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Meet Ask Patty in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 12th, 2007 9:42pm

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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CarCare.org Announces the Launch of its New Car Care Guide: Pick Up a Free Copy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 12th, 2007 6:22pm

The Car Care Council has just published its 56-page Car Care Guide for both consumers and shop owners. This great booklet is almost like having a technician in your car with you. It is the perfect size for your glove box too! This     first-of-its-kind reference guide for motorists from the     Car Care Council is now available to the independent     aftermarket. Focus group research ...


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Ask Patty - Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: June 12th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 12th, 2007 4:02pm

Welcome to Ask Patty’s blog carnival for June 12th! Father’s Day is around the corner and (gasp!) we haven’t even started our shopping! We found some great gift ideas and heartfelt articles for you so make sure you check it out. A girl always has a special place in her heart for her dad. Make sure you let him know this Sunday with an extra special gift. “Car accessories” probably ...


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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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