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Safer Teen Driving During Spring Break

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 2:26am

Author Teresa Plowright addresses a concern of all parents in her travelwithkids blog about teen driving. She says "just around the corner is that moment when your sixteen-year-old has just obtained a learner's permit. So get ready for the words: Can I drive the car?" My own son is nearly 14, and I am painfully aware of how close he is to learning to drive, especially each time he asks "Can I park the ...


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April is National Car Care Month!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2007 2:25am

With more than 400 check lanes conducted around the country, National Car Care Month (NCCM) 2005 in April was the most successful NCCM to date. Statistics from these events, however, continue to underscore the need for consumer education. The inspection lanes, conducted throughout the United States by sponsoring local organizations and businesses, are part of the automotive aftermarket industry's ongoing ...


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Hyundai Tiburon as art form

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2007 3:57pm

Feast your eyes upon this 2007 Hyundai Tiburon custom-designed and covered in acrylic paint by revered New York Artist Billy! The artist was commissioned by Hyundai to paint their new 2007 Tiburon for the National Hyundai Dealer Show, and this is the fruit of his labor. In case you're curious about his procedure for painting the cars, he starts by wet sanding the car to buff it a bit and then he uses an ...


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How to ‘Read’ a Tire’s Sidewall

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2007 3:39pm

By Mary Aichlmayr, Managing Editor, Tire Review Take a close look at the sidewalls of the tires you’re using right now on your vehicle. You’ll see several letters and numbers, which might appear random. Nothing could be further from the truth. Regardless of manufacturer or brand, every tire sold today is required to be stamped with certain vital information. Everything you need to know about a tire is ...


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Ask Patty Bites the Big Apple, Day Two

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2007 9:12am

Ask Patty Bites the Big Apple, Day Two General Motors opened the New York Auto Show on Wednesday morning with the first vehicle reveal, hosted by GM Chairman Bob Lutz and Vice President of GM Global Design Ed Welburn. A high-energy hip-hop dance troupe presented a trio of brightly colored mini cars meant to highlight Chevy's new focus on design. Introduced as "the Triplets" we were told the creative little ...


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Polly Pocket Takes the Wheel at New York Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2007 5:47am

Mattel's diminutive Polly Pocket unveiled her line of Polly Wheels - the first ever die-cast toy cars designed just for girls - at the 2007 New York International Auto Show this week. The smallest of the cars to make their debut at the auto show, the 2007 lineup of Polly Wheels includes 50 different models in an array of body styles from classic convertibles to cruisers, cast in candy colors with glittery details ...


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American Idol Ford Hybrid Video

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 5th, 2007 11:17pm

The new Ford Hybrid video premiered on American Idol this week and I have to admit I love it. I am a Bob Marley fan from way back in fact my favorite music to clean hour by, ask my kids about that! The car wash and "green themed" video really says it all watch : Watch the video here . Jody DeVere President and die hard American Idol fan....... AskPatty.com


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Girl Scouts USA and Firestone Partners with "On The Road"

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 5th, 2007 10:53pm

Girl Scouts of the USA is pleased to continue its partnership with Firestone Complete Auto CareTM whose support has lead to the development of On the Road, a program that encourages girls to be competent, smart and safe drivers. On the Road provides teenage girls, 14-17, with innovative hands-on activities to learn about automotive safety and maintenance, smart driving and careers in the automotive industry. In ...


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Inside An Auto Accident: Studio 2B Takes Us To The Scene Of The Crash

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 5th, 2007 6:46pm

By Susan Brody Nobody plans for an accident. Hear how one young driver thought she had done everything right—and still totaled her car. Also, learn how to avoid accidents in bad weather. Casey had her provisional license for five months and everything had been great for the 17-year-old New Jersey native. (That's redundant—what could be bad once you have your license, right?) But as the saying goes, you ...


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Ask Patty Bites the Big Apple, Day One

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 5th, 2007 12:21am

Okay (I take a breath). I am reconsidering what it means to attend an auto show as a woman consumer... it means I actually have time to attend the vehicle reveals and listen to the information presented, it means I actually have time to look at and touch the vehicles. It means I finally have time to experience the show itself. After years of kamikaze auto show production, I am at last attending the show with the ...


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