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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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Ford Shares Tips For Safer Proms, Calmer Moms (And Dads)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 13th, 2010 6:07pm

Prom season is upon us! The 17-year-old son of one our staffers will be attending his first prom this weekend, and because he is a new driver, his mom is a little worried about his driving safety on prom night. Prom is a big night for teenagers, filled with glitter, glitz, and high expectations. For parents, though, it can be a long evening fraught with nail-biting and worry that won't end until their teen returns home safely. And ...


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The Female Canadian Consumer Insight and AskPatty.Com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2010 4:00am

Recently AskPatty.com expanded into Canada and so, as the Director of Business Development for AskPatty.com, I have been interacting with many of the businesses in that country.  Having worked in Canada for many years, I am very familiar with the Canadians and with the Country. However, given the social and economic changes that women have experienced in the United States over the past decade, I thought it would be ...


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It's National Informed Women Month and National Car Care Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2010 1:41am

"After a long hard winter like we've just had, several car care considerations can protect the performance and longevity of your vehicle, beginning with motor oil -  your vehicle's life blood, says Jody DeVere, automotive expert and CEO of www.AskPatty.com.High-quality motor oils are designed to fulfill higher-spec demands that apply to millions of cars. Pennzoil and Quaker State, for example, invest heavily in comprehensive ...


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Join AskPatty's First-Ever Car Care Twitter Party For Tips And Fun Prizes!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 14th, 2010 11:35pm

Join AskPatty's first-ever Car Care Twitter Party for tips and fun prizes! We are so excited about our first-ever car care Twitter Party! Please come to @AskPatty  April 20, 2010 from 9pm to 10pm (EST)  to ask questions and get answers about car care, tips and maintenance, and car buying and selling.   Our event will be hosted by female automotive experts: * Debbie Van Schalkwyk, Global Pennzoil Brand Manager * ...


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Pet-Friendly Subaru Joins Forces with ASPCA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2010 12:53am

Here at AskPatty.com, we like to think of ourselves as extremely pet friendly. Our contributing editor Breanne loves to share stories about her Corgis,  we recently paired with Christina Selter of BarkBuckleUP at the Chicago Auto Show to announce the 2010 Top Ten Pet Safe Vehicles, and our good friend Yvonne DeVita of Lipsticking is currently planning BlogPaws 2010,  the first ever pet blogger conference, which will take ...


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Bark Buckle Up Sends 2010 Chicago Auto Show to the Dogs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2010 11:56pm

Attendees to the Chicago Auto Show were treated to a woof-errific time when Bark Buckle UP -- the recognized leader and experts for pet travel safety -- awarded the Pet Safe Choice Awards at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. This year, Bark Buckle UP founder Pet Safety Lady Christina Selter and Brandy Schaffels of AskPatty.com awarded Pet Safe Choice Awards to the Top Ten Vehicles, Hotel, Retailer, and Airline. During the presentation, ...


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AskPatty Joins with Bark Buckle UP Pet Vehicle Safety Awards

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 15th, 2010 8:50am

Millions of Americans love their pets, and many drivers love to bring their pets along for the ride. Bark Buckle UP (www.BarkBuckleUp.com) is dedicated to pet travel safety, and as the leader in pet safety education travels the country to work closely with first responders, safety experts, and pet industry leaders to educate and promote awareness for pet safety while traveling with our pets. The recognized leader and experts for pet ...


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Recycling Your Used Motor Oil

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 6th, 2010 7:00pm

Are you a wannabe do-it-yourselfer who has been afraid to try to change your own oil? While this task can seem daunting, if done carefully, it doesn't have to be messy or complicated. This is the third of three simple and eco-friendly steps, so be sure to read the entire series: Changing Your Own Motor Oil  (Wednesday, December 30); Changing and Recycling Your Own Used Oil Filter  (Tuesday, January 5), and Recycling Your ...


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