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How Not to Get Ripped Off on Auto Repairs!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 4th, 2008 1:32pm

Most common cons: Scams of disreputable service centers contain one or both of two elements: (1) Charging you for work that was never done, or (2) Convincing you of the need for unnecessary and often overpriced repairs. Here are four different types of scams you could run into and ways to avoid them: Unnecessary replacement of parts. If the mechanic says your car needs a replacement part, ask to be shown which part ...


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Hate the Thought of Dealing with an Auto Repair Center?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 29th, 2008 11:05am

Hate the Thought of Dealing with an Auto Repair Center? Love or hate your auto repair center? I came across a great article in the Automotive Management Institute Instructor Blog and thought I would share some this and get your thoughts on what level of customer service you are looking for at an auto repair center? Share your good, bad and mediocre experiences at automotive service facilities and suggestions to make your ...


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Washing Your Car the Green Way

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 22nd, 2008 6:11pm

Have you ever thought about how much water you use when you wash your car? If you could find an environmentally-friendly way to wash your car and save water, would you try it? Enter the Green Earth Waterless Car Wash. According to their web site, a typical car wash uses 20 - 45 gallons of water per car. If you wash your car at home, you can use up to 140 gallons! For areas with a limited water supply, that’s a lot ...


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A Paint Touchup Pen That's As Easy to Use as Lipstick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 7th, 2008 7:00pm

You reach into your purse, slide off the cap, carefully run the tip around the edges, put the cap back on, and drop it back in your purse. Are we talking about the latest color from Revlon or Max Factor? No. How about the latest gloss or liner from Covergirl or Maybelline? No. We're not talking about cosmetics for your face. We're talking about something equally important - Cosmetics for your car. Like ...


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Emergency Car Repairs – How To Be Prepared During the Holidays

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 28th, 2007 3:47pm

We’ve all been there. Stranded on the side of the road, alone or with a car full of kids (not sure which is more hazardous), and unsure of what this little vehicular setback is going to cost you. Aside from anticipating the steep tow truck fees, you start to see repair receipts fall in front of your eyes. Yikes! I remember the first time I truly broke down in a car. I was driving home from work in ...


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Great Tips To Help You Save Gas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 19th, 2007 7:00pm

With gas prices hovering just above $3 a gallon, we're all looking for ways to save money at the pump. Goodwrench offers the following tips to help drivers conserve gas and reduce the load on your wallet. 1. Go the speed limit. Use cruise control. Speed limits are calculated for maximum safety - they'll also reward you with maximum gas mileage. You can get up to 20 percent more mileage traveling 55 mph than ...


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57 Tools for Do-It-Yourselfers (DIYers) from the Car Care Council

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 18th, 2007 1:00pm

Whether on the road or at home, you need to be equipped some basic survival items and tools that can make driving and living with your car easier, safer and more convenient. Here are some suggestions as a starting place, divided into two categories: Emergency Road Kit and Basic Maintenance Tools. You can customize the list according to your needs and your ambitions. The Car Care Council offer this list to help ...


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The Eyes of Your Automobile

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 30th, 2007 9:01am

Are your headlights aimed correctly? According to the National Safety Council, the number of traffic deaths is three times greater at night than during the day. Since 90 percent of a driver's reaction depends on visibility, it is extremely important that your headlights are aimed correctly, are clean and are working. If other drivers are flashing their lights at you, it could be a sign that your headlights are ...


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Car Maintenance: Can You Really Do It Yourself Anymore?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2007 6:07pm

For most of you, when you open your hood, all you see is a big plastic cover that keeps you from seeing anything pertinent related to your engine. Remember the days when you could see the spark plug wires, there was enough space to see around under the hood, and you thought you recognized a few things whether you knew how to fix them or not? Today, it’s not so easy. Opening the hood, you’re met with ...


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Car Care Guide Takes Mystery Out of Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2007 6:02am

Motorists Can Order Free Guide Online A new Car Care Guide for motorists turns technical automotive jargon into easy-to-understand everyday language, taking the mystery out of vehicle maintenance and repair. The free guide, published by the Car Care Council, can be ordered on the council’s Web site at www.carcare.org. The guide, which fits easily in a glove box, explains the nine most ...


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