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AskPatty Launches Enhanced Certified Female Friendly Training for Car Dealerships, Tire Dealers and Automotive Service and Repair Centers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 15th, 2009 7:55pm

AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly online interactive training design and functionality are another industry first for Tire Dealers and Automotive Service and Repair Centers   Business Week reports that women make over 80 percent of the buying decisions in US households today. In effect, they have become nearly every family's chief purchasing officer ...


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Great Customer Service Means More Sales

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 23rd, 2008 6:55pm

I’ve so far purchased two cars in my lifetime – my 2005 Acura RSX as my daily driver, and my husband’s 2007 Mazda3s. The two buying experiences were vastly different. My Acura was purchased at the dealership that could get the right price and color for me at the time. I wasn’t picky at the time about customer service – I wanted that electric blue color, and only this one particular ...


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Women Car Buyers - Declare Their Independence

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 1:55pm

(PRWEB) June 16, 2008 -- Women car shoppers spend $300 billion annually on purchasing new and used cars, trucks, car maintenance, repairs and service. 51 % of women over 18 are single and may in the car buying market now.     Women Car Buyers - Declare Their Independence Long gone are the days when the only decision women were expected to make about a new car was which ...


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Hummer a Big Hit at the Hospital with Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 28th, 2008 7:42pm

Hospitals across the United States have received donated hundreds of child-sized, HUMMER battery-operated vehicles to their pediatric units. The vehicles are being donated by HUMMER dealerships under a program called "Courageous Kids." The HUMMERs are used by young patients who may "drive" themselves into surgery or for other medical procedures. The goal of Courageous Kids is to help reduce the anxiety ...


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T&T Honda, the Premier Canadian Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly Dealership, Sponsors The Calgary Woman's Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 25th, 2008 2:58pm

T&T Honda, the first Certified Female Friendly dealership in Canada, is a proud fifth-year sponsor of the 2008 Calgary Woman's Show - A Fair to Remember. Certified Female Friendly sales staff will be on hand to showcase several of Honda's world-class vehicle models. The Calgary Woman's Show is a consumer trade show dedicated to the female consumer. Now in their 26th year, the longest-running ...


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Peggy Llewellyn -- Racing goes on

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 27th, 2008 3:53pm

No matter what happens from here, Peggy Llewellyn has no regrets. After a break-out 2007 season, where she earned her first NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycles victory and finished fourth in the final POWERade standings, after a six year hiatus from the sport, Llewellyn was released from her ride. Former team owner Karl Klement gave Llewellyn no reason. She says she doesn’t really need one. Just a few weeks after ...


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Marketing to Women Article Hits the Nail on the Head: Auto Dealers Just Don't Get It

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 17th, 2008 3:30pm

We’ve all been there, us gals. We walk into a dealership and start looking around at the cars or trucks and we get approached by the salesperson. Let the pandering begin! I remember when I first started taking my Acura RSX in for service. My husband was with me and they spoke directly to him. Because why would I won that car? It has a manual transmission after all. I stopped taking my husband with me. I also ...


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NIADA announces AskPatty.com as one of NIADA's Preferred Industry Educational Providers.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 29th, 2008 4:31pm

NIADA Announces New Industry Educational Provider NIADA announces AskPatty.com as one of NIADA's Preferred Industry Educational Providers. AskPatty.com is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles using the network of certified female friendly dealerships across the United States. Michael Linn, NIADA Executive Vice ...


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To Haggle or Not to Haggle? That is the Question for Car Dealers Today

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 26th, 2007 9:04pm

One Price - No Haggle may be coming to a showroom near you as the Web makes prices more transparent and dealers try to cater to women and Gen Y drivers Business Week magazine writes in its current issue, http://tinyurl.com/ywxpuh . It's one of the enduring oddities of American retailing: car dealers haggling over price with their customers. A major car dealer chain of stores headquartered in Oregon has announced ...


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AskPatty in the Oregon Vehicle Dealer Association 'Dealer Solutions' Magazine

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 4:10pm

Dealers are always talking about how to sell cars to women, but don't usually do anything about training their staff on how women think about cars. It is estimated that over 50 percent of all cars are bought by women, and women infl uence the sale of 85 percent of all cars. To quote Jody DeVere of AskPatty.com, "You can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on how to bring women into the dealership, but if they don't ...


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