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Going Green—On the Road and at the Car Wash

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2007 3:54pm

While drivers are becoming more environmentally conscious by purchasing hybrid vehicles, many may not be aware that washing those automobiles at professional car washes also positively impacts the environment. Environmental Partners, Inc., Issaquah, Seattle, conducted two tests in 2006 to measure the potential impact of untreated car wash discharges into the storm water system (and thereby to streams and ...


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Track Your Gas Mileage Online

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 12:15pm

I confess. I'm a freak. I track my car's fill-ups, every one of them, in a logbook. The gas receipts tucked between the pages show the price per gallon as well as the total paid for each tank, and a handy little spreadsheet I created in Excel helps me track my fuel economy. I also record my maintenance in there. I have two of these logbooks that track every single one of my Honda Accord's 136,930 miles per ...


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Protect Your Kids from Automotive Hyperthermia

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 12:14pm

Kids are back in school and everyone is beginning to get into a new routine for the fall and winter months. Yet, at the same time, young children are being inadvertently forgotten in vehicles and left to perish due to hyperthermia. KidsAndCars.org has documented at least 34 fatal heat deaths so far this year (already more than the 30 deaths that occurred in 2006) with the most recent tragedy taking place last ...


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Pink Products Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 4th, 2007 3:52pm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we've compiled a collection of pink products meant to help us car gals raise awareness of breast cancer. Many of these companies also donate a portion of their profits to raising breast cancer awareness as well. This is just a small sampling of the many pink products out there; if you've found something really spectacular that you want to share to help raise awareness ...


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Join Ask Patty TODAY in Second Life for Caffeine and Cars!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 3rd, 2007 5:55pm

Join us today for "Caffeine and Cars" at our venue in Second Life on Pontiac's Motorati Island. Don your avatar and come meet Patty Streeter at 2pm SLT/ PST or 5pm EST every Wednesday for "Caffeine and Cars" at Ask Patty and talk about motor sports, cars, and anything automotive! Come get free coffee, cookies, Ask Patty shirts, a car purse filled with goodies and radio controlled ...


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GM and UAW Reach Tentative Agreement On New National Labor Contract

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 4:15pm

Company to strengthen U.S. manufacturing presence with significant future investments, parties also agree to create independent retiree health care trust General Motors sent out a release this morning saying the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new national labor contract, covering approximately 74,000 represented employees. The agreement is subject to UAW member ratification. Hopefully this ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 25, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 6:41am

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we focused on wacky cars. This week, we've got a broader potpourri of women's automotive news. Enjoy! During meetings with vendors and site organizers years ago, Josephine Alcazar often felt invisible. Although she was the co-owner of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, she wasn't ...


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UAW Strikes Against General Motors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 9:49pm

The United Auto Workers Union and General Motors have failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations, and as a result, the UAW began a labor strike on Monday. The strike affects 73,000 American workers, and through an ongoing ripple effect, as many as 100,000 additional Canadian workers. The action also impacts suppliers that sell parts to General Motors. Union officials said their only choice was to strike ...


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Parking Meters Kick Out Cars to go Green

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 7:00pm

Conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective, PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks. Parking spaces scattered across US cities September 22, 2007 were occupied by potted trees, expanses of sod, and lawn furniture in an effort to ...


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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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