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Summer Safe Driving Tips from the NHTSA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2021 12:00am

Summer Safe Driving Tips from the NHTSA As the summer season approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind drivers to prepare their vehicles before hitting the roadways. As summer travel season kicks off, we ask that you share these summer driving tips on your website, social media platforms, blogs and beyond: Check for recalls and perform a safety check! – Use NHTSA’s VIN ...


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Getting There the Greener Way – How Electric Vehicles Could Change the World

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2021 8:00am

Getting There the Greener Way – How Electric Vehicles Could Change the World We’re going to start this off by saying something controversial. Get ready. Climate change is real. This shouldn’t be a controversial statement, but somehow, it is. It’s basic chemistry that carbon emissions play a large role in making our planet warmer over the long run, and according to a 2019 report, the transportation sector is responsible for nearly a quarter (24%) of the carbon emissions globally. In short, ...


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National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving: Thank you to the Class of 2020

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 8th, 2020 9:00am

National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving: Thank you to the Class of 2020 Prom and graduation are some of the most memorable events in the high school career. Sadly, the memories for students in this year’s graduating class will be very different. The special night that was supposed to be complete with fancy dress and dancing, was probably spent at home with the parents. Stolen from the class of 2020 was that special moment when you proudly step onto a stage, in the presence of family and friends, and ...


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NHTSA Focus on Safety — Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 21st, 2019 8:00am

NHTSA Focus on Safety — Cool Tips for a Safe Summer Trip Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. Before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends in your car, SUV, pickup, or RV, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but will spare you from dealing with the consequences of a breakdown—or worse yet, a highway ...


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Green Means GO!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 19th, 2019 4:00am

Green Means GO! In April, as winter comes to an end, it is time to get your car ready for spring driving and summer road trips! April is National Car Care Month, which reminds you to take car of any issues that may have occurred or been ignored during winter - plus, April 22 is Earth Day, reminding us all to take care to observe good Green driving practices, saving fuel, saving money, and being a little nicer to our planet, too. Have you checked ...


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #10: Get a checkup!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #10: Get a checkup! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – if you’re due for vehicle maintenance, don't put it off.  Find an AskPatty Certified Female Friendly service provider today.


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #9: What if you're stranded?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #9: What if you're stranded? If you happen to get stranded in wintry conditions, don’t panic, and stay in your vehicle. Run the engine if you can in short periods to keep warm. You are much more likely to find help if you stay with your vehicle than if you wander off on your own.


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #8: Plan your route

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 28th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #8: Plan your route If you’re planning a longer trip, make sure that others know where you’re going, and when you plan to arrive, as well as the route you’ll take. If you break down or have an accident along the way, you'll want trusted loved ones to know where to start looking for you.


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #7: Winter tires

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 25th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #7: Winter tires Winter tires are made of softer rubber than summer or all-season tires.  They stand up to the cold much better, and will grip the road well on the coldest of days. 


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Winter Driving Safety Tip #6: Pack a vehicle emergency kit

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 24th, 2019 8:00am

Winter Driving Safety Tip #6: Pack a vehicle emergency kit If you don’t already have a car emergency kit, now is the time to pack one. Non-perishable food, bottled water, flares or lights, tools, and provisions to keep warm are essential. Check out the full list below.


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