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Before You Leave Thousand Oaks, Get A Trip Inspection

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 20th, 2011 10:17am

You know, at AskPatty.com, Inc we get a lot of people asking about how to prepare their car for a trip. That’s a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Thousand Oaks so you may be anxious to know that the car is up to the task and won’t leave you stranded. You really do need to plan ahead for a major road trip – there are a lot of things to get ...


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Fall and Spring Checkup In Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 10th, 2011 10:42am

When I was a kid in Thousand Oaks, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into AskPatty.com, Inc for my checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service. My friend is (technically) right about some things, but from a practical standpoint, a seasonal check up still makes sense. Back when my dad ...


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Finding Vehicle Recall Information From Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 27th, 2011 12:44pm

No matter how well they’re made, cars are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice to Thousand Oaks residents and to fix the car free of charge. The manufacturer then tries to contact everyone who owns that type of car in Thousand Oaks and elsewhere until the work is done. If you have ...


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Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Thousand Oaks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 31st, 2011 11:36am

    />   Every Thousand Oaks car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter’s dirty. Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your car owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. Second, a visual inspection by your Los Angeles technician may determine that your filter it ...


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Put the brakes on costly car maintenance - Daily Herald

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 6th, 2011 7:24pm

How much have you spent on car maintenance in the last year?  The average household is in for about $700 a year after all is said and done, according to Consumer Reports. ... Read More!


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Commitment to Make Your car Last At AskPatty.com, Inc

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 22nd, 2011 5:25pm

For advice on how to make your car last longer, visit us at AskPatty.com, Inc P.O. Box 6601 Thousand Oaks, CA 91359 888-745-1928 These days many people in the Los Angeles area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service ...


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Busting Automotive Myths In Thousand Oaks CA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 22nd, 2011 5:13pm

Myths passed around our Thousand Oaks CA community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the cars of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually maintenance free and that anyone who says otherwise is out to rip you off. To get the truth about auto myths you ...


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Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 1st, 2011 7:45pm

If you've ever been driving around Thousand Oaks and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness which can be distracting and will affect your field of vision. To have your headlights inspected, visit us at AskPatty.com, Inc. We're at P.O. Box 6601 in Thousand Oaks, CA ...


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Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 16th, 2011 4:42pm

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern cars are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free". Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Thousand Oaks Bigfoot fans, but this maintenance-free myth has more evidence than most. If we look at some isolated areas of auto maintenance, ...


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Risk of Extended Oil Change Intervals

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 21st, 2011 5:24pm

Nothing in your engine workers harder than your oil. With hundreds of moving parts, and thousands of explosions every minute, it's no wonder that engine oil needs to be changed frequently! You've probably heard the old rule of thumb: Change your oil every 3,000 miles/ 5,000 kilometers or 3 months, whichever comes first. But some car manufacturers have introduced extended oil change intervals. They figure that a modern ...


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