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Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 2nd, 2017 8:00am

Make a Resolution You'll Actually Keep in 2017 - and Don't Forget Your Car! If you're like almost half of all adults, you have a New Year's resolution - however, once the ball drops and the fireworks are all shot, our commitment to our resolutions seems to waver a little. A week into the new year, just 77 percent of us are still holding to our promises, and after six months, that number drops to just 40 percent, according to University of Pennsylvania research.   This new year, we invite you to ...


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10 Most Efficient Cars You've Ever Driven - The Street

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2016 7:28am

While the EPA does its best to get realistic estimates of vehicle fuel economy, it occasionally needs drivers like you to tell it which cars have the best mileage. ... Read More!


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10 Average Automobiles With Absolutely Awful Gas Mileage

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 13th, 2015 9:34am

“There are two different kinds of drivers out there: the ones who love the environment and brag about their fuel economy, and the ones who love performance and brag about their horsepower,” says Brandy Schaffels, automotive industry analyst and chief editor of automotive site AskPatty.com. “Sadly, you can't get both in the same car, and sometimes consumers have to choose whether their wallet or their exhaust note ...


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Save Fuel By Watching Your Weight

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2013 5:35pm

Most Thousand Oaks auto owners are all talking fuel efficiency right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. CA folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks. And we Thousand Oaks drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel economy. But is there something more we can do? After all, some of us Thousand Oaks car owners can’t cut back on our driving, and ...


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Autozone: Prepare Your Car to Survive the Scorching Temps

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 11th, 2011 4:00pm

From coast to coast the heat has been relentless this summer, and motorists should ensure that their vehicles are road-ready to avoid an unexpected breakdown during the hottest months of the year. Here are a few tips from the car care experts at AutoZone.


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Considering Downsizing to Save Fuel? Consumer Reports Suggests it Might be Better to Wait

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 2nd, 2008 2:39pm

We've been watching gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon for over a month now, and at last (in my neighborhood, at least), the price of regular unleaded finally jumped all the way up over to $4.50. It's enough to make a commuter cry. An increase of a dollar a gallon in the last year means each tank is costing $15 to $20 more, or $60 to $80 per month if you fill up weekly. Sales of trucks and SUVs have ...


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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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Aggressive Vehicle Maintenance Essential For Maximum Efficiency, Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 5th, 2008 6:45pm

Suddenly, fuel costs are soaring, and motorists are increasingly challenged to keep their vehicles in top running order to maximize fuel economy -- and keep it that way. The key to this is proper vehicle maintenance to ensure that every mile is driven at maximum vehicle efficiency. Good driving habits and keeping your vehicle properly maintained can help maximize gas mileage from almost any vehicle - and save you ...


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Want to save gas? Try slowing down.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 12th, 2008 5:51pm

Now that gas prices are loitering around $4 a gallon, gas-saving tips are abundant. Automotive pundits are quick to offer a variety of tips to help drivers eke every possible mile out of each gallon of gas. The tips are usually quite obvious: reduce weight, maintain your vehicle, keep your tires properly inflated, blah blah blah... But here's one that many don't consider: Slow down. That's all there is ...


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Top Tips to Improve Your Vehicle's Fuel Economy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 5th, 2008 5:39pm

I remember how shocking it was the first time I saw Los Angeles-area gas stations advertising prices at $3 per gallon--this was about a year ago, in May 2007. And recently, barely eleven months later, I drove past a station at which the price for their premium fuel was over $4!! (The photos associated with this article were taken April 10, at several stations in the San Fernando Valley.) At AskPatty.com, we recognize ...


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