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How I became a Used Car Expert for Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 2:22pm

......without taking any automotive classes. I did not start out in the automotive industry. I did not have a father with a repair shop. My father was a salesman who preferred spending time at the golf course to doing any work around the house. I had gone to college for a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management. I learned in a side class that cooking was my passion! I had a fun, successful cooking and catering ...


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GM 2008 Collection is Coming up Roses with a Focus on Energy Diversity

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2007 6:06am

I had a blast attending the General Motors 2008 Collection event this week with the ever passionate Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman and Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region General Manager who I recently interviewed on AskPatty.com, they spoke about their excitement surrounding the GM brand revitalization that is currently underway. This event was a rare opportunity for me to test drive the many GM 2008 models before the ...


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Cool Car Stuff for Moms -- and More!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2007 5:54am

Has your child ever had a diaper blowout in her car seat? Exorcist-like vomiting? It’s tough to clean stains out of a car seat. And when you’re on a road trip, you most likely have to scrub the best you can, put your child back in the soiled seat, and endure the smell for the remainder of the trip. Want an easy solution? We recently saw some cute car seat covers featured over at Cool Mom Picks that you just ...


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Do it Yourself ( DIY) Car Washing Tips and Tricks for Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 23rd, 2007 5:38pm

I had a friend send me an email saying her granddaughter was overseas and moving back to the U.S. but needed to sell her car before she returned. She asked me to email her some tips on prepping her car to sell. It reminded me that it is just plain old good practice for all of us to keep our vehicles clean and detailed inside and out. So here are a few friendly reminders and tips if you choose to be one of the ...


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New Petition Seeks to Ban Women From Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2007 1:51pm

What would you do if your right to drive was revoked? Driving a car spells FREEDOM, independence and convenience. My Mother did not drive until she was 40 years old, was a stay at home Mom and depended on my Father or others for all her transportation needs for many years. After she gained her independence to drive, my Mom went to work, built a 20 year career, retirement benefits and was able to participate in her ...


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Buying a New Car: Step by Step

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2007 1:21pm

If you're shopping for a car, and dread the prospect of dealing with an aggressive salesman, read on. There are other ways to buy a new car. Buying a New Car: Step by Step No matter what model new car you want to buy, buying a new car doesn't have to involve game playing and lots of gut checks. A new car is one of the largest purchases that we make. With the average cost of a new car well over twenty ...


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Introducing Vanessa Florentino - The Determination, Drive and Speed of a Champion

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 20th, 2007 12:24pm

Vanessa Florentino’s name might not be as recognizable as Danica Patrick’s, but she’s hoping to change that. At 19, Florentino has the determination, drive and speed of a champion. On track, she’s a tough cookie but once she hangs up her helmet she's a typical teenager; who just happens to excel at the sport of motocross. Vanessa started riding dirt bikes at age 8 and began her racing ...


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How High Was Your Auto Loan Quote?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 19th, 2007 8:30am

Did you apply for an auto loan and get a quote that was higher than you expected? Your high auto loan quote might be because you paid some bills late or just let your credit score slip. You may be frustrated with the auto loan quote because you know you have the income to make your payments and just need another chance.  Getting updated auto loan quote information is easier than you think.  Instead of applying ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 18, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 18th, 2007 11:20pm

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we completely focused on women and their cars. This week it's all about the cars. We'll start you off normal with a nice new-car review, move into something more interesting about movie cars; but after that, it's all about wacky cars. Enjoy! Auto Insider John McCormick gets some seat time in ...


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Keeping Your Tires Inflated Saves Lives - And Gas!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 18th, 2007 10:23am

by Amy Mattinat, Author of How To Buy A Great Used Car Vehicles today, with all their technical enhancements, still need four healthy hunks of round rubber on the wheels to compliment the fuel injected, computer controlled engine under the hood. Whether you have a slow leak or blowout, it is very inconvenient when a tire flattens your day. Luckily, it is easy to monitor your tires and identify potential problems before ...


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