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These Gifts Make Travel More Fun

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 19th, 2017 8:00am

These Gifts Make Travel More Fun Want to make travel more for fun the frequent flyer on your lists?  Check out these suggestions based on their potential traveling companion(s). Traveling with… Kids. Traveling with children is in an enriching and rewarding experience for the entire family. But getting there can often be a pain in the parental unit. Good gifts for parents who travel with children include miniature, magnetic board games, a backpack ...


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Adorable Car Theme Halloween Costumes!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 31st, 2016 2:00pm

Adorable Car Theme Halloween Costumes! We love Halloween! Especially the part where we get to dress up our children as cars! Check out this fabulous list of kids car costumes!


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#SaveKidsLives Ensuring Road Safety for Children

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 6th, 2016 12:17pm

According to SafeKids.org, unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19. Teenagers are now at greatest risk, with a death rate twice that of younger children and account for half of all child pedestrian deaths.   And that's only in the United States: According to World Health Organization figures, 500 children are killed each day in road ...


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What Does the Typical American Family Car Look Like in 2015?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 13th, 2015 9:35am

“Whether you're carrying a lot of people, a lot of their stuff, or a lot of both, your family car needs to get it all where you need to go,” says Brandy Schaffels, automotive industry analyst and chief editor of automotive site AskPatty.com. “Young families need room for strollers and car seats, others need room for their kids' backpacks and sports gear.” ... Read More!


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AskPatty's Holiday Gift Guide -- 8 Great Gifts for Kids and Pets

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 21st, 2014 6:42pm

In this Holiday Gift Guide, we're sharing 8 great gift ideas for both your kids and your fur-kids.  We’ve gathered up a collection of great ideas for the younger drivers in your family--no matter their age, we've got something here to please all your car-loving kids! Or, if you’re at a loss for what to pick up for that pet lover in your life, or looking for something to make your own pets' holiday a little brighter, ...


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The Ask Patty Holiday Gift Garage: Kids Edition

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 15th, 2011 1:16am

It's that time again!  Holiday Gift Garage season on Ask Patty is the time when we share great auto-themed gift ideas with you, and this year we have a series of gift garages planned to help you get prepared for holiday shopping! In this first Gift Garage post, we're going to talk a little bit about gifts for the kids, and a little bit about safety, too.  Find other Gift Garage posts on the Ask Patty blog.


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Summer Safety: Kids and Hot Cars Don't Mix

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2010 4:00pm

It's that time of the year again. Warm summer temps make going to the pool, beach and parks a lot of fun. But those higher temps can be deadly inside a parked car. So far this year, twenty child deaths can be attributed to heat stroke (hyperthermia) from being left in a hot vehicle. About half of the deaths over the last ten years can be attributed to a caregiver forgetting the child in the car. Another third is from kids playing in an ...


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7 Tips for Planning a Safe Summer Road Trip

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 8th, 2010 8:16pm

Moms who’ve ever driven more than a few hours straight with kids strapped-in know that, when it comes to hitting the road, a little organization goes a long way. ... Read More!


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Live Chat on Car Seat Safety with General Motors and Safe Kids Buckle Up

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2008 5:23am

In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Month, Safe Kids Buckle Up,  in partnership with Chevy and GM, scheduled nearly 900 community events all across the United States during the month of September to educate parents and caregivers on how to keep children safe in and around vehicles. This follows on the heels of the Safe Kids Buckle Up program reaching a very important milestone: one million child passenger safety seats ...


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Motoring Gear for Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 11th, 2008 6:48pm

If you are looking for a gift for your little aspiring auto aficionado, then check out Mini's MotoringGear kids section. They have several car-oriented gifts that could be right up your alley. Take a look at their Mini Baby Racer (II). It features unique details, like a ‘chrome’ front grille and light housings, alloy-look wheels, and realistic head- and tail-light lenses. The special plastic tires ...


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