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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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Danica Patrick's ABC's of Getting Your Car Winter Worthy

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2007 3:55pm

Danica Patrick, IndyCar(r) Series sensation offers the ABC's of making your car ready for winter: "I learned how to drive in the Midwest, famous for some of the most extreme winter weather conditions," Danica said. "This taught me that harsh weather can be very hard on a car. You're risking a breakdown if you don't take the time to prepare your vehicle for the winter, even if you ...


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Vehicles Checked Show Consumer Neglect - Is this You?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 1st, 2007 3:58pm

Results of vehicle check-up events during Car Care Aware Fairs across the country in April and October 2006 revealed that nearly nine out of 10 vehicles need service or parts, underscoring the huge untapped DIY and DIFM sales opportunities for the automotive aftermarket, the Car Care Council reported today. The unsatisfactory condition of vehicles also reinforces the continued need for consumer education about the ...


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BlogHer asks Jody DeVere Ten Money Questions

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 8th, 2007 7:16pm

Friday, September 7, 2007 Ten Money Questions for Jody DeVere In this week’s Ten Money Questions , we speak with Jody DeVere of AskPatty.com. The Ask Patty.com, Inc. website, blog and Second Life venue is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Jody is the current President of AskPatty.com and a Contributing Editor at BlogHer for our new ...


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Hey, It's Brake Safety Awareness Week!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 27th, 2007 11:31pm

In case you didn't already know, the Motorist Assurance Program has declared this (MAP) Brake Safety Awareness Week. "Taking care of your brakes is a critical part of keeping your vehicle safe," remarked Joe Cirelli, senior vice president of service at Pep Boys. "As we head into the fall season, now is an ideal time to seek a thorough brake inspection." The Pep Boys -- Manny, Moe & Jack -- ...


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Community Thought Blog Talks About Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 23rd, 2007 3:47pm

Published April 23rd, 2007 by admin The Second Life Virutal worlds are taking on a life of their own with the huge success of Second life. Second life is a virtual world community where the residents own and make their own world. This has started to catch the eye of many marketers out there as they look for new ways to capture the eye of the internet surfer. One of the companies who has created a great SLurl ...


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Underneath is Often Overlooked: Check the Vehicle Chassis

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 18th, 2007 1:58pm

Courtesy of AC Delco Preventive maintenance typically implies looking under the vehicle's hood; often, though, it's the chassis underneath the vehicle that's overlooked. According to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), underperformed vehicle maintenance in the American automotive aftermarket industry is more than $50 billion annually. Brakes, shocks and struts, and chassis ...


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