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Green Tires Reduce Rolling Resistance

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2008 9:26pm

Car tires can play a role in improving our gas mileage – and regulators are starting to realize that. Tire makers are finding their industry being subjected to increasing regulations in reducing the rolling resistance of tires. One approach to achieve this is by reducing tire thread thickness to reduce rolling resistance. This regulatory approach will take some pressure off car manufacturers to shoulder ...


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The new Queen of Diamonds: Jill Canuso

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2008 10:15am

Al Hanna, President of Hanna Motorsports, launched in 2007 the search for a new driver for the very popular BIC Lighter “Queen of Diamonds” 300 MPH Jet Dragster for 2008. Hanna read through thousands of resumes before choosing veteran driver Jill Canuso as his new queen. “Over the past two months, we were inundated with more then 80 applications from across the nation representing a tremendous ...


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Kitchen Trash Becomes Car Fuel!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 3rd, 2008 10:11am

Did you know the answer to reducing petroleum dependency and producing environmentally efficient fuel may be right in your kitchen trash? Household garbage, old tires, and even plant stalk all contain carbon which can be turned into fuel for our cars and trucks. And all of this can be done cheaply and efficiently. Building upon General Motor’s 25 years of biofuel research and energy alternatives for ...


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Toyota: Greenest Car Company?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 29th, 2008 10:14am

In the latest Auto Pulse survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, Toyota is ranked as the greenest car company (by 49% of respondents). The nationwide telephone survey ran from Dec. 6-10, 2007, polling 2,037 adults. Honda came in second, at 26%, about half the score of Toyota, while Ford came in third, at 16%. The runaway success of the Prius gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles, ...


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A Million Inches of Hair for Women with Cancer

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 28th, 2008 10:06am

I love long hair. I’ve had hair almost to my waist several times in my life. And I love to feel it blowing in the wind when I’m in a convertible. Once, on the way home from L.A., I let my hair blow out of the truck window while my husband drove the scenic route on the 101 all the way back to San Diego. It took two hours to comb the snarls out of my hair, but I still enjoyed it. But some women aren’t ...


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So You Want to Buy a New Car?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 27th, 2008 10:05am

CNN found that 75% of people surveyed would rather go to the dentist than a car dealership. Most people do however love driving their new car off the dealership lot. Emotions run high when buying a new car. Never be afraid to walk away from a car deal if it doesn't feel right. On the other hand, if your questions have been answered and the deal feels right, take a deep breath, buy your car, and enjoy the drive ...


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12 Steps to Getting Better Gas Mileage!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2008 9:55am

There are a number of things you can do to ease the money coming out of your wallet to pay for gasoline to power your car. The easiest and most effective way to save money on gas is to park it. Hide the keys from yourself and walk or ride a bike. If you need to go a greater distance try carpooling. This will cut your fuel costs in half and you don’t have the expense of maintaining a car. If you live in a larger ...


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Allstate Girls to keep chasing NASCAR's Kasey Kahne

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2008 9:45am

Have you been ‘jonesing’ for the next installment of the three Allstate girls stalking Kasey Kahne over the motorsports down time this winter? Well, have no fear during the Daytona 500 telecast on FOX on February 17 Allstate will debut the third season of its very popular "Allstate Girls" ad campaign with Kasey Kahne. For the first time, Allstate spokesperson Dennis Haysbert will join Kasey and the ...


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General Motors Ranks As One of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2008 9:44am

General Motors Ranks As One of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For the 10th consecutive year, General Motors (GM) has been recognized by Latina Style Magazine as one of the 50 best corporations in the United States for Latinas to work for. The annual Latina Style 50 Report is one of the most respected national rankings of companies based on their policies and practices that promote the needs and aspirations of ...


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Israel -- The First Electric Car Nation?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 25th, 2008 9:51am

On Jan. 21, 2008 Renault-Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn announced in Jerusalem that they will begin producing a customized electric car for the Israeli market in 2011. The idea is the brainchild of former SAP executive Shah Agassi's, who formed a venture specifically for this project, name Project Better Place, based in Palo Alto, California. The five passenger Renault Megane will serve as ...


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