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Women Calling More of the Shots on Repairs

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 2nd, 2008 3:05pm

Not only are women becoming more influential in choosing which type of car to buy, they are now taking making more of the maintenance and repair decisions - traditionally made by the male population. A recent study by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association showed that nearly 9 out of 10 female motorists are somewhat involved in the decision-making process for their household's vehicle maintenance ...


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Considering Downsizing to Save Fuel? Consumer Reports Suggests it Might be Better to Wait

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 2nd, 2008 2:39pm

We've been watching gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon for over a month now, and at last (in my neighborhood, at least), the price of regular unleaded finally jumped all the way up over to $4.50. It's enough to make a commuter cry. An increase of a dollar a gallon in the last year means each tank is costing $15 to $20 more, or $60 to $80 per month if you fill up weekly. Sales of trucks and SUVs have ...


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Product Review - Bluetooth-Enabled Handsfree Cellphone Devices

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 30th, 2008 4:20pm

Product Review: Bluetooth-Enabled Handsfree Cellphone Devices If you live in California or Washington, you know that as of July 1 you must go handsfree when using your cellphone while driving your car. On July 1, 2008, these two states become the fourth and fifth states to enact laws that ban the use of any hand-held mobile device while driving. When it goes into effect, the California law will also prohibit ...


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2008 Chevy Malibu Makes the Grade

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 25th, 2008 6:56pm

When Chevrolet set out to redesign the Malibu, the automaker established a huge goal for the languishing vehicle: According to General Motors Vehicle Line Executive Dave Whittaker, "we were challenged to raise the bar on ourselves and create a world-class car that could rival the imports." This was an enormous goal, especially considering that many of the buyers Chevrolet was seeking to woo haden't stepped ...


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Great Customer Service Means More Sales

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 23rd, 2008 6:55pm

I’ve so far purchased two cars in my lifetime – my 2005 Acura RSX as my daily driver, and my husband’s 2007 Mazda3s. The two buying experiences were vastly different. My Acura was purchased at the dealership that could get the right price and color for me at the time. I wasn’t picky at the time about customer service – I wanted that electric blue color, and only this one particular ...


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Shopping for a 'Green Car'?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 6:51pm

Green-minded Los Angeles shoppers searching for an eco-friendly vehicle can save time - and gas - simply by browsing the convenient inventory of cars in San Fernando Valley's Galpin Motors Network. Thanks to a collection of earth-friendly dealerships representing Ford, Honda, Mercury, Mazda, and Saturn, Galpin offers a complete assortment of high-efficiency, low-emissions vehicle choices, from sporty coupes ...


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Toyota Promises Three-Year $1.4 Million Sponsorship of MillionTreesNYC

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 6:50pm

MillionTreesNYC -- a public-private partnership between the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to plant and care for one million new trees in New York City by 2017 -- recently announced that Toyota has become a supporter in its mission to improve New York City's environment. In a three-year $1.4-million sponsorship with MillionTreesNYC, Toyota will support tree ...


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Women Car Buyers - Declare Their Independence

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 16th, 2008 1:55pm

(PRWEB) June 16, 2008 -- Women car shoppers spend $300 billion annually on purchasing new and used cars, trucks, car maintenance, repairs and service. 51 % of women over 18 are single and may in the car buying market now.     Women Car Buyers - Declare Their Independence Long gone are the days when the only decision women were expected to make about a new car was which ...


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Safety Tips for Women Driving Alone

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 13th, 2008 6:48pm

According to Shell oil, two violent crimes are committed in the U.S. every minute of every day. Women driving alone can be particularly vulnerable, though there are many things you can do to keep yourself safer, both inside your car and out. We found an informative brochure from Shell Oil with many helpful tips to guide women towards safer behaviors when alone behind the wheel. Written in conjunction with the National ...


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AskPatty in the News, May 16 through May 31, 2008

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 31st, 2008 8:48am

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 AskPatty at The Green Motorist "The Green Motorist Featured on Girlie Car Blog, AskPatty" AskPatty is a car blog written, run, and dedicated to women. They recently had a blog carnival up, and our green car blog, TGM, was nicely mentioned in it. Blogger Brandy takes note of the post Amy wrote on the NEW! Mercedes BlueTech Hybrid due out (maybe) next year 2009. The BlueTech Hybrid by Mercedes is ...


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