CarsMagazine.com to launches Ask Patty with automotive advisory panel of
industry expert women.
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) June 19, 2006 -- CarsMagazine.com has announced that
Debbie Lee, owner of Professionals Car Care, will join the automotive advisory
panel of industry-expert women of their new woman’s portal, Ask Patty. The Ask
Patty website (http://www.askpatty.com) launched June 8, 2006 in conjunction
with Carsmagazine.com and provides a safe place for women to get advice on car
purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics online.
automotive advisory role, Lee will respond to questions via the website. “As a
member of the expert panel of women for Ask Patty, I hope to assist consumer
women with best practices on car care.” said Lee. "I am excited to join the Ask
Patty team of expert automotive advisors! I started my career in the automotive
industry, at the age of 18, while caught in a dilemma on which basketball
scholarship to accept. Then, when I hurt my knee and had no clear picture in
front of me, I answered an ad in the newspaper that read 'lot boy wanted' -- I
took that job!” Lee started out washing vehicles, learning inventory control,
detailing vehicles, making deliveries and doing all the so-called “lot boy” jobs
they could find. “I LOVED it! So, as the wheel turns, so to speak, I moved
through various jobs at that dealership learning all I could until, three months
later, I was in management. I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences to
help other women!”
Two years later, Lee started her own detailing
company, now known as ‘Professionals Car Care’ that provides detailing services
to automotive and recreation vehicle dealerships throughout Southern California.
They clean an average of 5,000 vehicles per day in one form or another with many
of those vehicles owned by clients she has serviced since 1983. Professionals
Car Care also provides cleaning services for many automotive and RV shows and
“I want to thank CarsMagazine.com and Mr. Peter Martin for their
foresight in providing this incredible avenue for the female consumer. Ask Patty
will lead the way towards informed, educated vehicle purchases by women
nationwide as well as industry awareness overall.”
“We are very pleased
to have Debbie Lee on the automotive advisory board,” says Jody DeVere,
President of Ask Patty ”. DeVere continues, “Many people, including a surprising
number of car dealers, still believe negotiating and buying a vehicle is a man’s
job but we know that 80% of car buying decisions are influenced by women and 50%
of car purchases are made by women!” According to DeVere provides the safe
environment for women to get advice and information needed to feel empowered and
confident when they negotiate and purchase a new or used vehicle.
Martin, President of CarsMagazine.com added, “Lee’s acceptance of her role on
the advisory panel of expert automotive women for Ask Patty will help foster
trust and credibility with women consumers”.
Lee is very active in her
community, environmental organizations and classes, continuing education and the
daily hands-on running of her three companies. Along with Professionals Car Care
Lee also owns Compliance 1st Cleaning, and Total Satisfaction a line of private
labeled detailing products that will be available Summer 2006.
Women purchase half of the vehicles sold in the United
States each year, spending over $80 billion. Yet, shopping for and buying a car
can be a challenge for women who are first time car buyers or for women who had
a bad experience in the past with a car salesman or dealership.
provides women consumers the opportunity to post questions about car buying,
selling, repair and maintenance to a panel of expert automotive women. Ask Patty
is a safe online place to share and discuss their car buying experiences. Women
can submit posts directly to the Ask Patty automotive advice blog by going to http://www.askpatty.com. The
Ask Patty advisory panel of automotive expert women, headed up by Deborah
Renshaw -- professional NASCAR driver, and is comprised of women who hold
various leadership positions in the automotive industry.
Founded in 1997 in Long Island, New York, Cars Magazine
quickly became one of the leading Used Vehicle Marketing Publications in the Tri
State area. Cars Magazine has become an industry leader in marketing pre-owned
vehicles and with the launch of http://www.carsmagazine.com they plan to take their vast
experience nationwide. As part of this national expansion they have opened a
satellite office in Sarasota Florida.
The executive management of
CarsMagazine.com has over 80 years of combined experience in automotive retail,
advertising, finance and eMarketing. Our dedication to excellence in customer
satisfaction sets CarsMagazine.com apart and ahead of our