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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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Women Use Peer-To-Peer Car Shopping To Avoid Dealer Sales Environment

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 28th, 2009 9:27pm

A growing number of women are using the peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace as a way to shop for a vehicle lease, reports LeaseTrader.com, the nation's most popular online lease swap marketplace for car leases.A significant portion of feedback collected by LeaseTrader.com indicates its women customers prefer to shop for a vehicle by working directly with another consumer because the P2P method removes the car dealer and sales person from ...


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Five Great Automotive Holiday Gifts for Him

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 16th, 2009 1:26am

The holidays will quickly be upon us, so we've collected an assortment of gadgets and gizmos meant specifically for that Car Guy you love so much: It doesn't matter if he's your Dad or Husband, Brother or Uncle, Son or special friend, if he loves cars, we know you'll find something here that's perfect for him.   It's an undeniable fact: He cares more about keeping his car clean than he cares about keeping HIMSELF clean! So why ...


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Five Great Gifts for Car-Loving Ladies

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2009 8:50am

It's that time of year again when we start to wonder how to indulge those special car-loving women in our lives. It doesn't matter whether you're shopping for your wife, mother, or daughter; sister, cousin, or aunt, why not pamper her car -- or pamper HER while she's in her car? We've gathered this collection of fun and luxurious gift ideas to help you ensure her holiday happiness. We're warning you, most of these great gifts ...


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Thanksgiving Travel by Car Saves Money and Headaches

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 24th, 2009 12:11am

With gas prices dropping and airlines making drastic cuts to the number of flights they will offer over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Car Care Council suggests that driving may not only save you money, but will also save you from plenty of travel headaches. According to USA Today, "airlines will offer almost 3,000 fewer domestic flights a day during the Thanksgiving season, promising fewer choices, fuller planes and higher fares for ...


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Is the Auto Industry a Woman's Nation?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2009 11:00pm

Equal pay, equal housework, and more government obligations to women workers were all on the table at Monday's Center for American Progress conference I attended on live blogger podcast through California First Lady Maria Shriver's report on women in the workforce and the launch of her A Women's Nation website at www.awomansnation.com. "For the first time in our history, half of all U.S. workers are women. Mothers are the primary ...


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What Does it Take to Be Green In the Auto Industry? Ask the LaFontaine family.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2009 11:15pm

LaFontaine Automotive Group recently received a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification for its brand-new Buick-GMC-Cadillac dealership, becoming the only "Green" dealership in Michigan, one of only two Gold-certified sites in the country, and the premiere auto dealership facility in the United States. The LaFontaine collection of dealerships are a family business, owned and operated for more than 25 ...


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