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How to Slay Car Monsters with Preventative Care

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2020 12:00am

How to Slay Car Monsters with Preventative Care Your hands are shaking, you’re hyperventilating, and you’re terrified. Halloween may be over, but there are still ghouls and ghosts out there, and your tremors are related to another type of monster – vehicle maintenance and repair – and that can seem way scarier! Car problems are frightening and can be dangerous, but vehicle owners don’t need to be spooked. Here are some tips to help you arm yourself with ...


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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the CarMD Vehicle Health Index

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 3rd, 2020 12:00am

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the CarMD Vehicle Health Index CarMD has spent a decade reporting on check engine light-related problems, repairs and associated costs. Having built the most comprehensive and dynamic database of failures and repairs related to vehicle on-board diagnostic systems, CarMD is uniquely qualified to provide unbiased data on repair costs and trends. CarMD distributes this Index each April during Car Care Awareness Month to remind vehicle owners about the importance of ...


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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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