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

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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It's Getting Hot Outside ~ What's Your "Cool Quotient"?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 16th, 2007 11:35pm

by Kim Walker of Peak Automotive 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 a ...


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Ask Patty Appears on iVillage Live

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2007 9:47pm

Ask Patty President, Jody DeVere appeared on iVillage Live on May 15th! You can view the show here.


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Take The Pain Out of New Car Buying

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2007 5:11am

by Kimberly, Sandi and Natalie of Right Honda Believe it or not, car dealerships do not purposely intend to make car buying an experience that leads to hours with your therapist.  Dealers want to start your vehicle ownership on the right track. To ensure a pleasant purchase, consumers should be prepared in two major areas before going to the dealership. What size, features and general cost actually meet your ...


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Don't Get Too Heated! Summer Car Care Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2007 5:10am

by Jenny Trostel This is an important time of year to keep your car clean and to have routine maintenance done.  Summer is a very busy time for everyone and a busy time for your car.   Excessive heat can be a drain on many of the components of your car.  If you are planning a vacation where you will be driving your car, don’t wait until the last minute to have your service facility check the car for ...


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The Prom Queen Car - Holden EFIGY

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2007 5:09am

A prom dress or a formal gown would have been the appropriate attire for this elegant and classy test drive. I felt too grimy after test driving the other GM concept vehicles on a hot spring day in in California's Tejon Ranch near Los Angeles to step into the BEAUTIFUL  Holden EFIGY Concept car! My "driver' , ( no I did not get to drive it ..darn it), took me on a scenic drive through the Tejon Ranch ...


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Buyer Beware! Are you Buying a Flood Damaged Vehicle?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2007 5:08am

    by Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®         www.laurenfix.com In particular, this subject comes to mind for all of the hurricane sufferers of Katrina and Rita who were displaced from their homes and lives. But anyone who has gone through a disaster like a hurricane or who have suffered their own flooding tragedies know how difficult the aftermath truly is, and these people ...


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Do You Want To Know How To Clean The Inside Of Your Car?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2007 1:01am

by Amy Mattinat You spend so much time in your car it sometimes feels like you live in it. Do you eat in it, read books by listening to them on CD, catch up on phone calls? Do you carry around your sports equipment, extra clothes, make-up and children?  If you answered yes to most of these questions, then I bet your car looks pretty messy after only a couple of weeks. It’s a good idea to take some time once ...


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Find Your Dream Car On Ask Patty!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 14th, 2007 10:55pm

Women purchase over 50 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States each year and influence 85 percent of the buying decisions. Yet, shopping for and buying a car can be a challenge for women who are first time car buyers or for women who had a bad experience in the past with a car salesman or dealership. Ask Patty has partnered with Chrome Systems to make the entire experience better for women by providing tools that ...


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Don't Stall Any Longer: How to Avoid a Stalled Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 14th, 2007 4:55pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org The stalled car syndrome, more noticeable on our roadways than in our driveways, has been with us for generations. But it becomes more critical with increased population. Beyond missed appointments or being late for work it also results in the condition known as road rage. Not only can a disabled vehicle have an annoying "ripple effect" that goes beyond the immediate scene, it can be ...


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