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Geico Educates Teen Drivers in Dallas

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 3:22pm

Geico is working to change the fate of teen drivers in Dallas, Texas. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), auto accidents are the #1 killer of teens age 16-19. Geico associates in Dallas want to change that by talking to teens through Geico’s national teen safe driving speakers bureau. They plan to take their show on the road and meet with high school classes. Why? To give ...


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NHTSA Releases New Car Seat Safety Ratings

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 7th, 2008 9:34pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released new car seat ease-of-use ratings. A new five-star ratings system will help parents evaluate car seat features before they buy. Safety isn’t a factor in the ratings because all seats rated by the NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards and crash performance standards. The seats are rated in four categories: Evaluation of ...


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Risky Chinese Imports Endanger American Lives

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 18th, 2007 6:17pm

According to a recent article by Andrew Martin in the New York Times, Federal officials are requiring a small New Jersey importer to recall 450,000 radial tires, because they are missing the safety gum strip that prevents the tread from separating. Apparently, the tires were originally manufactured in China by Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber for a variety of pickup trucks, sport/utility vehicles, and vans. These defective tires ...


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NADA Names Female Vice Chair for 2007 - Annette Sykora of Ask Patty Certified Smith South Plains Dealership

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 25th, 2006 3:38pm

Annette (Smith) Sykora started her career in the automotive industry in 1982 as title clerk at Smith Ford Mercury. By 1989, she had been the Finance manager and took over as General Manager. Shortly thereafter she purchased controlling interest in the family dealership. Annette has been active on many factory committees, such as chairing the Ford Dealers Advertising Fund for Greater Texas, and serving on many other Ford ...


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