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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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Today Show Talks About Cars for Women at the NY Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 4th, 2007 5:17pm

Its no surprise to us that women are calling the shots when it comes to auto design and needs. MSNBC’s Today Show with Ann Curry and Phil LeBeau touched on this topic today at the New York International Auto Show. Watch the Today video here. The new Infiniti EX Concept vehicle was made with women in mind, featuring an Around View Monitor which has cameras around the vehicle that show you on the blind spots ...


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10 Ways to Crashproof Your Teen

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 4th, 2007 3:32pm

by Timothy C. Smith The single most dangerous teens will probably ever do is drive a car. Car crashes kill more teens than drugs, suicide, alcohol and guns combined. Here are 10 effective ways to help crashproof your kids: 1. Commit the time to helping them become safer, smarter drivers. Teens typically get 3-6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction in driver education programs, and it takes 30-50 hours of experience ...


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Drooling Dog on Board

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 3rd, 2007 10:55pm

By Laurie Yarnell of Embedded in the 'Burbs on iVillage.com I pick up my Freshman, home for spring break, from the train station.  His greeting? “Where’s the dog?” Oops. My bad. “The dog” (in this case, our yellow Lab, Maggie; our  other dog gets carsick) was a permanent fixture in the car as I  schlepped my children through their suburban childhood. Indeed, it ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: April 3

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 3rd, 2007 3:49pm

Fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice, it must be April Fool's at AskPatty. This week's carnival spans a broad assortment of topics from taxes, carpools, the Michelin Man's 'spare tire,' Girl Scouts, paint and much more. We're not fooling around here... In an effort to encourage sales of new vehicles and jumpstart the auto industry, State Rep. Terry Brown, D-Pigeon, announced a plan to ...


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Ask Patty takes a bite out of the Big Apple at the New York Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 3rd, 2007 3:48pm

The New York Auto Show opens to the Media on Wednesday, and thanks to our host General Motors, I will be there on behalf of Ask Patty to blog on all the new production models and fun concept cars. I'm looking forward to getting a sneak peek at all the vehicles to be unveiled at the international show, meeting some of the people behind the scenes of car design, and attending the Women's Automotive ...


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Ask Patty takes a bite out of the Big Apple at the New York Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 2nd, 2007 9:59pm

Ask Patty takes a bite out of the Big Apple at the New York Auto Show The New York Auto Show opens to the Media on Wednesday, and thanks to our host General Motors, I will be there on behalf of Ask Patty to blog on all the new production models and fun concept cars. I'm looking forward to getting a sneak peek at all the vehicles to be unveiled at the international show, meeting some of the people behind the scenes of car ...


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Selling Your Car Part III: Getting the Most from a Private-Party Sale

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 2nd, 2007 8:10pm

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 and 2, we talked about how to ...


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