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AskPatty's Car Buying Do's and Don'ts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 5th, 2015 3:47pm

Everybody loves the idea of buying a new car, but unfortunately sometimes shopping for one can be an overwhelming experience. A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make, and with an average purchase price above $33,560 (according to Kelley Blue Book), you want to make sure you're happy with your purchase. To help you in the process, we've compiled this list of car-buying dos and don'ts to ...


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Women Weigh in on the Auto Industry

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2012 12:00pm

  Participating in the Heels & Wheels all-women car industry event provided insights, feedback and networking with women working at automakers and media outlets that no other auto industry events provide. It was a refreshing change of pace listening to this group of leading automotive women exchange ideas, thought leadership and their expertise on the vehicles provided for test drives and the discussions during the ...


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A Reminder to Not Drive Drunk This Fourth of July

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 2nd, 2009 7:16pm

The Century Council sent me an innovative eCard for the July 4th holiday that reminds viewers to stay safe this Independence Day and not drive drunk.   Click below to start the video, or you can also view the eCard here at The Century Council.   I first learned about The Century Council and its efforts to stop underage drinking when we reported on the organization's support of Brandon Silveria and his ...


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Don't Drive if You're Drunk - And Don't Run if You're Dumb

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 5:43pm

Don't Drive if You're Drunk - And Don't Run if You're Dumb Sometimes life just follows a dominoes effect of mishaps that can cause a situation to go from bad to worse. Sometimes it's just dumb luck. Sometimes it's just dumb choices. Take, for instance, the recent incident involving a 22-year-old Minnesota woman who plays the starring role in this season's best example of why it's just ...


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Ask Patty Gets a Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 20th, 2007 3:37am

You heard me. As if Ask Patty didn’t have enough going on – what with our Female Friendly dealers and Dream Car search tool – she up and decided to get herself a virtual life. Ask Patty is officially active in Second Life, and we don’t mean just walking around and hanging out either. We have a full-fledged shop/store/lounge built on Pontiac’s Motorati Island and oh man, is it cool! See here is ...


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Romperz.com Blogs About Ask Patty!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 7th, 2007 4:40pm

Ask Patty Buying a car can be an intimidating process especially for women who may not be vehicle savvy. I know I hate to take the car to get service because I always feel vunerable since I really don’t know a whole lot about cars. It’s best to have some idea of what you want and how much that should cost before stepping anywhere near a car lot. I am so glad that I learned about AskPatty.com. Ask Patty ...


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USA Tech Guide Blogs About Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 5th, 2007 5:52pm

It Might Be Time To Buy A BMW Posted in General by Ziggi at 2:10 am | For those with a disability who wouldn’t mind jumping behind the wheel of BMW but find it, hmmm, costly, or just a bit out of reach. You can now get some help from BMW in stretching your pile of bucks. This bit of news from a post at AskPatty.com- BMW Group has announced that it will remove the reimbursement ceiling for ...


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How I Became A World-Class Winter Driver… Sort Of

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 1st, 2007 11:03pm

by Breanne Boyle I’ve written about my experience driving on the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 tire at the Bridgestone Winter Driving School a few weeks ago, but I wanted to touch on it once more and share some driving tips that Bridgestone passed on to me while I was there stuffing their Toyota Camry’s into Turn 11 on those tracks (actually, I only stuffed the car into the side when we were on non-Bridgestone ...


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Winter Tires Can Be Your Key To Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 16th, 2006 1:59am

by Amy Mattinat, author of How To Buy A Great Used Car If you own a vehicle with a healthy engine, a strong transmission, a beefy suspension and great brakes, but your tires don’t grip the road properly, then you have no traction and no control. It is the tires that determine the type of traction, grip and control that you have with your car. If you add up the amount you paid for the vehicle + the cost of car ...


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MaddoxSmye Announces Partnership with Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 7th, 2006 12:03am

At Maddox Smye, we don’t believe that one company can offer you comprehensive branding, marketing, and sales training to the women’s market. (If you meet somebody who claims that they can, smile politely, and show them the door.) That’s why we’ve forged partnerships with experts in these areas. Together, we can do a turnkey program, from strategy to closing the sale. We are proud ...


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