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Need Help Parallel Parking? Follow These Five #Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 23rd, 2016 8:00pm

Need Help Parallel Parking? Follow These Five #Tips Sometimes, even the best drivers can use a little help with parallel parking. A few months ago I was embarassed when my effort at parallel parking a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen into what seemed like a giant space took more than a dozen attempts -- all while being watched by a gentleman with whom I was about to have a first date. I was mortified. He said it was endearing. How kind of him... If only I had seen the following giphy video. ...


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CarMD.com Corporation Marketing Manager Kristin Brocoff Gives Expert Auto Advice on Ask Patty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2009 9:00pm

Kristin and the team at CarMD have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to keeping your car healthy 10.05.2009 - FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. - Kristin Brocoff, marketing manager for CarMD.com Corp., has been tapped to give her expert advice as a member of the Ask Patty panel of 50 automotive expert women who hold leadership roles in the automotive industry. The panel includes a range of women, who hold various roles at automotive-related ...


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Patricia J. Roberts, formerly of GM Women's Retail Initiatives, Joins AskPatty.com as Director of Business Development

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 9th, 2009 7:13pm

Patricia J. Roberts formerly of GM Women's Retail Initiatives Joins AskPatty.com as Director of Business Development and serves on automotive advisory panel of industry-expert womenThousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) September 9, 2009 -- Patricia J. Roberts has joined AskPatty.Com, Inc. as the Director of Business Development. In her newly created role, she is responsible for working strategically with automotive retailers to assist them in ...


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How far are you willing to go for all-around economy?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 30th, 2008 2:26pm

A subject has come up in discussions with my colleague Rich Truesdell: He asks "Is the prospect of $5.00/gallon gas causing people to lose their sense of reality?" Apparently people are buying 13-year-old Geo Metros for more than they cost new, just because they get great gas mileage. Do you remember the Metro? Basically a rebadged, domestic version of the Suzuki Swift, the little tiny econobox was powered by ...


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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 Shell.com 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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Shell 'Autotude' Survey Reveals Interesting Insight Into What People Think About Their Vehicles and Driving

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 17th, 2008 9:55pm

A recent Shell "Autotude" survey reveals some interesting things about what American drivers think of their autos. Besides proving that many Americans view their cars as more than just a piece of machinery, the survey showed there are regional differences in drivers' "autotudes." While much of the country views their cars and trucks as simply a way to get from point A to point B, drivers in the Farm ...


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Sunglasses to Save Squinty Eyes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 16th, 2008 9:55pm

I have a couple pair of beautiful Costa Del Mar sunglasses that I purchased more than 10 years ago, and I fear the day that I might have to replace them, so I'm always on the lookout for the "next pair" to protect my eyes. I spend a fair amount of time driving, and my previous commute was into the sun both ways: into the sunrise on my way to work, and into the sunset on my way home. Because I am short, ...


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Shopping for an Electric Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 16th, 2008 9:12pm

The hunt has begun... that is, for a practical electric vehicle, that can be plugged in to a solar panel, in order to go further off-grid. Back a year ago, when the solar panels went up on the roof, I had hoped that all that buzz about plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles would mean that something affordable would be on the market in a year or two. So finally, I need to replace our old creaky car, and am really ...


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Maryland May Raise Carseat Age to Eight; Should Cars Include Built-In Harnesses?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 7th, 2008 5:45pm

Maryland may require children to be in car seats an extra two years under a bill put in front of the state House and Senate. Currently the law requires a booster up to age six. The new law would extend it to eight years. The bill follows national recommendations about how old kids should be before going without a booster seat. Maryland was first in the Mid-Atlantic to pass a booster seat law, but the bill’s ...


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Ladies, Share Your Car-Buying Stories!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 27th, 2008 7:41pm

Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine is exploring an article and is looking for women to share their car-buying stories (http://blogs.consumerreports.org/cars/2008/04/women-shoppers.html) as part of their research. If you're a woman who has recently negotiated a great deal on a new or used car, they would love to hear your story! Did you buy online or walk in to dealership? How did you research your purchase? How ...


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