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Happy Mothers Day, a Proclamation by the President of the United States

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 11th, 2008 9:04am

We found this item on the Business Wire newswire last night, and thought it might be nice to share it with all the mothers we know. We at AskPatty would like to wish a happy Mothers Day to all our women readers, to the Moms, Daughters, Wives, Nieces, Grandmothers and Aunties, whether you are young, old, married, or single; an experienced driver, a new driver, a race car driver, a hot rod driver, a classic car driver, a ...


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Family Automotive Tips from the Car Care Council

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 9th, 2008 5:49pm

By Susan Jones, Car Care Council Women’s Board member The Women’s Board of the Car Care Council encourages women to improve their “car smarts” and pass along this information to the rest of their family. Female drivers already are on the right tract, according to the Women’s Board, who said that three out of four women think that following the recommended maintenance schedule ...


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Participating in A Local Sustainability Effort

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 8th, 2008 5:47pm

Recently I wrote a blog about how to get involved in the fight against climate change. Today, I thought, I should write about a nifty city program I am involved with along this front -- my contribution to the challenge, if you will -- that has been quite an eye-opening experience. You see, the city where I live (which shall remain anonymous to maintain some privacy) recently commenced a citizens task force to work ...


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Maryland May Raise Carseat Age to Eight; Should Cars Include Built-In Harnesses?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 7th, 2008 5:45pm

Maryland may require children to be in car seats an extra two years under a bill put in front of the state House and Senate. Currently the law requires a booster up to age six. The new law would extend it to eight years. The bill follows national recommendations about how old kids should be before going without a booster seat. Maryland was first in the Mid-Atlantic to pass a booster seat law, but the bill’s ...


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Happy Cinco de Mayo, from Chaucer the Terrier

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 5th, 2008 9:44pm

Happy Cinco de Mayo, from Chaucer the Terrier Chaucer the Terrier sent out this letter today, and asked me to share it on his behalf. Not too many dogs can send out emails on their own, but Chaucer is an adorable little Terrier I know through his starring role in the AutomotiveTraveler.com column "Travels with Chaucey" where he and his owner Robyn McCarthy share stories and tips about their road trips together. ...


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Top Tips to Improve Your Vehicle's Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 5th, 2008 5:39pm

I remember how shocking it was the first time I saw Los Angeles-area gas stations advertising prices at $3 per gallon--this was about a year ago, in May 2007. And recently, barely eleven months later, I drove past a station at which the price for their premium fuel was over $4!! (The photos associated with this article were taken April 10, at several stations in the San Fernando Valley.) At AskPatty.com, we recognize ...


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Captivating Auto Shops Offer Special Features for Ladies -- and their Kids!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 5th, 2008 5:37pm

Captivating Auto Shops Offer Special Features for Ladies -- and their Kids! Nobody relishes the idea of spending hours at the mechanic, in a dirty waiting room sipping stale coffee, and reading last-week’s crumpled newspaper. Many auto shops and dealerships recognize this, and have taken steps to make their waiting area much more pleasant to their patrons, offering such niceties as designer coffees, ...


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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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AutoTrader Publishing Expands Publication of AutoTrader Green

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 2nd, 2008 5:33pm

Rising gasoline prices and concerns for the environment are generating unprecedented, nationwide consumer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. Whether hybrid technology (gasoline and electric), flex fuel (ethanol), clean-burning diesel or smaller gasoline engines, fuel-efficient vehicles are becoming a highly sought after segment of every dealer's inventory. As a result of this increased earth-friendly demand, ...


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Green Grand Prix set for May 3, at Watkins Glen

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 1st, 2008 5:28pm

With the world's most efficient Hybrids and Alternative Fueled Vehicles (AFV) set to compete this weekend over the scenic roads of Watkins Glen in upstate New York, all attention will be on the limitless possibilities of green power - showcasing first-year sponsor Juice Energy as a natural fit. The 60-mile Green Grand Prix is the creation of artist -- and fellow hybrid owner -- Bob Gillespie, and is the only ...


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