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Highlights from #NAIAS2017: 2018 Kia Stinger World Premiere

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 13th, 2017 8:00am

Highlights from #NAIAS2017: 2018 Kia Stinger World Premiere We've been in the auto industry for a while now, and if you know anything about auto shows, it's that #NAIAS, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, is usually dominated by American car companies.  That's why it's surprising and interesting that Kia Motors America stole so much of the spotlight this week with the world premiere of the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger at NAIAS.  The new ...


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Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2016 12:01pm

Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips More school-age pedestrians are killed during the hour before and after school than any other time of day, according to NHTSA. In fact, SafeRoutesInfo.org reports that more children are hit by cars near school than at any other location. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2016, approximately 50.4 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. And upcoming high school ...


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AskPatty's Back-to-School Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2015 9:18pm

It’s that time of year again: the kids are heading back to school, and for some of us that means back to carpooling. Whether you’re only delivering your own kids or transporting a troop of youngsters to school or team practices, you’re not only keeping your own kids safe, but all the kids other parents are trusting you with as well.   On the other hand, you might have a teenager who’s heading off to ...


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Wipe Out Breast Cancer at a Very Special Twitter Party

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2012 1:36am

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2012, AutoTex PINK, makers of wiper blades that support breast cancer research, and AskPatty.com have joined forces to present a breast cancer awareness Twitter bash on Tuesday, September 25 at 5pm pacific / 8pm eastern. Join AutoTex PINK and AskPatty for games, trivia, and fun. Win your own set of AutoTex PINK wiper blades, plus - for every attendee who registers and ...


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No More Backing Blind: Rearview Cameras Become Standard

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 17th, 2011 8:41pm

via KidsandCars.org - the U.S. Department of Transportation has finally recognized the solution to the devastating problem of children being backed over by vehicles and killed - by proposing a comprehensive rear visibility standard for all passenger vehicles.


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Remembering the DeLorean Motor Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 20th, 2008 3:38pm

I had been shopping at the local Fry's Computer store recently, buying a new flat screen computer monitor and various other supplies to assist running some of the day-to-day tasks at AskPatty.com. I was walking through the parking lot on my way back to my car when I saw something very rare parked among the vehicles there. It was a gorgeous DeLorean sportscar, in perfect condition. Its stainless steel body was ...


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Safety Solutions for The Blind-Sided Driver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 21st, 2008 6:13pm

Everybody knows there are blind spots around the vehicle where the driver can not see; unfortunately, many people don't realize how big the blind spot behind their vehicle actually is. Did you know that rear blind spots can stretch as far as 75 feet behind some larger vehicles, or that as many as 20 young children could be standing behind the average SUV and still be invisible to a driver's rearview mirrors? ...


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6 Quick Resources for Infant Car Seat Info

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 11:00pm

As a new mom-to-be I already worry. Will my son be healthy? Happy? Will we be able to adequately provide for him? Will I be able to keep him safe? Can I hold him without dropping him? Which end is up? Besides eating healthy and taking care of myself, one of the first safety issues I will face with my son is his car seat. Our hospital won't let us take him home unless we bring in a car seat. The nurses will show us ...


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Tips for Back-to-School Bus Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 29th, 2007 10:59pm

School is finally back in session. My older boy begins high school on Friday, though the younger one doesn’t begin until after Labor day. I drive my kids to school, but, according to the Michigan State Police, for 23 million other students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. If your kids ride a school bus, it’s important to know that the greatest risk for them is not riding ...


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Safety Tips For New Drivers Headed Back To School

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 29th, 2007 7:00pm

Is your teen driving to school for the very first time this year? As a parent you probably feel proud, relieved, and a maybe even little concerned, especially upon learning that the first six months of unsupervised driving are the most dangerous for new teen drivers. So what's the best advice parents can give their teens as they give them the keys to the car and watch them head out the door? "Don't drive ...


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