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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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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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