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When Should You Buy Your Child a Cell Phone?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 23rd, 2008 6:54pm

We all worry about our kids when we’re not with them. It’s second nature for a parent. So what’s the best way to keep track of them when they’re carpooling with someone else, going on a school trip, or just at a party? It’s probably a cell phone. Kids are asking for cell phones at younger and younger ages. Seventy two percent of 13 - 17 year olds now have cell phones, according to ...


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Remember FlexCar? Now Welcome ZipCar

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 26th, 2008 10:57am

Are you tired of a car payment but you want the convenience of having a car to get around? Want to chuck the high maintenance and dealership bills that come with owning a set of wheels, but hate the idea of giving up the freedom and fun of getting behind the wheel? ZipCar is for you! It’s basically a car sharing program online. There are 4 steps to ZipCar: Join, Reserve, Unlock, and Drive! Join: You sign up ...


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Excuse Me, But Do You Carpool?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2008 1:35pm

We found a video about adult carpools at sheknows.com, where they introduce it by saying: "With gas prices going through the roof, state agencies, private companies, and online sites are hyping the idea of carpools for commuters. And research shows it might be just the ticket for lowering bills and raising employee morale." It made me remember my own ridesharing experiences, when I had been fortunate enough ...


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The Last Living Driver of a Regular-Sized Car in the 'Burbs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 24th, 2008 6:18pm

My car is developing an auto-inferiority complex from being constantly squeezed between hulking behemoths in the parking lots of our little corner of suburbia. Which leads me to ask: am I the only one still driving a regular-sized (e.g. not a SUV, mini-van, or maxi-sized four-wheel-drive) vehicle these days? Okay. You have three or more kids, and each of those kids has friends and sporting equipment and band ...


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