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April is National Car Care Month! Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2018 5:00am

April is National Car Care Month!  Tips from AskPatty.com April is the Car Care Council's National Car Care Month!  Every year in April (and again in October) CarCare.org and AskPatty.com remind all of our readers of the importance of regular vehicle maintenance. Car care month inspection lanes can be found at nearly any auto service facility, and are a part of the auto aftermarket's ongoing public awareness efforfts.  Every year during National Car Care month, volunteers ...


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5 tips to Pay for Car Repairs Even Without an Emergency Fund

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 16th, 2018 8:00am

5 tips to Pay for Car Repairs Even Without an Emergency Fund By Lidia Staron, Guest Contributor Every car owner sooner or later faces the inevitable – having their car repaired. Unfortunately, not everyone is prepared enough for the cost, which ranges from $500 to $2,000. In fact, only 39% of Americans have enough savings to cover an emergency. Gladly, anyone can have their car fixed without getting buried in debts. Here’s how:   1. Checking the Insurance Policy All cars ...


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How to fix leaky vehicles without breaking the bank

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 13th, 2018 8:00am

How to fix leaky vehicles without breaking the bank Drivers expect to experience a few bumps in the road as their vehicles age. While certain issues, such as worn shocks or engine troubles, are best left to the professionals, drivers can address many other issues that commonly affect aging vehicles on their own. Fluid leaks are one of the more routine problems that plague older vehicles. While leaks are not necessarily a sign of doom and gloom, they tend to distress vehicle owners and ...


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Get These "Roadside Survival" Skills and Don't Fear a Breakdown!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 16th, 2018 5:00am

Get These So you're driving along the highway, going about your business, and suddenly, your check engine light comes on.  The engine is running choppy.  Something isn't right.  Maybe there's a billow of smoke, or the engine stops entirely, or your check engine light start flashing - a sure warning sign of a serious problem.  You pull over, and quietly panic.  What are you going to do? If you've read ...


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2019 Ford Ranger - Will it Win with Women?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2018 1:00pm

2019 Ford Ranger - Will it Win with Women?     Ford recently revealed the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America during the Detroit Auto Show, bringing midsize truck fans a new choice from America’s truck sales leader – one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packed with driver-assist technologies to make driving easier whether on- or off-road. It is well known 45% of all light trucks and SUVs are purchased by women. I am very ...


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Nostalgic McQueen Launch of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 20th, 2018 7:25pm

Nostalgic McQueen Launch of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt Molly McQueen just launched a nostalgic 50th anniversary Ford limited-edition Mustang Bullitt to celebrate the iconic 1968 movie and chase scene, starring her grandfather Steve McQueen during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Molly McQueen was born in Los Angeles, CA and is the granddaughter of Hollywood legend and Motorsports hero, Steve McQueen. She is the only child of Steve's daughter, Terry McQueen. Molly ...


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Wrangler's "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Campaign Makes A Big Impact--One Small Donation At A Time

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 4th, 2018 8:00am

Wrangler's Now in its 13th year, Wrangler's "Tough Enough To Wear Pink" western campaign to fight breast cancer has raised more than 26 million dollars, most of which stays right in the local communities. The grassroots movement has inspired other sports communities to mount their own Wrangler TETWP campaigns, spreading a message of hope and support that reaches beyond the rodeo arena to competitors, families and fans across ...


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Sylvania Shines a Light on Nighttime Driving Habits [Infographic]

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 12th, 2017 8:00am

Sylvania Shines a Light on Nighttime Driving Habits [Infographic] Sylvania recently released an infographic based upon a 2017 survey that highlight ongoing driver concerns about nighttime driving and visibility on the road. The survey found that nearly 75% of drivers are concerned about poor visibility or obstacles in the road when driving at night. And while the majority of drivers agree that headlights increase visibility on the road, nearly one-third of drivers have never ...


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“Cards of Distractibility”: A New Interactive Game About Distracted Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2017 8:00am

“Cards of Distractibility”: A New Interactive Game About Distracted Driving Despite the efforts to combat distracted driving through laws and education, driving distracted is still responsible for thousands of accidents every year. Drivers of all ages continue to let their phones be their number one distraction on the road. Driving distracted means taking your full attention (eyes, mind, and hands) off of driving and puts you at a greater risk of not seeing road construction signs, traffic conditions, or even ...


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My First Time at SEMA: 5 Things I Learned

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2017 8:00am

 My First Time at SEMA: 5 Things I Learned I got back from SEMA over two weeks ago, and I’m finally feeling recovered enough to write my wrap-up. It was my first time at SEMA, and it was insane and amazing all at the same time. I had the great pleasure of attending with Jody, or as I like to call her, the Queen of SEMA. This was Jody’s 16th year in a row. You read that right…SIXTEEN! Needless to say, I was in excellent hands and got all the insider tips on ...


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