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Car Care Council Women's Board Names Aftermarket Women of the Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 13th, 2012 12:47pm

  The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) has chosen Jody DeVere, CEO, AskPatty.com, as the ninth annual Aftermarket Woman of the Year. Amy Mattinat, owner and manager of Auto Craftsmen, has been named the Female Service Shop Owner of the Year, while Andrea Schultz has been selected as the first-ever Woman of Promise. The announcement was made at the 2012 Women’s Board reception, Tuesday evening, at the Sands Expo ...


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Audi Mileage Marathon: Amy's Audi Adventure!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 13th, 2008 1:46pm

Yesterday, I got up bright and early to hop on a plane to Denver, Colorado.  Jody Devere from www.askpatty.com asked me if I would like to represent Ask Patty and participate in the Audi Mileage Marathon  by driving a new Audi A4 TDI Clean Diesel from Denver to Las Vegas. Of course I said YES!The Audi Mileage Marathon started on Oct. 6th. A fleet of 23 diesel-powered Audis rolled out of NYC and started heading west. The first ...


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AskPatty at the Wall Street Journal: Selling a Car? Speak to the Missus

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 8th, 2008 10:04pm

A sign of things to come? (Photo: Associated Press) For many women, the thought of buying or fixing a car comes with the anticipation of an inevitable rip-off. But the automotive industry is changing, thanks in part to a handful of women working on the inside. Car dealerships can now choose to be "certified female friendly." The designation is given to dealers who complete a training ...


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Top Tips to Help You Sell Your Car Yourself...

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 21st, 2008 3:41pm

Yes it is true; selling your car yourself will get you the most money in your pocket. But, realize that it can take several weeks or months to sell a car. So don't be discouraged if you don't get any inquiries right away. Don't worry about putting any repair work into the vehicle. You will never recoup the money. Just be honest about what it needs to the next owner. Most people who are purchasing a used ...


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Ask Patty and Amy Mattinat Featured in Vermont's Alternative WebWeekly

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 28th, 2007 1:22am

Roll Call On the lot with a female car iconoclast AMY MATTINAT PHOTO: MATTHEW THORSEN by Mike Ives (06/20/07). Amy Mattinat’s not your stereotypical haggler o’ the fabled used-car lot; she is so beyond that. Sure, the 48-year-old co-owns Auto Craftsmen, an independent repair shop and used-car dealership on Route 2 ...


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Ask Patty's Amy Mattinat Appears on Talk of the Nation

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 24th, 2007 8:00pm

  The Road to Better Gas Mileage   Audio for this story will be available at approx. 6:00 p.m. ET iStockPhoto.com Talk of the Nation, May 24, 2007 · As gas prices soared to an all-time high this week, drivers are trying just about anything to improve their mileage. The automotive world is abuzz with special tricks and tips on how to ...


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