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Chevrolet Launches New Advertising During Olympics

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 8th, 2008 3:27pm

Keep your eyes peeled for new Chevrolet advertising that will debut during Friday's Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games. The ads will highlight Malibu and the rest of Chevy's fuel-efficient lineup, Silverado as America's Best Truck, and the all-new Traverse crossover. Chevrolet will be the dominant automobile brand during the Olympics telecast and the new, creative ads convey their messages with ...


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Female Friendly -- and Eco Friendly -- Summertime Road Trips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 5th, 2008 5:04pm

As summer approaches its end, we're reminded that even with the high gas prices, this season has had no shortage of fun, female friendly, road trips to share and enjoy. We started the season off by enjoying Bossy's Excellent Panic Attack, oops, we mean "Bossy's Excellent Road Trip," a five-week journey across the United States in Saturn vehicles that helped this funny lady meet a nationwide ...


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Car Care Tips to Help Stay Cool in Hot Weather Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 5th, 2008 3:26pm

Summer temps have been over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit in the San Fernando Valley. It's miserable to be outside in the heat, but it's even worse when the inside of your car is full of hot air and the culprit is a malfunctioning air conditioning (A/C) system. According to the Car Care Council, an annual checkup of your vehicle's A/C system can help prevent it from breaking down when you most need ...


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CarMD Helps Women Live Their Balancing Act

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 4th, 2008 10:40pm

"The Balancing Act" is an informative, half-hour, magazine-formatted television series on the Lifetime Network, hosted by Dr. Wendy Walsh, Kim Alexis, and Kathy Peterson. If you’re a woman who is juggling career and home, you want to get it right when it comes to health, family, finances and lifestyle. This is the show that informs, enlightens, and shares solutions on how to be a success on both ...


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Motorability Island, UnitedSpinal.org & AskPatty to Appear on 'Tonight Live' In Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 3rd, 2008 8:11pm

AskPatty's Jody DeVere will co-star with her son Joe DeVere in their Second Life roles as Patty Streeter and Stoked Skytower on Second Life's highest-rated television show, "Tonight Live with Paisley Beebe." Scheduled to appear on Monday, August 4th at 6pm SLT, the duo will discuss AskPatty.com Automotive Advice for Women, Wonderland Cardin an AskPatty.com female friendly certified car dealership in ...


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Perspective: A Woman's opinion of life in Motorsports

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 31st, 2008 11:41pm

When given the assignment to talk about how hard it is for a woman to be taken seriously in sports – I immediately felt lucky. The worst offense I have ever suffered had nothing to do with my job, but more my inability to know what was going on in my car. You see, an underhanded mechanic told me I needed a new transmission, and – well – as you can imagine, it’s a very long, tragic story that ...


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Perspective: Changing Attitudes of Women Working in the Auto Biz

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 30th, 2008 2:09am

Men and women often have preconceived notions of what is women's work. Women breaking into the automotive industry, a traditionally male-dominated field, may face many challenges. This Newsweek article covers some of the darker aspects of challenges women faced while working in the automotive industry, "More Than A Tune-Up, Tough Going In A Fight Against Sexual Harassment". My whole life has been kind of ...


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California EPA, General Motors, and 3000milemyth.org Team up to Help Drivers Reduce Oil Consumption

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 4:25pm

General Motors, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), and the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) are joining forces to encourage drivers to follow their vehicle manufacturer's recommendations on oil changes, which for many vehicles could be much longer than the decades-old standard of every 3000 miles. This summer, General Motors will support public outreach efforts by ...


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Hot Weather: The True Culprit Behind Car-Battery Trouble

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 3:30pm

According to the Car Care Council, excessive heat and overcharging are two of the main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, this damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate. That's slow death for a battery. True, there are more road service calls in cold ...


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Geico Educates Teen Drivers in Dallas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 3:22pm

Geico is working to change the fate of teen drivers in Dallas, Texas. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), auto accidents are the #1 killer of teens age 16-19. Geico associates in Dallas want to change that by talking to teens through Geico’s national teen safe driving speakers bureau. They plan to take their show on the road and meet with high school classes. Why? To give ...


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