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Woman Calls Police To Free Herself From Her Locked Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2008 2:48pm

Okay, maybe this is just too silly to be true, but a friend sent me this link today to tell me about a woman in Orem, Utah, whose car battery died, locking her inside her own car. Apparently, when police arrived, they found the woman sitting inside her car, unable to get herself out. "She couldn't hear the officers' instructions through the rolled-up windows," reports the article, "so she ...


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Gillian Zucker of Auto Club Speedway Steps Up in Support of Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2008 2:46pm

Gillan Zucker President of California Speedway is a big supporter of the Step Up Women's Network and invited me to attend their annual Step Up Inspiration Awards and 10 year anniversary, where I was greeted by a red carpet and a bank of paparazzi at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel ;--), LOL, and the lunch included a runway fashion show. Gillian is an amazing and fascinating women with a diverse background. She ...


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Ford Escape Hybrids Join Los Angeles County Ocean Lifeguard Rescue Patrols

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 8th, 2008 2:31pm

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, to help save lives while protecting the environment. Ford recently presented the squad with the first 10 of a fleet of 45 eco-friendly Escape Hybrids specially equipped for use on rescue patrol along 72 miles of Southern California coastline. "We are the largest lifeguard organization in ...


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Memorializing Automotive Travel

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 7th, 2008 2:45pm

Are you planning to take a road trip over the Fourth of July weekend? How much do you expect to spend on gas? I spent nearly $60 to fill my tank last week, a painful increase from a cost that used to hover around $20 just a few years ago. With predictions promising prices to rise as high as $5 per gallon this summer, it kinda makes you reconsider the importance of our cars, and the cost of that independence. I am sad that ...


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Help Save Lives - Get AMBER Alerts on Your Cell Phone

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 7th, 2008 2:43pm

AMBER Alerts were recently issued in Connecticut, Texas, and Georgia urging residents to be on the lookout for abducted children and their abductors. Many of us wonder if there’s really anything we can do to help. I don’t know about you, but I start watching the vehicles around me a little closer when I see an AMBER Alert on the freeway signs near my home. But you can get information even when you’re ...


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Traveling in the Family Way -- 2008 Lexus LX 570

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 3rd, 2008 2:42pm

Upscale -- but complicated -- comfort Women know that sometimes being beautiful can also be complicated. It may take quite a bit of preparation - hair, nails, and makeup, not to mention uncomfortable undergarments - to appear our finest, but the results are always worth it. Such is also true for the gorgeous 2008 Lexus LX 570 sport/utility vehicle. Lexus' luxury-laden version of Toyota's recently redesigned ...


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2008 Safety Scholars Video Contest For Teens Now Accepting Entries

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 3rd, 2008 2:41pm

It's time for teenagers to fire up their video cameras and get their creative juices flowing. The 2008 Safety Scholars Video Contest, presented by Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC, has begun start accepting student-made, safety-themed videos once again. As a continuation of its extremely successful annual campaign, the company is again turning to America's teens to offer creative media solutions ...


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Women Calling More of the Shots on Repairs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 2nd, 2008 3:05pm

Not only are women becoming more influential in choosing which type of car to buy, they are now taking making more of the maintenance and repair decisions - traditionally made by the male population. A recent study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association showed that nearly 9 out of 10 female motorists are somewhat involved in the decision-making process for their household's vehicle maintenance ...


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Considering Downsizing to Save Fuel? Consumer Reports Suggests it Might be Better to Wait

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 2nd, 2008 2:39pm

We've been watching gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon for over a month now, and at last (in my neighborhood, at least), the price of regular unleaded finally jumped all the way up over to $4.50. It's enough to make a commuter cry. An increase of a dollar a gallon in the last year means each tank is costing $15 to $20 more, or $60 to $80 per month if you fill up weekly. Sales of trucks and SUVs have ...


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AskPatty is Fired up About Marketing to Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 2nd, 2008 2:35pm

Here at AskPatty, we're well aware of the purchasing power we women hold in our purses. With women controlling over 85% of all consumer purchasing across every brand category, understanding why women buy is vital to a brand's success. We know that women spend more than five trillion dollars annually, that our input is integral to the purchase of 65% of all cars, 92% of vacations, and 61% of all electronics ...


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