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If It Looks Like A Flat, Feels Like A Flat, And Sounds Like A Flat, Guess What…!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 1st, 2007 8:36am

A flat tire shouldn’t be reason for panic. “In schools where drivers’ education isn’t available,” observes one educator, “tire changing ought to be included in home economics.” The Car Care Council suggests that motorists who are unprepared to deal with a flat tire are faced not only with added expense and inconvenience; they also are more vulnerable to foul weather and ...


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Safe Driving Tips for Halloween

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2007 3:47am

Statistics say there are between 220,000 and 285,000 people with Spinal Cord Injury in the US . The #1 cause for Spinal Cord Injury is car accident. Car accidents happen each and every day and holidays like Halloween have higher car accident rates. This is very personal for me as my son Joseph is a paraplegic as a result of a car accident 1n 2005. Education and training on safe driving habits is an important part ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: October 30, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 10:51pm

It's almost time for Halloween trick or treating! This week's carnival treat is an assortment of news from SEMA. What the heck is the SEMA Show? Produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association, the SEMA Show is the world's premier automotive aftermarket accessories event. This trade-only event serves the $36.7 billion automotive aftermarket industry, which allows drivers to personalize and enhance ...


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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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