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Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Make Used Car Buying Easier... Sometimes - The Street

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 30th, 2016 8:00am

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Make Used Car Buying Easier... Sometimes - The Street Certified pre-owned vehicles have shaken much of the shadiness out of the used car markets. Sure, you can still get a cheap used car on a lot by the highway or through some random ad, but certified pre-owned (CPO) cars are part of the reason that used car buyers don't have to put themselves in peril anymore. Introduced by Mercedes-Benz and ...


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What Does the Typical American Family Car Look Like in 2015?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 13th, 2015 9:35am

“Whether you're carrying a lot of people, a lot of their stuff, or a lot of both, your family car needs to get it all where you need to go,” says Brandy Schaffels, automotive industry analyst and chief editor of automotive site AskPatty.com. “Young families need room for strollers and car seats, others need room for their kids' backpacks and sports gear.” ... Read More!


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10 Average Automobiles With Absolutely Awful Gas Mileage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 13th, 2015 9:34am

“There are two different kinds of drivers out there: the ones who love the environment and brag about their fuel economy, and the ones who love performance and brag about their horsepower,” says Brandy Schaffels, automotive industry analyst and chief editor of automotive site AskPatty.com. “Sadly, you can't get both in the same car, and sometimes consumers have to choose whether their wallet or their exhaust note ...


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Chicago Tribune: Female engineers make inroads in automotive industry

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 23rd, 2015 8:38am

Yet women influence 80 percent of car buying decisions, according to "Women in Cars," a 2014 analysis by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The oft-cited industry number is supported by a more concrete number: As of 2012, women now hold more driver's licenses than men for the first time in the U.S.   "What's most interesting about this statistic is that more than half the women around the world are unhappy with the ...


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International Make-A-Wish Day Gives Us A Reason To Play With Hot Wheels!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 29th, 2014 1:40pm

Each year on April 29th, Global World Wish Day commemorates the first wish granted to a child way back in 1980. Every day since then, the Make-a-Wish Foundation has been dedicated to granting the most cherished wish of children between the ages of 3 and 18 years, living with life-threatening illnesses and has now granted more than 334,000 wishes!   Kudos to Mattel, the world's largest toy manufacturer, for making a difference in ...


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Are You Prepared for Pothole Season?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 25th, 2014 1:00am

After the one of the worst winters in decades, roads are showing the results. Now that springtime is upon us, motorists are finding a plethora of potholes on the roadways. Cold temperatures, snow, and rainfall in many parts of the country have created the perfect storm for the motorists' dreaded “perils of potholes period,” cautions the Car Care Council. On average, potholes cost American drivers more than five billion ...


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Ladies Can Get Helpful Tips Each Week With Car Care Maintenance Mondays

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 21st, 2014 10:15am

The Car Care Council is making it easier to be Car Care aware with helpful Maintenance Monday tips. This Instagram-based campaign will help drivers by sharing short visual clips each week on car care. And there’s no better way to spring into good habits than with these weekly reminders offering drivers basic maintenance tips that can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle. With its ...


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AskPatty Highlights Jean Jennings and Denise McCluggage for Women's History Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2014 8:00am

In the video below, Jean Jennings (one of the most respected women among automotive journalists) gives a video homage to Denise McCluggage (another one of the most respected women in automotive journalism, and in the racing world too). It seems a valuable and entertaining segment to share during Women’s History Month.     Who is Jean Jennings? Jean is the president and editor-in-chief of Automobile Magazine, where ...


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AskPatty Honors International Women's Day

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 7th, 2014 5:45pm

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. The theme this year is "Inspiring Change." The theme encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change. In modern times, International Women's Day has been honored each year on ...


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Ex-Con Cabbie Carjacks Passenger (aka Robbie Gordon Films a New Pepsi Commercial)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 5th, 2014 1:30am

Social media is abuzz with chatter about how an automotive journalist was recently kidnapped by an ex-con cabbie and taken along in a police chase. In the reality-style YouTube video, the guy squeals like a baby from the back seat of the taxi, and begs the driver to let him out, pleading “this never works. THIS NEVER WORKS!!” Meanwhle, the cops chase them at high speeds, lights and sirens blaring, through an industrial ...


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