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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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Ask the Easter Bunny to Treat your Car to a Little TLC!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 20th, 2014 1:00am

April is National Car Care Month, the time of year to focus on taking better care of your second largest investment. Most motorists would like to add years of reliable life to their vehicle and, during these uncertain economic times, they are looking for the best value when it comes to auto repair, according to the Car Care Council. "The economy is on everyone's mind these days and National Car Care month is the perfect time to ...


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Chillin' at Coachella with Corvette

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2014 1:00am

I was delighted to receive a very exclusive invitation to the McDonald's Corvette Stingray Oasis Pool Party being held at the Bootsy Bellows Estate in Palm Desert over the first weekend of the Coachella Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The epic pool party was attended by lots of celebrities. Find out more about the celebrities that were in attendance here at AskPatty.  Stay tuned: We're also expecting to post a ...


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Movie Car Product Placement: General Motors meets Captain America

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2014 1:00am

Auto buffs and action film fans have been anxiously waiting for the opening of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the highly anticipated action film which stars Scarlett Johansson in the guise of “The Black Widow” behind the wheel of her namesake Corvette Stingray. The film made its debut in U.S. theaters on Friday, April 4, and we've got world premiere video footage at the bottom of this article, and a ...


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Subaru's Barkley Family Shows How Well Cute Dogs And Practical Cars Go Together

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

Have you met Subaru’s spokesdogs, the Barkleys? The furry foursome have been appearing in a series of clever advertisements showcasing Subaru vehicles -- and why not use a family of adorable retrievers to promote their products? Subaru believes there’s a natural connection between pet parents and people who drive Subaru vehicles. According to the auto manufacturer, almost half of Subaru owners have a dog, and 7 out of 10 ...


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Why Do We Buy Electric Cars?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2014 12:22pm

Both Ford and Cadillac are advertising their own reasons for why we might buy electric cars.  In its commercial called “Poolside” Cadillac advertises its range-extending electric ELR sedan using a smug, handsome actor who snarked about the successes of entrepreneurship. He said,  “We're crazy, driven hard-working believers. Those other countries think we're nuts. Whatever." …And people hated it for ...


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