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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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Don’t Let Your Thanksgiving Road Trip be a Turkey

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 21st, 2017 8:00am

Don’t Let Your Thanksgiving Road Trip be a Turkey One way to ensure you will get to dinner in time for turkey on Thanksgiving weekend is by making sure that the vehicle you will be driving is running well. A 10-minute pre-trip check is small potatoes compared to a big helping of inconvenience if you break down many miles away from home. A Thanksgiving pre-trip inspection helps reduce the chance of costly and possibly dangerous on the road trouble. It also provides an opportunity to ...


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Women’s Board Leadership Conference Slated for Denver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 21st, 2015 8:41am

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AskPatty's 10 Car Care Tips to Improve Safety and Reliability

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 1st, 2015 5:58am

National Car Care Month in April is the time of year to give your car some extra attention. Basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, plus it helps avoid costly repairs down the road. “Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care ...


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Ladies Can Get Helpful Tips Each Week With Car Care Maintenance Mondays

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 21st, 2014 10:15am

The Car Care Council is making it easier to be Car Care aware with helpful Maintenance Monday tips. This Instagram-based campaign will help drivers by sharing short visual clips each week on car care. And there’s no better way to spring into good habits than with these weekly reminders offering drivers basic maintenance tips that can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle. With its ...


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Sub-Zero Wake-Up Call: Winterize Your Vehicle Now

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 28th, 2014 1:56pm

The recent record cold weather in most of the country should be a wake-up call to motorists who have not yet winterized their vehicles, says the Car Care Council. “Sub-zero temperatures can stress out a vehicle, as well as its driver,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “The recent record low temperatures are a harsh reminder to be car care aware. During this break from the cold and snow, ...


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Car Care Council Women's Board Names Aftermarket Women of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2012 12:47pm

  The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) has chosen Jody DeVere, CEO, AskPatty.com, as the ninth annual Aftermarket Woman of the Year. Amy Mattinat, owner and manager of Auto Craftsmen, has been named the Female Service Shop Owner of the Year, while Andrea Schultz has been selected as the first-ever Woman of Promise. The announcement was made at the 2012 Women’s Board reception, Tuesday evening, at the Sands Expo ...


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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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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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Car Care Tips to Help Stay Cool in Hot Weather Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 5th, 2008 3:26pm

Summer temps have been over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit in the San Fernando Valley. It's miserable to be outside in the heat, but it's even worse when the inside of your car is full of hot air and the culprit is a malfunctioning air conditioning (A/C) system. According to the Car Care Council, an annual checkup of your vehicle's A/C system can help prevent it from breaking down when you most need ...


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