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Thirty-seven things you should always keep in your car Christian Science Monitor

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 23rd, 2015 8:39am

Duct tapeGreat for everything from temporary auto repairs to roadside first aid, duct tape is a no-brainer. AskPatty.com gives us 38 ways you can use duct tape to fix your car. Seriously, duct tape is the rock star of your care emergency kit. ... Read More!


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Winter Driving Tips from NHTSA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2013 1:45am

Many of us will be traveling for the holidays, and if you're among them, you want to make sure you reach your destination safely!  This year, in an effort to help educate drivers with some good habits for Winter Driving Safety, the NHTSA has put together a super-neat interactive graphic!  Check it out below - zoom in on the snowglobe and learn some great winter driving safety tips as you navigate around the icy and snowy ...


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Five Steps to Driving a Greener Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 10th, 2008 6:47pm

It doesn't matter if the car you're driving is new or old, big or small. There are preventive maintenance steps every vehicle owner can take to make sure their car is as "green" or environmentally friendly as possible, according to the Car Care Council. By following five simple preventive maintenance steps, you can help protect the environment by improving gas mileage, which in turn saves money at the ...


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Google Automotive Thought Leader Bonita Stewart and Her Predictions for 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 10th, 2008 9:35pm

Meet Bonita Stewart who is the director of the automotive vertical at Google. Stewart is responsible for leading a national team that develops and manages Google's relationships with automotive marketers. Stewart is part of the vertical markets group at Google which are senior industry specialists who help marketers in specific industries address their unique objectives and challenges. Recently she was interviewed ...


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Join GM LiveChat to talk green

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 5th, 2008 9:32pm

Want to influence GM's direction? Join their conversations. The GMNext website is an intriguing and proactive effort by America's largest car company to engage its stakeholders. Using interactive media, GM is engaging in conversation with us. On Thursday, Feb 21 from 1-2pm EST, Wes Bolsen, VP at Coskata hosted a live chat on the company's partnership with GM. Coskata plans to produce ethanol for under ...


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Day Three NAIAS - Diversity Driven By Design in Detroit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 18th, 2008 2:23pm

GM held a very interesting panel of designers and media all with multicultural backgrounds and perspectives on how their backgrounds influence new vehicle designs and are they reflective of the preferences of the urban , LGBT, minority and female car buyers. These are segments auto makers can no longer afford to ignore with their tremendous buying power in the ever changing and fiercely competitive landscape they are all ...


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It Does Rain in California - Time to Check or Replace Worn Windshield Wipers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 8th, 2008 5:34pm

It Does Rain in California - Time to Check or Replace Worn Windshield Wipers So, it has been raining cats and dogs in California this week and was lucky I had snagged myself some RainX wipers recently. Of course, they were in my garage as I drove in a torrential downpour (it was almost like a hurricane. Almost.) and used my three-year-old, stock wipers. Oops. Lesson learned the hard way. When I got back home, the first ...


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What You Should Look For On A Test Drive

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 29th, 2007 2:23am

So you've done all the research and you know what type of car you want or maybe even the exact model, but you haven't tried it out. Don't you dare pluck down that cash before you take a test drive! Ask Patty has put together some tips for you to take with you to the car lot. Jot down these questions or print them out and make sure you skim through them before driving off into the sunset. Make sure to check ...


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There’s FINANCING, And Then There’s SPECIAL FINANCING

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 1:21am

Special financing? Whatever is that? Well, it is how it sounds. Special financing is financing set up for individuals with ‘special’ credit. Special financing means higher interest rates, pre-set prices by the banks on vehicles, fees paid by the dealer, and sometimes required down payments. That’s what special financing means to the banks and the dealership. But what does it mean to the consumer? In the industry, ...


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Do it Yourself ( DIY) Car Washing Tips and Tricks for Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 23rd, 2007 5:38pm

I had a friend send me an email saying her granddaughter was overseas and moving back to the U.S. but needed to sell her car before she returned. She asked me to email her some tips on prepping her car to sell. It reminded me that it is just plain old good practice for all of us to keep our vehicles clean and detailed inside and out. So here are a few friendly reminders and tips if you choose to be one of the ...


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