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Get a FREE personal vehicle web page on AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 29th, 2007 6:27pm

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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10 Most And Least Expensive Cars to Insure

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 29th, 2007 2:41pm

A friend gave me a heads-up to an article at msn.com's money section that identifies the 10 most expensive cars to insure, as well as the 10 least expensive cars to insure. Presented at moneycentral.msn.com by Dana Dratch and Bankrate.com, the informative article explains "Along with your own driving record, your ZIP code and the demographics of the drivers in your household, the make and model of your ...


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What To Do After A Traffic Accident

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 29th, 2007 1:30am


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Click It or Ticket

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 28th, 2007 4:04am

Seat belt safety is so important and it's something everyone "knows" but not everyone practices. Besides it being completely unsafe,  it is also against the law to not wear your seat belt while riding in or driving a vehicle. Check out these tips from the Washington Post.     'Click It or Ticket' Programs Reminders of Seat Belt ...


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Choosing the Right Repair Shop

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 28th, 2007 4:04am

Choosing the right repair shop or technician can be tough, and more than a little nerve wracking. We tried to take the guesswork out for you by bringing you these ten tips on repair shop shopping from the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Routine car care and maintenance is the best way to prevent little problems from becoming big headaches. Additionally, a well maintained vehicle will get better gas mileage, ...


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Drive safe - Make Sure Your Vehicle’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System is Working Properly

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 26th, 2007 8:59pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org Your car’s TPMS can save lives and fuel - but it needs to be maintained. If your vehicle was made after 2002, chances are pretty good that it has a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Mandated by the Federal Government as a standard safety feature on all 2008 cars, vans, or light trucks, millions of TPMS equipped cars are already rolling on US roads. This system constantly monitors your ...


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Jiffy Lube's Peace Offering?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 25th, 2007 4:28pm

Jiffy Lube Service Centers are offering free “Summer Special” tire pressure checks. Sounds like Jiffy Lube is trying to win the hearts and minds of women everywhere. Hmmm, it's certainly hard to turn down anything that's offered for free, so it's probably worth the trip. Plus, who trusts those nasty tire pressure gauges at the gas station anyway? If it means I can save a few bucks on gas, then ...


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Seat Belt Safety - Memorial Day Weekend

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 25th, 2007 3:02pm

by Daytona Dayton It was 7:10AM this morning when I rushed out of the house into the car with my three teens trailing right behind me.  Today we needed to get to school early as my graduating senior had to present his Senior project and needed to unload the trunk filled with props and displays.  I knew that we would be late due to a road construction detour, and sure enough, a human stop sign gave us the signal ...


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12 Steps to Getting Better Gas Mileage!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 24th, 2007 9:12pm

by Amy Mattinat There are a number of things you can do to ease the money coming out of your wallet to pay for gasoline to power your car. The easiest and most effective way to save money on gas is to park it. Hide the keys from yourself and walk or ride a bike. If you need to go a greater distance try carpooling. This will cut your fuel costs in half and you don’t have the expense of maintaining a car. If you live in ...


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NPR’s Talk of the Nation Talks Up Ask Patty and Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 24th, 2007 5:57pm

Ask Patty appeared as a guest on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” last November to discuss women’s buying power! You can listen to that show here! Now Ask patty is at it again! One of our expert women, Amy Mattinat of Auto Craftsmen, will be a guest on the show today at 2pm EST! The show topic is gas prices and fuel economy – a very timely topic with gas prices inching toward ...


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