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Sleepy? Truckers Can Blame it on Being Overweight

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2008 5:35pm

A recent article at USA Today reports that obesity may be what causes some truckers to doze while driving. Last month, the medical review board of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was scheduled to finalize recommendations about truckers and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which people constantly reawaken for lack of air, says Maggi Gunnels, the agency's director of medical programs. The ...


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AutoTrader Publishing Expands Publication of AutoTrader Green

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2008 5:33pm

Rising gasoline prices and concerns for the environment are generating unprecedented, nationwide consumer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. Whether hybrid technology (gasoline and electric), flex fuel (ethanol), clean-burning diesel or smaller gasoline engines, fuel-efficient vehicles are becoming a highly sought after segment of every dealer's inventory. As a result of this increased earth-friendly demand, ...


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Green Grand Prix set for May 3, at Watkins Glen

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 1st, 2008 5:28pm

With the world's most efficient Hybrids and Alternative Fueled Vehicles (AFV) set to compete this weekend over the scenic roads of Watkins Glen in upstate New York, all attention will be on the limitless possibilities of green power - showcasing first-year sponsor Juice Energy as a natural fit. The 60-mile Green Grand Prix is the creation of artist -- and fellow hybrid owner -- Bob Gillespie, and is the only ...


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Women In Trucking Celebrates Milestone First Anniversary

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 30th, 2008 7:43pm

Women In Trucking (WIT) -- a non-profit organization created to encourage the employment of women and assist in promoting a more female-friendly environment for those already in the trucking industry -- recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and hit a record one thousand corporate and individual members. "Our rapid growth confirms what we've known all along," said Ellen Voie, WIT chairwoman, ...


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Ford Extends Warranty Coverage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 30th, 2008 5:31pm

Ford has improved its warranty coverage on both new and remanufactured gasoline engine and transmission assemblies, increasing the mileage by 25,000 miles from 3-years/75,000 miles to 3-years/100,000 miles, effective April 1, 2008. According to their press release: "This warranty enhancement not only matches the terms of competitive automakers in the aftermarket industry, but it exceeds their coverage in a ...


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Hummer a Big Hit at the Hospital with Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 28th, 2008 7:42pm

Hospitals across the United States have received donated hundreds of child-sized, HUMMER battery-operated vehicles to their pediatric units. The vehicles are being donated by HUMMER dealerships under a program called "Courageous Kids." The HUMMERs are used by young patients who may "drive" themselves into surgery or for other medical procedures. The goal of Courageous Kids is to help reduce the anxiety ...


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Ladies, Share Your Car-Buying Stories!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 27th, 2008 7:41pm

Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine is exploring an article and is looking for women to share their car-buying stories (http://blogs.consumerreports.org/cars/2008/04/women-shoppers.html) as part of their research. If you're a woman who has recently negotiated a great deal on a new or used car, they would love to hear your story! Did you buy online or walk in to dealership? How did you research your purchase? How ...


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T&T Honda, the Premier Canadian Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly Dealership, Sponsors The Calgary Woman's Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 25th, 2008 2:58pm

T&T Honda, the first Certified Female Friendly dealership in Canada, is a proud fifth-year sponsor of the 2008 Calgary Woman's Show - A Fair to Remember. Certified Female Friendly sales staff will be on hand to showcase several of Honda's world-class vehicle models. The Calgary Woman's Show is a consumer trade show dedicated to the female consumer. Now in their 26th year, the longest-running ...


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Check Engine Light - Don't Ignore me!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 24th, 2008 7:40pm

What is Your Car's "Check Engine" Light Telling You? One of the most vital components to a properly functioning vehicle is the 'Check Engine' light. It alerts the driver to a variety of potential problems based on the vehicle's onboard diagnostic system, and can seem like one of the most mysterious lights on your dashboard. When the 'Check Engine' light comes on, it means that some ...


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Having Fun With Climate Change -- A Multimedia Overview

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 22nd, 2008 7:39pm

Climate change, global warming, ice shelf breaking, ocean current stopping. Climate change can be depressing and scary. It invokes fear, especially with children, who may feel their future is threatened yet feel powerless. It also makes for some contentious dinner discussion. I have been through all that. So today, I'd rather focus on some fun climate change multimedia. They are no less educational, but ...


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