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Change Your Blades, Change a Life - Wipe Out Breast Cancer with VIOC

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 16th, 2017 8:00am

Change Your Blades, Change a Life - Wipe Out Breast Cancer with VIOC PINK MY RIDE presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Valvoline Instant Oil Change encourages you to show your support by purchasing AutoTex PINK Wiper Blades! Valvoline Instant Oil Change will be making a donation on all wiper blades sold to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc®. To enter for ...


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The Rebelle Rally Kicks Off October 12

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 10th, 2017 5:00am

The Rebelle Rally Kicks Off October 12 It's time once again to kick off the first ever women's off-road navigation road rally in the US - it's the Rebelle Rally, and AskPatty is there! Combining the love of driving with the challenges of navigation out in the open landscape, the Rebelle Rally is a 7-day test of driving and navigational skill.  This is a race not of speed, but a demanding and unique challenge based on headings, hidden checkpoints, and ...


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Valvoline Makes DIY Car Care a Little Easier with Easy Pour Packaging

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 2nd, 2017 8:00am

Valvoline Makes DIY Car Care a Little Easier with Easy Pour Packaging Valvoline has long been synonymous with innovation in motor oil, lubricants, and other automotive products and services, and this week it made DIY car care a little less messy thanks to its easy-pour packaging. Stop us if you've been here before: you need to add some of oil to your car, so you pick up a bottle of Valvoline engine oil according to your vehicle's specifications (if you're not sure, check the ...


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Infographic: Noises Your Car Makes - What Do They Mean?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2017 8:00am

Infographic: Noises Your Car Makes - What Do They Mean? Screech!  Rattle!  Bang!  We hope your car isn't making these noises, but that doesn't mean we love this infographic by Ira Toyota of Tewksbury any less!  They put together a great overview of some of the most common noises reported by service and repair customers, and judging by the questions we get to our panel of expert women, they seem pretty universal.  Check out the infographic below, connect ...


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AskPatty On the List of 100 Best Car Blogs of 2017!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 6th, 2017 8:00am

AskPatty On the List of 100 Best Car Blogs of 2017! Washos, an auto detailing website, has named its 100 Best Car Blogs of 2017, and the blog here at Ask Patty made the list!  The AskPatty.com website and blog is privileged to share this honor with some well known names such as the BMW Blog, the VW Vortex, Bimmerpost, and many other common names in the world of automotive blogging.   Our mission has always been to provide women with a reliable resource for automotive ...


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An Epic Rebelle Rally Off-Road Field Test of a Stock BMW CUV

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 3rd, 2017 6:00am

An Epic Rebelle Rally Off-Road Field Test of a Stock BMW CUV The past year and a half has been an epic adventure. Outside of launching the Rebelle Rally, working to promote it, raise awareness, build the format and checkpoint concepts, researching the best support technology, map planning, and assembling a large and incredible team….there was the development of the backbone of the Rebelle – the course. Sleepless nights, several hundred hours on the trails, back roads, and dunes, ...


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5 Things that Won’t Get You Out of a Speeding Ticket

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2017 12:00pm

5 Things that Won’t Get You Out of a Speeding Ticket Drive long enough and you’ll hear all sorts of tips and tricks for how to beat speeding tickets. While some advice may work once in a blue moon – such as crying – many are simply inaccurate. In the worst-case scenario, they could get you in more trouble. Here are five of the most commonly heard tips that won’t work from either a legal standpoint, a practical standpoint, or both. 1: Making excuses. It ...


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Yokohama Tire Corporation Donates Bicycles to Local Boys & Girls Club

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 27th, 2017 8:00am

Yokohama Tire Corporation Donates Bicycles to Local Boys & Girls Club  At a recent national sales meeting in Newport Beach, California, Yokohama Tires decided to surprise its attendees with new bikes. Each of the bikes were donated to Orange County Boys and Girls Club. There were 12 bikes total and each one was assembled by Yokohama executives, sales teams and corporate employees. The 20-inch Huffy bikes were part of a team-building exercise that capped the four-day event at the Fairmont Newport ...


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Northwood University Dealer Education Award NADA 2017 - Eve Knudtsen Knudtsen Chevrolet Interview

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 26th, 2017 5:00am

Northwood University Dealer Education Award NADA 2017 - Eve Knudtsen Knudtsen Chevrolet Interview Congratulations to Eve Knudtsen recipient of the 2017 Northwood University Dealer Education Award during the Northwood University Dealer Education Awards Breakfast Saturday, January 28, 2017 during NADA. We interviewed Eve Knudtsen who is the president of Knudtsen Chevrolet Co. in Post Falls, Idaho, to learn more about her path to success  She is the third generation to own and operate the dealership her grandfather started in ...


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What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys? My Airbag Story.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2017 8:00am

What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys?  My Airbag Story. Have you ever been in a car crash and the airbags deployed?  I asked my car insurance lady this and she absolutely shuddered and said she hoped she never experienced it. I thought I would share my own personal experience with you. I was 26 at the time, and I was driving home after having what I thought was a really great meeting regarding potential sponsorship on my racecar. I was heading north, doing the speed limit and at ...


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