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Check Engine Light Diagnosis At AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 15th, 2015 7:46am

Hello Thousand Oaks auto owners. Have you ever had your check engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Thousand Oaks motorists? First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That’s why it is called a warning light. But the ...


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Use this Quick Vehicle Checkup to Avoid Road Trip Mishaps

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2013 1:20am

A simple vehicle inspection before a family vacation can help avoid the short fuses, inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down many miles away from home, says the Car Care Council. “It’s easy to keep the sparks from flying from car trouble on a road trip,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A quick vehicle check can give motorists peace of mind and save them from the ...


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Auto Check One Becomes Certified Female Friendly in Houston, Texas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 22nd, 2013 12:56pm

Auto Check One of Houston, Texas, is proud to announce they are ready to address the needs of women consumers, as part of the growing network of AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® locations in North America. Team members at Auto Check One have completed a training and certification process to provide a Certified Female Friendly® experience that exceeds women’s expectations. In conjunction with AskPatty.com, Auto ...


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When it comes to reaching women, think mobile!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 20th, 2013 1:00am

I have a question for you, and be honest.  How many times per day do you use your phone to check your email, your Facebook, or for a quick web search for that great Chinese place so you can call in an order?   ... Read More!


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Checkered Flag and AskPatty Featured in Fast Company Blog

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 19th, 2010 9:31pm

  Checkered Flag Auto Group in Virginia says women customers at their Virginia dealership have increased by 15%.  This, along with being the only Certified Female Friendly Dealership in Hampton Roads,  http://www.fastcompany.com/1620507/checkered-flag-in-virginia-offers-certified-female-friendly-consultants?#  


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Take Control of Your Car after College: Driving Tips for Women on the Move

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 10th, 2009 8:40am

Graduating from college brings on many new challenges. One thing young women don't take into consideration when moving away from home is car maintenance and driving conditions. Many of the women I know, including myself, relied on dads, brothers, boyfriends, or roommates to handle the maintenance of their cars or to drive during harsh conditions. But what happens after graduation when they are not there to help? Taking the time to ...


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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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How much do I love my Honda Accord? Let me count the repairs...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 8th, 2008 11:55am

My dear old 1998 Honda Accord needed its registration tags renewed in July. I had been avoiding it, because before it can get registered, it needed to be smogged, and before it could be smogged, there was this pesky "check engine" light on the dash that needed to be put out of its misery. It's been shining at me for several months.... maybe six months. Last time I had one of those dreaded lights (about two years ago), ...


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CarMD Helps Women Live Their Balancing Act

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 4th, 2008 10:40pm

"The Balancing Act" is an informative, half-hour, magazine-formatted television series on the Lifetime Network, hosted by Dr. Wendy Walsh, Kim Alexis, and Kathy Peterson. If you’re a woman who is juggling career and home, you want to get it right when it comes to health, family, finances and lifestyle. This is the show that informs, enlightens, and shares solutions on how to be a success on both ...


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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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