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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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Ford to Underwrite Unprecedented Exhibition Honoring African American Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2007 9:09am

Ford Motor Company has announced that it will underwrite the National "Freedom's Sisters" Traveling Exhibition honoring extraordinary African American women. The traveling exhibition to be created by the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) celebrates 20 African American women, from key 19th century historical figures to contemporary leaders who ...


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How Good is Ethanol for the Environment?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 3rd, 2007 5:39am

Ethanol is all the rage in some circles now as an alternative fuel for our cars. Midwest America is especially enthusiastic about it because the agricultural economy can benefit from it. Brazil has successfully built a national industry based on sugarcane ethanol and biofuel cars. How good is ethanol really, for the environment? The hope is that ethanol can potentially produce many more benefits compared to ...


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Live Race Webcam - 25 Hours of Thunderhill Racing 4 A Reason Race Team

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 2nd, 2007 4:51am

Live Steaming Race Webcam - 25 Hours of Thunderhill Racing 4 A Reason Race Team On December 1st and 2nd, 2007, race car driver Karen Salvaggio will compete at "25 Hours of Thunderhill"--the longest endurance race in North America--to benefit United Spinal Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries or disorder and you can be ...


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Get Your Vehicle Ready for Winter

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 1st, 2007 7:00pm

Mechanical failure—an inconvenience any time it occurs—can be deadly in the winter. Preventive maintenance is a must. Besides, even if your winters are normally mild, a well maintained vehicle is more enjoyable to drive, will last longer, and should command a higher resale price. Here’s advice from the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (www.ase.com) Some ...


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