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What Would Jason Bourne Drive?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 10th, 2007 5:07pm

This weekend, I went to see "The Bourne Ultimatum," the third (and allegedly last) installment of the Bourne series. Actually, I had little choice.  My friend had told me that it was Bourne or repeats of Star Trek...it was sort of an ultimatum. I think of Jason Bourne as the "American James Bond."  Well part Bond, part MacGyver - he's handsome and smart, and always manages to ...


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Top Tips For Cleaning Your Car's Interior

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 9th, 2007 5:19pm

by Amy Mattinat You spend so much time in your car it sometimes feels like you live in it. Do you eat in it, read books by listening to them on CD, catch up on phone calls? Do you carry around your sports equipment, extra clothes, make-up and children?  If you answered yes to most of these questions, then I bet your car looks pretty messy after only a ...


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Safety Tips for Motorcyclists and Drivers to Reduce Highway Rider Deaths

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 9th, 2007 3:35pm

In response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration release of the 2006 Traffic Fatalities and Injuries Assessments, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation is reminding all riders and motorists that they each have an important role in helping to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes on America's roads and highways. "The overwhelming number of motorcyclists who wind up in single-vehicle crash ...


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What Teen Drivers Really Need: Top Three Tips for Safe Teen Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 8th, 2007 5:58pm

by Yvonne T Williams A recent OECD Global report on young drivers entitled ‘Young Drivers: The Road to Safety’ found what most of us instinctively know - that young drivers are over represented in crashes and road fatalities. The report also stated that road crashes are the single greatest killer of 15 – 24 year olds in the industrial world. In the USA 5,699 kids in the 16 – 20 age group were ...


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Sales of Electric Vehicles Zoom as Oil Prices Soar

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 8th, 2007 5:57pm

As gas prices gas reach an all-time high, ZAP, an alternative transportation company based in Santa Rosa, California, says interest for all of its electric vehicles has increased beyond their expectations. The Zapino, a new motorbike design introduced last month, sold out in just over two weeks. Likewise, ZAP's ZAPPY3 line of personal electric transporters sold out during one of the busiest buying seasons of the ...


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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hybrid Cars... But Were Afraid To Ask, Part One

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 7th, 2007 8:47pm

One of our young readers sent us the following questions about hybrid vehicles, saying "I am 13 years old and I had a few questions for you about my hybrid car project: 1. What is the top selling hybrid car? 2. Why are hybrid cars better than normal cars? 3. What are the benefits of a Hybrid car? 4. How does a hybrid car work? 5. What is the average cost of a hybrid car/sedan? 6. About how much would you spend ...


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Blab About Your Car and Win Prizes!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 7th, 2007 4:23pm

Ask Patty is announcing CarBlabber. It's car reviews for women by women like you! What does your car mean to you? Is your car sexy? Do you love or hate your car? Is your car a fashion statement or a pile of junk? We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about your car. But before we even talk about what you can DO on CarBlabber, let’s talk about what you can WIN! Ask Patty is offering a lineup of amazing ...


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Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: August 7th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 7th, 2007 4:22pm

It’s been a whole week! Can you believe it? Here we are again with another carnival for you. This time we found some great car tips and advice for you covering topics like accident management, auto loans, and child safety. Enjoy it! CBS News writes about an Associated Press study which found that even more children are dying after being left unattended in hot cars. According to this study, 16 children have died ...


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Female Friendly Dealer

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 6th, 2007 9:58pm

What is a Female Friendly Dealer? A Female Friendly Dealer has made a major commitment to providing an enjoyable buying experience for female customers by participating in the Ask Patty Training Program. The Female Friendly Dealer Experience: 1. An Ask Patty Female Friendly Dealer provides women with an automotive retail experience based on relationship building, trust, respect and improved communications. 2. An Ask ...


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ScopeOut Mirrors Protect Teen Drivers and Pedestrians

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 6th, 2007 3:00pm

by Stephanie Burchfield Want to visit the riskiest place in town?  Go to your child’s high school parking lot 5 minutes after school’s out.  It’s scary and “The Parking Lot Dance” plays out thousands of time each day in cities all across the country.  Think of your own shopping adventures. If you’ve ever tried to back out of a parking spot and had your view blocked by ...


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