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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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Ladies Can Get Helpful Tips Each Week With Car Care Maintenance Mondays

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 21st, 2014 10:15am

The Car Care Council is making it easier to be Car Care aware with helpful Maintenance Monday tips. This Instagram-based campaign will help drivers by sharing short visual clips each week on car care. And there’s no better way to spring into good habits than with these weekly reminders offering drivers basic maintenance tips that can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle. With its ...


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AskPatty Highlights Jean Jennings and Denise McCluggage for Women's History Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2014 8:00am

In the video below, Jean Jennings (one of the most respected women among automotive journalists) gives a video homage to Denise McCluggage (another one of the most respected women in automotive journalism, and in the racing world too). It seems a valuable and entertaining segment to share during Women’s History Month.     Who is Jean Jennings? Jean is the president and editor-in-chief of Automobile Magazine, where ...


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AskPatty Honors International Women's Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 7th, 2014 5:45pm

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The theme this year is "Inspiring Change." The theme encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change. In modern times, International Women's Day has been honored each year on ...


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Ex-Con Cabbie Carjacks Passenger (aka Robbie Gordon Films a New Pepsi Commercial)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 5th, 2014 1:30am

Social media is abuzz with chatter about how an automotive journalist was recently kidnapped by an ex-con cabbie and taken along in a police chase. In the reality-style YouTube video, the guy squeals like a baby from the back seat of the taxi, and begs the driver to let him out, pleading “this never works. THIS NEVER WORKS!!” Meanwhle, the cops chase them at high speeds, lights and sirens blaring, through an industrial ...


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