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NHTSA Focus on Safety — Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 21st, 2019 8:00am

NHTSA Focus on Safety — Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown—or worse yet, a highway ...


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International Women's Day 2019

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 8th, 2019 4:00am

International Women's Day 2019 International Women’s Day is a global day of recognition that celebrates all the achievements of women – social, political, scientific, and beyond  – while striving for gender equality. International Women's Day has been observed since the early 20th century, and is now internationally recognized every year on March 8, as a part of Women's History Month. While it does have its roots in the socialist ...


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Empowering Women and Queer People Through Car Education - Mechanic Shop Femme

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 11th, 2019 8:00am

Empowering Women and Queer People Through Car Education - Mechanic Shop Femme by Chaya Milchtein People ask me all the time, “What’s your deal with cars? How did you come to love them? Why do you think car education is so important?” When I started Mechanic Shop Femme, I had to think deeply about what I was trying to accomplish, and also who I wanted to serve. Cars have become my lifeblood - but it always hasn't been that way. When I was 18, I knew nothing about cars. I was interviewing ...


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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchisee to hit $100k Donation with Sales of Pink Wiper Blades

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2018 8:00am

October Sales of Pink Wipers to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation Henley Enterprises, Inc., the largest franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM is once again raising funds and increasing awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF). Throughout the month of October a portion of the sales of pink wipers will be donated to NBCF. The wipers are available at over 175 participating Valvoline Instant ...


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AskPatty.com Partners with Aunt Flow to Benefit PERIOD.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 6th, 2018 8:00am

AskPatty.com Partners with Aunt Flow to Benefit PERIOD. AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to get advice on car purchases, preventative maintenance and repairs, and other automotive related topics, is pleased to announce they are entering a partnership with Aunt Flow to help automotive businesses across North America create public restroom environments that meet the needs of their women customers. As a part of this partnership, ...


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Got a Flat? AskPatty Suggests Volvo's Next-Generation Roadside Assistance

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 21st, 2018 8:00am

Got a Flat? AskPatty Suggests Volvo's Next-Generation Roadside Assistance If you've ever been stranded on the side of the road in the dark, then you'll appreciate how much Volvo's next-gen roadside assistance will come in handy. (You know, just because you CAN change your own flat tire doesn't mean you necessarily WANT to!) With the use of advanced tracking technology debuting this month, Volvo customers can pin-point where help is with real-time information. Volvo customers now have ...


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Patty Says: What's Your Dad's Automotive Type?

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

Patty Says: What's Your Dad's Automotive Type? According to the Car Care News Service, there are two types of Fathers...those who work on their own vehicles and those who don't. Whether your dad is a do-it-yourselfer (DIY) or a Do-It-For-Me type (DIFM), consider an automotive gift for Dad this Father's Day. 69% of male drivers work on their car, truck, mini van or SUV, according to the Car Care Council. Whether it's light maintenance, like changing the ...


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Why Do We Need Biofuels?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 23rd, 2018 5:00am

Why Do We Need Biofuels? In addition to being major producers of pollutants, fossil fuels are just plain unsustainable - eventually, we will run out of them.  Most of us know this, and scientists have for years been seeking viable sources of renewable energy, as most of you know.  Electric and hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever, and all kinds of car manufacturers are now producing these fuel efficient vehicles, with even Lamborghini getting ...


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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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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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