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Patty Says: What's Your Dad's Automotive Type?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 8th, 2018 8:00am

Patty Says: What's Your Dad's Automotive Type? According to the Car Care News Service, there are two types of Fathers...those who work on their own vehicles and those who don't. Whether your dad is a do-it-yourselfer (DIY) or a Do-It-For-Me type (DIFM), consider an automotive gift for Dad this Father's Day. 69% of male drivers work on their car, truck, mini van or SUV, according to the Car Care Council. Whether it's light maintenance, like changing the ...


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AutoTrader Presents List of "7 Cars Mom Would Rather Be Driving This Mother's Day"

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 4th, 2018 4:00am

AutoTrader Presents List of Mother's Day is coming up, and if your mom is still driving an old beater, it may be time for an upgrade.  If you and your mom are shopping for a new ride this Mother's Day, you may want to take a look at this list by AutoTrader of the seven cars moms are dreaming about this Mother's Day.  Mom drive a Honda Odyssey?  She'd rather be in a BMW X5M.  Does mom drive a Dodge Grand Caravan?  How about ...


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An Automotive Gift for Mother's Day? You Bet!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2018 5:00am

An Automotive Gift for Mother's Day? You Bet! It's time to be seriously thinking about Mother's Day. A great place to look for useful ideas is her driver's seat, especially if Mom spends a lot of time behind the wheel. Her vehicle is her home away from home and gifts that enhance her enjoyment of that second home are likely to be appreciated, suggests the Car Care Council. We tend to gravitate toward gifts like jewelry, a framed photo or ...


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Why Do We Need Biofuels?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 23rd, 2018 5:00am

Why Do We Need Biofuels? In addition to being major producers of pollutants, fossil fuels are just plain unsustainable - eventually, we will run out of them.  Most of us know this, and scientists have for years been seeking viable sources of renewable energy, as most of you know.  Electric and hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever, and all kinds of car manufacturers are now producing these fuel efficient vehicles, with even Lamborghini getting ...


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AskPatty Mentioned in Driving Safety: 35 Resources & Tips To Drive Confidently

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2018 8:00am

AskPatty Mentioned in Driving Safety: 35 Resources & Tips To Drive Confidently Earlier this year AskPatty brought you a post on Dangerous Driving Habits, and chief among them were distracted driving, impaired driving, and aggressive driving.  This month, our friends over at Denmon & Pearlman of St. Petersburg put up a very cool infographic and article on the dangers of distracted driving, as well as their own breakdown on the deadliest and most dangerous driving habits, and we're happy to say that ...


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April is National Car Care Month! Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2018 5:00am

April is National Car Care Month!  Tips from AskPatty.com April is the Car Care Council's National Car Care Month!  Every year in April (and again in October) CarCare.org and AskPatty.com remind all of our readers of the importance of regular vehicle maintenance. Car care month inspection lanes can be found at nearly any auto service facility, and are a part of the auto aftermarket's ongoing public awareness efforfts.  Every year during National Car Care month, volunteers ...


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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: New 2018 Compact CUV Choice

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 28th, 2018 8:00am

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: New 2018 Compact CUV Choice By Brandy A. Schaffels As today's new car shoppers leave their compact coupes and sedans behind in favor of functional and practical crossover utility vehicles, manufacturers are expanding their offerings to attract this growing audience. Mitsubishi joins the growing crossover utility fray this year with its brand-new Eclipse Cross, which joins the Outlander and Outlander Sport to form a formidable CUV trio for the company. ...


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5 tips to Pay for Car Repairs Even Without an Emergency Fund

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 16th, 2018 8:00am

5 tips to Pay for Car Repairs Even Without an Emergency Fund By Lidia Staron, Guest Contributor Every car owner sooner or later faces the inevitable – having their car repaired. Unfortunately, not everyone is prepared enough for the cost, which ranges from $500 to $2,000. In fact, only 39% of Americans have enough savings to cover an emergency. Gladly, anyone can have their car fixed without getting buried in debts. Here’s how:   1. Checking the Insurance Policy All cars ...


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How to fix leaky vehicles without breaking the bank

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 13th, 2018 8:00am

How to fix leaky vehicles without breaking the bank Drivers expect to experience a few bumps in the road as their vehicles age. While certain issues, such as worn shocks or engine troubles, are best left to the professionals, drivers can address many other issues that commonly affect aging vehicles on their own. Fluid leaks are one of the more routine problems that plague older vehicles. While leaks are not necessarily a sign of doom and gloom, they tend to distress vehicle owners and ...


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6 Reasons Why Diesel Engines Are Better for the Environment

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 1st, 2018 8:00am

6 Reasons Why Diesel Engines Are Better for the Environment When discussing the automotive industry, diesel has long had a negative image. Many people hear the words "diesel engine" and automatically have visions of loud clattering noises and belching clouds of blueish-black smoke depositing a layer of soot on everything nearby. Most of this is based on a consumer's limited knowledge of the transport trucks chugging along the highways and interstates. Even among those who are not ...


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