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Great Lakes Credit Union Becomes Certified Female Friendly in Illinois and Wisconsin

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 7th, 2013 1:47am

  Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU), with 12 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin, is proud to announce that in addition to the great experience they already provide their members, they have taken an additional step to address the needs of women consumers, as part of the growing network of AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® locations in North America. Staff at GLCU have completed a training and certification process to ...


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Automotive Industry Veteran Cherie Watters Joins AskPatty as President of Sales and Marketing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2013 1:36am

AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to get automotive advice and to connect with Certified Female Friendly® automotive retailers, today announced that Cherie Watters would be stepping into the role of President of Sales and Marketing for the company. A veteran of the auto industry since 1983, Cherie has worked tirelessly to overcome the stereotype of a “male ...


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Shifting Out of Neutral

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2013 1:32am

When Marta Moren goes to work at Georgetown only female mechanic on the shop floor, and even though she’s only 24 years old (and always sports pink nail polish) she’s got the talent of a veteran. For the last two years, Moren has won a Grand Master Gold Technician Award in a hands-on skills competition. She competed against 160 finalists (selected from 7,000 technicians) and earned one of the 44 awards handed out in ...


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5 Tips for Buying That First Car for College

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2013 1:30am

Heading off to college is an exciting experience for any student! If you’re thinking about purchasing a new car for your teenager (or helping him or her purchase one) to get to, from and around campus, consider the following financial tips: 1. Know your budget and who is paying. A college student is likely to be on a pretty tight budget, so it’s important to decide before you start shopping how much your child can ...


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Stop Spinning the Wheels of Customer Service—Start Wowing Women!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2013 1:27am

How great is your customer service? How is your customer satisfaction? These are fairly common questions when it comes to marketing folks, and I'm going to be honest. I really don't like them. The term “customer service” reduces the customer to a task list, and “customer satisfaction” doesn't go far enough. I don't want customers to be merely “satisfied,” and in the auto industry, you ...


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AutoTex Windshield Wipers Announces Guest Appearance at AAPEX

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2013 1:00am

AAPEX attendees are in for a treat. AutoTex Pink, the product aiming to "Wipe Out Breast Cancer" is targeting the female demographic like never before. In its' 18th year at AAPEX, WEXCO Industries (the parent company of AutoTex Windshield Wipers) recognizes the ever changing aftermarket industry with a special guest. Jody DeVere, President and CEO of AskPatty.com, will be making guest appearances to field questions and give input on ...


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Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM service centers in 14 states offer PINK wipers for Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 2nd, 2013 10:45am

October sales of PINK wipers help promote awareness and provide funds for National Breast Cancer Foundation Lexington, Ky. – Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM, the nation's second-largest quick-lube chain, and its largest franchisee Henley Enterprises, Inc., have partnered with AutoTex PINK, to raise funds and increase awareness for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. During October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness ...


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AskPatty in Tire Review: Getting More from Your Social Media Efforts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 17th, 2013 2:17pm

Social media is everywhere. If you run a business, you can’t avoid hearing about it! Whether it is a Facebook profile, Twitter account, Pinterest Board or LinkedIn page, all of these tools quickly add up to a significant percentage of your market share. So, what do you do once you’ve set up your business page on Facebook or created a Google+ account? You did all the right things but if you’re still not seeing ...


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Japanese Motor Works, Inc. Becomes The Only Certified Female Friendly Automotive Repair Facility in Athens, Georgia

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 26th, 2013 12:53pm

Japanese Motor Works, Inc. of Athens, Georgia, is proud to announce they are ready to address the needs of women consumers, as part of the growing network of AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® locations in North America.  Team members at Japanese Motor Works, Inc. have completed a training and certification process to provide a Certified Female Friendly® experience that exceeds women’s expectations.In ...


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Hit the road with MOM this Summer and win a VISA Gift Card

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 19th, 2013 11:37am

  Summer is road trip time, but before you pack the trunk, it’s probably a good idea to check your owner’s manual for maintenance recommendations. It might be time for an oil change.   If it’s time, remember that motor oil matters. You want to be sure that you or your oil change location pours the American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed oil recommended for your car or truck. If you’re ...


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