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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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Oh No, My Battery is Dead! Do You Know How to Use Booster Cables?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 26th, 2016 8:00am

Oh No, My Battery is Dead!  Do You Know How to Use Booster Cables? Click Click Click...oh no, my battery is dead! Did you know that the average life of a battery is three years? When do you think most of the damage happens to your battery?  Summer? Winter?  Many of you are probably thinking winter, but the answer is summer.  In many vehicles the battery is located under the hood and in the summer it gets very hot under there and this deteriorates the battery.  However, ...


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AskPatty.com, Inc Smart Car Care Videos: Battery Testing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 23rd, 2015 8:28am

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced when they are no longer able to hold a full charge. Batteries are a big ticket item for most Thousand Oaks car owners and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a battery that cannot hold a full charge requires the alternator to work extra hard, causing it to wear out prematurely. Your AskPatty.com, Inc ...


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A New Battery In Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2014 4:37pm

Hello Thousand Oaks drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Thousand Oaks, here’s some auto advice to help you. There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new battery: cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. The power required to start a cold engine is measured in cold cranking amps. ...


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Battery Basics For Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 26th, 2013 10:36am

It's important for Thousand Oaks auto owners to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold CA weather. Most Los Angeles auto owners think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold car engine. However, heat does more damage to a battery than cold. Truth is, our batteries start to die a little from day one. ...


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Battery Replacement At AskPatty.com, Inc In Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 13th, 2013 2:15pm

Hello, welcome to AskPatty.com, Inc. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Thousand Oaks runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we’re most concerned with here at AskPatty.com, Inc are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, car batteries wear out and need to be replaced. There are a couple of things Thousand Oaks drivers should know when ...


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Make Your Battery Last

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 7th, 2011 9:37am

Today’s report from AskPatty.com, Inc is on car batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn’t. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Thousand Oaks vehicle batteries last for 48 months. Now that’s an average. How long a battery lasts depends on many factors. You ...


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Autozone: Prepare Your Car to Survive the Scorching Temps

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 11th, 2011 4:00pm

From coast to coast the heat has been relentless this summer, and motorists should ensure that their vehicles are road-ready to avoid an unexpected breakdown during the hottest months of the year. Here are a few tips from the car care experts at AutoZone.


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Charge It In Thousand Oaks For Extended Battery Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2011 5:58pm

Here's an interesting statistic for our friends in Thousand Oaks CA: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climates. Why is that? It turns out that it's our modern cars with all their electric accessories that are to blame. Things like, GPS, DVDs, and ...


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AskPatty Featured on WomansDay.com Car Battery Maintenance Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 17th, 2010 5:43pm

Extend the life of your vehicle's power source by following this expert advice ... Read More!


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