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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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Transportation From a Different View Part II - Hand Controls Spell Freedom for Teen Driver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 3rd, 2007 4:17pm

I caught up with Joe Katona recently, he is the Director of Vehicle Architecture for General Motors Product Development, to get a progress report on his son John who is 19 years old and was involved in a car accident on 4/22/05. He sustained several injuries, and is diagnosed as having a "complete" spinal cord injury at C6 vertebrae. The GM Fastlane Blog featured his story in July of 2005 just after ...


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Summer Driving Advice: Stay Focused--Don't Drive Distracted

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2007 9:06pm

Statistics show that the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the most dangerous time of the year for drivers. The danger peaks around the Fourth of July holidays, when Americans experience the highest number of driver fatalities, according to research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). "It's a critical driving time," says assistant vice president ...


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Minnesota, You Are In Our Hearts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2007 6:33pm

The recent tragedy in Minneapolis gave us pause this week. It’s always devastating to learn of destruction that has befallen others in our country, especially when it happens so swiftly and without warning. There were close to 50 vehicles trapped in the rubble of the 35W interstate bridge collapse as of today. Searching could take days, according to Chief Tim Dolan. There have been people who have died and many ...


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UnitedSpinal.org Motorsports Program Attends Lyn St James Event

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2007 6:17pm

Steven E. Perkel, DSW, FACHE Sr. Vice-President, Member Programs and Strategic Initiatives for the United Spinal Association  attended the Lyn St James Women in the Winner Circle Foundation event last week to learn more about how women are making an impact in the world of racing. Steven is also a member of the UnitedSpinal Motorsports program. The mission of United Spinal Association’s Motorsports program is ...


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My Son Gets a Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2007 3:53pm

Today, August 2, 2007 is the anniversary of my sons car accident. He was driving his Rav4, lost control on a canyon road and went over the embankment tumbling down 350 feet to the bottom. He came to rest upside down, his 6 foot body cinched tight by the seatbelt. My son, 33 at the time and recently been diagnosed with MS had been having some difficulty and should not have been driving that day. The rescue workers ...


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