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Risky Chinese Imports Endanger American Lives

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 18th, 2007 6:17pm

According to a recent article by Andrew Martin in the New York Times, Federal officials are requiring a small New Jersey importer to recall 450,000 radial tires, because they are missing the safety gum strip that prevents the tread from separating. Apparently, the tires were originally manufactured in China by Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber for a variety of pickup trucks, sport/utility vehicles, and vans. These defective tires ...


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How to Keep Your Car Insurance Payments Reasonable

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 18th, 2007 4:21pm

by Chop Shop Customs Buying car insurance can be a painful learning experience. Finding the best rate is just the beginning of your education. Your first challenge is to understand how the automobile insurance industry works. This business is remarkably tight-lipped about its inner workings. As with all-things-financial, your credit score counts. If you have good credit, you pay less for car insurance. This is because ...


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Happy Tail Travels: Make Sure Auto Safety is a Priority When Traveling with Your Pet

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 17th, 2007 7:49pm

By Breanne M. Boyle as printed in Fido Friendly Magazine My Welsh Corgi, Roxy, has a disturbing relationship with my car’s windshield wipers. When those wipers start to swish, her furry little body is flying full speed at the windshield, barking and crying the entire way. She seems to think the wipers are either the best toy on earth or the most evil contraption she has ever seen. If you think its dangerous driving ...


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Need a Female Friendly Dealer in St. Louis? Check Out Toyota of West County!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 17th, 2007 8:16am

Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County, family owned and operated since the 1960's, will embrace the Ask Patty concept. Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County owes this distinction to their high level of customer service and outstanding reputation of total customer satisfaction. Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County's partnership with Ask Patty represents an increased commitment to the female car buyer to provide a safe ...


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Ask Patty is LIVE on Daytona N Friends Radio!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 16th, 2007 6:31pm

Daytona-N-Friends Worldwide Radio Announces its National Re-Launch - Now Six Hours Of Live Radio Weekdays that launched July 2, Including Three Hours Of Power Supreme Autotalk For The Automotive Aftermarket! And get this! AskPatty.com will be a part of the show every week!Jody DeVere, Ask Patty Prez, will be live on the show every week! In fact, she is live now! Listen Now! As part of a national re-launch ...


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Prepare Your Paint for Summer Road-Tripping

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 16th, 2007 5:24pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org Most people are familiar with the benefits of protecting a vehicle’s engine and interior parts for summer conditions, but what about the paint? Flying rocks, bugs and other road debris can wreak havoc on a vehicle’s painted finish. People are investing more money than ever before on new vehicles and often keeping them longer. At the same time, paint materials and labor costs for ...


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Interview with Callie Cline of Second Life's Motorati Island

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 13th, 2007 8:25pm

 Ask Patty has recently launched a venue (sim) in Motorati Island in Second Life! We have met some amazing women online who are automotive enthusiasts just like us! We interviewed Callie Cline of Second Life's Motorati Island and asked about her experiences in world. ASKPATTY: What made you get involved in Second Life? CALLIE CLINE: I was invited by a good friend, Sue Stonebender, who owns some ...


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All Jacked Up! Tips on How to Safely Jack Up your Car from a NASCAR Pro

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 13th, 2007 5:32pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org If you’re good to your car, it will be good to you. That’s a commonly used phrase in the automotive industry so why is there still an estimated $60 billion in unperformed maintenance on an annual basis? Are we really performing the necessary routine maintenance our vehicles need to travel the long haul? Curious, we called on a few consumers known for being hard on ...


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eBay Motors: Tackling The World's Largest Online Marketplace

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 12th, 2007 3:50pm

    eBay Motors: Tackling The World's Largest Online Marketplace Sarah Draley is the Vice President of Marketing and Acquisitions at Rocket City Automotive Group, Inc. In 2002, eBay Motors invited Sarah Draley to jump start their “Dealer Assistant” program in the Chicago market. Since then, she has assisted hundreds of dealerships throughout the United ...


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Five Ways to Take the Sting Out of High Gas Prices

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2007 10:17pm

Are you one of many Americans stressed about rising gas prices and the affect it will have on your finances? Small lifestyle changes now could lead to major savings and less worries about high gas prices or future money problems. Being "Nickeled and Dimed" applies to consumers unable to account for the money they spend: cash back from an ATM transactions, luxury spending or anything not categorized in a ...


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