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Megan Reitenour moving up in racing ranks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2008 6:49pm

Megan Reitenour is a sixteen-year-old, third generation racer. Racing first grabbed her interest at the age of two when she used to “race” in her pink Barbie Corvette. Her Dad placed pillows behind and underneath Megan, so she could reach the pedals of the car. At age four, she advanced to a Quad Runner, and eventually to a Quarter Midget at age five. She stayed in the Quarter Midget Series for seven ...

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Safety Tips for Women Driving Alone

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2008 6:48pm

According to Shell oil, two violent crimes are committed in the U.S. every minute of every day. Women driving alone can be particularly vulnerable, though there are many things you can do to keep yourself safer, both inside your car and out. We found an informative brochure from Shell Oil with many helpful tips to guide women towards safer behaviors when alone behind the wheel. Written in conjunction with the National ...

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Motoring Gear for Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2008 6:48pm

If you are looking for a gift for your little aspiring auto aficionado, then check out Mini's MotoringGear kids section. They have several car-oriented gifts that could be right up your alley. Take a look at their Mini Baby Racer (II). It features unique details, like a ‘chrome’ front grille and light housings, alloy-look wheels, and realistic head- and tail-light lenses. The special plastic tires ...

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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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Aggressive Vehicle Maintenance Essential For Maximum Efficiency, Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2008 6:45pm

Suddenly, fuel costs are soaring, and motorists are increasingly challenged to keep their vehicles in top running order to maximize fuel economy -- and keep it that way. The key to this is proper vehicle maintenance to ensure that every mile is driven at maximum vehicle efficiency. Good driving habits and keeping your vehicle properly maintained can help maximize gas mileage from almost any vehicle - and save you ...

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Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 4th, 2008 6:17pm

Welcome! We are so glad you visited Ask Patty! Ask Patty is truly a safe place for women to go to get answers to all of their automotive questions. You have trusted us with your questions and concerns and we wanted to send you some extra special tips this month to help make you even more car savvy! :: More About Ask Patty :: Traveling in the Family Way: 2008 Lexus LX 570 Women know that sometimes being beautiful ...

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AskPatty's Female-Friendly Car Care Videos

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 3rd, 2008 5:50pm

AskPatty's President Jody DeVere recently filmed a series of videos to be featured at in which she offers female-friendly car advice every woman should know about keeping their car in reliable working order. These female-friendy videos offer excellent technical and safety information to help women properly maintain their cars, to be better prepared for roadside emergencies, and to avoid getting ripped off ...

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Ford Extends Warranty Coverage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 29th, 2008 10:21pm

Ford has improved its warranty coverage on both new and remanufactured gasoline engine and transmission assemblies, increasing the mileage by 25,000 miles from 3-years/75,000 miles to 3-years/100,000 miles, effective April 1, 2008. According to their press release: "This warranty enhancement not only matches the terms of competitive automakers in the aftermarket industry, but it exceeds their coverage in a ...

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Top 12 Car Care Myths Debunked

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 28th, 2008 10:19pm

An old adage says: "April showers bring May flowers." I'd like to add: "and dirty cars!" With gloomy weather and poor driving conditions in the rear-view mirror and sunny days ahead, now is the perfect time to give your vehicle a thorough spring cleaning. To help maintain that new-car shine through spring and into summer, Meguiar's, the century-old leader in vehicle appearance care, has sent us ...

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Tips To Get Better Mileage From Your Hybrid Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 20th, 2008 10:12pm

Now that fuel prices have breached $4 per gallon, we know you want to stretch your fuel to get the most out of every purchase. We found a fun collection of money-saving tips and advice at and thought to share a few of them with our AskPatty readers. The powertrain of a hybrid car combines an efficient gasoline engine with an electric motor as well as as well as a special system to capture braking energy to store ...

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