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Check Vehicle Lights Before Daylight Savings Time Ends

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:06pm

The end of Daylight Savings Time happens in most parts of the United States on Nov. 4 and creates unfamiliar driving conditions that can be hazardous without proper vehicle lighting. The Car Care Council recommends vehicle lights be checked before the clocks “fall back” to help ensure safe driving, especially during dusk and peak evening traffic hours. A vehicle’s lighting system includes ...


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Is a Hybrid or an SUV greener? Well, that depends...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:20pm

This week I happened to chance upon two situations of people debating their relative environmental impacts, with each side thinking she is more eco-friendly. In both cases, one party owns a more efficient vehicle while the other insists she lives a lower impact lifestyle overall despite having a less efficient vehicle. So in this post, I will compare the vehicle usage patterns of two drivers – one a hybrid ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 11th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:06pm

It's that time again! Time for AskPatty.com to take a trot through the blogosphere and see which of our favorite females in motorsports are making news. From NASCAR to Off-Track Road Racing, we've got you covered. USAC driver and daughter of racing veteran Warren Mockler, Stephanie Mockler was presented with the 2007 Kara Hendrick Award in “Women in the Winner’s Circle” celebration. It was ...


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Brainiac Britney Spears To Face Hit-and-Run Charges

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 9:18pm

A judge has ordered Britney Spears to be booked in her hit-and-run case. According to an article at Yahoo! Music, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Rebecca Omens has ordered the pop star to appear at a Los Angeles police station before her October 25 court date. Maybe the disastrous diva will be wearing prison stripes for Halloween? Apparently, Spears must be photographed and fingerprinted in relation to the ...


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Ford Supports Breast Cancer Awareness with its Warriors in Pink Programs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 10th, 2007 11:29pm

As we've seen recently illustrated by our own community members, Ford's "Warrior in Pink" program offers lady car fans a way to indulge their automotive need for speed while also showing their support of breast cancer awareness. Besides a perfectly pink accessorized Mustang, Ford supports breast cancer awareness in a broad variety of ways. Ford's "Warrior in Pink" awareness program ...


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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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