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10 Basic Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 29th, 2008 10:25pm

Something as basic as checking the oil can go a long way toward improving the safety and reliability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road. The Car Care Council recommends 10 basic maintenance procedures to keep your car operating at its best: * Check the oil, filters and fluids. Oil should be checked at every fill-up, and for maximum engine life, it should be changed per the owner's ...


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Top 12 Car Care Myths Debunked

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 28th, 2008 10:19pm

An old adage says: "April showers bring May flowers." I'd like to add: "and dirty cars!" With gloomy weather and poor driving conditions in the rear-view mirror and sunny days ahead, now is the perfect time to give your vehicle a thorough spring cleaning. To help maintain that new-car shine through spring and into summer, Meguiar's, the century-old leader in vehicle appearance care, has sent us ...


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Top Tips to Get Road Ready for Summer's Family Road Trips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 24th, 2008 5:00am

Memorial Day is here, and that means it's officially opening weekend for summer travel. So, do you want to cruise the Florida Coast, meander the mountains of North Carolina, or check out the culture in cowboy land? Families planning their next road trip should look no further than getroadready.com. The all-inclusive online resource from Prestone Products, featuring content licensed from Rand McNally, includes handy ...


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Mobile A/C Service Facts and Fiction

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 19th, 2008 10:06pm

Spring is here and a new season of mobile air conditioning repair is ready to begin. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide sent us this release to remind both service professionals and consumers about the facts and fictions of A/C service. Some of these tips are highly technical, as they are aimed at service professionals, but it's important that even consumers read the bulletin, and it will help them ...


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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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Check Engine Light - Don't Ignore me!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 24th, 2008 7:40pm

What is Your Car's "Check Engine" Light Telling You? One of the most vital components to a properly functioning vehicle is the 'Check Engine' light. It alerts the driver to a variety of potential problems based on the vehicle's onboard diagnostic system, and can seem like one of the most mysterious lights on your dashboard. When the 'Check Engine' light comes on, it means that some ...


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Winter Tire Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 25th, 2008 10:21pm

Winter brings many challenges for your car each year, but perhaps the most nerve-wracking is the hazardous driving conditions you'll have to face. Even though the groundhog has already seen its shadow, it's not too late to consider switching your all-season tires to winter ones for increased safety and peace of mind. Rubber compounds in tires are made to perform in specific temperatures: summer tires are very ...


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12 Steps to Getting Better Gas Mileage!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2008 9:55am

There are a number of things you can do to ease the money coming out of your wallet to pay for gasoline to power your car. The easiest and most effective way to save money on gas is to park it. Hide the keys from yourself and walk or ride a bike. If you need to go a greater distance try carpooling. This will cut your fuel costs in half and you don’t have the expense of maintaining a car. If you live in a larger ...


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DeCarlo revved up for Daytona ARCA opener

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 5:20pm

Gabi DeCarlo started racing karts at age 11, and entered her first race at the age of 12. After winning multiple kart championships, DeCarlo ran the Superkarts USA Pro Moto Tour with the KGB North America factory team for four years. During that time she was the only female in SKUSA Pro Moto history to finish a national season in the top twelve. DeCarlo moved up to open wheel race cars, and competed in both the ...


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Driving MBA -- Senior Driving Safety Podcast - After55Blog.com Featured

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 6th, 2008 2:21pm

When is it time for a senior to assess their driving skills? How do you tell Mom it might be time to drive only during daylight hours? How important is driving to maintaining a senior’s independence? How do you objectively assess anyone’s driving skills? The After55Blog.com spoke to Maria Wojtczek of Driving MBA, a full service driver training faciltiy located in Scottsdale, AZ about how to answer ...


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