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5 Tips on How to Buy a Car for a University Student

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2017 8:00am

5 Tips on How to Buy a Car for a University Student There are few moments that come with such a wide range of emotions as finding out that your kid has been accepted for their university placement – thrilled, excited, proud ... followed by worry, stress and contemplation – this is perhaps the biggest step into adulthood that they’ll have ever faced. For some, the thought of being away from the family home means just one thing ... no access to Mum & Dad’s Taxi ...


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Highlight Reel from the 2017 Rebelle Rally

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

Highlight Reel from the 2017 Rebelle Rally Watch the rally come to life as 72 women travel through breathtaking landscapes, subzero temperatures, and a lifetime of challenges and opportunities crammed into one epic week. No GPS. No cell phones or laptops. Just two women and a map taking on the world. This is the 2017 Rebelle Rally presented by Hoehn Adventures. "The most rewarding thing I had people say, is that your life will never be the same. And these are coming from ...


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Practical Life Lessons I Taught My Daughter from Our Summer Road Trip

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

Practical Life Lessons I Taught My Daughter from Our Summer Road Trip When you start to think about life lessons, you need to think about the simple things that you may not think about on a daily basis, but lessons that will stick with your child as they age. I was fortunately able to teach my daughter some life lessons as we were on our summer road trip. To give you a bit of a back story, I am not rich by any means. I am a single mom who just happens to be a little car savvy because, well, I have to ...


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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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