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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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The Last Living Driver of a Regular-Sized Car in the 'Burbs

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

My car is developing an auto-inferiority complex from being constantly squeezed between hulking behemoths in the parking lots of our little corner of suburbia. Which leads me to ask: am I the only one still driving a regular-sized (e.g. not a SUV, mini-van, or maxi-sized four-wheel-drive) vehicle these days? Okay. You have three or more kids, and each of those kids has friends and sporting equipment and band ...


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Eight Women, Two Model Ts, and the American West - Book Review

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 24th, 2008 6:15pm

A great winter read for women who love memoirs and road trips is Eight Women, Two Model Ts, and the American West, where writer Joanne Wilke pieces together the journey her grandmother, great-aunt, and six of their female friends made in a couple of Model Ts. In 1924, the women headed out from Iowa on a sightseeing tour that took them to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado, the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Mount Rainier, the ...


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Washing Your Car the Green Way

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2008 6:11pm

Have you ever thought about how much water you use when you wash your car? If you could find an environmentally-friendly way to wash your car and save water, would you try it? Enter the Green Earth Waterless Car Wash. According to their web site, a typical car wash uses 20 - 45 gallons of water per car. If you wash your car at home, you can use up to 140 gallons! For areas with a limited water supply, that’s a lot ...


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