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How Far Would You Go for Free Gas?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 21st, 2008 8:18am

With gas prices continuing to rise, everyone’s looking for ways to save a little cash. People are selling their bigger vehicles for anything more fuel efficient. More city dwellers are taking advantage of public transportation when they can. And here’s an even more creative solution: selling advertising on your car in exchange for free gas. Freegashelp is a site that matches advertisers to drivers. In exchange for a ...


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Catching up with Sarah Fisher

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 15th, 2008 8:10am

When Sarah Fisher became the youngest woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 at the age of 19 in 2000, it seemed like nothing could stop the Ohio native. In combination with being just the third woman to compete in the Indy 500, she also became the first lady to stand on the podium at an IRL event; finishing third at Kentucky Speedway in 2001 and second at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2002, she made another ...


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Child Seat Safety Education Begins and Ends With Safe Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2008 3:00pm

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under? Did you also know that from 1998 to 2007, approximately 365 children--most of them aged three and younger--died from heat stroke after being trapped in a car? Both of these statistics are especially heartbreaking because, in most cases, a small amount of parental awareness and education ...


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Allstate America's Teen Driving Hotspots Study Finds Locations of Most Deadly Crashes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2008 2:58pm

Metro areas in the southern US scored lowest in an Allstate study that identifies “hotspots” where fatal teen driving crash rates are highest. The study’s release kicks off Allstate’s “Action Against Distraction” safe teen driving program. The study found that the 10 deadliest places among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas are in the southern US. The deadliest metro areas ...


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Shannon McIntosh is no ordinary girl

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2008 2:56pm

Don’t mistake Shannon McIntosh for just another girl. While some girls were busy shopping for shoes and worrying about the color of their lipgloss – Shannon was worried about where she was going to race on Wednesday nights. "I took her to a race when she was about 4 years old, and she loved it," said her father, Tim McIntosh. "So I bought her a quarter-midget when she was 5, and we ...


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Three Key Tips to Fuel Savings at the Pump

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2008 2:55pm

With gas prices approaching than $4.50 per gallon in most states, it is more important than ever for motorists to maintain their vehicles. To get the most out of a tank of gas, experts at Honeywell Consumer Products Group suggest that in addition to properly inflating tires and altering driving habits, motorists should be diligent about changing their worn and dirty spark plugs, replacing clogged air filters, and maintaining a ...


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Woman Calls Police To Free Herself From Her Locked Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2008 2:48pm

Okay, maybe this is just too silly to be true, but a friend sent me this link today to tell me about a woman in Orem, Utah, whose car battery died, locking her inside her own car. Apparently, when police arrived, they found the woman sitting inside her car, unable to get herself out. "She couldn't hear the officers' instructions through the rolled-up windows," reports the article, "so she ...


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Gillian Zucker of Auto Club Speedway Steps Up in Support of Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2008 2:46pm

Gillan Zucker President of California Speedway is a big supporter of the Step Up Women's Network and invited me to attend their annual Step Up Inspiration Awards and 10 year anniversary, where I was greeted by a red carpet and a bank of paparazzi at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel ;--), LOL, and the lunch included a runway fashion show. Gillian is an amazing and fascinating women with a diverse background. She ...


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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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Memorializing Automotive Travel

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 7th, 2008 2:45pm

Are you planning to take a road trip over the Fourth of July weekend? How much do you expect to spend on gas? I spent nearly $60 to fill my tank last week, a painful increase from a cost that used to hover around $20 just a few years ago. With predictions promising prices to rise as high as $5 per gallon this summer, it kinda makes you reconsider the importance of our cars, and the cost of that independence. I am sad that ...


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