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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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Ask Patty Launches Automotive Advice For Women in Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2007 6:42pm

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 and grab a cup of espresso and treat yourself to warm, freshly baked cookies, while watching Patty on our flat panel ...


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Vehicle Warranty Denied?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2007 3:18pm

This article is intended to help you should you have a vehicle warranty claim denied in circumstances in which an aftermarket product has been used. The information describes the law on vehicle warranties and will provide a sense of what is and is not an improper warranty denial. After reviewing this information, you will be aware of the steps to take to fight unlawful warranty denials. In many cases it ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: May 1st

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 1st, 2007 3:46pm

Welcome back once again to the Ask Patty blog carnival. Can you believe it’s May already? Man, I feel like we were just doing the holiday gift garage posts and here we are, already past Easter and rounding the corner into summer vacation! We’ve got a special carnival for you to celebrate the beginning of the Mother’s Day month; we are applauding women! (Duh) We have gathered great posts and articles out ...


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Selling Your Car: Getting the Most from a Private-Party Sale, part 5 of 5

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 30th, 2007 9:06pm

by Heather Conary When you buy your next car, you might think about trading your older one in to a dealership.  While this is convenient, and may be the best option for you, it can be more lucrative to sell your car as a private party.  Using the same process and techniques that dealerships use to sell cars, you can make sure you get top dollar for your investment! In Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 we talked about how ...


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From the Shopping Mall to the Dealer Showroom

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 30th, 2007 2:40pm

by Kathy Gilbert I used to think that shopping was only for women, until I watched men in the sporting goods store.  I realized that everyone enjoys shopping when they are buying something for themselves or for someone they care about. Shopping for your new or next vehicle purchase can offer the same amount of enjoyment.  As women, we account for over 51% of the population and influence over 80% of vehicles ...


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Should You Keep Your Old Clunker Or Buy a Newer Car?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 30th, 2007 2:39pm

When we present our customers with a large repair estimate for their older car, the question I get over and over again is: Should I keep this old clunker or buy a newer car? When you’re faced with a large repair bill, it’s natural to dream of getting a better car, a newer model or just a more reliable vehicle. However, most of us live in a practical world of hard financial decisions, and the purchase of a ...


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