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Chevrolet Launches Sonic 89 feet -- in Reverse!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 17th, 2014 1:30pm

Who would have thought you could send a Chevrolet Sonic off a ramp more than 89 feet, and then drive it away after landing? It’s even more surprising to hear that the car was actually launched IN REVERSE! The 89-foot, 3.25-inch reverse ramp jump set a Guinness World Record before spectators on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It’s the second record for the Sonic subcompact, ...


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Getting Personal: Car Buying 101 from Those In The Know

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2014 11:35am

Kristen Hall-Geisler and Jody Devere know a thing or two about cars. Well-known, respected members of the car writing community, both offer education and advice to consumers as well as assistance to repair centers directly. With this in mind, the two ladies recently joined forces to share their opinions in interviews presented in partnership with “Compare The Market,” a UK-based comparison website helping consumers to make ...


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Sub-Zero Wake-Up Call: Winterize Your Vehicle Now

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 28th, 2014 1:56pm

The recent record cold weather in most of the country should be a wake-up call to motorists who have not yet winterized their vehicles, says the Car Care Council. “Sub-zero temperatures can stress out a vehicle, as well as its driver,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “The recent record low temperatures are a harsh reminder to be car care aware. During this break from the cold and snow, ...


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Toyota and TED present "A Distracted Mind" - 100 seconds that can save a life.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 18th, 2013 1:03pm

Everyone knows we’re not supposed to multitask while driving, but do you know why? Refraining from texting, changing the radio, or talking to other people in the car isn’t just cautionary advice from your parents and driver’s ed teachers. It turns out your brain literally can’t focus on too much at once. To help us all learn why, Toyota and TED produced this 100-second video that explains exactly why distracted ...


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Winter Driving Tips from NHTSA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2013 1:45am

Many of us will be traveling for the holidays, and if you're among them, you want to make sure you reach your destination safely!  This year, in an effort to help educate drivers with some good habits for Winter Driving Safety, the NHTSA has put together a super-neat interactive graphic!  Check it out below - zoom in on the snowglobe and learn some great winter driving safety tips as you navigate around the icy and snowy ...


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Automotive Industry Veteran Cherie Watters Joins AskPatty as President of Sales and Marketing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2013 1:36am

AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to get automotive advice and to connect with Certified Female Friendly® automotive retailers, today announced that Cherie Watters would be stepping into the role of President of Sales and Marketing for the company. A veteran of the auto industry since 1983, Cherie has worked tirelessly to overcome the stereotype of a “male ...


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Using Mobile Devices to Research Automotive Purchases

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2013 11:53am

In an automotive-focused study of “connected” consumers performed last year, the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 New Autoshopper Study showed that 79 percent of new-vehicle buyers used the internet to research their vehicle purchase, and one in five new-vehicle buyers use the internet via tablets and smartphones as part of their automotive shopping process.“Access to new-vehicle information through the internet and ...


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Chicks, Cars, & Cupcakes: How to Get the Best Vehicle Financing Deal by Great Lakes Credit Union

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2013 1:13am

Getting the best deal on automobile financing isn't as easy as accepting the first offer you are presented with. To make sure you get the lowest possible interest rate, good dealer incentives, and a monthly payment that works well for you, you will have to do a little legwork. The effort can save you thousands of dollars. Get the skinny on getting the best deal on vehicle financing from a team who knows:  Great Lakes Credit ...


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Ford Joins American Humane Association to Remind Pickup Truck Drivers: Dogs Ride Inside

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 12th, 2013 8:12am

Experts from the American Humane Association today cautioned that pets should never be transported in the bed of a pickup truck. According to their study, over 100,000 dogs die each year while riding in pickup truck beds. As a result, Ford Motor Company and the American Humane Association today announced they are launching a new awareness campaign around pet travel safety in pickup trucks. The campaign is called “Dogs ...


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Use this Quick Vehicle Checkup to Avoid Road Trip Mishaps

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2013 1:20am

A simple vehicle inspection before a family vacation can help avoid the short fuses, inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down many miles away from home, says the Car Care Council. “It’s easy to keep the sparks from flying from car trouble on a road trip,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick vehicle check can give motorists peace of mind and save them from the ...


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