There is a difference in the kinds of fuel you put in your car. We'll break down the options, including a new fuel filter. People trying to save a buck will let their gas tank run down to nearly empty. There is a reason why this isn't a good idea and could cost you more in the long run. Howard Fleischmann, Community Tire and Auto Repair ... Read More!
Congratulations to 2010 Better Business Bureau Integrity Award Recipients - Victory Auto Service ... Read More!
Judy Curry was nearly speechless when she received the news that her shop has been named the 2010 Motor Age Top Shop. ... Read More!
We’ll be there with bells on and with plenty of valuable information to help you increase sales and improve customer retention – and grow your share of the industry’s most valuable and fastest-growing group: Women. ... Read More!
You can help by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy, game or gift card for a girl or boy, from infants to teens, at any Gatto’s location. Need more info? Visit brevardcares.org or call Brevard C.A.R.E.S. at 321-752-4650. ... Read More!
The monthly podcasts on AskPatty.com feature women who have achieved an exceptional level of success in an auto related occupation or industry. Dubbed “Womanars,” the podcasts – 10 to 15 minutes in length – can be described as both educational and inspirational. ... Read More!
Had your eye on that Bimmer or 'Vette lately? Or maybe a green vehicle is a better fit? If you're a woman over the age of 50, you're not alone. "Over the past few years, spending habits of women in that demographic group have changed quite a bit," according to Patricia Muir, a consultant in the automotive industry and Canadian regional manager for automotive advice website AskPatty.com. ... Read More!
Women in the U.S. have steadily been increasing their purchasing power for decades. Collision and automotive repair shops, however, are typically run and mostly staffed by men, and designed for customers that have, historically, also largely been men. ... Read More!
Women who express an interest in cars – as drivers and consumers – are often belittled or patronized in public spaces. Thus many women who participate on interactive automotive websites do so as observers rather than contributors. As one of the respondents to my study remarked, “a lot of females don’t speak out as much nor do they post as much because there’s always a fear of being made fun of.” ...
Next, it's time to get rid of all that "junk in your trunk." Many people unwittingly carry the weight of an extra person in the back of their vehicle, so be brutal: Remove everything you don't use frequently or need in an emergency. Items such as car cleaners or foldable chairs, for example, should be stored elsewhere. Seasonal items, like traction aids for the mud or snow, should be stored in the car only when the season demands ...