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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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Meet Ask Patty TODAY in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2007 7:19pm

Ask Patty recently launched her venue in Second Life on Pontiac’s Motorai Island. A lot of you were there at our launch party (shout outs to VLB, Callie, and Osprey!) and you boogied with us all evening, but that’s not the end of our social activities in SL! Every Wednesday at 2pm SL time (PST), we are hosting “Caffeine and Cars” in our lounge. You can come and enjoy our fresh espresso and ...


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My Quest for a New Car: Journal Entry #1

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2007 6:09pm

My husband needs a new car. Mine is fine, but his is getting to the point where we are swiping our credit card at Joel’s Automotive Repair more than is entirely necessary. It’s not a terrible car… just old, and starting to out-wear its welcome. We used to keep it around because it got really great gas mileage, but it’s not even doing that anymore. So we went to a dealership. To shop. For cars. ...


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AskPatty.com Sponsors BlogHer.org Second Life Conference July 27 - 29th 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2007 5:42pm

BlogHer in Second Life sponsor AskPatty.com has some fun racing toys in store for you at her BlogHer conference exhibit. The BlogHer conference in Second Life runs July 27th - 29th 2007. Contact Patty Streeter in Second Life for a tour of our Automotive Advice for Women venue in Second ...


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Ask Patty Around the Auto World Blog Carnival: July 10th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2007 3:35pm

Welcome to the Ask Patty Dealership blog carnival! This week we went through our list of over 100 Female Friendly certified dealerships to find you a list of our dealer groups that span the country. Dealers groups are often multiple dealerships under one owner (whether privately or publicly owned) and typically reside in one metropolitan area. Here we are showcasing some of our great dealerships, however we have ...


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AOL Autos Pick Best Coupes for $25K

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2007 10:37pm

By Jonathan Gromer, AOL Autos Two doors are sexier than four. The smooth lines of a coupe make the majority of car buyers think of freedom, performance and youth. These are very important words in an age where classic descriptives like "station wagon" have been banned from marketing lingo in favor of phrases like "sport wagon." But what about life's little reality checks such as groceries, tall ...


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