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CBT News - Why Aren’t There More Women General Managers?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 21st, 2020 12:00pm

CBT Autmotive Network Why Aren’t There More Women General Managers? By Jody DeVere - December 19, 2019 After a decade of progress of women gradually emerging as an important and recognized segment of contemporary automotive business, it is frustrating to read statistics stating that only 8% of women occupy key positions in our national automotive dealerships. The same study also reports that women still work in ...


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Happy Thanksgiving from AskPatty!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 27th, 2019 1:00am

Happy Thanksgiving from AskPatty! As we prepare to enter the holiday season, let us take this opportunity to remind you all that whether you're just joining the program, you've been with us for years, or you're just a visitor, we're thankful for you.  Being a part of the AskPatty nation means thta you are willing to take the initiative to make the auto industry a place where women can feel respected, secure, and comfortable.  For this ...


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Empowering Women and Queer People Through Car Education - Mechanic Shop Femme

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 11th, 2019 8:00am

Empowering Women and Queer People Through Car Education - Mechanic Shop Femme by Chaya Milchtein People ask me all the time, “What’s your deal with cars? How did you come to love them? Why do you think car education is so important?” When I started Mechanic Shop Femme, I had to think deeply about what I was trying to accomplish, and also who I wanted to serve. Cars have become my lifeblood - but it always hasn't been that way. When I was 18, I knew nothing about cars. I was interviewing ...


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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchisee to hit $100k Donation with Sales of Pink Wiper Blades

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2018 8:00am

October Sales of Pink Wipers to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation Henley Enterprises, Inc., the largest franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM is once again raising funds and increasing awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF). Throughout the month of October a portion of the sales of pink wipers will be donated to NBCF. The wipers are available at over 175 participating Valvoline Instant ...


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Patty Says: Jody DeVere Speaks on CBT News About Bringing #MeToo to the Auto Industry

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 27th, 2018 8:00am

Patty Says: Jody DeVere Speaks on CBT News About Bringing #MeToo to the Auto Industry Improving the shopping experience for women is a hot topic here at AskPatty, as you may imagine, and businesses are busy finding many ways to enhance the experience of their women customers.  It's become such a trend industry wide that CBT News brought in AskPatty CEO Jody DeVere in order to get her take on what automotive businesses can do to better serve their women customers.  In an industry that has long been marked ...


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Got a Flat? AskPatty Suggests Volvo's Next-Generation Roadside Assistance

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 21st, 2018 8:00am

Got a Flat? AskPatty Suggests Volvo's Next-Generation Roadside Assistance If you've ever been stranded on the side of the road in the dark, then you'll appreciate how much Volvo's next-gen roadside assistance will come in handy. (You know, just because you CAN change your own flat tire doesn't mean you necessarily WANT to!) With the use of advanced tracking technology debuting this month, Volvo customers can pin-point where help is with real-time information. Volvo customers now have ...


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2019 Ford Ranger - Will it Win with Women?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2018 1:00pm

2019 Ford Ranger - Will it Win with Women?     Ford recently revealed the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America during the Detroit Auto Show, bringing midsize truck fans a new choice from America’s truck sales leader – one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packed with driver-assist technologies to make driving easier whether on- or off-road. It is well known 45% of all light trucks and SUVs are purchased by women. I am very ...


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Don’t Let Your Thanksgiving Road Trip be a Turkey

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 21st, 2017 8:00am

Don’t Let Your Thanksgiving Road Trip be a Turkey One way to ensure you will get to dinner in time for turkey on Thanksgiving weekend is by making sure that the vehicle you will be driving is running well. A 10-minute pre-trip check is small potatoes compared to a big helping of inconvenience if you break down many miles away from home. A Thanksgiving pre-trip inspection helps reduce the chance of costly and possibly dangerous on the road trouble. It also provides an opportunity to ...


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Save with Speedy - VIOC Oil Change Coupons for AskPatty Readers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 20th, 2017 8:00am

What makes Valvoline Instant Oil Change service centers different from all the rest? When you’re in a hurry, we’re always ready to take care of your car or truck on the spot. And, for most of our services, you can stay in your vehicle while our skilled technicians complete the work; we can have you back on the road in about 15 minutes or less when you come in for one of our full-service drive-thru oil changes. The ...


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Valvoline Makes DIY Car Care a Little Easier with Easy Pour Packaging

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

Valvoline Makes DIY Car Care a Little Easier with Easy Pour Packaging Valvoline has long been synonymous with innovation in motor oil, lubricants, and other automotive products and services, and this week it made DIY car care a little less messy thanks to its easy-pour packaging. Stop us if you've been here before: you need to add some of oil to your car, so you pick up a bottle of Valvoline engine oil according to your vehicle's specifications (if you're not sure, check the ...


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