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Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 8th, 2018 8:00am

Do You Have Alignment Know-How? Ask the Alignment Maven, Ms. QuickTrick Winter is a-coming! Not to mention the historic storms and fires from East to West coast. Rough roads, cooler temperatures, ice and snow. These all can negatively influence your tires and therefore alignment. So, here are the top 5 things to let you know you may need an alignment, followed by the top 5 things to be wary of when having an alignment done. How do you know? Handling – If your vehicle is drifting left or right, ...


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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchisee to hit $100k Donation with Sales of Pink Wiper Blades

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2018 8:00am

October Sales of Pink Wipers to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation Henley Enterprises, Inc., the largest franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM is once again raising funds and increasing awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF). Throughout the month of October a portion of the sales of pink wipers will be donated to NBCF. The wipers are available at over 175 participating Valvoline Instant ...


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AskPatty.com Partners with Aunt Flow to Benefit PERIOD.

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 6th, 2018 8:00am

AskPatty.com Partners with Aunt Flow to Benefit PERIOD. AskPatty.com Inc., a website, blog, and online resource that serves as a safe haven for women to get advice on car purchases, preventative maintenance and repairs, and other automotive related topics, is pleased to announce they are entering a partnership with Aunt Flow to help automotive businesses across North America create public restroom environments that meet the needs of their women customers. As a part of this partnership, ...


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Patty Says: Prevent Vehicle Theft with this info from NHTSA!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2018 8:00am

Patty Says: Prevent Vehicle Theft with this info from NHTSA! What would you do if the vehicle you count on every day to get you from point A to point B was suddenly stolen?  For more than 750,000 drivers every year, this is their reality.  This month is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, and the NHTSA has put together some great resources on simple steps you can take to prevent your car from being stolen. First of all, the NHTSA has put together an awesome infographic which ...


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Why Do We Need Biofuels?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 23rd, 2018 5:00am

Why Do We Need Biofuels? In addition to being major producers of pollutants, fossil fuels are just plain unsustainable - eventually, we will run out of them.  Most of us know this, and scientists have for years been seeking viable sources of renewable energy, as most of you know.  Electric and hybrid vehicles are more popular than ever, and all kinds of car manufacturers are now producing these fuel efficient vehicles, with even Lamborghini getting ...


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AskPatty Mentioned in Driving Safety: 35 Resources & Tips To Drive Confidently

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 10th, 2018 8:00am

AskPatty Mentioned in Driving Safety: 35 Resources & Tips To Drive Confidently Earlier this year AskPatty brought you a post on Dangerous Driving Habits, and chief among them were distracted driving, impaired driving, and aggressive driving.  This month, our friends over at Denmon & Pearlman of St. Petersburg put up a very cool infographic and article on the dangers of distracted driving, as well as their own breakdown on the deadliest and most dangerous driving habits, and we're happy to say that ...


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April is National Car Care Month! Tips from AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2018 5:00am

April is National Car Care Month!  Tips from AskPatty.com April is the Car Care Council's National Car Care Month!  Every year in April (and again in October) CarCare.org and AskPatty.com remind all of our readers of the importance of regular vehicle maintenance. Car care month inspection lanes can be found at nearly any auto service facility, and are a part of the auto aftermarket's ongoing public awareness efforfts.  Every year during National Car Care month, volunteers ...


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5 tips to Pay for Car Repairs Even Without an Emergency Fund

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 16th, 2018 8:00am

5 tips to Pay for Car Repairs Even Without an Emergency Fund By Lidia Staron, Guest Contributor Every car owner sooner or later faces the inevitable – having their car repaired. Unfortunately, not everyone is prepared enough for the cost, which ranges from $500 to $2,000. In fact, only 39% of Americans have enough savings to cover an emergency. Gladly, anyone can have their car fixed without getting buried in debts. Here’s how:   1. Checking the Insurance Policy All cars ...


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6 Reasons Why Diesel Engines Are Better for the Environment

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 1st, 2018 8:00am

6 Reasons Why Diesel Engines Are Better for the Environment When discussing the automotive industry, diesel has long had a negative image. Many people hear the words "diesel engine" and automatically have visions of loud clattering noises and belching clouds of blueish-black smoke depositing a layer of soot on everything nearby. Most of this is based on a consumer's limited knowledge of the transport trucks chugging along the highways and interstates. Even among those who are not ...


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2019 Ford Ranger - Will it Win with Women?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 5th, 2018 1:00pm

2019 Ford Ranger - Will it Win with Women?     Ford recently revealed the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America during the Detroit Auto Show, bringing midsize truck fans a new choice from America’s truck sales leader – one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packed with driver-assist technologies to make driving easier whether on- or off-road. It is well known 45% of all light trucks and SUVs are purchased by women. I am very ...


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