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New Law Takes Effect - Don't smoke in cars with kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 11th, 2008 5:46pm

California is now the third state in the nation to ban smoking in the car with minors. The new law imposes a fine of up to $100 for smoking a pipe, cigar or cigarette in a motor vehicle with another person 17 or younger. The infraction is a secondary offense, meaning you can be fined for it only if you're stopped on suspicion of another, more serious offense. And the fine applies regardless of whether the car is ...


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Dina Parise is Racing for a Cure

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 9th, 2008 7:00pm

Dina Parise is a 40-year-old married woman, former figure skater, hairdresser and drag racer. She has always had an interest in racing, Formula 1, NASCAR, you name it. Oddly enough, she never watched drag racing, until she met her husband Andrew ten years ago. After watching him race, she decided to strap in and give it a try for herself. She went to Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, and got my ...


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2008 Energy Bill - Much Ado About Efficiency

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 9th, 2008 9:00am

The 2008 Energy Bill is currently being discussed could determine our country's energy and vehicle efficiency for years, if not decades to come. Comparing the list below to the 2005 bill shows how much the U.S. political world view has changed on the subject. Back in 2005, the Republican Senate sought to increase domestic oil production through subsidies and other incentives. This year, the Democratic Senate list ...


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AskPatty President Jody DeVere Appointed to United Spinal Association Board of Directors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 8th, 2008 6:17pm

AskPatty's very own President, Jody DeVere was appointed United Spinal Association's Board of Directors at its December 2007 meeting. Ms. DeVere already chairs the United Spinal Association Motorsports Committee, which encourages people with disabilities, including persons who use adaptive automotive equipment, to participate in competitive motorsports. This committee also cultivates partnerships within ...


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It Does Rain in California - Time to Check or Replace Worn Windshield Wipers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 8th, 2008 5:34pm

It Does Rain in California - Time to Check or Replace Worn Windshield Wipers So, it has been raining cats and dogs in California this week and was lucky I had snagged myself some RainX wipers recently. Of course, they were in my garage as I drove in a torrential downpour (it was almost like a hurricane. Almost.) and used my three-year-old, stock wipers. Oops. Lesson learned the hard way. When I got back home, the first ...


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A Paint Touchup Pen That's As Easy to Use as Lipstick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 7th, 2008 7:00pm

You reach into your purse, slide off the cap, carefully run the tip around the edges, put the cap back on, and drop it back in your purse. Are we talking about the latest color from Revlon or Max Factor? No. How about the latest gloss or liner from Covergirl or Maybelline? No. We're not talking about cosmetics for your face. We're talking about something equally important - Cosmetics for your car. Like ...


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The Ultimate Racer Chick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 5th, 2008 7:00pm

Nika Rolczewski has been having a love affair with all things auto since her childhood. Nika’s love of racing however, did not automatically take her down the racing path. For 13 years, she was in Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Nika left her position as Manager of Investor Relations for a mid-cap company, based in Toronto, Canada in 2002 to fully focus on the motorsports/automotive industry. Currently she does ...


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2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR Lands Starring Role in New Knight Rider

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 4th, 2008 3:17pm

When the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR launches this spring don't be surprised if there's some confusion over what the letters "KR" stand for. While the super car has been known to racing fans as "King of the Road" since 1968, this February it will star in a remake of the hit TV series Knight Rider, making mix-ups inevitable. "It's purely a coincidence and a nice one at that,"" ...


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Nearly 40 Percent Of Moms Spend Two Or More Hours A Day Behind The Wheel Of Their Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 3rd, 2008 3:15pm

Blink Car Care Products Help Them Tame the Mess A recent study by online mothers' community mamasource.com said moms are making, on average, at least three trips a day and about 40 percent are spending at least two or more hours behind the wheel of their vehicles. My best friend Carrie is one of these women. Her brand-new Honda Pilot has clocked 7500 miles in the few months she has owned it. With trips to school, ...


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Car Seat Accessories: All The Things You Could Possibly Need, And Some That Are Just Cool

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 3rd, 2008 1:16pm

Car seats are car seats… and they aren’t all that snazzy in general. Some are really functional and others have cute designs, but it seems like there isn’t a single one that offers every convenience and accessory you could want. Ask Patty has scoured the internet for some rocking accessories and add-ons for your car seats and kiddies! Cool Car Seat Cover from Comfaset Keep Cool with this ...


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