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Help Save More Lives: Use a Five-Point Harness Child Seat

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2007 10:48pm


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Win a Ticket to BlogHer by Submitting Car Stories!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2007 7:50pm

Ask Patty is giving away a ticket to BlogHer 2007 in Chicago! The third annual BlogHer Conference, A World of Difference, is taking place on July 27 - July 29, 2007, in Chicago, IL. BlogHer's annual event is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet your virtual friends face-to-face while getting a chance to learn from the collective wisdom of the entire BlogHer Community. Over two-plus days, you'll have a ...


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What Everyone Ought to Know About Financing A Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2007 3:03pm

Financing a vehicle is a scary thing. We’ve all been through it at one time or another, or at least have looked into it. Before you head to your next dealership, here’s a little financing quiz for you. For how many months should you finance your next vehicle? a) 36 Months b) 48 Months c) 60 Months d) 72 Months What’s your answer? If you picked any of them, you’d be wrong. At least according ...


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Oprah Shares Lessons on Backover Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2007 2:46pm

Last week, Oprah Winfrey aired a segment entitled "Life Saving Lessons From Families Like Yours."   This show featured an item on impaired driving and another piece featuring the dangers of blindzones behind vehicles. The Peck family from Georgia was the focus of the backover segment, sharing the tragic story of their son, Jackson "Superman" Peck who lost his life because he could not be ...


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Orphans in Ypsilanti: A Car Show of Retired Autos

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 8th, 2007 5:24pm

Orphans are only sad when they are human or animals. Don't shed a tear for these four-wheeled offspring of since-forgotten motor companies. The show in Ypsilanti, Michigan, showcases the best of the best that are out of reach for most buyers - either because they are incredibly valuable and expensive, or because the owners know they have a rare find and wouldn't part with them no matter their worth. (Picture to ...


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Car Buying for Women Made Easy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 7th, 2007 4:24pm

by Maura Schreier-Fleming Do you ever wonder why some customers are happier with their automotive purchases than other customers are? You may think they work with better salespeople. That may be part of it. They’re also better customers. As a sales professional who works with thousands of customers, I can tell you that the best customers buy the best products. If you want to buy your best car, here’s how you ...


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Car Care Tire Tips: Volume I

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2007 2:19am

Reprinted from CarCare.org Car Care brings us some great tips on tire maintenance and we wanted to pass them along to you. These are great little items you can even print out on your computer and save in your glove box. Tire Tips: Check for Obvious Signs of Wear   Tire Tips: Underinflation Can Overload Tires Tire Tips: Just a Look Won't Do it Look for the second group of ...


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Ask Patty Around the Auto World Blog Carnival: June 5th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2007 3:27pm

Welcome to Ask Patty’s blog carnival for June 5th! We are at it again with the most up-to-date articles and topics from around the auto world.  We found so many articles about kids and family this week that we thought we would focus on that topic.  The kiddies will be out of school soon so the little munchkins are on our minds! You know the Build-a-Bear workshops? The ones where you can create your own ...


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Dad a car nut? Rev him up this Father's Day with these unique gifts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2007 1:16pm

Father's Day is coming up and gift givers everywhere are thinking about what to get Dad. We're pretty sure he doesn't need another tie, so our colleagues at TireRack.com have compiled a range of ideas that those Dads passionate about cars might actually find useful. Hate watching Dad cringe every time he fills up the tank? The Accutire Air10 Gauge with built-in LED flashlight will help him save money by ...


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Introducing the Newest Ask Patty Expert Panel Members

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 4th, 2007 9:12pm

Ask Patty has added three more excellent automotive women to our expert panel! Meet them here: Amy Plant-Lowe grew up in the automotive industry with her dad and four brothers. Amy started working at the family shop, Plat's Auto Service, in 1989 as the receptionist answering phones and greeting customers. She quickly moved into the Service Advisor position. In 2001 her father retired and Amy and her brother Spencer became ...


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