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BlogHer Conference '07 Sponsors Bring Fun, Facts and Fashion to Chicago July 27-29

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 26th, 2007 3:14pm

Ask Patty will be at BlogHer! Yay! We are so excited to be joining all the blogging babes this year again! We had a blast last year and hope to match it again in 2007! Jody DeVere, Ask Patty President, and eMarketing Manager Breanne Boyle will be there to meet everyone! We are really excited to be at both the Chicago event and the Second Life event. Come find us! BlogHer, Inc. (http://blogher.org), the Web's ...


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Top 6 Tips for Choosing the Right Vehicle for your College Bound Child

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 25th, 2007 3:19pm

by Jenny Trostel About 4 weeks from now, my oldest son will begin his freshman year at college.  Luckily for me, the college does not allow incoming students to have a car on campus for the freshman and sophomore years.  Often I am asked about making the right decision about sending your college bound child to college with a car, so I thought I would give you a few of my recommendations.  Having a car on ...


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My Quest for a New Car: Journal Entry #2

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 25th, 2007 2:19am

Okay last time we talked about my car shopping experience and the Honda Civic Hybrid. Since we decided that it was cheaper to buy a non-hybrid Civic over a hybrid (read my last post), we took our shopping adventure over to Toyota to peruse the Prius lineup. So this car is for my husband. His Saturn started costing us more than my monthly purse and shoe allowance, and well, that’s just absurd. So we decided he ...


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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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