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What Does the Typical American Family Car Look Like in 2015?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 13th, 2015 9:35am

“Whether you're carrying a lot of people, a lot of their stuff, or a lot of both, your family car needs to get it all where you need to go,” says Brandy Schaffels, automotive industry analyst and chief editor of automotive site AskPatty.com. “Young families need room for strollers and car seats, others need room for their kids' backpacks and sports gear.” ... Read More!


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Autos: Drive smart with family-friendly features - Indy Star

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 4th, 2014 3:07pm

Brandy Schaffels AskPatty.com Editor Featured Become a mom or dad and you'll quickly re-prioritize what features you want in your next vehicle. Car seat attachment hooks, roof styling and trunk access suddenly become much more important. ... Read More!


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Share the Joy of these Babies Safe #FirstRides Home

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 28th, 2014 2:53pm

Inspired by the real stories of New Yorkers going home with their newborns in taxis (an experience that does not legally require child safety seats), Mitsubishi recently launched its #FirstRide program in New York by giving three babies their inaugural ride home in one of America’s safest small SUVs, the 2014 Outlander, as part of Mitsubishi Motors’ “First Ride” program, which focuses on creating awareness and ...


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Be Safe and Smart with Car Seat ID Kits

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 30th, 2008 8:32am

Sometimes AskPatty stumbles across something that's so smart and such a no-brainer, we're ashamed we didn't think of it ourselves! Here is one of those things, found in a product review by Real Moms Review Panel Member Sara Lilly: the Chicks and Cubs "Car Seat ID Kit." "Why is this such a good thing?" you ask? Well, here's a scary thought. When I take my grandkids to crowded places, such as theme parks or on vacation camping ...


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Live Chat on Car Seat Safety with General Motors and Safe Kids Buckle Up

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2008 5:23am

In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Month, Safe Kids Buckle Up,  in partnership with Chevy and GM, scheduled nearly 900 community events all across the United States during the month of September to educate parents and caregivers on how to keep children safe in and around vehicles. This follows on the heels of the Safe Kids Buckle Up program reaching a very important milestone: one million child passenger safety seats ...


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Child Seat Safety Education Begins and Ends With Safe Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2008 3:00pm

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under? Did you also know that from 1998 to 2007, approximately 365 children--most of them aged three and younger--died from heat stroke after being trapped in a car? Both of these statistics are especially heartbreaking because, in most cases, a small amount of parental awareness and education ...


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NHTSA Releases New Car Seat Safety Ratings

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 7th, 2008 9:34pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released new car seat ease-of-use ratings. A new five-star ratings system will help parents evaluate car seat features before they buy. Safety isn’t a factor in the ratings because all seats rated by the NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards and crash performance standards. The seats are rated in four categories: Evaluation of ...


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Evenflo Recalls One Million Discovery Infant Car Seats

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 4th, 2008 9:30pm

Evenflo, a car safety seat manufacturer, issued a voluntary safety recall of one million Discovery Infant Car Seats after tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Evenflo. The tests showed that the car seat had the potential to separate from its base in high impact side collisions. To prevent potential problems, Evenflo will provide current owners a free supplemental dual-hook fastener that ...


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Parents - Not Sure Which Car Seat to Use?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 19th, 2008 5:54pm

Not Sure Which Car Seat to Use? Are you looking for a new car seat for your infant, toddler or 4-8 year old child but overwhelmed by the choices and worried about how to properly install your car seat? Click the below to watch a video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on how car seat features differ among various models: Click here to view video


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Kids’ Boutique Items for Your Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 14th, 2008 5:32pm

Are you a mom who likes to look for unique, stylish car accessories? Do you want something that looks good coming and going? If you’re in need of car seat covers, cart covers or even travel blankets, then take a look at Little Butterfly Kiss. Infant and toddler car seat covers are available at Little Butterfly Kiss. And these aren’t your mother’s covers. They are high-quality, custom made ...


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