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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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Car Care Vacation To-Do List

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 21st, 2008 8:16am

When the last beach towel was loaded, the family pulled out of the driveway and headed on vacation, 1500 miles roundtrip. That's when an unsettling moaning noise caught their attention. Dad furrowed his brow. Mom tilted her head, listening intently. "Did the folks at the repair shop say anything about that noise?" asked Dad. "When?" asked Mom. "When you got the pre-vacation checkup on the car." Mom's back became poker straight, ...


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

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2008 7:00pm

Memorial day has come and gone so 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 ...


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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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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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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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Hate the Thought of Dealing with an Auto Repair Center?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2008 11:05am

Hate the Thought of Dealing with an Auto Repair Center? Love or hate your auto repair center? I came across a great article in the Automotive Management Institute Instructor Blog and thought I would share some this and get your thoughts on what level of customer service you are looking for at an auto repair center? Share your good, bad and mediocre experiences at automotive service facilities and suggestions to make your ...


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Washing Your Car the Green Way

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2008 6:11pm

Have you ever thought about how much water you use when you wash your car? If you could find an environmentally-friendly way to wash your car and save water, would you try it? Enter the Green Earth Waterless Car Wash. According to their web site, a typical car wash uses 20 - 45 gallons of water per car. If you wash your car at home, you can use up to 140 gallons! For areas with a limited water supply, that’s a lot ...


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Great Tips To Help You Save Gas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 19th, 2007 7:00pm

With gas prices hovering just above $3 a gallon, we're all looking for ways to save money at the pump. Goodwrench offers the following tips to help drivers conserve gas and reduce the load on your wallet. 1. Go the speed limit. Use cruise control. Speed limits are calculated for maximum safety - they'll also reward you with maximum gas mileage. You can get up to 20 percent more mileage traveling 55 mph than ...


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The Eyes of Your Automobile

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 9:01am

Are your headlights aimed correctly? According to the National Safety Council, the number of traffic deaths is three times greater at night than during the day. Since 90 percent of a driver's reaction depends on visibility, it is extremely important that your headlights are aimed correctly, are clean and are working. If other drivers are flashing their lights at you, it could be a sign that your headlights are ...


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