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Tests Show All-Season Tires Inadequate For Winter Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 11th, 2007 4:54am

Millions of drivers riding on All-Season tires will be unprepared for winter this year, say experts at The Tire Rack. Government statistics show some 70 percent of winter injuries and deaths related to snow and ice occur in automobiles. Even with All-Season tires and electronic driver's aids, most vehicles are not fully equipped to keep a good grip on the road in winter driving conditions. Tests conducted at The ...


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Top Five Things Women Should Ask When Their Vehicle is in the Shop

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 11th, 2007 2:26am

by Julie Sperling of Accurate Auto Having your vehicle in the repair shop is NEVER any fun. It usually happens in between taking six kids to six different after school events, picking up dry cleaning, and trying desperately to get to the grocery store to pick up dinner. With all the things we have on our plates today having a broken vehicle can be one of the biggest causes of stress-other than money-for 80% of ...


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Ice And Snow Can Bring Driving Woes But Prestone Offers Tips, Tools, And Safe Driving Rules

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2007 5:53pm

Though white winter wonderlands are beautiful to see, they often bring the blues with them. Bone chilling temperatures, snow storms, and icy roadways are just a few seasonal characteristics that cause some people to consider relocating to a warmer climate. While there's not much that can be done to help those who despise winter, the hassle of preparing your vehicle for the season can be a lot easier thanks to ...


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USDOT Secretary Mary Peters Creates Motorcycle Safety Campaign Based on Her Personal Crash Survival

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2007 5:17am

To combat the alarming trend of rising motorcycle injuries and fatalities, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters recently announced a comprehensive new federal initiative to improve motorcycle safety with more rider education and training, tougher standards for helmet certification labeling, law enforcement training, and road designs that consider motorcycle dynamics. Secretary Peters - an avid motorcyclist ...


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653,000 Nissan Altima and Sentras Recalled

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2007 5:08am

On certain Nissan passenger vehicles, the crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor. This recall affects approximately 653,000 Altimas and Sentras from model year 2002, 2005, and 2006, equipped with a 2.5-liter engine. If the interruption in the signal from the crankshaft position sensor is so brief that the electronic control module (ECM) logic does ...


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Are High-Tech Solutions the Answer to Reducing Traffic?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2007 5:55pm

December 2007 (Medialink) - Last year, Americans drove nearly three trillion miles, according to the Federal Highway Administration and it is estimated 78 million more trucks and cars are expected to be on the roads by 2040. Bottom line, traffic is at an all-time high and experts say technology is the solution. Coast to coast, cities large and small are turning to intelligent traffic solutions to keep cars moving. From ...


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Danica Patrick's ABC's of Getting Your Car Winter Worthy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 5th, 2007 9:23am

Danica Patrick, IndyCar Series sensation offers the ABC's of making your car ready for winter: "I learned how to drive in the Midwest, famous for some of the most extreme winter weather conditions," Danica said. "This taught me that harsh weather can be very hard on a car. You're risking a breakdown if you don't take the time to prepare your vehicle for the winter, even if you don't have your ...


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Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Top 10 Ultimate Garage Accessories

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 4th, 2007 5:56am

Whether he's out there tuning his car for racing, or just bench racing with his buddies, our car guys spend more time in your garage than the average Joe. We've gathered up a collection of products to enhance the garage, so your carguy's favorite space will be more comfortable and entertaining. It doesn't matter whether the garage holds more tools or toys, we've scoured the latest catalog from California ...


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Meditation on Driving in Los Angeles Rain

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 4th, 2007 5:03am

The first rains of winter arrived last week to the Los Angeles area. While many of you might laugh at this announcement because you may have been living with seasonal rain and snow for several weeks already, this is actually a monumental day for So-Cal drivers. And for me, especially; it is practically a spiritual experience. For many years, I enjoyed an 45-minute commute from my home in the San Fernando Valley to ...


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Be Prepared for an Accident with the Buttoned Up Collision Kit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2007 10:09am

Accidents. No one wants to be in one, but it always happens when you are least prepared and on the day you cleaned out your car and left your pens and proof of insurance on your kitchen table. So what if you just had a little accident kit that stowed away nicely in your glove compartment and was at arm's reach when you needed it? Let us introduce you to Get Buttoned Up, the hottest little organization site on the ...


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