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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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Firestone Offers Free Education for Young Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 31st, 2007 4:16pm

Firestone Offers Free Education for Young Drivers Firestone Complete Auto Care presents Driver's Edge - a no cost educational program for young drivers aged 15-21 to teach real-life emergency avoidance and response techniques and overall driver safety. In this program, drivers under the age of 18--the ones most likely to be involved in car crashes over the last five years according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic ...


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How Women Look at Video Online... Is Different

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 31st, 2007 2:29pm

How Women Look at Video Online... Is Different Statistics show this year there will be an estimated 97 million females online in the US, compared with 91 million males. While it's a clear majority, when it comes to viewing video online, however, their positions are reversed. An informative report sent to us by our partners at Chumney & Associates reveals a look into the online video viewing habits of women, ...


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Blink Car Care Products 'Trash' Image Of Women Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 30th, 2007 1:45pm

Women are a major influence when it comes to purchasing a family vehicle. But the car care aftermarket targeting them seems to be lagging behind.  Or so says Brandweek.com. In what is believed to be the first major push in the category focusing on women, Honeywell Consumer Products Group will break ads this week for "Blink," its new line of car cleaning wipes, bags, and stain removers. I don't know about your car, ...


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What Do The Desperate Housewives Drive?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 29th, 2007 8:12pm

What to the notorious women of Wisteria Lane drive around? We don't even mean in real life, people. The cars that fill the favorite TV show are actually chronicled on a cool site we found called the Internet Movie Cars Database. So what do those devilish ladies drive around on set? Well there seem to be a lot of BMWs, but there is also  fair share of the Buicks, Chevys, Caddies, and an Aston Martin or two. And for ...


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Honda Recalls Models For Engine Issues

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 29th, 2007 8:11pm

You would never believe that the venerable Honda - the manufacturer with the never-fail car - would be issuing a recall for engine problems, but alas, the day has come. We took this news piece from the AutoBlog. Not long after announcing the largest vehicle recall in Chinese history, Honda announced today that it won't be leaving the U.S. out of its recall roundup. The Japanese automaker revealed a new recall for the ...


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Check Your Car Smarts: Take The Drivetrain Quiz

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 29th, 2007 3:37pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org Your car's drivetrain is a vital power-transmitting component ,and key to dependability. It's responsible for transmitting the flow of power from the engine to the wheels. The components include the clutch, torque converter, transmission, driveshafts (or axle shafts in front wheel drive), Ujoints, CV joints, differential and axles. Most motorists take these components for granted until ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: March 27

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2007 8:09pm

It's the last blog of March, and we've got lots of good news about women, a bit of sad news about men, and plenty more great stuff about the cars we all love to drive. Consumer Reports' Liza Barth shares the facts:  Women car buyers mean business. It's a woman's car-buying world out there. Women purchase more than 46 percent of all new vehicles and influence over 80 percent of all automotive sales, ...


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Selling Your Car: Getting the Most from a Private-Party Sale, part 2 of 5

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2007 3:52am

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 Part 1, we talked about how to get your car in tip-top selling ...


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