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How Not to Get Ripped Off on Auto Repairs!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 4th, 2008 1:32pm

Most common cons: Scams of disreputable service centers contain one or both of two elements: (1) Charging you for work that was never done, or (2) Convincing you of the need for unnecessary and often overpriced repairs. Here are four different types of scams you could run into and ways to avoid them: Unnecessary replacement of parts. If the mechanic says your car needs a replacement part, ask to be shown which part ...


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Explorer America Concept Presents Ford's Sustainable Strategy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 3rd, 2008 1:52pm

To help explain its vehicle sustainability strategy, Ford created the Explorer America concept for the 2008 North American International Auto Show. The Ford Explorer America concept showcases a new kind of utility for the vehicle customers have known and loved for years: even better fuel efficiency. "Customers are smart. They value vehicles - the more efficient, the better," said Jim Farley, Ford group ...


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General Motors Green Cadillac Provoq Hydrogen Fuel Cell Concept

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 2nd, 2008 1:43pm

Cadillac unveiled a new vision for the future of luxury transportation with the innovative Provoq fuel cell concept during the CES Show in Vegas in January a hydrogen fuel cell crossover vehicle that continues GM’s commitment to displace petroleum through advanced technology. The Cadillac Provoq fuel cell concept is the latest example of GM’s groundbreaking E-Flex propulsion system, combining the ...


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National MS Society Drives Along with Cadillac and GM

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 31st, 2008 1:49pm

This Year the Auto Show is Not Just About Cars My son 35 has MS I am grateful to the National MS Society and UnitedSpinal.org for the good work they are doing. The MS Society helped my family by providing in-home support during my son's recovery from a tragic car accident as the result of a MS Flare up. Kudo's to GM for their support of the National MS Society during NAIAS 2008. Here are the ...


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Sneak Peek -- Suzuki Reveals the First Official Image of its Upcoming Midsize Pickup Truck

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 31st, 2008 1:22pm

With the Chicago Auto Show just around the corner, American Suzuki Motors has let loose a sneak peek of the midsize pickup truck they intend to reveal on Wednesday. (Wanna see the rest of the truck? Be sure you click below to read the complete story.) We've been looking forward to seeing the production version of this midsize truck ever since we first heard whispers about it during the recent holiday season. It ...


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Fashionistas Strut Their Stuff at GM Style Event 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2008 1:55pm

Although the cars were to be the stars at this years GM Style event, it appeared to me to be Detroit Fashion Week and a fashion extravaganza for the women AND men in attendance and on stage, a visual smorgasboard of beauty, class and style on display. Designer labels from Prada to Chanel paraded, primped and posed in a array of fashion statements on this chilly evening on the riverfront in Detroit, upstaging the GM ...


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GM Asks The World -- 'What's Next?'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2008 1:39pm

What should power the world's vehicles in 20 years? How can personal transportation become more sustainable in an age of increasing global competition for resources? What role will the automotive industry play in developing markets? Decisions on issues like these will largely shape transportation in the 21st century. To speed the process, GM will mark its 100th anniversary by launching a global dialogue through an ...


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They're On a Roll -- Sweet Chihuahua Pups Get Some Wheels!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2008 1:37pm

For those who follow the progress of North Shore Animal League America's famous Chihuahua trio, Venus, Carmen and Pablo, there's news: these charming dogs, born without their front legs and rescued by the League from a Virginia shelter, now have front-wheel drive, in the form of carts that will assist their mobility. The three have been practicing getting about and eating using their new, ...


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Hate the Thought of Dealing with an Auto Repair Center?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2008 11:05am

Hate the Thought of Dealing with an Auto Repair Center? Love or hate your auto repair center? I came across a great article in the Automotive Management Institute Instructor Blog and thought I would share some this and get your thoughts on what level of customer service you are looking for at an auto repair center? Share your good, bad and mediocre experiences at automotive service facilities and suggestions to make your ...


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Overcoming All Odds, Lalah Saddigh is the 'Iranian Schumacher'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 28th, 2008 6:37pm

Lalah Saddigh is the toughest thing on wheels in the Islamic world. She trains in the western Teheran in efforts to become the best rally driver in the world. Saddigh is proud of her nickname the "Iranian Schumacher", and after five years of driving on the rally circuit she has earned it. A year ago, she was granted permission to compete against men. It came with great success: Saddigh has beat out her ...


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