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Get These "Roadside Survival" Skills and Don't Fear a Breakdown!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 16th, 2018 5:00am

Get These So you're driving along the highway, going about your business, and suddenly, your check engine light comes on.  The engine is running choppy.  Something isn't right.  Maybe there's a billow of smoke, or the engine stops entirely, or your check engine light start flashing - a sure warning sign of a serious problem.  You pull over, and quietly panic.  What are you going to do? If you've read ...


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Ex-Con Cabbie Carjacks Passenger (aka Robbie Gordon Films a New Pepsi Commercial)

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 5th, 2014 1:30am

Social media is abuzz with chatter about how an automotive journalist was recently kidnapped by an ex-con cabbie and taken along in a police chase. In the reality-style YouTube video, the guy squeals like a baby from the back seat of the taxi, and begs the driver to let him out, pleading “this never works. THIS NEVER WORKS!!” Meanwhle, the cops chase them at high speeds, lights and sirens blaring, through an industrial ...


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Certified Female Friendly Community Tire Pros of Phoenix, AZ Launches High Mile Club

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 7th, 2013 1:13am

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 1, 2013)— High mileage drivers face high-mileage hurdles where auto repairs and maintenance can stretch the wallets of even the most money-conscious individuals. Until now, there are little choices for those who may face thousands in repair bills. Worse, some may put off critical repairs making their cars a hazard to them and others on the road. According to research firm R.L. Polk, which tracks vehicle sales ...


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It's National Informed Women Month and National Car Care Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 15th, 2010 1:41am

"After a long hard winter like we've just had, several car care considerations can protect the performance and longevity of your vehicle, beginning with motor oil -  your vehicle's life blood, says Jody DeVere, automotive expert and CEO of www.AskPatty.com.High-quality motor oils are designed to fulfill higher-spec demands that apply to millions of cars. Pennzoil and Quaker State, for example, invest heavily in comprehensive ...


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We Minivan Moms Can Be Pretty High-Tech

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 15th, 2009 12:50am

I am a high-tech Mom and here's the proof: I purchased my first CD burner in 1997 and used it to create holiday music mixes I gave to friends at Christmas.  I was one of the first people I knew to sign up for broadband internet in 1998. I opted for a DVD drive in my 1999 Blue Apple PowerMac G3, and used it to watch movies on my beautiful GIANT egg-shaped 21-inch Apple Studio Display. I joined Twitter 526 days before Oprah and ...


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28 Money-Saving Car Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 10th, 2008 2:02am

We've spent the better part of this year talking about the highest gas prices we've ever seen. For some, the price of premium unleaded was more expensive than $5 per gallon. Just because the cost of fuel has dropped to the lowest it's been in several years, doesn't mean it will stay that way. Listed below under four categories -- Engine Warm-Up, How to Buy Gasoline, How to Drive Economically, and General Advice -- are some effective ...


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New Questions on Booster Seat Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 9th, 2008 2:32am

We've been told over and over again how important it is to have our babies safely buckled in to their child safety seats, but as they grow up a little more, it's also equally important that their growing bodies be strapped into booster seats better designed for their midsize frames. Boosters are designed for children -- typically ranging from about 4 to 9 years old -- who are too big for toddler restraints but still too small to use ...


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Baby Safety Month: Keep Those Kids Safe During September

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2008 4:41am

This September marks the 25th anniversary of Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This year, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on the safe selection and use of child restraint seats by providing valuable information for keeping baby safe in the car.JPMA is proud to support Child Passenger Safety Week, which is happening RIGHT NOW,  September 21-27, 2008! ...


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Chrysler Joins the Electric Vehicle Party

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2008 4:26am

With so much talk of electric vehicles approaching the marketplace,  it appears that Chrysler was not about to be left out of the party and has announce that it will also be supplying a couple of entries to green-minded alternative-fuel seeking consumers.Best known for its manly heavy-duty trucks and gas guzzling super-high-performance vehicles, the company has just announced the advent of three electric-drive vehicles, one of ...


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Geico Educates Teen Drivers in Dallas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 3:22pm

Geico is working to change the fate of teen drivers in Dallas, Texas. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), auto accidents are the #1 killer of teens age 16-19. Geico associates in Dallas want to change that by talking to teens through Geico’s national teen safe driving speakers bureau. They plan to take their show on the road and meet with high school classes. Why? To give ...


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