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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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Keys to Long Lasting Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 14th, 2010 8:57pm

New cars cost so much these days. Add financing and insurance and, well a new vehicle may not seem so attractive. A lot of Thousand Oaks, CA people are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer. The good news is that with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacture, there’s no reason a modern vehicle can’t be made to last for a 150,000 miles or more. There is an old saying that says, 'a stitch ...


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Economics of Maintenance For Thousand Oaks Auto Owners

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 24th, 2010 5:22pm

Buying a new car in Thousand Oaks is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide? People in Thousand Oaks who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second thoughts in this economy. For many, the question is, how does the certainty of a new car payment stack up against ...


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Following Recommended Intervals

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 27th, 2010 7:09pm

If you're reading this article, then you are probably a CA driver that cares about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your service technician tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You worry about spending more money than you expected. And you worry that if you say "no" you might be ...


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Which Item is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Thousand Oaks?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 20th, 2010 6:43pm

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Thousand Oaks? Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Thousand Oaks – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airbags cost about $1,000, but go for $50 to $200 on the black market in Thousand Oaks. Stolen ...


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Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 18th, 2010 8:32pm

We're living in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and we want to make them last as long as possible - and we want to make keeping them as cheap as possible. When talking cars, it's all about ...


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Hey Thousand Oaks Drivers; What Is The Most Distracting Food?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 21st, 2010 5:13pm

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Thousand Oaks? Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving, but if you chose 'coffee', then give yourself an extra two points; coffee is the number one food distraction for drivers in Thousand Oaks ...


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Budgeting for Maintenance In Thousand Oaks CA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 13th, 2010 5:29pm

Life's full of surprises in Thousand Oaks CA, some of which cost money. A leaky roof, a broken tooth, or an unexpected car repair. AskPatty.com, Inc of Thousand Oaks CA and AutoNetTV have done some research on how we can budget for proper vehicle care. Everyone in Thousand Oaks CA does our best to budget for scheduled vehicle maintenance. What's hard is unexpected repairs. The truth is that our vehicles can stay on the ...


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9 Pre-Road Trip Car Maintenance Checks

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 28th, 2010 5:16pm

Drivers who neglect to do a quick mechanical once-over (even on newer cars) before taking to the highway are just begging to be stranded—most likely in the middle of nowhere, just out of range of the nearest cell tower, with hungry, tired kids in the back saying over and over, “Are we there yet?” ... Read More!


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Jiffy Lube Franchisee Chats with Ask Pattyâ„¢ - Tips for Families

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 21st, 2010 7:38pm

  Jiffy Lube® franchisee owner/operator Barb Petrey chatted with the popular women's car-care site, Ask Patty™, about the importance of preventive vehicle maintenance. She offered tips, discussed "terms of the trade" and talked about ways that drivers can improve fuel efficiency this summer. ... Read More!


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