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11 New Car Buying Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2007 11:50pm

The fall is one of the best times of year to get the best deal on makes and models in stock at dealerships as the 2008 models move onto dealer showrooms. If you are planning to shop soon for a new car or truck, here are 11 tips to help you get the best possible deal. A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the ...


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

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2007 3:55pm

Danica Patrick, IndyCar(r) 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 ...


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Going Green—On the Road and at the Car Wash

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2007 3:54pm

While drivers are becoming more environmentally conscious by purchasing hybrid vehicles, many may not be aware that washing those automobiles at professional car washes also positively impacts the environment. Environmental Partners, Inc., Issaquah, Seattle, conducted two tests in 2006 to measure the potential impact of untreated car wash discharges into the storm water system (and thereby to streams and ...


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Track Your Gas Mileage Online

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 12:15pm

I confess. I'm a freak. I track my car's fill-ups, every one of them, in a logbook. The gas receipts tucked between the pages show the price per gallon as well as the total paid for each tank, and a handy little spreadsheet I created in Excel helps me track my fuel economy. I also record my maintenance in there. I have two of these logbooks that track every single one of my Honda Accord's 136,930 miles per ...


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Protect Your Kids from Automotive Hyperthermia

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 12:14pm

Kids are back in school and everyone is beginning to get into a new routine for the fall and winter months. Yet, at the same time, young children are being inadvertently forgotten in vehicles and left to perish due to hyperthermia. KidsAndCars.org has documented at least 34 fatal heat deaths so far this year (already more than the 30 deaths that occurred in 2006) with the most recent tragedy taking place last ...


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Are you Green? Or Are You Going to Become Green?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 4th, 2007 5:50pm

Now that's the question!! Our expert woman, Amanda Jo'an Pierce, suggests ways to encourage change to the world's problems of pollution and overpopulation. How long is it going to be until our society realize that, once all of the earth's unrenewable resources are used up, we've reached the end of the line? Humans are reaching the maximum population the earth can sustain, as well as the end of the ...


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Knowledge is Key When Financing a Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 4th, 2007 5:49pm

I did a tele-seminar this week for a group of women and they asked so many questions about car loans, credit scores and how to qualify for the best loan I thought I would pass on these great tips from Aware. Taking Steps to Boost Your Credit Score According to a consumer survey conducted for Americans Well-informed on Automobile Retailing Economics (AWARE), 80 percent of consumers know their credit history ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 4th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 4th, 2007 5:47pm

AskPatty.com takes a twirl through the motorsports landscape this week to see what's happening with some of our favorite fun, fearless women racers. From Tennessee to Iran, AskPatty.com has all the news from around the world! Ashley Force is having a life-defining year. She is America's Hottest Athlete and with that comes the kind of fame that allows her to guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In an ...


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Pink Products Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 4th, 2007 3:52pm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we've compiled a collection of pink products meant to help us car gals raise awareness of breast cancer. Many of these companies also donate a portion of their profits to raising breast cancer awareness as well. This is just a small sampling of the many pink products out there; if you've found something really spectacular that you want to share to help raise awareness ...


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Join Ask Patty TODAY in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 3rd, 2007 5:55pm

Join us today for "Caffeine and Cars" at our venue in Second Life on Pontiac's Motorati Island. Don your avatar and come meet Patty Streeter at 2pm SLT/ PST or 5pm EST every Wednesday for "Caffeine and Cars" at Ask Patty and talk about motor sports, cars, and anything automotive! Come get free coffee, cookies, Ask Patty shirts, a car purse filled with goodies and radio controlled ...


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