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The Eyes of Your Automobile

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 9:01am

Are your headlights aimed correctly? According to the National Safety Council, the number of traffic deaths is three times greater at night than during the day. Since 90 percent of a driver's reaction depends on visibility, it is extremely important that your headlights are aimed correctly, are clean and are working. If other drivers are flashing their lights at you, it could be a sign that your headlights are ...


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Just in Time For SEMA: Car Restoration Tips for Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2007 1:09pm

Whenever someone decides to take the initiative to restore a car, it requires a serious commitment. I have seen too many people begin work and never finish. The successful car restorer chooses a car that fits his/her personality and budget, and follows the job through to the end. One must have a love for the process as well as the product, or the project will be rushed and end up to be worthless. I learned this ...


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Auto Retailers present $500,000 Grant to Fund Child Abuse Prevention Program

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 29th, 2007 10:00am

Norfolk-Virginia-based Cox Auto Trader companies, AutoTrader Publishing and AutoMart.com, along with Cox Communications will present a $500,000 grant secured from the James M. Cox Foundation to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD). The grant will be used to fund the hospital's new child abuse prevention program, which will provide education and support for children and families throughout the ...


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The Nation's Best Halloween Haunts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 28th, 2007 5:59pm

Paving the Path to the Paranormal, Thrill Park Experts Name Top U.S. Haunt Attractions: 'America's Best Haunts' Give Thrill-Seekers a Guidebook to the Best Fright Factories for 2007 America's Best Haunts, LLC, the authority on premier haunted attractions throughout the country, has released its official list of the top frights for 2007. Established as the only expert resource of its ...


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To Haggle or Not to Haggle? That is the Question for Car Dealers Today

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 26th, 2007 9:04pm

One Price - No Haggle may be coming to a showroom near you as the Web makes prices more transparent and dealers try to cater to women and Gen Y drivers Business Week magazine writes in its current issue, http://tinyurl.com/ywxpuh . It's one of the enduring oddities of American retailing: car dealers haggling over price with their customers. A major car dealer chain of stores headquartered in Oregon has announced ...


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Car Maintenance: Can You Really Do It Yourself Anymore?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2007 6:07pm

For most of you, when you open your hood, all you see is a big plastic cover that keeps you from seeing anything pertinent related to your engine. Remember the days when you could see the spark plug wires, there was enough space to see around under the hood, and you thought you recognized a few things whether you knew how to fix them or not? Today, it’s not so easy. Opening the hood, you’re met with ...


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Do You Know the Difference Between Leasing and Buying?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2007 6:05pm

When you’re in the market for a new car or truck one of the first decisions you face is whether to buy or lease. While buying or leasing each have their own advantages, there are important differences you should consider before going to the showroom. There isn’t a right answer to the question of which is better: buying or leasing. The decision to buy or to lease depends on your individual ...


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Car Care Guide Takes Mystery Out of Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2007 6:02am

Motorists Can Order Free Guide Online A new Car Care Guide for motorists turns technical automotive jargon into easy-to-understand everyday language, taking the mystery out of vehicle maintenance and repair. The free guide, published by the Car Care Council, can be ordered on the council’s Web site at www.carcare.org. The guide, which fits easily in a glove box, explains the nine most ...


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Dog Days: Stay at a Posh Bed and Breakfast With Your Pet!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2007 5:59am

Whooee! It’s been a while since I checked in with you all out there. I know you all missed my anecdotes about the two rascals in my life, Rigby and Roxy. When Jason and I travel, we prefer to bring the pups along, however there aren’t many places that allow dogs, let alone cater to them. Bed & Breakfasts are the ultimate in home-away-from-home comfort when traveling. But can you bring your pets with ...


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Chevron Unveils 'Courage' Car to Help in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 24th, 2007 12:27pm

Special Edition toy car supports Chevron's slate of activities aimed at supporting breast cancer awareness Chevron Global Marketing has introduced the newest addition to The Chevron Cars family, Courage "a plucky pink hot rod who accepts the challenges of the highway with a cool head and a warm heart," as the seventh special-edition Chevron Car created to help raise awareness and funds for breast ...


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