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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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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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