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Ask Patty Around the Auto World Blog Carnival: May 8th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 9th, 2007 12:22am

Welcome back to our blog carnival... we have some fun cutesy kiddie blog posts today as well as some serious, girl power ones! Check out our post on "why women are annoying"... say what?! No really, keep reading and then post your rebuttals!!! According to AutoBlog, Honda markets a line of child safety seats through its dealer network, and today comes word that the automaker's going to leverage its well-known ...


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Are You Ready For The Road?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 9th, 2007 12:21am

Reprinted from CarCare.org An average of 13,000 Americans are killed between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, some a result of unperformed vehicle maintenance, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each year, neglected maintenance leads to more than 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries and more than $2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses and property damage. Most mechanical ...


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Ask Patty Second Life Launch Party May 11, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 9th, 2007 12:20am

Join us May 11th 4 – 7pm PST for our official launch party in SecondLife.com here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ride/20/204/29 Ask Patty has launched a Second Life venue on Pontiac's Motorati Island. Ask Patty's new venue is a safe place in Second Life for women to go to ask advice about car buying, selling, service, car care and repair. In the Ask Patty "Female Friendly" venue you can sit down ...


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Win a $50,000 Automotive Shopping Spree!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 8th, 2007 4:40pm

No, seriously. Let's play a little game for a moment. If you had a check for $50,000 to spend on any vehicle, what would you buy? My pick would be either the new Toyota FJ Cruiser so I could pilot my pups around in style and keep them out of my Acura... or perhaps a MINI Cooper S with the Harmon Kardon audio system and a little supercharger. Guess what? With $50,000 I could get both! Yay! Ask Patty and our Female ...


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Are Dirty Cabin Air Filters Preventing You From Breathing Easily in Your Car?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 7th, 2007 7:32pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org During the hot summer months, contaminants, such as pollen, dust, mold spores and smog, can easily enter a vehicle's passenger compartment through the air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems, making the air in the car six times dirtier than the air outside, cautions the Car Care Council. Motorists can protect themselves and their passengers from these containments by replacing the ...


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Watch Ask Patty on iVillage Live May 15th!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 7th, 2007 7:00pm

Ask Patty will be appearing on NBC iVillage Live on May 15th at 12pm EST! We are so excited about this news ladies! We want you gals to check it out and watch it live online here or watch it on your local NBC station. On the iVillage live site you can chat live while the show is airing and discuss the show right when it happens! How cool is that?! Make sure you support Ask Patty and our President Jody DeVere ...


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NBC Today Show TODAY - The Dangers of Blind Zones Behind Vehicles

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 4th, 2007 3:16pm

Tune in this morning, Friday, May 4, at 8:15am to NBCʼs The TODAY Show for an excellent segment about the dangers of blind zones behind vehicles.  The information they are airing will inform millions of viewers about the dangers we all face when backing our vehicles and will show solutions so we do not have to continue to back up blind. April has been just an unimaginable month regarding the number of ...


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It Never Rains in California But You Still Need to Replace Your Wiper Blades!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 3rd, 2007 4:21pm

by Breanne Boyle It’s time for another Breanne post. No really. Y’all missed me terribly. I get it, now stop sending me eHallmark cards and boxes of chocolates as bribes to write more glorious posts! (Okay, amend that. Chocolates are still very much accepted and needed.) So I like to chronicle my forays into aftermarket installations on my Acura RSX (that’s a Type S people), and today is no ...


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12 Steps to Getting Better Gas Mileage!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 3rd, 2007 4:10pm

  by Amy Mattinat, Author of "How To Buy A Great Used Car," available at www.usedcarexperts.com 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 ...


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Why Do The Best Customers Buy The Best Cars?: Car Buying for Women Made Easy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2007 6:45pm

by Alex McCall Cars are cool.  Most guys know this; they start playing with Hot Wheels in their younger years, and by time they are in their teens, they can talk torsional rigidity and pound-feet of torque with ease and enthusiasm.  Girls, on the other hand, have a pink plastic Barbie convertible with no painstakingly-reproduced-in-miniature plastic engine, or even wheels that turn reliably and doors that ...


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