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Take Precautions for a Safe Summer Road Trip with Allstate Insurance

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2011 1:00am

Dreaming of the perfect summer getaway? You can see it now: Cruising on the open road, strolling on the beach or camping under the stars—but a trip to the ER or getting stranded at a service station? That’s definitely not part of the plan! In this feature are six pre-road safety tips to make sure nothing spoils your summer trip.


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What Is Your Life's Road Trip Style Behind the Wheel?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 27th, 2011 2:00pm

My road trip plan this summer is to drive to Lake Tahoe, Calif., with my parents and sisters for a family reunion. Our family spent many wonderful summers on road trips to visit National Parks camping, hiking, enjoying fun times, playing games and singing around the campfire. I love the freedom of road tripping and choosing to go where I want and do what I want. What Is Your Life's Road Trip Style Behind the Wheel?


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Ask Patty Makes Car Shopping Easy with American Express

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2011 8:10pm

New-car shopping should be as fun and exciting as trying on a pair of the latest designer shoes—whether you’re buying a comfortable and affordable Chevrolet Cruze or putting a deposit down on a sporty, high-performance Porsche Panamera. You shouldn’t have to worry about high-pressured salesmen and grueling negotiations. And now you don’t have to. Not anymore. The American Express Auto Purchasing Program ...


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Ask Patty Goes Mobile with Mobile Tattletale

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 21st, 2011 11:00pm

AskPatty enters the mobile marketin with Mobile Tattletale.  This smartphone app doesn't help you decide where to eat, or connect you to all your social media, nor does it have anything to do with birds, angry or otherwise.  This app has only one purpose - to stop texting while driving. Get your copy today - proceeds go directly to United Spinal Association.


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Esurance Presents: Anti-Theft Systems — The Pros and Cons

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 31st, 2011 2:00am

Security is important, and even though many cars are coming with anti-theft devices as standard equipment, have we become too complacent with our car security?  Our friends at Esurance.com break down the most common anti-theft devices in use in today's vehicles and make sense of it all - which devices do their jobs well, and which ones you may be placing a little too much faith in.  Read the entire very informative ...


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BarkBuckleUP Reviews the 2011 Jeep Patriot 4x4

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 18th, 2011 6:28pm

The 2011 Jeep Patriot 4x4 has been reviewed by pet travel safety experts (and AskPatty.com partner & contributor) Bark Buckle UP and put to the test with Betty & Princess (dogs) on city streets, highways and dirt roads.  In their two part video review, they note some minor styling changes for the front and rear, increased ground clearance, and an steering & suspension to help improve the handling.  As for the "pet ...


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Kiss Me, I'm Sober - Stay Safe for St. Patrick's

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 14th, 2011 6:16am

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Ask Patty nation!  Distracted driving is a topic that is very important to everyone here at Ask Patty, and St. Patrick's Day is a day notorious for casualties as a result of drivers who weren't enirely focused, whether the culprit be alcohol, a cell phone, a car full of buddies, or most often, a combination thereof.  Please remember this holiday, and every day, that buzzed driving is drunk ...


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On This Morning's Events...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 11th, 2011 7:40am

Ask Patty has employees and clients across North America, including Hawaii and Alaska.  This morning our hearts are with all of those who were affected by, or will yet be affected by the earthquake and tsunami this morning.  Watch this space for updates today.


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AskPatty eNews: March 2011 Edition

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 8th, 2011 4:00pm

Across North America, there's a collective cry of "Welcome Spring" as the air starts to warm, and on the Ask Patty blog, we're really in our stride.  Advice, reviews, recognition, and, to cap it all off, Toyota's Jim Lentz speaks on the importance of women in today's automotive industry, and mentions our own Jody DeVere by name.  We're flattered!  Join us as we proclaim "Welcome Spring" in the March 2011 edition of the ...


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2011's Hottest Mobile Device: Your Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2011 9:12pm

We all want for our time in the driver's seat to be distraction-free - or at least I hope we all do - but the internet and mobile phones seem determined to keep us connected even while we're in transit, and That’s why companies including OnStar, GM, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz are promoting new technologies that link drivers’ smartphones to their vehicles.


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