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Los Angeles Wins 4 of 12 Worst Traffic Sports in the United States

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2007 10:37pm

Forbes Magazine recently posted its list of "America's 12 Worst Bottlenecks," and Los Angeles leads the pack with four of the twelve traffic traps (Woo hoo! We won a prize!), while Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix each tied with two hot spots apiece. The author, Robert Malone, ranked each location based on the value of the manhours wasted at each location. and the number-one worst location at the junction of the ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival: September 6th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 6th, 2007 9:17pm

This week it’s all about girl power. From fiesty Ashley Force beating out all other athletes (male and female) to take the trophy in AOL’s Sexiest Athlete to the women of Feisty Racing. AskPatty.com is taking a spin around the global motorsports arena to see what’s happening with some of our favorite racer chicks. Shirley Muldowney is trying to change her aloof image. The drag racing legend ...


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Woman's Look: 2007 Saturn Sky Roadster

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 5th, 2007 1:18pm

For the record, I'm a convertible fanatic. I've driven my fair share of them, and can tell you honestly that (IMHO) nothing compares to the feeling of a long cruise with the top down on a lovely summer day. Make it red, and the feeling only gets better. Okay, okay, there's the risk of skin cancer (and any person who owns a convertible should be responsible enough to carry sunblock and caps in the glovebox) ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 4, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 11:21pm

Welcome back to our blog carnival. Last week we featured a selection of letters from ladies to their cars, and this week we've got a potpourri of female focused car news and notes. According to Consumer Reports, texting while driving is the newest road risk. It's more than multi-tasking, it's a dangerous distraction. Driving while texting (DWT?) is making headlines as drivers and the government weigh in ...


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6 Quick Resources for Infant Car Seat Info

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 11:00pm

As a new mom-to-be I already worry. Will my son be healthy? Happy? Will we be able to adequately provide for him? Will I be able to keep him safe? Can I hold him without dropping him? Which end is up? Besides eating healthy and taking care of myself, one of the first safety issues I will face with my son is his car seat. Our hospital won't let us take him home unless we bring in a car seat. The nurses will show us ...


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What's the Deal with Lindsay Lohan?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 4:55am

Headlines lately have been full of tales of celebrity drivers gone bad. First it was Paris, and now it's Lindsay Lohan making the news. Apparently Lohan has reached a plea on her misdemeanor drunken driving and cocaine charges. Her arrangement requires her to spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service, and complete a drug-treatment program. In addition to hundreds of dollars of fines, she was also ...


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Deborah Renshaw: Wide Open for NASCAR Checkered Flag

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 4:23am

Deborah Renshaw has the distinction of being one of the few women to have competed in any of NASCAR's top series. Since her full-time ride in the Craftsman Truck Series ended in 2005, Renshaw has showcasing her talents in the NASCAR All American Whelen series, UARA Late Model Traveling Series and the ARCA Re/Max Series in hopes of securing a new opportunity and major sponsorship back in the Craftsman Truck or Busch ...


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Don't Break Down on Labor Day Weekend: Things to Try Before Calling AAA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 2nd, 2007 8:32am

Ask Patty prez Jody DeVere recently did a podcast with Greg Grimer of Voices in Business. Greg mentioned he had some tips for the long weekend - and how to avoid hefty tow charges over Labor Day. by Greg Grimer Flat Battery – Your car battery can become flat in several ways. The charging mechanism, called an alternator, can become worn over time and stop charging the battery, (though normally a battery ...


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Cars are Dangerous

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 1st, 2007 5:41pm

I started my professional career more than 20 years ago as a typesetter working for Guns & Ammo Magazine. Quite frequently, when people heard where I worked, the group would divide into a pro-firearms/anti-gun debate, in which I was often accusingly asked "Would you have a gun in your house with children?!" My response was, "Well, I have car keys, bleach, and kitchen knives." My opinion on ...


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Ask Patty Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival: August 30th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2007 6:15pm

AskPatty.com takes its weekly jaunt around the motorsports world to see what some of our favorite ladies are up to this last holiday weekend of the summer. Turns out ABC really wanted a female race car driver for Dancing with the Stars, but had to settle for Helio Castroneves. Danica Patrick couldn't fit it in her schedule and Sarah Fisher is too busy planning her wedding. Congratulations to IRL driver Sarah ...


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