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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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Logging Miles with Mom - Tire Safety Cooper Style

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 3rd, 2013 1:00am

With half of Americans planning to take a road trip of more than 200 miles this summer,* Cooper Tire is going the distance to ensure parents check their family vehicle’s tires before embarking on “daycations” and summer road trips. According to a new survey – “Miles with Mom” – time in the car is a frequent opportunity for modern families to connect. Cooper Tire recently polled more than ...


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Hit the road with MOM and win a VISA Gift Card!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 19th, 2013 11:47am

Summer is road trip time, but before you pack the trunk, it’s probably a good idea to check your owner’s manual for maintenance recommendations. It might be time for an oil change. If it’s time, remember that motor oil matters. You want to be sure that you or your oil change location pours the American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed oil recommended for your car or truck. Now through July 10th, MOM is providing a ...


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AskPatty's Father's Day Car Care Gift Guide

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 17th, 2013 1:16am

Most of us car gals learned about cars at the hip of our fathers while they were working on their own cars. Some of us learned to appreciate cars because we had brothers or boyfriends or husbands who were into them. With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s a good time to show some appreciation to the men who shared their automotive knowledge with us. According to the Car Care Council, almost 70 percent of men do some kind ...


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Ladies: Just Let Him Breathe... Your Engine, That Is

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2013 11:30am

Hello again, AskPatty Nation! Today we're going to give you some honest, blunt relationship advice, because it's come to our attention that some of you are users. Now, we don't mean to judge, you probably didn't realize you were doing it, but you're smothering your significant other. He really needs to breathe... so change that air filter already! Of course, we're talking about taking care of your car's engine. You didn't think ...


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FRAM Fresh Breeze® Cabin Air Filters: Installation Is a Breeze!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 2nd, 2013 1:29am

Hello again, AskPatty Nation! The folks at FRAM® were kind enough to send me one of their Fresh Breeze cabin air filters (gratis, in fact - thanks FRAM®!) to try out. If you're a little mystified as to what a cabin air filter is, you're not alone – check out our Filtration Education article from last month for all the details. Believe it or not, I didn't think my car actually had a cabin air filter until I started this ...


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Pollen and Mold Spores and Dust - Oh My! Filtration Education with FRAM®

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 5th, 2013 1:18am

When you think about your car's air filter, you probably think of something that's under your hood. Something that gets changed along with your regular scheduled service visits, and otherwise doesn't require much thought. Well, today we want to talk a little about the other air filter found in many of today’s newer cars, the cabin air filter. Ask the average driver on the road and they may not know that such a thing exists. Not ...


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AskPatty EXCLUSIVE: Armor All Custom Shield Coating Hands-On Review

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 6th, 2013 1:19am

We recently had the opportunity to test a brand-new product from Armor All. The company that produces a wide variety of vehicle cleaners, protectants, and more has just introduced this all-new product which has more uses than we can hope to count in the span of one review, but suffice it to say this: the Armor All team has one heck of a versatile product here. This is a product whose aim is both cosmetic and utilitarian – it ...


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