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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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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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