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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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Volkswagen Video Highlights Safety -- And A Bunny

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 25th, 2014 5:48pm

Check out this cute Volkswagen video airing in Europe that shares tragic love story of a pair of stuffed bunnies destined to be forever apart because of Volkswagen's Automatic Distance Control safety technology.  The stars are a male bunny sitting on the dashboard of a Volkswagen Golf and a female bunny stuck to the back window of the van in front. Sadly, although it’s clearly love at first sight, the two love bunnies can ...


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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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