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Ask Patty Interviews Charly M3 Foden of Second Life's Racer's Island

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 25th, 2007 2:17am

Ask Patty has told you all about our place in Second Life… but we have only featured a few of the amazing people (avatars) we have met in world. Today we want to showcase Racers Island and the guy who runs it, CharlyM3 Foden. Patty Streeter (that’s Patty in Second Life!) interviewed Charly recently. Patty Streeter: Why did you build Racer’s Island? CharlyM3 Foden: Racer’s Island was a place ...


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Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: July 24th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 25th, 2007 2:15am

Ask Patty is at it again for our blog carnival! Yippee! This week we are gathering all the posts and articles out there about women in motorsports. Of course you know how much we support women in the automotive industry, especially if she is racing fast cars! Go get ‘em gals! To start off we can’t forget to mention that Ask Patty is ...


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Top Safety Tips for Traveling with Pets

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 23rd, 2007 11:12pm

The North Shore Animal League America says "Play It Safe" with pets during summer heat waves. They have given us some helpful tips for traveling with pets and how to avoid any dangerous heat situations. With the forecast calling for blistering days and high humidity, North Shore Animal League America reminds owners to safeguard their pets during the warm stretches ahead “It’s vital to be aware of ...


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Bridgestone Firestone Safety Scholars YouTube Video Contest Gives Creative Voice to Young Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 23rd, 2007 2:54pm

Every parent knows the hard truth; teens often listen to their peers more than they listen to parents or teachers. And there’s another hard reality: car crashes claim the lives of more 16 – 21 year-olds than any other cause. With that in mind, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is turning to teens for solutions to help make our roads safer for everyone by launching the Safety Scholars Video ...


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Top 6 Trends for Future and Concept Vehicles

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 20th, 2007 11:49pm

Recently we read an article by Trends Magazine about the future of information and technology when it comes to automobiles. According the editors at Trends, the information superhighway will have a major impact on this industry and will affect the cars you buy as well. We wrote a post previously about Avis rental cars now offering wireless Internet in their vehicles. We also learned that Ford has recently partnered ...


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Sounds Like Trouble? Car Maintenance Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 20th, 2007 3:20pm

Argh, are you hearing those noises coming out from under your hood again? If it's not one thing, it's another right? Just because it sounds like the only explanation for the crazy noises must be a raccoon, consider these suggestions and listen just a little bit harder next time. Of course, we still recommend you take your vehicle in to a certified technician. Squeaks, squeals, rattles, rumbles, and other ...


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How to Achieve Hands-Free Productivity While in the Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 19th, 2007 2:51pm

I recently signed up for a very cool productivity tool at Jott.com.  Basically it's a voice recognition service that you can dial into from your cell phone, and it will transcribe the content of your phone call and send it directly to your email address.... so if you're driving along and you have one of those "AHA!" moments, you can call their number and leave a message, and it will magically appear ...


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Renshaw Races to Second Top-Five in a Row at the Music City Motorplex in the AskPatty.com No. 112 Chevrolet

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 18th, 2007 9:44pm

Deborah Renshaw made her second start behind the wheel of the No. 112 AskPatty.com Chevrolet on Friday night at Nashville, Tennessee's Music City Motorplex since making her return to the DryGDSI.com NASCAR Late Models on June 30th. Renshaw and her Hooked Up Motorsports team qualified third and picked up their second top-five finish in a row at the .596-mile short track in a field of 15 cars. Watch the ...


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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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