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Superbowl Car Commercials Wrapup

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 19th, 2008 9:41am

Each year advertisers capitalize on the Superbowl's enormous audience -- expected to reach as high as 90 million TV viewers for the 2008 event. At $2.7 million for each 30-second spot, that's some serious coin. The Giants pulled a surprise win out of their hat in the very last moments of the game, but which commercials do you feel were the real surprise winners? If you were out shopping during the big game (hey, ...


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AskPatty in the News, February 1 through 15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 15th, 2008 11:00pm

February 1, 2008 AskPatty expert woman Amy Mattinat at the Sun Times: "12 Steps to Getting Better Gas Mileage!" There are a number of things you can do to ease the money coming out of your wallet to pay for gasoline to power your car. The easiest and most effective way to save money on gas is to park it. Hide the keys from yourself and walk or ride a bike. If you need to go a greater distance try carpooling. This will cut ...


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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Alternative Vehicle Choices

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 14th, 2008 7:18pm

With all the talk we’ve heard lately about sustainable eco-friendly vehicles, I thought it might be useful to identify some pros and cons of the alternative engine choices available now and promised to come to market in the future. Hydrogen: AskPatty's Contributing Editor Brandy Schaffels has driven Chevy’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Equinox and says it offers excellent performance. She also says if she had two ...


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Kids’ Boutique Items for Your Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 14th, 2008 5:32pm

Are you a mom who likes to look for unique, stylish car accessories? Do you want something that looks good coming and going? If you’re in need of car seat covers, cart covers or even travel blankets, then take a look at Little Butterfly Kiss. Infant and toddler car seat covers are available at Little Butterfly Kiss. And these aren’t your mother’s covers. They are high-quality, custom made ...


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High-Tech Alerts Sound the Alarm on Drowsy Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 5:24pm

There is a short period of time after my first child was born that I absolutely do not remember driving to and from work. The night-time nursing interruptions, coupled with a 40-mile commute often induced an early morning state of autopilot that was more like a driving coma. More than once, I snapped back to attention to realize I was miles past my exit and was heading into another city. I knew that driving while ...


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DeCarlo revved up for Daytona ARCA opener

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 12th, 2008 5:20pm

Gabi DeCarlo started racing karts at age 11, and entered her first race at the age of 12. After winning multiple kart championships, DeCarlo ran the Superkarts USA Pro Moto Tour with the KGB North America factory team for four years. During that time she was the only female in SKUSA Pro Moto history to finish a national season in the top twelve. DeCarlo moved up to open wheel race cars, and competed in both the ...


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Don't Miss: Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Awards, February 9

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2008 5:13pm

Don't Miss: Women's Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Awards, February 9 Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, February 9th, from 11:30 to 1:30, at the 91st NADA convention in San Francisco, when the Women's Automotive Association International will be honoring five women with a Spirit of Leadership Award at a luncheon to be held at the PARC 55 hotel. Established in 1999, the ...


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Do Cell Phones Make Your Commute Longer?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 7th, 2008 2:09pm

We all do it people. Don’t even act like you don’t. We chat on our cell phones while driving to work, running errands, dropping off the kids, picking up dinner – you get the idea. I’ve even been sitting in my car and found myself thinking “man there’s nothing on the radio…I’m bored…I should call my mom…” Like there isn’t the business of DRIVING ...


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Women in Motorsports - Jennifer Jo Cobb is ready to race

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 6th, 2008 1:58pm

Jennifer Jo Cobb began racing in 1991, and despite some up-and-downs in her career she has proven to be a tough competitor in the world of auto racing. She has numerous victories, and finished in the top ten championship standings for every season she competed full-time in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. In June 2002, Jennifer debuted in the ARCA RE/MAX Series at the Kansas Speedway, finishing 16th position. In ...


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Mean Mom Sells Son’s Car When She Finds Alcohol

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2008 2:13pm

A Des Moines mom calls herself the “meanest mom on the planet.” When Jane Hambleton found alcohol in her son’s car — breaking one of two rules set when she bought the car — she decided to sell the car. So she put an ad in the paper. But not only did she put an ad in the paper, she told every reader of The Des Moines Register exactly what her son did. The ad said: "OLDS 1999 Intrigue. ...


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