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Participating in A Local Sustainability Effort

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 8th, 2008 5:47pm

Recently I wrote a blog about how to get involved in the fight against climate change. Today, I thought, I should write about a nifty city program I am involved with along this front -- my contribution to the challenge, if you will -- that has been quite an eye-opening experience. You see, the city where I live (which shall remain anonymous to maintain some privacy) recently commenced a citizens task force to work ...


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Maryland May Raise Carseat Age to Eight; Should Cars Include Built-In Harnesses?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 7th, 2008 5:45pm

Maryland may require children to be in car seats an extra two years under a bill put in front of the state House and Senate. Currently the law requires a booster up to age six. The new law would extend it to eight years. The bill follows national recommendations about how old kids should be before going without a booster seat. Maryland was first in the Mid-Atlantic to pass a booster seat law, but the bill’s ...


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Ladies, Share Your Car-Buying Stories!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 27th, 2008 7:41pm

Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine is exploring an article and is looking for women to share their car-buying stories (http://blogs.consumerreports.org/cars/2008/04/women-shoppers.html) as part of their research. If you're a woman who has recently negotiated a great deal on a new or used car, they would love to hear your story! Did you buy online or walk in to dealership? How did you research your purchase? How ...


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T&T Honda, the Premier Canadian Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly Dealership, Sponsors The Calgary Woman's Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 25th, 2008 2:58pm

T&T Honda, the first Certified Female Friendly dealership in Canada, is a proud fifth-year sponsor of the 2008 Calgary Woman's Show - A Fair to Remember. Certified Female Friendly sales staff will be on hand to showcase several of Honda's world-class vehicle models. The Calgary Woman's Show is a consumer trade show dedicated to the female consumer. Now in their 26th year, the longest-running ...


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Check Engine Light - Don't Ignore me!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 24th, 2008 7:40pm

What is Your Car's "Check Engine" Light Telling You? One of the most vital components to a properly functioning vehicle is the 'Check Engine' light. It alerts the driver to a variety of potential problems based on the vehicle's onboard diagnostic system, and can seem like one of the most mysterious lights on your dashboard. When the 'Check Engine' light comes on, it means that some ...


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Demographics of Hybrid Vehicle Owners

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2008 10:15pm

According to a recent study by Acxiom, a business intelligence and data mining firm, North American hybrid vehicle owners are likely to be: higher income, live on the coast, and tech-savvy. OK, that seems quite obvious... With the average premium on a hybrid around $6000 (less after tax rebate if it applies), owning a hybrid is an environmental statement for folks with the cash to spare. Plus, with its different ...


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Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento becomes a female friendly dealer certified by AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 26th, 2007 3:41am

"When it comes to the purchase of new vehicles, women are in the driver's seat -- both as buyers and influencers." says James Crowley, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento, California. That's where our dealership's Mission Statement and AskPatty.com certification come in. The Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento dealership lives by its mission statement that: "Our culture guarantees a world class ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 18, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 18th, 2007 11:20pm

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we completely focused on women and their cars. This week it's all about the cars. We'll start you off normal with a nice new-car review, move into something more interesting about movie cars; but after that, it's all about wacky cars. Enjoy! Auto Insider John McCormick gets some seat time in ...


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Ask Patty Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival: August 30th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2007 6:15pm

AskPatty.com takes its weekly jaunt around the motorsports world to see what some of our favorite ladies are up to this last holiday weekend of the summer. Turns out ABC really wanted a female race car driver for Dancing with the Stars, but had to settle for Helio Castroneves. Danica Patrick couldn't fit it in her schedule and Sarah Fisher is too busy planning her wedding. Congratulations to IRL driver Sarah ...


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8 Great Tips for Women Car Buyers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 22nd, 2007 1:28pm

According to industry statistics, women buy more than half of all cars, and influence more than 85 percent of all vehicle purchases. As a woman, you already know that many of the household purchase decisions are in your hands, either by deciding or helping a loved one to decide. Despite this, typically, women are viewed at a disadvantage during negotiations – but if you’re in the market for a new vehicle, you ...


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