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What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys? My Airbag Story.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2017 8:00am

What Is It Like to Be in a Car When the Airbag Deploys?  My Airbag Story. Have you ever been in a car crash and the airbags deployed?  I asked my car insurance lady this and she absolutely shuddered and said she hoped she never experienced it. I thought I would share my own personal experience with you. I was 26 at the time, and I was driving home after having what I thought was a really great meeting regarding potential sponsorship on my racecar. I was heading north, doing the speed limit and at ...


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How Long Should you Really Warm Up Your Car?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 24th, 2017 8:00am

How Long Should you Really Warm Up Your Car? Do you warm up your car?  Do you just twist the key and go?  Have you been told that it's best to let your car warm up for a few minutes before you start driving?  How long do you really need to let your car warm up? Are you ready for the answer?  All you need to do is let your car run for about 30 seconds and then you are good to go!  Having said that, don’t start driving accelerating hard or ...


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Getting My Car Ready for Winter Storage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2016 6:00am

Getting My Car Ready for Winter Storage Yikes! As much as I don’t like to think about it, winter is just around the corner. Right now, many of us are enjoying the beautiful fall weather and watching the leaves change colour. I will enjoy this as well, but in the back of my mind, I’m also thinking about the things I need to do to get ready for winter. I need to put my gardens to bed by pulling out and trimming back lots of plants, pile firewood since ...


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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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Reminder: April is National Car Care Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 22nd, 2014 11:51am

Because basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, every April is designated as National Car Care Month to encourage owners to give their cars some extra attention. Results of community car care events held throughout the country in 2013 showed that most consumers neglect simple maintenance of their cars, with seven out of 10 vehicles failing at least one component of the vehicle ...


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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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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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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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Women and Cars: The Psychology of Global Warming

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 5:39pm

Here is an entertaining New Year resolution that we women could adopt to help fight climate change. What’s more, it seems like it will makes for a lively conversation topic with girlfriends! Recently, Britain’s top government scientist, Professor Sir David King of Cambridge University, was quoted as saying that if women stop admiring guys with fast and sexy cars, the world could be a greener ...


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If It Looks Like A Flat, Feels Like A Flat, And Sounds Like A Flat, Guess What…!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 1st, 2007 8:36am

A flat tire shouldn’t be reason for panic. “In schools where drivers’ education isn’t available,” observes one educator, “tire changing ought to be included in home economics.” The Car Care Council suggests that motorists who are unprepared to deal with a flat tire are faced not only with added expense and inconvenience; they also are more vulnerable to foul weather and ...


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