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Test Drive the Latest Eco-Friendly Vehicles at Santa Monica's AltCar Expo

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 22nd, 2008 7:44am

Over the past few years, Americans have become more and more conscious of the environment and global warming. One of the biggest factors that impacts the environment today is automotive vehicles. The number of hybrid and diesel vehicles has increased significantly as Americans continue to search for environmentally and economically efficient cars.On September 26 and 27 the third annual Santa Monica AltCar Expo,  one of the largest ...


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Fuel Efficient Couple En Route Across United States To Break Guinness World Record For Lowest Fuel Consumption

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 15th, 2008 2:27pm

Two of the world's most fuel-efficient drivers, John and Helen Taylor, are a third of the way through their attempt to break the current world record for lowest fuel consumption across the 48 contiguous United States. A dozen days into their trip, they've passed through the northern states of the Great Plains, including South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana. Their chariot for this record-breaking trip is the all-new, ...


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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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AskPatty's Jody DeVere Highlighted in Forbes Auto 'Most Influential Women in the Auto Industry'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 29th, 2008 6:40pm

read the complete article at ForbesAutos.com by ELIZABETH BLISH HUGHES One of Adriane M. Brown's favorite childhood memories is sitting on her dad's lap to pilot the family's Ford Country Squire station wagon down the driveway at their home in Richmond, Va. The only she liked as much was to listen to her next-door cousins and their equally Corvette-crazed friends start their cars. "I loved that, when the ...


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Cross-Country Hydrogen Road Tour Ends in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 23

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 19th, 2008 4:17pm

A collection of vehicles powered by hydrogen are traveling in an unprecedented trip across the country, scheduled to end in Los Angeles on August 23rd. As part of The Hydrogen Road Tour , presented by the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFP), U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy, and National Hydrogen Association, these vehicles will cross the United States, from Maine to Los Angeles, visiting 31 cities in 18 ...


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AskPatty.com on Real Biz on SLCN.TV Monday 2pm August 18, 2008

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

Every Monday at 2pm SLT/PST, Second Life personality Cybergrrl Oh interviews a company or organization representative and takes a tour of their build or sim. The guest this week will be AskPatty.com, Patty Streeter. Tune in to SLCN.tv to watch the show live on the Web or visit Athena Isle to watch it inworld on the big screen by going to http://slurl.com/secondlife/Athena%20Isle/44/43/23. Cybergrrl Oh will be taking a ...


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Iconic Vehicles and Celebrities Join Woodward Dream Cruise Activities

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 13th, 2008 3:44pm

Each year on the third Saturday in August, more than a million people and more than 30,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles cruise down Woodward Avenue in a tribute to the classic Americana activity: cruising. Made famous during the post-war era, locals would cruise in their cars along Woodward Avenue, often looking for peers or friends who were also out for a drive. From the car ...


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Female Friendly -- and Eco Friendly -- Summertime Road Trips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 5th, 2008 5:04pm

As summer approaches its end, we're reminded that even with the high gas prices, this season has had no shortage of fun, female friendly, road trips to share and enjoy. We started the season off by enjoying Bossy's Excellent Panic Attack, oops, we mean "Bossy's Excellent Road Trip," a five-week journey across the United States in Saturn vehicles that helped this funny lady meet a nationwide ...


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Car Care Tips to Help Stay Cool in Hot Weather Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 5th, 2008 3:26pm

Summer temps have been over a hundred degrees Fahrenheit in the San Fernando Valley. It's miserable to be outside in the heat, but it's even worse when the inside of your car is full of hot air and the culprit is a malfunctioning air conditioning (A/C) system. According to the Car Care Council, an annual checkup of your vehicle's A/C system can help prevent it from breaking down when you most need ...


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Motorability Island, UnitedSpinal.org & AskPatty to Appear on 'Tonight Live' In Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 3rd, 2008 8:11pm

AskPatty's Jody DeVere will co-star with her son Joe DeVere in their Second Life roles as Patty Streeter and Stoked Skytower on Second Life's highest-rated television show, "Tonight Live with Paisley Beebe." Scheduled to appear on Monday, August 4th at 6pm SLT, the duo will discuss AskPatty.com Automotive Advice for Women, Wonderland Cardin an AskPatty.com female friendly certified car dealership in ...


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