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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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Meet Ask Patty in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 19th, 2007 8:26pm

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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Get a FREE personal vehicle web page on AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 19th, 2007 4:26pm

Now you can manage all your automotive needs - with the click of a mouse. Register your email address on AskPatty.com's MyCarPage and get your own FREE, personalized, secure web page that helps organize all your vehicle needs and gives you money-saving opportunities. View your vehicle's maintenance schedule. MyCarPage automatically assigns the recommended maintenance schedule for your specific ...


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Ask Patty – Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: June 19th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 19th, 2007 3:49pm

Get your motor running. Head out on the highway! Looking for adventure, or whatever comes my way! Ask Patty welcomes you to another blog carnival ! This week we have some posts from all over the map, including women and their purchasing habits, some tips on safety for women, and apparently the top 10 cars for women… as written by a man? You’ll see. Buckle up gals! Okay, so I had to get to it first. ...


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June Womanar: How To Read A Tire’s Sidewall and Tire Safety 101

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 18th, 2007 10:39pm

How To Read A Tire’s Sidewall and Tire Safety 101 June 18th, 2007  at 3:00 PM EST  Duration 20 minutes Mary Aichlmayr is managing editor of Tire Review magazine, a business publication read by more than 30,000 independent tire dealers in North America. Tire Review is dedicated to the success of tire dealers serving the passenger, ...


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