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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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Are Hybrid Owners mostly wealthy, educated, active and a Democrat?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2008 7:00pm

I came across this article and was wondering if this survey is really accurate, so I am putting this question out to all readers . Do you drive a Hybrid and are you wealthy, educated, active and a Democrat? Do enjoy biking, yoga/pilates or outdoors activities? Do you live in Tuscon, Ariz., San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas? I know quite a few Hybrid drivers who do not fit this profile at all, do you drive a ...


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Consumers Reach Tipping Point on Gas Prices Spike: Survey Reveals Dramatic Behavior Changes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 29th, 2007 5:47am

With gas prices heading for $4 a gallon, consumers are making dramatic changes in driving and vehicle care behavior to save money, according to results of a new study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). Nearly six in 10 people surveyed claim their driving behavior has changed due to rising gas prices. One-third of motorists surveyed stated that they would make changes when the price of gasoline ...


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Roadside Etiquette: Hugs, not Horns

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 28th, 2007 3:10pm

Roadside Etiquette: Hugs, not Horns I woke up with a nasty cold the other day, and had a hard time getting out of bed and to the office. I was running late, but needed to stop at the nearby syndicated coffee stand for a designer-branded energy boost. In order to pull into the mini-mall driveway, I had to swerve around a car blocking the 'in' side of the opening, to enter against exiting traffic. I scanned ...


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The Other Side of Christmas - A Tribute to The Grinch

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 27th, 2007 3:24pm

So Christmas is over, the holiday shopping, wrapping , cooking , travel ,caroling, charity events , Church services, cards sent, gifts mailed, calls made to loved ones, gifts given and unwrapped (whew) . BUT OH, those Grinch types who tried to steal Christmas from my family along the way this year! They always provide a challenge each year to an already stressful and busy time. Car Dealer Grinch: My daughter ...


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Celebrate Hometown Heroes with the Volvo for Life Awards

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 27th, 2007 3:04pm

Forty semi-finalists in the 6th Annual Volvo for life Awards are waiting for your vote. Nominees are in the running for a $100,000 charitable contribution and a Volvo car for life. You can vote for winners in four categories: Safety, Quality of Life, Environment, and the Butterfly Award (youth only). Cast your votes before January 7, 2008 and celebrate the season of giving! Volvo Cars of North America will award ...


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US House Energy and Commerce Committee Gives Holiday Gift - New Vehicle Child Safety Bill Passed!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2007 2:59pm

I am so happy and excited to report that the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on a voice vote, passed a bill that would require federal regulators to consider ways of diminishing blind zones in large SUVs and pickups, prevent vehicles from rolling away and making power windows safer. A Senate committee approved similar legislation in May following reports of children being backed over in their driveways. Safety ...


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