:00am

Here at AskPatty, May is for Moms. Not just one day! That's not nearly enough to sufficiently honor that special Mom in your life: We're celebrating the entire month of May with a Mom's Extravaganza. Whether you’re choosing something special for the mother of your children, for your own mother, or for a special friend who's also a great Mom, AskPatty has plenty of ways to make her month special. Exotic Car Driving Experience or ...


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AskPatty's 10 Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 1st, 2015 5:58am

National Car Care Month in April is the time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road. “Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care ...


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Women's History Month: How Women are Affecting the Automotive Marketplace

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 6th, 2015 8:04pm

The automotive gender balance tipped in 2012, the first year during which at least 51 percent of American drivers were female. This is according to a recent Frost & Sullivan study that shows women are dominating the automotive marketplace, becoming a more influential consumer segment than men.   Women control the automotive marketplace. According to Ketchum research on marketing to women, ladies control $3.3 trillion in ...


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10 Tips for Driving with Dogs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 2nd, 2015 1:20pm

Americans love to drive their animal friends with them about town and on family road trips. Now that dogs fit in purses, pigs act like dogs, and even cats are learning to love the leash, there’s no reason to leave the family favorite at home. In fact, a survey of AutoTrader.com visitors who have a dog reveals 75 percent take them in the car once per month or more, and 53 percent take their dog in the car at least once a ...


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Who Wants To Go Drifting In A 550-hp Minivan?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 18th, 2015 6:34pm

What minivan-driving mom hasn't wished she could speed away from the schoolyard leaving behind tire tracks and the smoke of burned rubber? A new commercial from Famous Footwear  takes it even further, showing the minivan mom and her kids racing around her suburban neighborhood, doing donuts in cul-de-sacs and weaving between the roadside recycling bins. The commercial stars Hollywood stunt woman Shauna Duggins,  best known ...


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Are Women Better At Buying Cars?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2015 10:01am

Asking if women are better than men at buying cars is sure to spark as much debate as asking which sex is the better driver. The answer might boil down to who more enjoys negotiating. The differences are relevant to marketers as more women are appearing on the road as well as in dealerships. Brandy Schaffels, editor of female-focused auto site AskPatty.com, said, "2012 was the first year during which at least 51 percent of drivers ...


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