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How to Create a Summer Road Trip Video You Can Be Proud Of

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 28th, 2007 5:42pm

So you're off on the big family road trip... or maybe you're still planning the big family road trip; or maybe you just returned from the big family road trip. Have you thought about how you're going to document, edit, and then share your fun vacation story with your friends and family? Here's a cool article at Internet Video Magazine  that shows you how to shoot, edit, and share your videos, thanks ...


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Ode To My Honda Pilot

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 28th, 2007 5:42pm

by Lori Shapiro I've never been a car girl.  When coworkers would start to describe and compare their cars or discuss which car they wanted when they made a million dollars, I would stop listening.  I could care less.   A car was a vehicle to get from one place to another but I never felt this car love that others had. Growing up my father was a salesman.  He would get a new Buick every ...


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Have a Great Car Buying Experience: 8 Great Tips for Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 27th, 2007 3:30pm

According to industry statistics, women buy more than half of all cars, and influence more than 85 percent of all vehicle purchases.  As a woman, you already know that many of the household purchase decisions are in your hands, either by deciding or helping a loved one to decide.  Despite this, typically, women are viewed at a disadvantage during negotiations – but if you’re in the market for a new ...


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Child Seat Choices for Your Ride

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 27th, 2007 3:29pm

With the summer holiday around the corner and likely a lot of driving ahead of you, child safety should be in the forefront of your mind. But what, with all the preparations and planning to do, it might be the last thing you are thinking about. We’ve put together some great tips – with the help of The Car Seat Lady - for you to keep in mind this summer when you are buckling in your kids. There are two basic types ...


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AskPatty.com President does lunch with General Motors North American President, Troy Clarke

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 25th, 2007 3:04pm

General Motors North American President, Troy Clarke  invited a small and diverse group of Los Angeles based bloggers, writers and representatives of the press to join him for a tour of HRL, a laboratory founded in 1948 by the infamous Howard Hughes and after many changes of ownership is now owned jointly by The Boeing Company and General Motors. HRL's major technical thrusts are in R & D development of ...


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Ask Patty CEO has HUMMER off road experience in Durango Colorado

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 25th, 2007 2:51pm

I want to thank the team at General Motors and Hummer for inviting me to experience the new H2 and H3 Alpha in Durango Colorado recently.  The experience was eye opening and the capabilities of the vehicles exceeded my wildest expectations.  I have always been a big fan of the H2 and I did not think that there was much they could do to improve it but the 08 has an updated interior with full curtain air bags, a ...


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Take Control of Rising Gas Prices: Don't Let Your Money Evaporate

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 25th, 2007 2:50pm

Fight skyrocketing gas prices by taking control of your vehicle's unnecessary fuel consumption, advises the Car Care Council. Consumers can add miles to every gallon they pump by following a few easy and inexpensive maintenance steps with their car, SUV, minivan or pickup truck. "Most motorists don't realize that it's the little things that don't take a lot of time or cost much that can really make ...


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Are You There God? It's Me Heather (And My Broken Car)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 21st, 2007 3:24pm

About 3pm on Friday, my fantabulous Pastor (he reads this blog), calls me and asks me if I would run and pick up a ham, plates, Easter baskets, and candy for the Fellowship Dinner and Egg Hunt this weekend. He says he’ll give me the credit card. Thinking this would be much easier to accomplish sans kidlets, I head over to the church as he and the youth are preparing to head out of town for the weekend. I hang out ...


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Need a Female Friendly Dealer in Columbus? Try Ricart Ford and Ricart Imports!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 20th, 2007 6:34pm

Imports! Ricart Ford began as a dream in 1953, with a handful of Fords pretty much in front of the Ricart house in Canal Winchester, Ohio. Paul F. Ricart Sr. got the ball rolling, sealing deals with a handshake and personally standing behind every car sold, a tradition that continues at Ricart today. Over the years, the Ricart Family grew, and grew up, with Fred and Rhett following their father into the family ...


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Check Your Cool Quotient with a Cooling System Quiz

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 20th, 2007 3:32pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org A fairly common household disaster is flooding of the laundry area due to a split hose on a washing machine. Also vulnerable to a similar disaster is your car. A bulging radiator hose, carrying hot water (coolant) under pressure, can rupture. Cooling system neglect is cited as a principal reason for mechanical failure of a vehicle. In addition to the danger and inconvenience of ...


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