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Safety Tip: A Hot Car is No Place for Pets!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 17th, 2007 4:00pm

I was getting groceries the other day and came out of the store to find a car parked next to mine with a dog locked inside. The windows were up, and it was a warm afternoon. I waited a few minutes until the owner came out of the store and got into his vehicle. I walked over to talk to him about his dog.  "Kinda warm for him, isn't it?" I asked. His answer was a one-finger salute as he drove off. This ...


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Through the Rear View Mirror - A Car Girls' Life and Adventures

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 16th, 2007 10:52pm

I had a meeting at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons hotel recently which is not my normal hangout. As I pulled into the valet parking in my 2006 Dodge Magnum station wagon, I almost broke my neck as I twisted and turned to get a good look at the line up of absolutely BEAUTIFUL cars parked in a neat row along the front driveway. A fully restored Barrett-Jackson worthy Classic Car Cadillac dazzled in the sunlight, a Ferrari ...


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Top 5 Synthetic Oil Myths

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 16th, 2007 10:51pm

Synthetic oils have been available for almost 30 years and a number of inaccurate myths have developed during this time.  Some areas of misunderstanding are clarified below, including manufacturer requirements for using synthetics, how to switch from conventional to synthetic oil and the effects of synthetics on an engine. •    Myth 1: Synthetic oils are too thin to stay in the engine.  This ...


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Ford Recalls Millions of Vehicles for Faulty Speed Control Switch

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 16th, 2007 4:30pm

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall involving speed control deactivation switch systems in 3.6 million vehicles. Ford claims this is a quick repair, and will be performed on vehicles built between 1992 and 2003. Ford dealers will provide this service to all affected vehicles at no charge to the customers. The company says it has a sufficient supply of parts to service the affected trucks. The supply of parts ...


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Be Prepared for an Accident with the Buttoned Up Collision Kit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 15th, 2007 4:33pm

Accidents. No one Wants to be in one, but it always happens when you are least prepared and on the day you cleaned out your car and left your pens and proof of insurance on your kitchen table. So what if you just had a little accident kit that stowed away nicely in your glove compartment and was at arm's reach when you needed it? Let us introduce you to Get Buttoned Up, the hottest little organization site on the net, ...


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How to Get Satisfaction from an Auto Repair Shop

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2007 7:31pm

You climb into your car with a sense of relief and elation after the repair shop says, “Here are the keys...you're all set”. Half way out of the driveway you realize something's not right. “Hey, it's still making that funny noise! What's going on here?” Of course, most shops do good work, but now and then you run into a problem. What do you do? “Most people get so mad, they ...


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Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women (and their DOGS) Blog Carnival: August 14th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 14th, 2007 3:55pm

This week Ask Patty is going to the dogs! You know how we love our furry canine companions and what better way to share our love with them than to share our passenger seats?! So we rounded up some pet safety tips, some new gadgets, and some fun doggie stories to make your Tuesday morning more pleasant. The Times Colonist wrote an article about car buyers and their dogs… apparently women may make 60 per cent of ...


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Back-To-School Savings As Easy As 1-2-3

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 13th, 2007 7:27pm

August is here, and families across the country are taking advantage of tax-free holidays to get a head start on their back-to-school shopping. Soon the kids will be bringing home another “must have” list from each of their teachers -- markers, pens, paper, notebooks, calculators, and of course, that essential outfit of the season. With back-to-school purchases adding to existing gas, grocery and other ...


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CarBlabber Featured Profile: Gigi and her 2002 Montero Sport

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 13th, 2007 4:16pm

Ask Patty has just launched CarBlabber and we wanted to feature one of our CarBlabber profiles! Today we are featuring Gigi and her review of her 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport.     Gigi Age: 39 Location: Indianapolis, IN Gigi is a Driver I'm a driver. A taxi. A courier. But I like driving, so it's okay. Don't need anything fancy. Just roomy enough to ...


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Let's RAVE for a Cause in Second Life Tonight!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 10th, 2007 9:21pm

Our Ask Patty "Let's RACE for a Cause" was a huge success last Saturday and now there's more go-godding to do! Yes, it’s time to grab those glowsticks, don the smiley teeshirt and reach for the lasers as we’re taking Parkade back to the late ’80s as we Rave for a Cause! DJ Miss Cyberpink will be behind the decks for a special 3 hour rave party, taking you on a journey back in time and ...


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