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2008 Chevy Malibu Makes the Grade

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 25th, 2008 6:56pm

When Chevrolet set out to redesign the Malibu, the automaker established a huge goal for the languishing vehicle: According to General Motors Vehicle Line Executive Dave Whittaker, "we were challenged to raise the bar on ourselves and create a world-class car that could rival the imports." This was an enormous goal, especially considering that many of the buyers Chevrolet was seeking to woo haden't stepped ...


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Great Customer Service Means More Sales

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 23rd, 2008 6:55pm

I’ve so far purchased two cars in my lifetime – my 2005 Acura RSX as my daily driver, and my husband’s 2007 Mazda3s. The two buying experiences were vastly different. My Acura was purchased at the dealership that could get the right price and color for me at the time. I wasn’t picky at the time about customer service – I wanted that electric blue color, and only this one particular ...


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Man Goes for Joyride in a Tux

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 17th, 2008 6:52pm

When you think of the perils of drunk driving, you’re usually thinking of someone driving a car or truck, aren’t you? So did I, until I saw that a man got a ticket for driving drunk on a lawnmower. Yes, that’s right. A lawnmower. A New York man decided to take his lawnmower out for a spin. At 1 a.m. The police got reports of a drunk person and responded to find a tuxedo-clad man on a mower. They ...


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On my way home, again.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 6:52pm

I typing this on an airplane on my way home to Los Angeles, marveling over where my travels have taken me within the last week: More than 8000 miles on three airlines (Northwest, American, Frontier), six different airports (Los Angeles 4x, Chicago Midway 2x, Las Vegas McCarren, Denver 2x, Chicago OHare, and Detroit 2x), and a total of eight separate planes (On Friday, I identified each animal emblazoned on the tails ...


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Safety Tips for Women Driving Alone

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2008 6:48pm

According to Shell oil, two violent crimes are committed in the U.S. every minute of every day. Women driving alone can be particularly vulnerable, though there are many things you can do to keep yourself safer, both inside your car and out. We found an informative brochure from Shell Oil with many helpful tips to guide women towards safer behaviors when alone behind the wheel. Written in conjunction with the National ...


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Five Steps to Driving a Greener Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 10th, 2008 6:47pm

It doesn't matter if the car you're driving is new or old, big or small. There are preventive maintenance steps every vehicle owner can take to make sure their car is as "green" or environmentally friendly as possible, according to the Car Care Council. By following five simple preventive maintenance steps, you can help protect the environment by improving gas mileage, which in turn saves money at the ...


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Top Tips to Get Road Ready for Summer's Family Road Trips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2008 7:00pm

Memorial day has come and gone so that means it's officially opening weekend for summer travel. So, do you want to cruise the Florida Coast, meander the mountains of North Carolina, or check out the culture in cowboy land? Families planning their next road trip should look no further than getroadready.com. The all-inclusive online resource from Prestone Products, featuring content licensed from Rand McNally, includes ...


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Aggressive Vehicle Maintenance Essential For Maximum Efficiency, Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2008 6:45pm

Suddenly, fuel costs are soaring, and motorists are increasingly challenged to keep their vehicles in top running order to maximize fuel economy -- and keep it that way. The key to this is proper vehicle maintenance to ensure that every mile is driven at maximum vehicle efficiency. Good driving habits and keeping your vehicle properly maintained can help maximize gas mileage from almost any vehicle - and save you ...


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AskPatty.com June Consumer Woman Newsletter

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 4th, 2008 6:17pm

Welcome! We are so glad you visited Ask Patty! Ask Patty is truly a safe place for women to go to get answers to all of their automotive questions. You have trusted us with your questions and concerns and we wanted to send you some extra special tips this month to help make you even more car savvy! :: More About Ask Patty :: Traveling in the Family Way: 2008 Lexus LX 570 Women know that sometimes being beautiful ...


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AskPatty's Female-Friendly Car Care Videos

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 3rd, 2008 5:50pm

AskPatty's President Jody DeVere recently filmed a series of videos to be featured at capessa.com in which she offers female-friendly car advice every woman should know about keeping their car in reliable working order. These female-friendy videos offer excellent technical and safety information to help women properly maintain their cars, to be better prepared for roadside emergencies, and to avoid getting ripped off ...


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