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Catching up with Sarah Fisher

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 15th, 2008 8:10am

When Sarah Fisher became the youngest woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 at the age of 19 in 2000, it seemed like nothing could stop the Ohio native. In combination with being just the third woman to compete in the Indy 500, she also became the first lady to stand on the podium at an IRL event; finishing third at Kentucky Speedway in 2001 and second at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2002, she made another ...


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General Motors Combines Forces with Clean Energy to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2008 3:03pm

AskPatty.com joined General Motors and Clean Energy Fuels Corporation at a luncheon recently to discuss the first steps in creating a Hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the Los Angeles area. As part of this process, Clean Energy will soon open a hydrogen fueling station in Los Angeles with support from General Motors, and the two companies will continue to jointly explore opportunities to expand the ...


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Child Seat Safety Education Begins and Ends With Safe Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2008 3:00pm

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under? Did you also know that from 1998 to 2007, approximately 365 children--most of them aged three and younger--died from heat stroke after being trapped in a car? Both of these statistics are especially heartbreaking because, in most cases, a small amount of parental awareness and education ...


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Three Key Tips to Fuel Savings at the Pump

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2008 2:55pm

With gas prices approaching than $4.50 per gallon in most states, it is more important than ever for motorists to maintain their vehicles. To get the most out of a tank of gas, experts at Honeywell Consumer Products Group suggest that in addition to properly inflating tires and altering driving habits, motorists should be diligent about changing their worn and dirty spark plugs, replacing clogged air filters, and maintaining a ...


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Great Gifts for Car Guys from the Busted Knuckle Garage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2008 2:52pm

Dad already got grease on the tie you gave him for Father's Day? If he'd rather spend time in the garage than at the Nordstrom haute couture department, check out the Busted Knuckle Garage for some unique gifts for "wrench-twisting car guys, bikers, and wannabe's." Best known for their line of herbal skin care products, close to 65% of their web customers are ladies buying for their father, hubby, ...


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Woman Calls Police To Free Herself From Her Locked Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2008 2:48pm

Okay, maybe this is just too silly to be true, but a friend sent me this link today to tell me about a woman in Orem, Utah, whose car battery died, locking her inside her own car. Apparently, when police arrived, they found the woman sitting inside her car, unable to get herself out. "She couldn't hear the officers' instructions through the rolled-up windows," reports the article, "so she ...


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AskPatty at the Wall Street Journal: Selling a Car? Speak to the Missus

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 8th, 2008 10:04pm

A sign of things to come? (Photo: Associated Press) For many women, the thought of buying or fixing a car comes with the anticipation of an inevitable rip-off. But the automotive industry is changing, thanks in part to a handful of women working on the inside. Car dealerships can now choose to be "certified female friendly." The designation is given to dealers who complete a training ...


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Ford Escape Hybrids Join Los Angeles County Ocean Lifeguard Rescue Patrols

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 8th, 2008 2:31pm

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, to help save lives while protecting the environment. Ford recently presented the squad with the first 10 of a fleet of 45 eco-friendly Escape Hybrids specially equipped for use on rescue patrol along 72 miles of Southern California coastline. "We are the largest lifeguard organization in ...


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Memorializing Automotive Travel

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 7th, 2008 2:45pm

Are you planning to take a road trip over the Fourth of July weekend? How much do you expect to spend on gas? I spent nearly $60 to fill my tank last week, a painful increase from a cost that used to hover around $20 just a few years ago. With predictions promising prices to rise as high as $5 per gallon this summer, it kinda makes you reconsider the importance of our cars, and the cost of that independence. I am sad that ...


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Traveling in the Family Way -- 2008 Lexus LX 570

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 3rd, 2008 2:42pm

Upscale -- but complicated -- comfort Women know that sometimes being beautiful can also be complicated. It may take quite a bit of preparation - hair, nails, and makeup, not to mention uncomfortable undergarments - to appear our finest, but the results are always worth it. Such is also true for the gorgeous 2008 Lexus LX 570 sport/utility vehicle. Lexus' luxury-laden version of Toyota's recently redesigned ...


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