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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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Robert E. Petersen dies at 80 years old.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 25th, 2007 4:50am

I first came to work for Mr. Petersen as a baby, fresh out of college. I missed finals to report to work at “Guns and Ammo” Magazine in May of 1986, and didn’t have a clue then that I would call Petersen Publishing my home (even though it was sold and changed names several times) for nearly 18 years. Mr. Petersen died Friday March 23, 2007, of complications from neuroendocrine cancer at St. John's Health ...


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Who Has the Next Big Car Product Idea? Tell Oprah!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 23rd, 2007 7:56pm

        Do you have an original product or invention you want the world to know about? You could be sitting on a gold mine! The Oprah Winfrey Show is teaming up with QVC for Oprah's Search for the Next Big Idea. Maybe you can think of a cool car accessory or product... like a magic eraser type product that works on car interior without leaving marks... or maybe a way to open your hatch or ...


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It's Time for the 21st Century Tune-up

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 23rd, 2007 5:05pm

Reprinted from CarCare.org Times are changing...cars are changing. One of the biggest changes in today's automotive industry is the perception of a "tune-up." Ask 10 vehicle owners their definition of a tune-up and chances are there'll be 10 different answers. The classic "tune-up" was once the heart of the automotive business and contrary to some beliefs, today's modern vehicles still ...


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The Importance Of A Clean Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 23rd, 2007 1:57am

by Debbie Lee President Professionals Car Care I had a friend send me an email saying her granddaughter was overseas and moving back to the U.S. but needed to sell her car before she returned. She asked me to email her some tips on prepping her car to sell. It reminded me that it is just plain old good practice for all of us to keep our vehicles clean and detailed inside and out. So here are a few friendly reminders and ...


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OnStar Partners With CDC To Help Car Wreck Victims

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 22nd, 2007 5:36am

General Motors Corporations's OnStar service shared a release  today announcing it is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) to help emergency responders treat crash victims. OnStar's real-time crash data -- vehicle speed, impact points and airbag deployment - collected through its Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN) system is currently used to help EMTs, ...


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