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Caring for Your Car During Summer Heat

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 25th, 2008 2:49pm

Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems, according to the Car Care Council. Check hoses and drive belts cracks, bulges, or frayed edges. When the engine is cold, visually check for cracks or small leaks. ...


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E85 Primer: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Ethanol-Based Fuels, But Were Afraid to Ask.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 21st, 2008 2:33pm

Here is some fabulous news! I read recently on gasmilage.wordpress.com , that Los Angeles County has approved a ground-breaking facility that will revolutionize the Biofuel industry. They are going to be making their E85 out of grass clippings, wood chips, paper products, and cardboard... and not corn. I have been pained watching the "powers that be" push corn down our throats as the best source of making ethanol. ...


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Cross-Country Hydrogen Road Tour Ends in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 23

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 19th, 2008 4:17pm

A collection of vehicles powered by hydrogen are traveling in an unprecedented trip across the country, scheduled to end in Los Angeles on August 23rd. As part of The Hydrogen Road Tour , presented by the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFP), U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy, and National Hydrogen Association, these vehicles will cross the United States, from Maine to Los Angeles, visiting 31 cities in 18 ...


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Life's a drive for Kelly Williams

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 18th, 2008 8:00am

For race car driver Kelly Williams, “nothing can replace the exhilaration of driving a race car.” Kelly first noticed cars when she was six-years-old and had a neighbor that worked on cars. She drove her neighbor crazy, having him explain the ins-and-outs of race cars as she learned how to work on them. "I grew up at the track," she says. "My parents have taken me since I was ...


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AskPatty.com on Real Biz on SLCN.TV Monday 2pm August 18, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 18th, 2008 6:24am

Every Monday at 2pm SLT/PST, Second Life personality Cybergrrl Oh interviews a company or organization representative and takes a tour of their build or sim. The guest this week will be AskPatty.com, Patty Streeter. Tune in to SLCN.tv to watch the show live on the Web or visit Athena Isle to watch it inworld on the big screen by going to http://slurl.com/secondlife/Athena%20Isle/44/43/23. Cybergrrl Oh will be taking a ...


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Iconic Vehicles and Celebrities Join Woodward Dream Cruise Activities

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 13th, 2008 3:44pm

Each year on the third Saturday in August, more than a million people and more than 30,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles cruise down Woodward Avenue in a tribute to the classic Americana activity: cruising. Made famous during the post-war era, locals would cruise in their cars along Woodward Avenue, often looking for peers or friends who were also out for a drive. From the car ...


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Who Would Have Thought You Could Drive Like THIS in a HYUNDAI?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 13th, 2008 8:00am

We came across this video on youtube that features a team of highly skilled drivers executing an amazing array of synchronized driving stunts in a bumper-to-bumper squadron of Hyundai vehicles. To what sounds like a Yanni soundtrack, these vehicles execute an astounding assortment of driving stunts, including 360-degree and reverse-360-degree spin turns at high speed, synchronized side-slidig parking ...


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Shell Scores Another Point for Hydrogen

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 10th, 2008 3:28pm

AskPatty was present at the recent grand opening of the Shell Hydrogen station in Santa Monica. This marks the first public hydrogen fueling station at a conventional gas station in California, and is the third hydrogen station Shell has open to American consumers. (Shell also operates stations in New York, and Washington, D.C.) Officiating at the launch, City of Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl said, "I ...


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Chevrolet Launches New Advertising During Olympics

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 8th, 2008 3:27pm

Keep your eyes peeled for new Chevrolet advertising that will debut during Friday's Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games. The ads will highlight Malibu and the rest of Chevy's fuel-efficient lineup, Silverado as America's Best Truck, and the all-new Traverse crossover. Chevrolet will be the dominant automobile brand during the Olympics telecast and the new, creative ads convey their messages with ...


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Female Friendly -- and Eco Friendly -- Summertime Road Trips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 5th, 2008 5:04pm

As summer approaches its end, we're reminded that even with the high gas prices, this season has had no shortage of fun, female friendly, road trips to share and enjoy. We started the season off by enjoying Bossy's Excellent Panic Attack, oops, we mean "Bossy's Excellent Road Trip," a five-week journey across the United States in Saturn vehicles that helped this funny lady meet a nationwide ...


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