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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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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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