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California EPA, General Motors, and 3000milemyth.org Team up to Help Drivers Reduce Oil Consumption

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 4:25pm

General Motors, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), and the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) are joining forces to encourage drivers to follow their vehicle manufacturer's recommendations on oil changes, which for many vehicles could be much longer than the decades-old standard of every 3000 miles. This summer, General Motors will support public outreach efforts by ...


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Hot Weather: The True Culprit Behind Car-Battery Trouble

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 29th, 2008 3:30pm

According to the Car Care Council, excessive heat and overcharging are two of the main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, this damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate. That's slow death for a battery. True, there are more road service calls in cold ...


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Volkswagen Debuts Zero-Emission Hydrogen Tiguan HyMotion

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

Volkswagen of America, Inc. has recently announced North American debut of the Tiguan HyMotion Fuel Cell Concept. Originally shown at the Shanghai Motor Show and the 2007 Michelin Challenge Bibendum, the Tiguan HyMotion highlights the current state of Volkswagen's hydrogen fuel cell research and development. The HyMotion is built on Volkswagen's Tiguan sport-utility vehicle, but utilizes a hydrogen fuel cell ...


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Gas Prices So High, Older Pumps Must Sell by Half-Gallons

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 27th, 2008 3:25pm

As the price of gas approached $4 a gallon last month, thousands of station owners across the nation were faced with another problem besides just the high price. According to an article in the New York Times, many stations, most of them independently owned, have older pumps that are unable to go above $3.99 per gallon. The solution? According to the article, one station owner in Queens had to price his gas by the ...


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Have you experienced the joy of live traffic updates?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 26th, 2008 3:20pm

I'm not sure what it's like for drivers in other cities, but as a resident of Los Angeles, I know I can't go anywhere without checking SigAlert.com before hitting the freeway. Unfortunately, the minute I turn off my computer, I'm out of touch with the constantly changing traffic landscape, and the radio traffic updates don't help much when stuck in a snarl and it's nine minutes away from the next ...


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Saturn Invites Fans to 'Kiss My Astra'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2008 5:02am

Saturn just launched the "Kiss My Astra" national photo contest, offering Saturn fans an opportunity to show just how much they would love to win a new Saturn Astra. Contestants can kiss their own Astra, a friend's Astra, or drop by any Saturn retailer and kiss one of the dealer's Astras, and then upload a photo of the kiss at www.ImSaturn.com. The contestant with the funniest, most creative photo ...


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BlogHers go Racing in Second Life!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2008 4:59am

While thousands of women Bloggers assembled in San Francisco for the BlogHer '08 Convention this weekend, Second Life BlogHers had plenty of chances to hang out inworld at the BlogHer conference in Second Life! Hundreds of attendees enjoyed socializing at Callie Cline's Beach Resort (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ride/134/167/26) (which sponsored several social events with dancing and music), and the BlogHer Vendor ...


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AskPatty in the News, June 16 through June 30, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 22nd, 2008 8:53am

Friday, June 27, 2008AskPatty at MotherhoodUncensored: "And Baby Makes Three Kids, and a New Family Car"One of the biggest challenges we face with adding a third child to our family, other than losing the whole man to man defense thing, is that we don't own a car that will accommodate three car seats -- or really, two car seats and a booster. I'm no car reviewer, so if you want the nitty gritty details, you should go to the cars' ...


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AskPatty in the News, June 1 through June 15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 22nd, 2008 8:52am

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 AskPatty at DivineCaroline: "What's the Best Car for Your Sign?" Whether you're on a budget, comfortable, or fully loaded, here are the cars and trucks that reflect your astrological personality!Read the complete "What's the Best Car for Your Sign?" article at DivineCaroline. http://www.divinecaroline.com/article/22303/40422-what-s-car-sign---part-1- AskPatty at Tire ...


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AskPatty in the News, May 1 through May 15, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 22nd, 2008 8:48am


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