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Ask Patty Around the Auto World Blog Carnival: May 22nd

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 22nd, 2007 11:10pm

Welcome back to the Ask Patty blog carnival, where we have pulled together some of the latest and greatest posts and articles out there in the automotive world.  We have some gas saving tips in time for summer and a sort of theme around used car salesmen… interesting. So stick around and check it out. As always, we thank our submitters! According to the Mercury News, “some predict $4-a-gallon ...


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The Harvey’s Seat Belt Bag: Style and Functionality

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 22nd, 2007 2:24pm

by Breanne Boyle I am a self-confessed purse-aholic. Seriously, just ask my husband for verification. The only fashion item I own more of is shoes. Funny story here: In my wedding vows I promised to only buy one pair of shoes a month, and I am proud to say that I haven’t strayed yet. Back to the purses. My purse collection includes clutches, messenger bags, totes, cosmetic bag, satchels.. you name it (if you want a ...


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Don't Be Aggressive, Don't B-E Aggressive!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 21st, 2007 11:21pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org Aggressive driving habits, such as tailgating, flashing headlights and unpredictable driving speeds can put motorists at risk for a collision. “Aggressive drivers are not only a danger to themselves, they create hazards for other motorists and pedestrians,” said Paul Ong, Marketing Manager of the CertifiedFirst® Network. “The actions of aggressive drivers can divert the ...


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Summer Car Care Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 21st, 2007 11:03pm

Reprinted from GoodYear Tires Tire Care Fact Sheet According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 241 million registered vehicles will be traveling U.S. roadways this summer.  Many of these vehicles may not be ready to cope with the extreme weather associated with the summer season.  To be prepared, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has developed a simple checklist of ...


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AskPatty.com, Inc. Poised for Web 2.0 Driven Growth at First Year Anniversary

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 21st, 2007 2:38pm

AskPatty.com, Inc., reaches her first anniversary with above target revenue and an established brand presence leveraged by Web 2.0 best practices and venue in Second Life. The AskPatty.com, Inc. brand and Female Friendly Certified concept has been enthusiastically embraced and supported by women and her automotive industry peers. Ask Patty, the Automotive Advice for Women blog, launched on May 21, 2006, with its ...


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Fantasy Cars for the Ladies

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 20th, 2007 3:53pm

by Kaffy Spears from SSIP Exotic Cars There are many exotic super sports cars out on the market today. It seems they are always inspired by men with something to compensate. But what about us females? Although we all know it’s far from a possibility to actually own something of this prestige, can’t we still dream about cars too? Well I have selected the top 5 most exotic cars I feel most suited to us ...


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Preventing Vehicle Rollovers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 18th, 2007 6:16pm

by Amy Mattinat  Vehicle Rollovers have to be one of the scariest accidents to see or experience.  It starts off so innocently. The vehicle ever-so-slightly coasts onto the shoulder and the first thing that comes to mind is to steer that vehicle back on the road, or maybe apply the brakes. It seems like the right thing to do, but the next thing you know the vehicle is off the road rolling over and over in a ...


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Jody's Adventure on iVillage Live!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 17th, 2007 6:51pm

Jody DeVere, President of Ask Patty, was recently a guest on iVillage Live in Orlando. I am sure you all saw it! It aired on Tuesday, May 15th and was a great show! We were of course incredibly excited to get the invitation from iVillage to be on their show so Jody packed her frequently used travel bags and jetted to Florida. While there, she got to hang with not only the hosts of the iVillage show, but our CEO, Peter ...


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Girl Scouts, Start Your Engines!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 17th, 2007 6:47pm

by Lori Johnson Since I started my business, I’ve had to do very little advertising. Once the word was out that I was teaching an automotive class for women, I was getting contacted at least once a week from people inquiring about the class. I’ve taught for dealerships, independent shops, adult education centers and even private businesses, but the call from the Girl Scouts has been the most ...


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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hybrid Cars... But Were Afraid To Ask, Part Two

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 16th, 2007 11:36pm

One of our young readers sent us the following questions about hybrid vehicles, saying "I am 13 years old and I had a few questions for you about my hybrid car project: 1. What is the top selling hybrid car? 2. Why are hybrid cars better than normal cars? 3. What are the benefits of a Hybrid car? 4. How does a hybrid car work? 5. What is the average cost of a hybrid car/sedan? 6. About how much would you spend ...


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