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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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How Much Car Can I Afford?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2010 4:26am

Unless you have the "cash on hand" to purchase a new vehicle outright, you will probably be like most of us and make payments each month to your lender.


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No Longer In The Passenger Seat: Women's Influence In Automotive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 3rd, 2010 4:13pm

When did the focus on women consumers really begin in earnest for the automotive industry and why? Jody Devere: Between 2000 and 2002, two women wrote best-selling books about marketing to women that had tremendous influence on women consumers and even some early adopter brands: Marketing to Women by Marti Barletta and Eveolution: The Eight Truths of Marketing to Women by Faith Popcorn. By the mid 2000s, the blogosphere, and social ...


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Welcome to the page

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 27th, 2010 11:18am

Hi, I've password protected, but you knew my password.  ;) Alan


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Summer Safety: Kids and Hot Cars Don't Mix

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2010 4:00pm

It's that time of the year again. Warm summer temps make going to the pool, beach and parks a lot of fun. But those higher temps can be deadly inside a parked car. So far this year, twenty child deaths can be attributed to heat stroke (hyperthermia) from being left in a hot vehicle. About half of the deaths over the last ten years can be attributed to a caregiver forgetting the child in the car. Another third is from kids playing in an ...


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Five Tips for Preparing for Summertime Car Travel

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 1st, 2010 4:23pm

Summer vacation times are nearly here! Whether you're planning for long distance summer travel, or just running errands on a hot day, you don't want to be left stranded in the summer heat.  Now is the time to "summerize" your car and make sure the entire family is ready for any journey. Jody DeVere, President and CEO of AskPatty.com, knows what it's like to take a road trip with the kids buckled up in back. "If you've ever driven ...


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