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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Centers go PINK for October

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2014 8:00am

Valvoline Instant Oil Change’s  largest franchisee, Henley Enterprises, Inc., has partnered with AutoTex PINK for the third year, to raise funds and increase awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. during the month of October. Although AutoTex Pink wipers are regularly available at all 200 participating VIOC locations in 12 states across the country, as well as other AskPatty Certified Female Friendly ...


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Chevy Cancer Survivors Caravan for Childhood Cancer on Teddy Bear Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2014 3:10pm

Chevrolet celebrated National Teddy Bear Day and teamGM Cares Week by donating 48 small and one very large teddy bear to the Sunshine on Wheels program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. Three members of the GM Asset Management team, each of whom is a cancer survivor, delivered the teddy bears to the patients. The third annual teamGM Cares Week is a national initiative for General Motors’ employees to ...


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Chevrolet Makes Strides Against Breast Cancer with Pink SS Pace Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 3rd, 2014 2:33pm

Chevrolet debuted a specially themed pink "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" SS Pace Car at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, this weekend. As part of the company’s continuing contributions to the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" initiative, Chevrolet contributes $250 for every caution lap in which the Chevrolet SS pink pace car leads the field.  Chevrolet will make the per-lap ...


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Yokohama Tires Promises the Ultimate Drive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 1st, 2014 11:25am

What is a tire to a driver? Is it the trusty co-pilot? The fraction of a second between a fender and a bender? The buddy who won’t change the radio station on you?  In Yokohama’s new microsite, iamyokohama.com, the company takes a strong visual approach by putting all of the focus on the tire and celebrating the many things a tire is to a driver. Yokohama’s new campaign uses CGI to dramatize the experience ...


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Share the Joy of these Babies Safe #FirstRides Home

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 28th, 2014 2:53pm

Inspired by the real stories of New Yorkers going home with their newborns in taxis (an experience that does not legally require child safety seats), Mitsubishi recently launched its #FirstRide program in New York by giving three babies their inaugural ride home in one of America’s safest small SUVs, the 2014 Outlander, as part of Mitsubishi Motors’ “First Ride” program, which focuses on creating awareness and ...


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Cooper Tire Asks: When Was the Last Time You Looked at Your Tires?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 27th, 2014 11:26am

When was the last time you took a look at your tires? Sometimes it seems that tires are one of the least noticed items on a car, but they are also one of the most important. Those round rubber shoes at each corner of your car help to keep your car safely on the road. In fact, tires are the only part of your vehicle connecting you to the road, so it's super important you know that they are at an adequate tread depth to safely stop your ...


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Identifying the Best and Worst States for Teen Drivers 2014

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 23rd, 2014 8:00am

Now that summer season is here, it's a good time to recognize that more teens will be obtaining their licenses during this time than other times of the year. More than ever, it is imperative to take precautionary measures to ensure teens’ safety behind the wheel. Because more teens obtain their driver’s licenses during the summer than any other season, their parents’ auto expenses also rise accordingly. The personal ...


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Summer Travel Safety Reminder: Keep Your Eyes On The Road

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 17th, 2014 4:25pm

Volkswagen recently created an unusual advertisement to make an important point: The commercial, supposedly set in a movie theater in Hong Kong, shows an audience watching footage of a road trip from the viewpoint of the driver's seat in a moving car. However, after a few moments, a mass text using a location-based broadcaster is sent to moviegoers inside the theater. At first, as much of the crowd reaches down to grab their phones, ...


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Godzilla's Back, and He's Craving Italian... Cars, That Is

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 9th, 2014 10:25am

Specifically, Fiat cars.  In the “Godzilla Craves Italian” commercial launched in relationship with the much-anticipated film in theatres now, Godzilla snacks happily on whichever small, brightly colored, Fiat cars he can pick off the streets. “As one of the year’s most-anticipated films prepares to hit movie screens, we want to think big like the Fiat 500L, and what’s bigger than ...


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Do Your PART during Tire Safety Week

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 2nd, 2014 10:23am

Did you know? Maintaining your vehicle’s tires is not only crucial to ensuring safety on the road, but it is also an essential step to getting better fuel economy. To maximize tire life, the Car Care Council recommends checking tire condition and pressure regularly, and there is no better time to start than National Tire Safety Week. “We encourage all motorists to do their ‘PART’ and check vehicle tire ...


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