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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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Toyota's Jim Lentz at NADA and the Importance of Women

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

Last weekend at the NADA conference in San Francisco, Jim Lentz, President and COO of Toyota Motor Sales USA delivered a keynote speech on the state of the industry.  In it he said that 2011 marks a new beginning for the industry, giving dealers a call to action to rise above the oft-mentioned economic downturn of a few years past, saying to strive for gradual improvements this year and next; he spoke of the importance of ...


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No More Backing Blind: Rearview Cameras Become Standard

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2011 8:41pm

via KidsandCars.org - the U.S. Department of Transportation has finally recognized the solution to the devastating problem of children being backed over by vehicles and killed - by proposing a comprehensive rear visibility standard for all passenger vehicles.


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Happy New Year, Ask Patty Nation!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 3rd, 2011 4:11pm

The holidays are over and 2012 is here!   Happy New Year from the entire Ask Patty team.


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Make Time to Prepare for Holiday Road Trips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 29th, 2010 7:23am

You know your car should be checked out before hitting the road for the holidays. Making the time to get that done may seem impossible with busy schedules and the extra demands of the holiday season. However it may be only a matter of 10 minutes, says the Car Care Council!


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