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AskPatty Supports the Multiple Sclerosis Society on World MS Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 27th, 2014 12:56pm

As a part of our annual MOMS: Moms Opposing Multiple Sclerosis initiative, @AskPatty will be hosting an all-day Twitter chat on World MS Day, May 28.  Join us using hashtag #MomsMS all day long on Wednesday the 28th to help us spread awareness - and to really make a difference, make a donation to the MS Society and help us find a cure!   Find out more about how you can help support the Multiple Sclerosis Society with ...


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AskPatty Honors the Women of Memorial Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 26th, 2014 1:46am

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to commemorate the men and women who died while in the military service. For many, it is a somber celebration, when people visit cemeteries and memorials to pay honor to those who died in military service, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.    According to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, a national moment of ...


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Ford Mustang and Fusion Win American Idol

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 22nd, 2014 10:37am

I mean, 23-year-old high-octane rocker Caleb Johnson has captured the "American Idol" Season 13 crown, beating out 17-year-old Jenna Irene to be the last one standing. But as part of the winnings, Caleb receives a huge cash prize and a record deal, and both Caleb and runner-up Jenna have also won Ford Mustangs.  And if that's not enough, Caleb and Jenna brought their mentors from back home up on stage as part of the season finale ...


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What To Do if Your Car Overheats

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 14th, 2014 11:25am

It’s so hot in Los Angeles that actor Wil Wheaton is joking about the sudden heatwave on Twitter, saying “I bet if you get people to RT the hashtag #damitishotinla it will raise awareness and solve the problem right away.”   Well, retweeting the #damitishotinla hashtag may not actually solve the problem, so if you’re concerned about overheating your car in summer heat, here are some tricks you can do to ...


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General Motors uses "Take your Child to Work Day" to Research Vehicle Useability

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 12th, 2014 7:22pm

As part of an effort to continually improve the way customers interact with vehicles, the Human Factors group conducts about 100 studies globally each year, including some with younger subjects who come to check out Mom and Dad’s workplace. “Working with children on Take Your Child to Work Day is an excellent way for us to expand our pool of feedback,” said Don Shreves, GM Human Factors engineering group manager. ...


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Celebrating Mother's Day with AskPatty!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 10th, 2014 3:33pm

We at AskPatty would like to wish a happy Mother's Day to all our women readers, to the Moms, Daughters, Wives, Nieces, Grandmothers and Aunties, whether you are young, old, married, or single; an experienced driver, a new driver, a race car driver, a hot rod driver, a classic car driver, a minivan driver, a truck driver, a luxury car driver, an SUV driver, a disabled driver, a carpool driver, a stay-at-home Mom, or a female executive; ...


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Every Volvo Design Starts With People

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 5th, 2014 4:52pm

Ever wonder what makes a Volvo a Volvo? As one of the leading innovators in automotive safety technology, a corporate slogan at Volvo headquarters says "Cars are driven by People" and with this as the foundation of all that follows, the mantra continues, "People are where we always begin, they are in everything we design." Volvo says the company's goal is to make your life easier, safer, and more beautiful. This is the philosophy ...


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International Make-A-Wish Day Gives Us A Reason To Play With Hot Wheels!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 29th, 2014 1:40pm

Each year on April 29th, Global World Wish Day commemorates the first wish granted to a child way back in 1980. Every day since then, the Make-a-Wish Foundation has been dedicated to granting the most cherished wish of children between the ages of 3 and 18 years, living with life-threatening illnesses and has now granted more than 334,000 wishes!   Kudos to Mattel, the world's largest toy manufacturer, for making a difference in ...


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Are You Prepared for Pothole Season?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 25th, 2014 1:00am

After the one of the worst winters in decades, roads are showing the results. Now that springtime is upon us, motorists are finding a plethora of potholes on the roadways. Cold temperatures, snow, and rainfall in many parts of the country have created the perfect storm for the motorists' dreaded “perils of potholes period,” cautions the Car Care Council. On average, potholes cost American drivers more than five billion ...


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Reminder: April is National Car Care Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 22nd, 2014 11:51am

Because basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, every April is designated as National Car Care Month to encourage owners to give their cars some extra attention. Results of community car care events held throughout the country in 2013 showed that most consumers neglect simple maintenance of their cars, with seven out of 10 vehicles failing at least one component of the vehicle ...


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