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The Ins and Outs of Accessible Van Rentals, Part One: The Vehicles

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 14th, 2008 11:56pm

According to Tom Scott, United Spinal Staff editor, accessible vans are the key for many people with disabilities to unlocking their independence on the road. UnitedSpinal.org offers a broad variety of information to assist your special mobility needs. As more and more wheelchair-users take to the road in pursuit of adventure, many prefer the peace of mind that comes with being behind the controls of a vehicle modified ...


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Demographics of Hybrid Vehicle Owners

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2008 10:15pm

According to a recent study by Acxiom, a business intelligence and data mining firm, North American hybrid vehicle owners are likely to be: higher income, live on the coast, and tech-savvy. OK, that seems quite obvious... With the average premium on a hybrid around $6000 (less after tax rebate if it applies), owning a hybrid is an environmental statement for folks with the cash to spare. Plus, with its different ...


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New Study Says SUVs Need Stronger Roofs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 9th, 2008 10:55pm

Do you feel safe in the event your SUV rolls over? When you look for a vehicle, do you think about roof strength as a safety issue? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does. In a recent report the Institute concludes that more than 200 deaths in 2006 could have been prevented with strong SUV roofs. Some automakers have insisted there’s no connection between roof strength and passenger safety. ...


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Buick Invites Golf Fans to Tee Off with Tiger

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 8th, 2008 9:59pm

Who's your caddy? If you win Buick's contest, it could be none other than Tiger Woods himself. Buick, the premium international automotive brand of General Motors, is giving one lucky person an exclusive opportunity to play golf alongside Tiger Woods, the world's top golfer. Only this time, Woods will serve as the winner's personal caddy in Buick's new "Tee-Off with Tiger" online contest that ...


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Extraordinary African American Women Celebrated In Freedom's Sisters Interactive Exhibition

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 7th, 2008 9:52pm

It would be difficult to imagine the course of American history without these amazing women: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad; Rosa Parks and her brave refusal in 1955 to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery city bus; Fannie Lou Hamer and her courageous stand at a 1968 political convention. These stories of courage and commitment are among the many featured in the "Freedom's Sisters" exhibition, ...


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Teen Drivers and Safety - Reseach Shows Car Crash Deaths Increase at Age 12

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 7th, 2008 9:47pm

Recent research shows that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for older children and teens in the United States. Resulting in more deaths for this age group than the next three causes combined, motor vehicle crashes are considered the most serious health threat for older children and teens. (According to a study released this month in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent ...


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Anna Walewska is Making a Name in Racing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2008 9:48pm

Anna Walewska may not be a name racing fans in the U.S. are familiar with, but the 20-year-old standout is hoping to change that. In 2007, Walewska raced in the Britcar championship driving for BMW. She finished third in that series. This season she will once again race in the Britcar series, driving for Geoff Steel Racing in a BMW M3 3.2ltr 360bhp. Walewska’s racing skills started in the typical ...


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AskPatty Ranked in the Top Ten at Blogged.com!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 4th, 2008 9:46pm

Blogged.com editors recently reviewed AskPatty and gave it a 9.6 score out of 10, placing AskPatty blog in the top ten in the Shopping/Automotive category of Blogged.com! This is quite an achievement, especially considering that we are in fifth place behind Autoblog, Wired: Autopia, Jalopnik, and KickingTires! We're very proud to be ranked so highly and among such awesome automotive company! AskPatty.com was ...


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Ladies: Here's your Chance to Name the new Pontiac G8 Sport Truck - and Win One in the Process!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 2nd, 2008 9:51pm

Pontiac unveiled a new sport truck design at the New York Auto Show. Based on the all-new Pontiac G8 performance sedan, the newest member of the G8 family has cargo bed suitable for either work or recreation. Pontiac sways the G8 sport truck stretches its commitment to style and performance, and promises it will arrive in dealers' showrooms in late 2009. Who remembers the old El Camino of the 1970s and 1980s? Well, ...


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New York Auto Show Reveal: Suzuki Kizashi Concept

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 2nd, 2008 9:43pm

The New York International Auto Show opened its doors to the public during the last weeks of March. Suzuki used the show as an opportunity to show its sleek and athletic Concept Kizashi 3, the final addition to Suzuki's Kizashi concept series. As we are often told by manufacturers when they show concepts such as this, the Concept Kizashi 3 is said to indicate both Suzuki's future design direction and intent to ...


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