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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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This Just In: California Governor Bars Cellphone Use By Teen Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 17th, 2007 7:09pm

According to an article at the Los Angeles Times, California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that will prohibit Californians under 18 from using cellphones, text message devices, and laptop computers while driving. The new law, which will take effect July 1, 2008, is meant to address the large number of traffic accidents resulting in deaths and injuries, Schwarzenegger said during a signing ...


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Buying a Vehicle on eBay Motors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 17th, 2007 6:59am

eBay Motors is the largest online automotive marketplace, making it a great place to buy your next vehicle.  This article will help you navigate the eBay Motor’s roadway to purchasing a vehicle. Step One:  Register an eBay Buyer’s Account The first step to buying a vehicle on eBay Motors is to become a registered user.  Visit www.eBayMotors.com and click “Register” at the top of ...


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Car Dealer Financing 101 - Glossary of Terms

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 17th, 2007 6:57am

One of the most overwhelming tasks of buying that new dream car is arranging the car loan or auto financing. Knowing the vocabulary and terms will help you make the right decision on the best loan that  is exactly right for your needs. AskPatty can help speed the process with our new online car loan service. Get pre-qualifed for your new or used car loan now, right here on AskPatty! Go here to apply ...


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What are the 50 Worst Cars of All Time?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 15th, 2007 7:01pm

On the 50th anniversary of the Ford Edsel, Time Magazine and Dan Neil, Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive critic and syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times, took a look at the 50 biggest lemons of the automotive industry. The result is a painfully honest, but clever, look at the vehicles we all love to hate. Presented chronologically, the first vehicles on the list are the 1899 Horsey Horseless carriage and the 1909 ...


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Girl Scouts, Cookies, and Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 14th, 2007 4:55pm

Firestone Complete Auto Care Partners with Girl Scouts to teach them how to be safe drivers when they’re out delivering those cookies. Not sure whether you’ve still got any cookies left, as the official sale date was months ago, but as I sit here dipping frozen Thin Mints into a glass of milk, I want to share some additional information about another Girl Scout program more relevant to our subject ...


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Woman in Motorsports Blog Carnival: September 13th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 14th, 2007 1:37pm

TrackCouture made its way into NASCAR in 2004 when they introduced a line of apparel for women. Now the Memphis-based company is set to dress NASCAR fans in the germinating stage.  The company has launched a line of baby clothes with pithy slogans such as "I'm Tired". Get it? TIRE-D. Ha. Other slogans include: "Checkered Star” and “Race Royalty” in their Pit Baby ...


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What is 'Top Tier' Gas And Why Should You Use It?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 12th, 2007 5:00pm

Where do you buy your gas? Do you have loyalties based on location, cost, or brand? Do you choose to purchase your fuel with any thought to how its additives can help to keep your engine clean? I recently attended a presentation at the Phoenix Automotive Press Association, given by Jens Mueller-Belau of Shell Oil. It was fascinating. We ate pasta and learned about dreaded engine "gunk," and how gasoline detergents ...


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Rumor Mill: Apple and Volkswagen Team up to Produce the iCar

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 12th, 2007 4:56pm

According to Macrumors.com and cnnmoney.com, German magazine Capital (Google translation ) is reporting that Apple and Volkswagen are in an early stages of planning for an "iCar" that would incorporate techie products by the producer of the beloved iPod personal music player into in future versions of Volkswagen's compact cars. According to a quote from Volkswagen spokesman Hans-Gerd Bode in an article at ...


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September 11th Memorial - Never Forgotten

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2007 11:30pm

I will pause today to reflect and pay the due homage and honor to the firefighters, police men and women, the rescued and the rescuers, the fallen, the injured, the precious dear ones who perished, the still grieving and the brave passengers of Flight 93. I vividly remember September 11th 2001, getting ready for a plain old work day, the TV tuned to my morning talk show running back and forth through the house ...


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