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Is a Hybrid or an SUV greener? Well, that depends...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:20pm

This week I happened to chance upon two situations of people debating their relative environmental impacts, with each side thinking she is more eco-friendly. In both cases, one party owns a more efficient vehicle while the other insists she lives a lower impact lifestyle overall despite having a less efficient vehicle. So in this post, I will compare the vehicle usage patterns of two drivers – one a hybrid ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 11th

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 10:06pm

It's that time again! Time for AskPatty.com to take a trot through the blogosphere and see which of our favorite females in motorsports are making news. From NASCAR to Off-Track Road Racing, we've got you covered. USAC driver and daughter of racing veteran Warren Mockler, Stephanie Mockler was presented with the 2007 Kara Hendrick Award in “Women in the Winner’s Circle” celebration. It was ...


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Brainiac Britney Spears To Face Hit-and-Run Charges

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 11th, 2007 9:18pm

A judge has ordered Britney Spears to be booked in her hit-and-run case. According to an article at Yahoo! Music, Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Rebecca Omens has ordered the pop star to appear at a Los Angeles police station before her October 25 court date. Maybe the disastrous diva will be wearing prison stripes for Halloween? Apparently, Spears must be photographed and fingerprinted in relation to the ...


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AskPatty Hits the Northwood Northwood University International Auto Show

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 10:36pm

Auto show panelist: Women taking bigger role in automobile industry Midlander Maggie Nestrick knew just what to do when an old-school auto salesman talked down to her once while she shopped for a car. "I walked out, didn't give them my business," she said. Jody DeVere, president of a website called AskPatty.com and the Women's Automotive Association International, has made it her business to see to it this kind ...


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Protect Your Kids from Automotive Hyperthermia

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 12:14pm

Kids are back in school and everyone is beginning to get into a new routine for the fall and winter months. Yet, at the same time, young children are being inadvertently forgotten in vehicles and left to perish due to hyperthermia. KidsAndCars.org has documented at least 34 fatal heat deaths so far this year (already more than the 30 deaths that occurred in 2006) with the most recent tragedy taking place last ...


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Tips on How To Refinance Your Used Car Loan

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 27th, 2007 8:46pm

Save Money With Used Car Refinance When interest rates go down, you might think about refinancing your home loan. Did you know you can also refinance your used car loan. Refinancing your used car loan can save you money. Used Car Loan Refinance: How Much Can it Save? Some car lenders have finance rates as high as 18%. By simply refinancing your high interest rate used car loan, you can save thousands of dollars over ...


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AskPatty in the New York TImes - Strategies to Succeed Online

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 10:09pm

PUTTING a small business online used to be a relatively simple matter: buy the domain names that matched your company's identity, set up a Web server and send out a press release and a few e-mail messages. No more. These days, a Web site may not even be the best place to start promoting your products or services. Instead, you can consider setting up a blog, participating in social-networking communities like Facebook and ...


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GM and UAW Reach Tentative Agreement On New National Labor Contract

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 4:15pm

Company to strengthen U.S. manufacturing presence with significant future investments, parties also agree to create independent retiree health care trust General Motors sent out a release this morning saying the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new national labor contract, covering approximately 74,000 represented employees. The agreement is subject to UAW member ratification. Hopefully this ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 25, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 6:41am

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we focused on wacky cars. This week, we've got a broader potpourri of women's automotive news. Enjoy! During meetings with vendors and site organizers years ago, Josephine Alcazar often felt invisible. Although she was the co-owner of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, she wasn't ...


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UAW Strikes Against General Motors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 9:49pm

The United Auto Workers Union and General Motors have failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations, and as a result, the UAW began a labor strike on Monday. The strike affects 73,000 American workers, and through an ongoing ripple effect, as many as 100,000 additional Canadian workers. The action also impacts suppliers that sell parts to General Motors. Union officials said their only choice was to strike ...


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