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How to Slay Car Monsters with Preventative Care

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2020 12:00am

How to Slay Car Monsters with Preventative Care Your hands are shaking, you’re hyperventilating, and you’re terrified. Halloween may be over, but there are still ghouls and ghosts out there, and your tremors are related to another type of monster – vehicle maintenance and repair – and that can seem way scarier! Car problems are frightening and can be dangerous, but vehicle owners don’t need to be spooked. Here are some tips to help you arm yourself with ...


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Women’s Board Leadership Conference Slated for Denver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 21st, 2015 8:41am

Women’s Board Leadership Conference Slated for Denver ... Read More!


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Jody DeVere CEO AskPatty.com Speaking at 2015 Car Care Women's Board Summer Meeting in Denver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 23rd, 2015 8:55am

Jody DeVere CEO AskPatty.com Speaker at 2015 Car Care Women's Board Summer Meeting in Denver ... Read More!


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Car Care Council Women's Board Names Aftermarket Women of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2012 12:47pm

  The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) has chosen Jody DeVere, CEO, AskPatty.com, as the ninth annual Aftermarket Woman of the Year. Amy Mattinat, owner and manager of Auto Craftsmen, has been named the Female Service Shop Owner of the Year, while Andrea Schultz has been selected as the first-ever Woman of Promise. The announcement was made at the 2012 Women’s Board reception, Tuesday evening, at the Sands Expo ...


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How Your Check Engine Light Works

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 20th, 2012 9:24am

Have you ever had an experience like this in Thousand Oaks CA? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your check engine light started flashing! You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stopped flashing, but stayed on. By the next day, the light was off. You wonder; "What was going on?" Well, it's actually a good lesson in how the Check ...


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Check Engine Light

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 1st, 2010 8:25pm

Did you know that today's cars carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact, for the last decade or so, computers have been controlling about 85% of your vehicle's functions. Cars have sensors for manifold air temperature, coolant temperature, manifold air pressure, ...


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Sleepy? Truckers Can Blame it on Being Overweight

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2008 5:35pm

A recent article at USA Today reports that obesity may be what causes some truckers to doze while driving. Last month, the medical review board of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was scheduled to finalize recommendations about truckers and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which people constantly reawaken for lack of air, says Maggi Gunnels, the agency's director of medical programs. The ...


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AskPatty President Jody DeVere Appointed to United Spinal Association Board of Directors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 3rd, 2008 10:16pm

AskPatty President Jody DeVere Appointed to United Spinal Association Board of Directors AskPatty's very own President, Jody DeVere was appointed United Spinal Association's Board of Directors at its December 2007 meeting. Ms. DeVere already chairs the United Spinal Association Motorsports Committee, which encourages people with disabilities, including persons who use adaptive automotive equipment, to participate in ...


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What You Should Look For On A Test Drive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 29th, 2007 2:23am

So you've done all the research and you know what type of car you want or maybe even the exact model, but you haven't tried it out. Don't you dare pluck down that cash before you take a test drive! Ask Patty has put together some tips for you to take with you to the car lot. Jot down these questions or print them out and make sure you skim through them before driving off into the sunset. Make sure to check ...


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A Car Girl's Arabian Romance with Camels and Cars in Dubai

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 18th, 2007 4:28pm

While visiting Dubai this week to cover the Dubai Motor Show, I got an invitation to take a Chevy Tahoe four-wheel drive deep into the desert for a half-hour camel ride across the spectacular red dunes of Margham in the Arabian Desert about 40 miles outside of Dubai. Then abandon tradition for an altogether more breathtaking mode of transport: strapping on a sand board for an exhilarating ride down the steep-sided ...


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