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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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Summer is now upon us and I don't want my readers to end up stuck on the side of the road...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 9th, 2010 3:52pm

When it comes to caring for my car, it isn't high on my priority list...thankfully we have AAA to get us out of the temporary problems such as a flat tire. ... Read More!


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10 Overlooked Services

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 25th, 2010 3:20pm

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Thousand Oaks. Some days it’s all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That’s why you’ve gotta be organized. Lists, PDA, calendar- we have to keep track of it all. So let’s talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the scheduled services that are sometimes ...


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Training Received by Technicians In Thousand Oaks CA

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 18th, 2010 3:33pm

When your car breaks down in the Thousand Oaks CA area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your car’s so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible. And, with the problem fixed right the first time. We’ve been checking into some of the training our Thousand Oaks CA technicians receive, and we’re very impressed. It’s amazing ...


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The Harm In Skipping An Oil Change For Thousand Oaks Drivers

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 30th, 2010 10:41pm

People in Thousand Oaks have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues? Some new vehicle manufacturers in Thousand Oaks are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles or more. This practice came under scrutiny when four of the largest new car manufacturers announced that owners like ...


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