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Thanksgiving Travel by Car Saves Money and Headaches

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 24th, 2009 12:11am

With gas prices dropping and airlines making drastic cuts to the number of flights they will offer over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Car Care Council suggests that driving may not only save you money, but will also save you from plenty of travel headaches. According to USA Today, "airlines will offer almost 3,000 fewer domestic flights a day during the Thanksgiving season, promising fewer choices, fuller planes and higher fares for ...


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CarMD.com Corporation Marketing Manager Kristin Brocoff Gives Expert Auto Advice on Ask Patty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2009 9:00pm

Kristin and the team at CarMD have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to keeping your car healthy 10.05.2009 - FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. - Kristin Brocoff, marketing manager for CarMD.com Corp., has been tapped to give her expert advice as a member of the Ask Patty panel of 50 automotive expert women who hold leadership roles in the automotive industry. The panel includes a range of women, who hold various roles at automotive-related ...


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Take Control of Your Car after College: Driving Tips for Women on the Move

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 10th, 2009 8:40am

Graduating from college brings on many new challenges. One thing young women don't take into consideration when moving away from home is car maintenance and driving conditions. Many of the women I know, including myself, relied on dads, brothers, boyfriends, or roommates to handle the maintenance of their cars or to drive during harsh conditions. But what happens after graduation when they are not there to help? Taking the time to ...


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Why Synthetic Motor Oils Are Recommended for Today's Advanced Automotive Engines

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 8th, 2009 5:22am

From changing consumer demands, to regulatory requirements calling for greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions, the global automotive market is constantly evolving.


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AskPatty's Female-Friendly Car Care Videos

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 22nd, 2009 8:46am

AskPatty's President Jody DeVere recently filmed a series of videos to be featured at capessa.com in which she offers female-friendly car advice every woman should know about keeping their car in reliable working order. AskPatty's Female Friendly Car Care Videos can now be viewed at YouTube.com These female-friendy videos offer excellent technical and safety information to help women properly maintain their cars, to be better ...


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AskPatty.com Featured in Oprah Winfrey O Magazine January 2009

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 15th, 2008 7:35pm

AskPatty.com is featured in a winter driving safety article on page 32 of the January 2009 issue of Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine on newsstands now! In the O Magazine article titled "Drive, She Said" AskPatty.com President Jody DeVere shares winter car care tips and advice to help women stay safe amid the snow, slush, and ice. DeVere offers such tips such as "Have a mechanic check your brakes, antifreeze, and wiper blades; make sure your ...


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28 Money-Saving Car Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 10th, 2008 2:02am

We've spent the better part of this year talking about the highest gas prices we've ever seen. For some, the price of premium unleaded was more expensive than $5 per gallon. Just because the cost of fuel has dropped to the lowest it's been in several years, doesn't mean it will stay that way. Listed below under four categories -- Engine Warm-Up, How to Buy Gasoline, How to Drive Economically, and General Advice -- are some effective ...


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Taking the Scare Out of Driving on Halloween

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2008 11:44pm

Driving on Halloween can be frightening for motorists, especially when little "ghouls" and "goblins" - out after dark and full of excitement - forget road safety rules or wear costumes or masks that limit their vision. To help ensure safety on a night reserved for fun, the Car Care Council reminds motorists to drive slowly, be extra careful when entering or exiting driveways or alleyways, and make sure the vehicle's brake system works ...


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Goodyear Sponsors 'Just for Women' Car Care Clinics Sept. 11, 17th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 11th, 2008 8:00am

According to recent statistics from the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, women influence 80 percent of all automotive related purchase decisions; Statistics from The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence say women make up more than 65 percent of customers who take their vehicle to a repair shop. Yet many women find that same automotive-related retail experience to be a high-anxiety, confusing, and unclear ...


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Caring for Your Car During Summer Heat

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 25th, 2008 2:49pm

Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems, according to the Car Care Council. Check hoses and drive belts cracks, bulges, or frayed edges. When the engine is cold, visually check for cracks or small leaks. ...


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